The Charmery

You know what’s perfect on hot summer days? Ice cream. It’s been so hot in Maryland that it’s hard to not want something ice cold. One place that’s been my go-to shop is The Charmery’s Columbia, MD location in the Merriweather District. It’s a great addition to the area. WHAT I ORDERED I’ve been to…

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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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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, a 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. I finally visited for dinner,…

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