Over Rice

Have you ever had a mochi donut? It’s been on my list to try for a while, and I finally had the chance to try one from Ellicott City’s first mochi donut shop, Over Rice. This shop has Hawaii-inspired poke and mochi donuts. When I heard that it was opening near one of my favorite…

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August 32

Bubble tea shops seem to be popping up more, and I love it! When I was working on the DMV Boba Tea guide, I came across August 32. I had no idea this shop was nestled in Beltway Plaza Mall, which is a place I frequented as a child. WHAT I ORDERED August 32’s menu…

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Manila Mart

Would you believe it if I told you that my list of boba spots has 35 different shops on it? I’m determined to get to all of them to add to the boba tea shops guide that you can read here. Manila Mart was one of the places on that list, and it was exciting…

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Love Life Cafe

Ever since one of my favorite Instagram accounts, @JustSeasonedWell, posted about Love Life Cafe, it’s been on my list of shops to try. I recently included it in my “Black-owned Juice Bars in Maryland” guide that you can read here. Love Life Cafe is a Black- and woman-owned business nestled in a shopping center in…

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Guide: DMV Boba Tea Shops You Need To Try Next

Quite a few bubble tea shops have popped in the DMV, and I noticed that some guides haven’t been updated and don’t always include recommendations. There’s nothing like finding new ones to try in the area, and it’s been fun to work on such a focused project. This guide doesn’t include all bubble tea shops…

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Sunset Raw Juice Bar

While working on the Black-owned juice bar guide, I looked for new (to me) Black-owned shops to round it out. That’s when I found Sunset Raw Juice Bar, a Black- and family-owned shop based in Maryland with two locations: Fulton and Owings Mills. It’s owned by the Sheppard family and was started by siblings Shanae…

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Berries & Bowls

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie bowl? I was invited to check out Berries & Bowls’ Bethesda, Maryland location and try one of their smoothie bowls. I was so excited to try it out. Berries & Bowls is a family-owned business with two locations in Montgomery County, Maryland. They only use fresh ingredients for their…

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Black-owned Juice Bars in Maryland

Juice bars have been popping up more, but I’ve noticed that many of the ones I’ve stumbled upon are Black-owned. They all have one common goal: to provide juice and food with great quality ingredients for their communities. It’s comforting to know that the shops listed care about the ingredients that they put in the…

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Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe

There’s something about finding a doughnut shop to try with a great mix of classic and specialty doughnuts. I came across Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe while looking for more doughnut shops to check out in the D.C. Metro Area. This shop is a veteran-owned and family-owned shop in the Ballston Area of Arlington, VA.…

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