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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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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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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All Day Breakfast at Iron Rooster

Is there a restaurant that’s your go-to for breakfast food? One of mine is Iron Rooster, an restaurant that serves breakfast dishes all day. My first blog post about it was published in 2018, and I’ve been a few other times since then. The 2018 post can be found here: https://foodishways.com/2018/11/21/iron-rooster/. I finally visited for…

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Federalist Pig

Is there a restaurant that you keep telling yourself that you’ll go to next time…every time you pass it? That was me with the Federalist Pig. I finally checked out their FedMobile location in Hyattsville, Maryland, which is a food truck. They’re using this while their location out there is being built. I’ve seen a…

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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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