Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of shaved ice, smoothies, and treats at Bahama Buck's. Choose from three locations: 50th Road, 82nd Street, or 4th Street.
Bahama Buck's confectioners cool piping-hot palates with a lineup of glacial desserts comprising more than 91 gourmet flavors of their signature SNO shaved ice. Rather than posting love notes on an igloo, customers can sweeten a chilly mound of ice by dousing their sno-cones with blue raspberry, jungle berry, or cheesecake syrup ($2.69–$5.99). Visitors can sample some of Mother Nature's finest culinary offerings by digging into an order of freshly cut Paradise fruit ($4.99+), or temper tummy rumblings with a nourishing fruit smoothie ($3.99+). The Frostalatte boosts brain function with an icy, caffeinated brew, providing the perfect fuel for long drives or nights spent counting arm hairs and ceiling tiles ($3.60+).
Operating under the mantra Flavor Your Life, Bahama Buck's sends its patrons on a tropical holiday with every sip of its gourmet drinks. Island-inspired decor outfits each Bahama Buck's location, and the business's approach to flavor as an art form—with more than 90 flavors of shaved ice—carries over to its smoothies, which send creamy concoctions climbing through straws to rouse tasters with the zest of fresh fruit and juices. Hawaii's Kona coffee beans are used for Island House coffees, and island specialties, such as 100% natural juices, provide an afternoon pick-me-up without the pressure of negotiating with the intimidating children in charge of neighborhood lemonade stands.