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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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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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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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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The Hall CP

Have you ever wondered if Friday bottomless brunches existed? This came to mind randomly about a month ago. I searched until I found something: The Hall in College Park. I love a good mimosa, so my eyes were on that drink option. WHAT I ORDERED Bottomless Mimosas I love a good mimosa! I was surprised…

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