Milk Tea at Auntea Boba

Have you ever tried bubble tea? It’s a popular type of drink that quickly became one of my favorites. There are some drinks you can find at many shops like taro milk tea or oolong tea, but AunTea Boba’s menu had some I had never heard of like Tiramisu milk tea, Vietnamese Iced Coffee, and…

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Guide: Black-owned Restaurants/Shops You Need to Try in Laurel, MD

Do you have a place in your area that’s your go-to for Black-owned businesses? In my travels for Black-owned businesses in Prince George’s County, I have found that a few of my favorites are located in Laurel, MD. I’m specifically talking about the the PG side–Laurel is in three different Maryland counties. Check out a…

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La Eloteria DMV

A review about La Eloteria DMV, a Latinx-owned home-based business in Hyattsville, MD.

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Turning Natural: the Black-Owned Juice Bar You Need to Try

You can’t go wrong with a fresh juice or smoothie. In recent months, I’ve become more of a juice person. There are so many local juice bars now, and the next one on my list was Turning Natural. Turning Natural is a Black-owned juice bar with six locations in the D.C. Metro Area. The businesses…

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Bitty & Beau’s Coffee

There’s nothing like finding a company or brand with a story that pulls you in. It’s often something that makes me want to make trips often when it’s something I can get behind. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is one of those places. A couple has four children, and two of them have Down syndrome. They…

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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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High Five: the Smoothie Bowls You Need in Your Life

There’s something about spring that’s so inviting. You want to go out more…maybe explore a bit. The warmer weather makes me want to quietly explore more. (We’re still in a pandemic.) Recently, I met with a friend for the first time in months. I hadn’t been inside of a restaurant or shop to eat since…

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Call Your Mother Deli

Have you ever craved something so much that you can’t stop thinking about it? Or, has there ever been a restaurant that you kept thinking about visiting? Same here. Call Your Mother Deli is a shop that I think about often. I finally decided to visit their trolley location in Bethesda, MD since I was…

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Alpaca Dessert: the Ice Cream Shop You Absolutely Need to Try

What’s your favorite way to have your ice cream? One of the ways I step out of my comfort zone is to try flavors or dishes that I haven’t tried before. I was at The Spot MD in Rockville, MD for the first time. I was there for something else and of course ended up…

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The Waterhole: the Juice Bar You Absolutely Need to Try

Is juice or juicing your thing? I’m a sucker for some fruit juice and stumbled upon a juice bar on Instagram that I had never seen or heard of before: The Waterhole. It’s truly a hidden gem nestled on a Mt. Rainier, MD. You see, it’s super busy around there. Hyattsville and Brentwood are right…

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