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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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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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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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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