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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La Gelatteria

Gelato shops and coffee shops are great, but why not have both in one place? La Gelatteria in Kensington is this. Even better? They have intriguing flavors like Mojito and traditional flavors like Stracciatella. While looking for the place, I didn’t realize that I passed a small parking lot that’s right by the door. Otherwise,…

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Vigilante Coffee: the Coffee Shop You Need to Try

There’s nothing like a neighborhood coffee shop. It’s so easy to make a Starbucks trip, but local coffee shops that connect with their community are the best. This is a simple way to describe Vigilante Coffee, a coffee shop based in Maryland. It was founded by Christopher Vigilante, and the mission is to uplift others…

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Teamania Bakery

Teamania Bakery is an Asian-European inspired bakery and cafe which is located in Rockville, MD. They have desserts such as the toast boxes that they’re known for and apple mousse. They also have various teas and coffees. I had heard good things about this place, so I was excited to finally try it. WHAT I ORDERED…

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There’s No (Ice) Cream Like SnoCream

Ice cream is often thought of as the summer treat, dessert, snack, etc. Shops can be a dime a dozen, so finding the gems can take some time. I’ve been looking for great places to share. I finally made another trip to the Block in Annandale, VA to try SnoCream Company, which is known for their shaved ice cream…

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Brunchin’ at Boqueria

I haven’t gone out for brunch in months. The many suggestions for brunch in D.C. online don’t help narrow your choices down when there are so many great options, so you have to just pick something. Boqueria was the first on the list. The wait was worth it. My friend, Carolina, and I agreed that Boqueria, a Spanish tapas…

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B. Doughnut: the Doughnuts You Need to Try Right Now

Doughnuts may just be the best food group out there. There are tons of options when it comes to shops and flavors to try. I had the pleasure of trying a dozen of doughnuts at B. Doughnut. Thanks again for giving me the chance to try a dozen on you and review your delicious treats! Disclosure: I…

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Down for the Swirl at Smash’d Creamery

It was a warm summer night in the DMV. It only felt a little humid. People were out and about enjoying the unofficial summer weather. All I could think about was ice cream. Could you blame me? Is this frozen treat not the perfect way to bring in this time of year? Smash’D Creamery, an ice cream shop…

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