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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Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe

There’s something about finding a doughnut shop to try with a great mix of classic and specialty doughnuts. I came across Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe while looking for more doughnut shops to check out in the D.C. Metro Area. This shop is a veteran-owned and family-owned shop in the Ballston Area of Arlington, VA.…

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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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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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PJ’s Coffee: Who Doesn’t Love A Smooth Drink?

Tea has quickly become one of my favorite drinks, and I’ve increased how often I make coffee since the COVID shift began. I love making my own coffee, but I love grabbing some from a local coffee shop. One of my friend’s told me about one of the newest coffee shops in Bowie, Maryland: PJ’s Coffee.…

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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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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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