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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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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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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Guide: Black-owned Businesses to Support from Home

There’s nothing like being able to support Black-owned businesses without leaving your house. I’ve gathered some that I’ve seen on the Internet. Some I have tried, and others I have yet to try. Many of these businesses were recommended when I asked my Instagram followers. All brands that I’ve tried have an asterisk (*). If…

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The Rub Chicken & Beer

Have you ever wanted to explore a city that you rarely visit? I rarely go to Alexandria, VA. I know, I know…I need to do better. It’s not far too far out, and they have a lot to offer. I sifted through a few restaurant lists and decided to check out The Rub Chicken &…

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Guide: Black-owned Restaurants/Shops You Need to Try in Laurel, MD

Do you have a place in your area that’s your go-to for Black-owned businesses? In my travels for Black-owned businesses in Prince George’s County, I have found that a few of my favorites are located in Laurel, MD. I’m specifically talking about the the PG side–Laurel is in three different Maryland counties. Check out a…

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Sipping on BeanBee Coffee

Are you a whole bean person or do you like yours already ground? I’ve recently become a whole bean person, and that’s made me realize how much I love the processes of different things I enjoy. There’s just something about grinding my own beans to make cold brew or a hot cup of coffee. One…

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High Five: the Smoothie Bowls You Need in Your Life

There’s something about spring that’s so inviting. You want to go out more…maybe explore a bit. The warmer weather makes me want to quietly explore more. (We’re still in a pandemic.) Recently, I met with a friend for the first time in months. I hadn’t been inside of a restaurant or shop to eat since…

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The Waterhole: the Juice Bar You Absolutely Need to Try

Is juice or juicing your thing? I’m a sucker for some fruit juice and stumbled upon a juice bar on Instagram that I had never seen or heard of before: The Waterhole. It’s truly a hidden gem nestled on a Mt. Rainier, MD. You see, it’s super busy around there. Hyattsville and Brentwood are right…

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Cxffeeblack: The Brand Focusing on Coffee’s Interesting History

Do you know the history of coffee? People often refer to an Ethiopian folklore, but the specific history isn’t known. According to the National Coffee Association, it can be traced back to Ethiopia. It eventually made its way to the Arabian peninsula and Europe (soon after the peninsula). Find out more about the history of…

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