Sunday Morning Bakehouse

If you’re looking for a cafe to add to your rotation, you need to check out Sunday Morning Bakehouse in Bethesda, MD at Pike & Rose. Their handcrafted and house-made pastries are made in small batches. They only use high-quality ingredients. Sunday Morning Bakehouse was founded by Caroline Yi, a Montgomery County, MD native. It’s…

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Ding Tea

You can never have too many boba shops. One thing I realized during my search for boba tea shops to try is that there are so many in Rockville, MD. Ding Tea is one of those shops. Ding Tea is a Taiwanese Tea house. Their goal is to promote the Ding Tea brand and Taiwanese…

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YiFang

When YiFang opened in Rockville, it was the first time I had heard of the brand. Sometime after they opened, I received an Instagram direct message to come by and try a few of their drinks. I was so excited to check it out. YiFang is known for using great quality ingredients. They use homemade…

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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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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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