breakfast · Brunch · Coffeehouse · dessert · fairs · Fine Dining · Food · Food blog · Food truck · gluten free · Las Vegas · long beach · Los Angeles Dining · Orange County dining · Social event · vegan

National Donut Day 

It’s National Donut Day!! Who doesn’t love a good donut every now and then. Of course I grew up eating Winchells as a kid but since those days, especially in the social media age, donut shops are popping up with Instagrammable creations that are fancy and delicious. Poqets in Irvine is one of those social media worthy Donut shops. 

Poqets calls themselves the DIY Donut shop because you can create a Donut that speaks entirely just to you. They also offer the traditional favorites and also you can get mini versions so you don’t feel that guilty.

Their speciality is the Maple Bacon Donut which is absolutely everything!! It’s gives you the perfect salty sweet combo that fulfills your needs. The Apple Pie Donut tastes so much like an actual pie that you’ll forget your eating a donut. The Lemon Meringue is the perfect hint of sweetness that you need to make it through your day. These are just some of my personal faves from here but there are many other yummy flavors to choose from. 


When your in the Irvine area stop by. Poqet has specific hours so check before you stop by. 
Poqets is located at 17655 Harvard Ave #Ste B Irvine 92614
*all opinions are my own* 

Alcohol · Asian · BBQ · breakfast · Brunch · burgers · Coffeehouse · Dayparty · dessert · Fall · Fine Dining · Food · Food blog · Food truck · gluten free · happy hour · Ice cream · Las Vegas · long beach · Los Angeles Dining · mexican food · Orange County dining · popsciles · salad · Southern · Steak · tacos · vegan · Winery

Trade Foodhall 

There’s a new foodhall in Irvine that’s offering up some delicious grub. I was fortunate to attend a tasting of most of the locations and I didn’t taste anything that I didn’t like. Located on Michaelson right off Jamboree, Trade is a great place to enjoy lunch with co workers or dinner with friends. 


Okay enough chatting, let’s get to the food! 

Two Birds

Downtown LA has Howling Rays, Irvine has Two Birds. This place delivers their version of the new trend of Fried Chicken sandwich  to great reviews. I was able to try this special sandwich, the Two Birds in One Hand,and boy was it messy but in a good way. I was sharing this with other people and we still didn’t put a dent in it. We also tried the Cottage fries and had the perfect pairing. 


Gyro Kings  

If your into gyros this is the place. Gyro Kings is the only original location of the previous foodcourt that was here before it was renovated to become Trade. I’m happy it stayed because it is a gem. These Gyros Fries were everything I didn’t know I needed.


Butterleaf

This delicious eatry is right up my alley and their motto is Vegetarian food for Non Vegetarians. I got to try the yummy Scratch Made Black Bean Burger and it was delicious!



Portside 

I saw soo many yummy things coming from this location and I wanted to try all of them! I did get to try out the Fish and Chips platter which was amazing and also the California Shrimp Burrito.


Pig Pen Delicacy

When I’m really in a cheat mood, this has been my new place to go. Even though I’ve been here before (but at another location), I still enjoyed some of the food items and even tried some I never had yet. We got to try the Infamous Mac Attack Burger (which is great after a fun night out with friends) and standard Tater Tots..


Megadon 

If your into Poke bowls, this is the place for you. This was my fried time having a Poke Bowl and it was enjoyable. I enjoyed the Shrimp Poke Bowl the most. 

Sweet Combfort

The new take on waffles and I’m here for it. Get a Belgium Liege waffle on a stick and made your own creation using the various toppings available. My favorite is the fruity pebbles with cheese cake bites. Nice and Sweet!!

CenterHub

And don’t forget to grab a cocktail while there. The Trade Market has a mini bar called Center Hub that serves up great drinks. You can get whatever fits your fancy like this special Flaming Hor Cheeto Bloody Mary 

Or this delicious Blood Orange Mojito. I’m not normally a Mojito fan but this one just might make me a fan. 

I will defientely end up a Trade regular especially since it’s 10 minutes from my job. There’s so much more food I want to try form each location. So if your looking for somewhere new to dine this weekend, Trade Foodhall should be your destination! 

Trade Food Hall is located at 2222 Michelson Dr. Irvine, CA. 92612

*all opinions are my own* 

Alcohol · breakfast · Brunch · Fine Dining · Food · Food blog · Food truck · gluten free · IBS · Las Vegas · long beach · Los Angeles Dining · Orange County dining · Social event

Since I had time before work, I decided to try out the new breakfast/lunch bar in Tustin called Snooze Am Eatery.

 Snooze is located on the Tustin side of The Marketplace. This place is so cute and I will be coming back. 

I’ve been craving pancakes but since my stomach is still acting up, no gluten based foods can be consumed yet. I asked my waitress if I can get gluten free versions of the pancakes and she said yes! I happily ordered some gluten free Sweet Potato Pancakes and they were so good. 


I couldn’t finish them solo so I would definitely recommend sharing a plate with someone. There’s so much more fun food items on the menu that I want to try and next time I’m ordering a breakfast cocktail with my meal! 

*all opinions are my own* 

IBS · Uncategorized

Jarrow Formula Probotics 

Having IBS as a foodie is so fun 😩(sarcasm) so when I have a flare up, I’m usually strict no meat, dairy, gluten, soy, casen, wheat, etc etc etc free until my tummy calms down. In the meantime, I also turn to probiotics like Kombucha and  Jarro- Dophilus EPS capsules by Jarrow Formula that I purchase from Sprouts. These probiotics work best for me and stabilizes my Intestinal tract. 

Alcohol · breakfast · Brunch · Dayparty · dessert · Food · Food blog · Food truck · gluten free · happy hour · Las Vegas · long beach · Social event · Southern · Uncategorized · vegan

Comfort LA

Soooo I’m going to be honest with you and upfront. This restaurant is not in the most desirable location in Downtown L.A. Pretty much it’s smack dead in Skid Row BUT don’t let that deter you from going. They serve organic Soul Food and their highlight are their wings. 


Comfort LA is a cozy little alcove where you can enjoy good food, good music, and BYOB. Yes I said BYOB. They offer a Late Lazy Brunch that starts at 3pm and also holds special events. When you walk inside your greeted by a wall full of Soul, R&B and Pop greats and also Simpson characters with an African-American twist.




 There’s a deck of cards or dominos sitting out on the tables so you can play games while you wait for your food.


 Or if you want to enjoy some outside weather, there is a patio outside where you can enjoy yourself or your company. 


One your inside Comfort LA, you won’t even remember exactly what location your in. You instantly just relax and vibe out with your filled to the brim plate and beverage. 

If your ever in the Downtown LA area, I do recommend grabbing some friends and hanging out. Definitely a nice low key spot to enjoy the summer.
Comfort LA is located at 1110 E. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA. 90022 

  • All opinions are my own*
Fine Dining · Food · Food blog · gluten free · Juice shops · Las Vegas · long beach · Los Angeles Dining · Social event · Uncategorized · vegan

Glowing Juices

Nestled in heart of the Echo Park area is a cute little shop called Glowing Juices. This is the perfect place to go after a nice run or walk at Echo Park Lake. 


Not only can you enjoy an healthy meal from this place, you can also pick up some healthy snacks or a delicious smoothie to get you through the day.

 
 


After perusing the menu for a few minutes, I decided to order the Anti-Oxidant Blend with an organic wellness Coconut Kefir shot. I needed the probiotics since my stomach has been acting up lately.

 


 As I waited for my order, I admired the art throughout the store and  browsed through the snack section. I saw way to many snacks that are to my liking and had to force myself not to spend more money. This vibe here is perfect if you need a place to relax and collect your thoughts.

 

 

 So if your ever in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles, make sure you stop by Glowing Juices, grab a snack, sit outside and enjoy.

 

 

Glowing Juices is located at 1557 Echo Park Ave, Los Angles, CA. 90026

 

 

*All opinions are my own*

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol · breakfast · Brunch · Dayparty · Fall · Fine Dining · Food · Food blog · Food truck · gluten free · happy hour · Las Vegas · long beach · Los Angeles Dining · Orange County dining · Social event · vegan

Restauration 

This weekend, I co-hosted a bridal shower at Restauration in Downtown Long Beach along Retro Row. Restauration is the perfect setting for a cute and intimate celebration. 



We started off with two rounds of appetizers: a veggie platter and a cheese and meat platter. 


Then for our main course we had multiple rounds of Eggplant Pizza and the Boar Sausage Pizza. Both were delicious but the Eggplant was my fave. I ate so much of it without any guilty feelings. 


Most of us enjoyed the cocktails that they have but the Sparkling Rose was the favorite of the day. 


And the staff there was very helpful with all of our needs and even helped me set up the decorations. If your looking for a venue for a cute, small intimate feel and vegan friendly, Restauration is your place.
Restauration is located at 2708 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA. 90814 
*all opinions are my own*