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Sugar Hills Bakery: $9 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

$9 for One Dozen Cake Pops at Sugar Hills Bakery ($19.08 Value)

Sugar Hills Bakery

Multiple Locations

Easy-to-eat cake pops come in vanilla, chocolate, or red velvet with white- or dark-chocolate frosting

$19.08 $9

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Waffles Cafe- Streeterville: Two or Six Wonuts with Two Coffees or Teas at Wonuts in the Water Tower (Up to 48% Off)

Two or Six Wonuts with Two Coffees or Teas at Wonuts in the Water Tower (Up to 48% Off)

Waffles Cafe- Streeterville

Wonuts in Water Tower

Try the sweet donut-waffle hybrids known as wonuts in a choice of a dozen varieties, such as maple-bacon and mexican chocolate

$13 $7

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Brown Sugar Bakery: $21 for Dozen Mini Cupcakes and $20 Gift Card at Brown Sugar Bakery($35 Value)

$21 for Dozen Mini Cupcakes and $20 Gift Card at Brown Sugar Bakery($35 Value)

Brown Sugar Bakery

Park Manor

The Carmel Variety includes mini cupcakes with flavors of carmel, vanilla cream and carmel, and Turtle (carmel and chocolate with pecans)

$35 $21

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Starfruit: Frozen Kefir, Smoothies, Parfaits and Juices or Two Hours of Food-Truck Service from Starfruit (Up to 50% Off)

Frozen Kefir, Smoothies, Parfaits and Juices or Two Hours of Food-Truck Service from Starfruit (Up to 50% Off)

Starfruit

Multiple Locations

Kefir-based frozen treats indulge sweet teeth with low-fat flavors and boost bodies with 10 live probiotics that strengthen immune systems

$500 $250

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Mrs. Fields: Cookie Cake, Cookies, or Party Tray with Cookies or Brownies at Mrs. Fields (Up to 53% Off)

Cookie Cake, Cookies, or Party Tray with Cookies or Brownies at Mrs. Fields (Up to 53% Off)

Mrs. Fields

West Loop

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

$43.99 $22.99

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Adagio Teas: Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Artisan Teas Tasting for Two or Four at Adagio Teas (Up to 57% Off)

Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

$46 $21

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Mrs. Fields: Cookies or Nibblers in a Cookie Tin at Mrs. Fields (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Cookies or Nibblers in a Cookie Tin at Mrs. Fields (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Mrs. Fields

West Loop

Freshly baked goods come in classic cookie or nibbler size and include flavors such as milk-chocolate chip and peanut butter

$33 $16.99

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Roeser's Bakery: $11 for Four Signature Red Velvet Cupcakes at Roeser's Bakery

$11 for Four Signature Red Velvet Cupcakes at Roeser's Bakery

Roeser's Bakery

Humboldt Park

This well-known bakery has been run by the same family for 100+ years, and they infuse that expertise into silky smooth red velvet cupcakes

$11

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Metropolis Coffee Company: Breakfast for Two or Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Café Items at Metropolis Coffee Company

Breakfast for Two or Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Café Items at Metropolis Coffee Company

Metropolis Coffee Company

Edgewater

Roaster named Good Food Awards winner in 2014 and 2015 welcomes guests to its Edgewater café for coffee, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches

$24.10 $14

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Lupito's Juice Bar: $91 for a Three-Day Cold Press Juice Cleanse at Lupito's Juice Bar ($179 Value)

$91 for a Three-Day Cold Press Juice Cleanse at Lupito's Juice Bar ($179 Value)

Lupito's Juice Bar

Pilsen

Daily combination of three super green juices, two super red juices, and one coconut water help bolster immune systems & oust toxins

$179 $91

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City Newsstand: $9 for $10 Toward Cafe Items and $5 to Use at the Newsstand at           City Newsstand ($15 Value)

$9 for $10 Toward Cafe Items and $5 to Use at the Newsstand at City Newsstand ($15 Value)

City Newsstand

Portage Park

This sprawling newsstand is one of the city’s largest with more than 200 magazine racks and thousands of titles, plus an on-site cafe

$15 $9

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Cherub's: Up to 40% Off Coffee & Tea — Cherub's; Valid Wednesday 11 AM - 8 PM

Up to 40% Off Coffee & Tea — Cherub's; Valid Wednesday 11 AM - 8 PM

Cherub's

Logan Square

Specialty smoothies & shakes, including Frutti Angel smoothies & Monkey shakes, delight along with homemade churros by the dozens.

$10 $6

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Red Square Cafe and Lounge: Russian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Red Square Cafe and Lounge (Up to 48% Off)

Russian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Red Square Cafe and Lounge (Up to 48% Off)

Red Square Cafe and Lounge

Wicker Park

Early 20th-century bathhouse reborn as a spa and upscale Russian café

$40 $22

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Kilwins: One or Two Dozen Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at Kilwins (Up to 57% Off)

One or Two Dozen Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at Kilwins (Up to 57% Off)

Kilwins

Hyde Park

One or two dozen strawberries covered in gourmet handmade chocolate

$46 $22

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Chicago Cupcake: 3, 6, or 12 Cupcakes for Pick-Up at Chicago Cupcake (38% Off)

3, 6, or 12 Cupcakes for Pick-Up at Chicago Cupcake (38% Off)

Chicago Cupcake

Pick-up also available at:

Stop at the food truck to pick up 3, 6, or 12 of the truck’s delicious flavors of cupcakes

$9.75 $6

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YoFresh Yogurt and Cafe - Chicago: Frozen Yogurt and Bubble Tea Smoothies at YoFresh Yogurt and Cafe (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Frozen Yogurt and Bubble Tea Smoothies at YoFresh Yogurt and Cafe (40% Off). Three Options Available.

YoFresh Yogurt and Cafe - Chicago

Lakeview

Top fro-yo flavors like Dulce de Leche and Euro Tart with nuts, candy, cereal, and fruit; Bubble Tea smoothie flavors include Mango & Taro

$10 $6

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Infiniteus Rocks & Juice: Organic Juice and Crystals and Rocks at Infiniteus Rocks & Juice (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Organic Juice and Crystals and Rocks at Infiniteus Rocks & Juice (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Infiniteus Rocks & Juice

Bucktown

Cold-pressed, organic juice and healthy snacks found in a shop that also sells minerals, crystals, and other rocks

$20 $12

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Cold Stone Creamery: Create Your Own Creations, Small Round Cake, or Signature Pies at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 35% Off)

Create Your Own Creations, Small Round Cake, or Signature Pies at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 35% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Oak Lawn

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$9.18 $6

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Allegretti's Bakery: Baked Goods at Allegretti's Bakery (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Baked Goods at Allegretti's Bakery (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Allegretti's Bakery

Norridge

Traditional Italian bakery slings cannoli, cupcakes, cookies, and cakes just like in the old days

$20 $12

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Cold Stone Creamery: "Like It"-Sized Ice Cream Cups with Mix-In, or 6" Ice Cream Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 40% Off)

"Like It"-Sized Ice Cream Cups with Mix-In, or 6" Ice Cream Cake at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 40% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8.38 $5

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Mrs. Fields and TCBY: Cookies and Frozen Yogurt, or One 16-Inch Round Cake from Mrs. Fields and TCBY (Up to 50% Off)

Cookies and Frozen Yogurt, or One 16-Inch Round Cake from Mrs. Fields and TCBY (Up to 50% Off)

Mrs. Fields and TCBY

The Loop

Get your fill of signature cookies from Mrs. Fields or any flavor of frozen yogurt at TCBY, or opt for a celebratory 16-inch round cake

$5 $3

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Konrad's Bakery: $11 for One Dozen Cupcakes at Konrad's Bakery($18.60 Value)

$11 for One Dozen Cupcakes at Konrad's Bakery($18.60 Value)

Konrad's Bakery

Lakewood

Family-owned bakery uses fresh ingredients to make vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet cupcakes

$18.60 $11

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Red Mango: $18 for $30 Worth of Frozen Yogurt for Two or More at Red Mango

$18 for $30 Worth of Frozen Yogurt for Two or More at Red Mango

Red Mango

Highland

Award-winning, all-natural frozen yogurt in nearly 50 rotating flavors, from green tea to dulce de leche

$10 $6

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Zoo City Treats: One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream and Popcorn at Zoo City Treats (40% Off)

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream and Popcorn at Zoo City Treats (40% Off)

Zoo City Treats

Brookfield

Gourmet popcorn and ice cream await sweet teeth with classic and creative flavors including bacon-and-cheese popcorn

$10 $6

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MyMMs.com: Personalized Gifts, Party Favors, and M&M's from MyMMs.com (50% Off)

Personalized Gifts, Party Favors, and M&M's from MyMMs.com (50% Off)

MyMMs.com

 

Create personalized M&M’S party favors and gifts for birthdays, weddings, graduations, baby showers, and more

$30 $15

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Wired Coffee Bar: Gourmet Coffee Drinks and Cafe Food, or Coffee Tasting Experience for Two at Wired Coffee Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Gourmet Coffee Drinks and Cafe Food, or Coffee Tasting Experience for Two at Wired Coffee Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Wired Coffee Bar

Lakeview

Get caffeinated with a tried-and-true favorite, or experience international flavors during a gourmet tasting experience for two

$5 $2.67

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Nestle Toll House Cafe-Orland Park: 15" Cookie Cake, $12 Worth of Sweets, or One Dozen Cookies at Nestlé Toll House Café (Up to 42%Off)

15" Cookie Cake, $12 Worth of Sweets, or One Dozen Cookies at Nestlé Toll House Café (Up to 42%Off)

Nestle Toll House Cafe-Orland Park

Orland Park

Celebrate the café’s grand opening with a fresh-baked batch of iconic Nestlé Toll House cookies or a customizable cookie cake

$29.99 $19

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Cold Stone Creamery: $12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Like It Sizes at Cold Stone Creamery ($16 Value)

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Like It Sizes at Cold Stone Creamery ($16 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Homewood

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$8 $6

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Cupcakeologist: Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Ice Cream Cupcakes with Unlimited Toppings at Cupcakeologist (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Cupcakeologist

Bolingbrook

Choose from more than 15 flavors of ice cream, such as cookie dough, coffee, and strawberry cheesecake, paired with unlimited toppings

$38 $20

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YoFresh Yogurt Cafe: Party Package or Four Groupons, Each Good for Up to 10 Ounces of Fro-Yo at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe (Up to 51% Off)

Party Package or Four Groupons, Each Good for Up to 10 Ounces of Fro-Yo at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe (Up to 51% Off)

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

Evanston

Free of artificial sweeteners and brimming with probiotics, kosher fro-yo is available in nonfat, no-sugar-added, and gluten-free flavors

$5 $3

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Cold Stone Creamery: $12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Like-It Sized Treats at Cold Stone Creamery ($16 Value)

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Like-It Sized Treats at Cold Stone Creamery ($16 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Orland Park

Blend mix-ins such as blueberries or brownies into a choice of ice cream flavors, including seasonal options such as pumpkin or candy cane

$8 $6

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Hunan Hibachi Buffet: One or Three Groupons, Each Good for One Fruit Smoothie at Hunan Hibachi Buffet (Up to 49% Off)

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for One Fruit Smoothie at Hunan Hibachi Buffet (Up to 49% Off)

Hunan Hibachi Buffet

Waukegan

Sip refreshing fruit smoothies, such as mango, strawberry, avocado, pineapple, watermelon, banana, cantaloupe, papaya, taro, and kiwi

$3.62 $2

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Roll 'n Donut: Donuts, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Asian Food at Roll 'n Donut (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Donuts, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Asian Food at Roll 'n Donut (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Roll 'n Donut

Algonquin

The eclectic menu includes donuts and other baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, a limited Asian menu, and smoothies

$5 $2.67

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Vintage Confections: Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Candy at Vintage Confections (40% Off)

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Candy at Vintage Confections (40% Off)

Vintage Confections

Clarendon Hills

This candy store specializes in hard-candies, crafted entirely by hand

$5 $3

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TN Juice Bar: Three-Day Refine Juice Cleanse for One or Two from TN Juice Bar ( 42% Off )

Three-Day Refine Juice Cleanse for One or Two from TN Juice Bar ( 42% Off )

TN Juice Bar

 

Remove toxins and kick-start health goals with a 100% organic juice cleanse

$85 $49

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Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream: One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream (Up to 50% Off)

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream (Up to 50% Off)

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream

Highwood

Scoops of The Chocolate Shoppe ice cream are made with real Wisconsin cream and come in flavors such as Fat Elvis and Door County Cherry

$10 $5

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Calibrè Coffee: Tea Flights for One or Two at Calibrè Coffee (Up to 52% Off)

Tea Flights for One or Two at Calibrè Coffee (Up to 52% Off)

Calibrè Coffee

South Barrington

Sample a range of black, green, and herbal teas in sampling flights

$25 $13

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TeaLula: Introduction to Loose-Leaf Tea Class and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at TeaLula (Up to 60% Off)

Introduction to Loose-Leaf Tea Class and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at TeaLula (Up to 60% Off)

TeaLula

Park Ridge

A certified tea specialist teaches students about the history and preparation of loose-leaf teas, then shares four tea samples for tasting

$50 $25

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Dream Frozen Yogurt: Frozen Yogurt and Treats at Dream Frozen Yogurt (44% Off). Two Options Available.

Frozen Yogurt and Treats at Dream Frozen Yogurt (44% Off). Two Options Available.

Dream Frozen Yogurt

Elk Grove Village

Swirl your own cups of frozen yogurt before adding heaps of toppings at this DIY froyo headquarters

$9 $5

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The Cordial Cherry: $16 for $30 worth of Chocolate Truffles and Candies at The Cordial Cherry

$16 for $30 worth of Chocolate Truffles and Candies at The Cordial Cherry

The Cordial Cherry

 

Chocolatier hand-dips gourmet truffles & cordial cherries with chocolate exteriors before embellishing with whimsical themes

$30 $16

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Get The Scoop: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, and Sweets at Get the Scoop (50% Off)

Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, and Sweets at Get the Scoop (50% Off)

Get The Scoop

Deerfield

Ice cream flavors may include mint, salted caramel, and marshmallow; frozen yogurt may include dulce de leche, low-fat coffee, and apple

$10 $5

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Cafe Gaston: $7 Off Purchase Off Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees With Two Drinks  at Cafe Gaston

$7 Off Purchase Off Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees With Two Drinks at Cafe Gaston

Cafe Gaston

Orland Park

For $1, receive $7 off Purchase Off Two Lunch or Dinner Entrees With Two Drinks

$7 $1

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Bean Box: $10 for $20 Worth of Specialty Coffee Delivered Fresh from Bean Box

$10 for $20 Worth of Specialty Coffee Delivered Fresh from Bean Box

Bean Box

 

Artisan roasts from Seattle roasters—including Herkimer, Kuma, and Lighthouse—delivered in monthly care packages or as single 12-oz. orders

$20 $10

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Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip: Cafe Desserts or One Dozen Cookies at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (42% Off)

Cafe Desserts or One Dozen Cookies at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (42% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Spring Hill Mall

Enjoy Nestle’s classic recipes in a batch of one dozen cookies, or enjoy cafe desserts such as sweet crepes or fruity smoothies

$12 $7

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Roll 'n Donut: 15% Off Order Tuesday through Thursday at Roll 'n Donut

15% Off Order Tuesday through Thursday at Roll 'n Donut

Roll 'n Donut

Algonquin

For $1, receive 15% Off Order Tuesday through Thursday

$1

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The Cupcake Counter: 6 or 12 Cupcakes at The Cupcake Counter (Up to 31% Off)

6 or 12 Cupcakes at The Cupcake Counter (Up to 31% Off)

The Cupcake Counter

Chicago

Small-batch, from-scratch cupcakes in flavors like pumpkin, red velvet, and cookies n’ cream, plus surprise flavors like almond pear

$18 $13

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Artesa Bakery: $21 for Half-Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes and $20 Toward a Cake or Class at Artesa Bakery ($36.50 Value)

$21 for Half-Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes and $20 Toward a Cake or Class at Artesa Bakery ($36.50 Value)

Artesa Bakery

Homer Glen

An artisan bakery focused on providing handcrafted baked goods and custom cakes; also offers gluten-free, low-sugar, and vegan cake options

$36.50 $21

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QULINARNIA modern polish cuisine: One Dessert with Purchase of $25 or More at QULINARNIA modern polish cuisine

One Dessert with Purchase of $25 or More at QULINARNIA modern polish cuisine

QULINARNIA modern polish cuisine

Mount Prospect

For $1, receive One Dessert with Purchase of $25 or More

$4.99 $1

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Detroit Bold Coffee Co.: 12-Packs of Keurig-Compatible Coffee Cups or 16-Ounce Bags of Coffee from Detroit Bold Coffee Co. (Up to 41% Off)

12-Packs of Keurig-Compatible Coffee Cups or 16-Ounce Bags of Coffee from Detroit Bold Coffee Co. (Up to 41% Off)

Detroit Bold Coffee Co.

 

Detroit-roasted coffee in whole-bean, ground, or Keurig-compatible cup form

$19.98 $12

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  • Geja's Cafe
    Imagine: it's a wintry night in Lincoln Park. You're crossing the bridge over South Pond, the downtown skyline shimmering to your left, the zoo's holiday lights twinkling to your right. It's undoubtedly romantic, but, in true Chicago fashion, it's also really cold. Luckily, just beyond the groves of snow-laden trees, lies Geja's Cafe, a cozy fondue spot perpetually adored as one of Chicago's most romantic restaurants. Looking back on Geja's nearly 50-year history, there is perhaps one story that crystallizes this reputation better than most. Owner John Davis once told the Chicago Tribune about a couple from Minnesota who traveled to Geja's for their first date, their engagement, their rehearsal dinner, and to celebrate the birth of their first baby. Small children aren't permitted inside because of the hot fondue pots so they jokingly asked if they could leave their baby at the coat check. The new mother working the counter happily obliged. This anecdote lays out the qualities that have helped Geja's endure for a half-century as one of the city's most beloved dining institutions. Here's a closer look at those characteristics, starting, of course, with the ambience. It's romantic. Geja's has an entire page on its website devoted to couples who have gotten engaged there. Proposers can call ahead to have management help with arrangements, or they can just let the low lighting, flickering candles, and curtained-off tables set the scene. It's experiential. Geja's three-course fondue dinners make for an incredibly memorable meal. Servers fire up a cast-iron pot for each stage, first with brandy-spiked gruyere for dipping fruits and breads, then with soybean oil for cooking veggies and a choice of meats, and lastly with flaming chocolate for torching marshmallows and embarrassing diary entries. It's accommodating. "You get a feel of serenity when you walk in," Janice Koch, longtime neighbor of the restaurant once told the Tribune. "You're not rushed or pushed. It's all just... consistent." Guests are free to navigate meals at their own pace, also taking time to enjoy the extensive wine list (which includes three private-label varietals) and live flamenco guitar.
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    340 West Armitage Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
  • Peeled
    The Millionaire Monk and Berry Bonds aren’t characters on some wildly eccentric daytime soap. They're just two of the cheeky names the team at Peeled Juice Bar has given to the juices, smoothies, booster shots, and breakfast blends that pack the shop's beverage-heavy menu of healthy treats. Baristas versed in the art of hand-blending drinks make a range of beverages to-order from local and organic ingredients. The staff never adds sugars or chemicals to bulk up flavors or appease mad scientists’ taste buds. For customers looking for an especially salutary experience, the shop can supply enough juice for three-, five-, or seven-day juice cleanses that detoxify the body and bolster the immune system. The juice spot's Evanston and Lincoln Park stores are both eco-friendly on the inside. The staff also keeps the juice bar's carbon footprint low by composting their fruit and vegetable matter. Groupon Guide I Survived My Very First Juice Cleanse Follow along as Favin the Maven, Groupon's beauty blogger, documents her three-day juice cleanse with Peeled Juice Bar. Everything You Need to Know About Green Juice Health coach, yoga instructor, and all-around healthy person Katarina Arneric tells us what you need to make green juice at home and how it stacks up nutrition-wise against salad.
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    1571 N Sheffield Ave.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Metropolis Coffee Company
    "Exemplary flavor – sweet, clean, well-developed body, balanced acidity, and phenomenal aromatics" That's how the judges at Good Food Awards describe the perfect cup of coffee, a title bestowed on Metropolis Coffee Company in 2014 and 2015. In what's been lauded by Huffington Post as one of the country's best coffee cities, Metropolis stands out as one of the first roasters to make its mark on Chicago's expanding artisanal coffee scene. Started by coffee-obsessed father-and-son team Jeff and Tony Dreyfuss, Metropolis opened the doors to its café in 2003. The Edgewater spot still serves as their headquarters, though the beans are distributed to coffee shops and restaurants throughout the city. Hunkering down with a cup and one of Metropolis' fresh-baked pastries, café visitors can take advantage of complimentary WiFi to search for buttons that read "Kiss Me, I Have Coffee Breath." Explore Edgewater Groupon has partnered with the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce to offer this special collection from Edgewater merchants. The North Side neighborhood is home to one-of-a-kind shops such as Edgewater Workbench, where customers create custom gifts with 3D printing and laser cutting, and pioneering restaurants such as Uncommon Ground, home of the country’s first certified organic rooftop garden. Shop the full collection.
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    1039 W Granville Ave.
    Chicago, IL US
  • Original Ferrara Bakery
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Original Ferrara Bakery facet_type_id: 7915cfe0-5f39-1032-b53f-b28c4dd4a15c html_text: |- When Salvatore Ferrara first arrived to Chicago in 1900, he earned a living using the pastry- and candy-making skills he had acquired in his home country of Italy. Within a few years, Salvatore opened Original Ferrara Bakery, an Italian bakery that gained popularity during the formative years of Taylor Street's Little Italy neighborhood. The bakery became especially well-known for its candies, which eventually branched out into a second business, Ferrara Pan Candy Company, the manufacturer of perennial favorites such as Lemonheads and Atomic Fireballs. In the meantime, Sal's wife Serafina nurtured the bakery, maintaining its reputation as she became known in the neighborhood as "the Angel of Halsted Street." And though the area has seen rampant transformation over the last century, Original Ferrara Bakery still stands, delighting patrons with its renowned candies and pastries. Now in its third generation of Ferrara ownership, the Original Ferrara Bakery is run by Sal and Serafina's grandchildren who continue to adhere to their family's original practices. They use all-natural ingredients to create signature items such as cannoli cake--rum-soaked layers of fresh strawberries, Italian custard, and cannoli cream--as well as elaborately tiered wedding cakes, and bite-sized indulgences such as petit fours and Italian butter cookies. Over the years, a lunch menu has been added to the mix, offering options including Neapolitan-style pizza and chicken parmigiana.
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    2210 W Taylor St
    Chicago, IL US
  • Protein Bar
    It’s a wonder the staffers at Protein Bar have time to do anything but smile for the camera amid the maelstrom of media attention the eatery has received in recent years. The man at the center of the storm is founder Matt Matros, dubbed one of Crain’s Chicago Business’s most successful 40 Under 40 in 2012. Matros spend his youth struggling with his weight, and lost his father to a heart attack before his 22nd birthday. The shock sparked a renewed hunger for life in the young executive, who went on to shed 50 pounds through exercise and healthy eating. Along the way, Matt noticed a gaping hole in the world of fast food—where were the healthy options? He decided to throw his corporate career to the wind and pour his entire life savings into opening the first Protein Bar, a welcoming haven for the health-conscious eater. Matros’ business soon flourished into eight Chicago locations, with three more in D.C. His aim was to cut out the junk that pervades fast-food chains—refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, empty calories, and unsettling cartoon characters—and replace it with lean protein, heart-healthy fiber, and satisfying flavor. The menu accomplishes just that. At breakfast, bowls are filled with oatmeal deemed some of the finest in the city by CBS Chicago. As the hours wear on, a special mix of six types of veggies builds each salad into a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Bar-ritos swap out calorie-heavy rice for quinoa and flour tortillas for hearty whole-wheat wraps. Signature blended drinks omit sugary additives for protein mixes and fruit, each named for a Chicago neighborhood, and bowls of warm, organic quinoa come topped with protein and fresh produce.
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    352 North Clark Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Polo Cafe
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Polo Café and Catering Bridgeport U.S.A. facet_type_id: 5008ed70-5f44-1032-9f2a-0fe1e9a7c7d3 html_text: |- A top-5 rating from TripAdvisor.com doesn't happen overnight. Just ask Dave Samber, whose Polo Café and Catering Bridgeport U.S.A., a mile west of U.S. Cellular Field, currently ranks among Chicago's most popular restaurants. Since opening in 1990, the restaurant has earned a reputation as an adventurous spot where guests can feast on lamb chops and sandwiches served on warm French baguettes. On weekends, the restaurant also opens its doors early for two signature brunches: Saturday's Bloody Mary Brunch pairs horseradish-dosed bloodies with tasty takes on classics like Polo Café favorite Eggs Benedicto XVI and french toast, while Sunday's Gospel Brunch treats diners to a soulful serenade from singers backed by a live organ. Samber and his dedicated staff share their delicious food served with Chicago hospitality amid the green and white diner's tin ceiling, tufted booths, polo-green tablecloths. The vintage glamour is only interrupted by framed accolades and a colorful 12-foot chalkboard created in 1986 to welcome guests to the historic Bridgeport neighborhood, home to five of Chicago's mayors. The adjacent Old Eagle Room, a repurposed theater built in 1914, accommodates up to 100 banqueters on its main and mezzanine levels. These guests enjoy entertainment from a Rodgers 360 theater organ or a 20-channel audio system after storing cars in free lighted parking lots.
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    3322 South Morgan Street
    Chicago, IL US

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