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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Mr. Wish: the Fruit Tea Shop You Need to Try

If you’ve been wanting to try bubble tea, one of the best areas for it is Northern Virginia. Quite a few new shops have popped up, and one of them is Mr. Wish in Falls Church, VA. In a shopping center with a few other bubble tea shops, their large space and great menu help…

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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 business’…

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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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Rutabaga Juicery

Rutabaga Juicery is a healthy food shop that focuses on minimally processed, convenient food. They locally source most, if not all, of their ingredients from places in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. They’re also eco-friendly: (usually) plant-sourced plastic with recyclable options as a backup; upcycled furniture; local composting; zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints; and more. Scrumptious,…

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