illy Caffè@FOODiNG’s

illy Caffe

220 Montgomery St, SF CA 94104

b/t Bush St & Pine St, Financial District

 

Service: great, self serve

attire: Casual

Price: $

Don’t we all love caffeine? If not, that is fine we have lots of non caffeine selection and pastries to please you. I’ve stumble upon this little gem on my way to hiking. They have regular good espressos and coffee. But if you are looking for some variety, they have lavender latte, honey rose latte, almond latte to name a few. The aroma and ambiance is just so soothing with their music on. I can sit there all day with my laptop and sip on my coffee with a bite of pastry.

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I think their espresso is super strong and good. It is all over europe. When I lived in London and Norway, Illy was everywhere and I hide out in those shops for hours to get my homework done + calm myself.

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I love how their coffee is in tin cans so it would stay fresh and seal the coffee in better than the paper bags. I always take some home with me for my morning coffee run.

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you can see they have a wide selection of pastry and good. Don’t be shy on trying some. The servers are really nice here. You can have them toast up or warm something for you if you like it warm. There are many sweet treats and savory bites. So it really do satisfy everyone. You can really be here for the whole day eating a pastry in the morning and having a sandwich for lunch! haha

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They have super clean and nice decor here. I love their little espresso cups and I find these super cute as they have drawing and art pieces from famous people and country. It is literally all over their shop! you can always pick one up. I use to collect these at home. I would buy one from each country I visit where I see illy!

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ha! Just in case you don’t see. They have the big one right in front of the store and inside way in the back for picture posing!

WhatsApp Image 2018-03-15 at 10.20.25 AM (6) of course I got a shot of myself with these!

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So long for now, thanks for reading. Please share and like my post!  I will continue to share more of my foodie experience with everyone.

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Poke Supreme@FOODiNG’s

Poke Supreme

1678 N Milpitas Blvd

Milpitas, CA 95035

Attire: Casual

Price: $

Service: great! young group of college students, happy and jolly!

 

Do you like Japanese food? or fresh sashimi? If you do, you can try this new hip restaurant that puts japanese + sashimi in a bowl for those who need to grab a quick bite. I feel that poke bowls are a new trend that has been happening these few years where people want to eat “healthy” and on the go. For those who don’t want to hinder their palate and still be able to eat some good meals quickly, they’ve come up with the bowl. The Poke bowl.

Photo of Poke Supreme - Milpitas, CA, United States. Salmon

I tried this place out through Groupon and it didn’t fail to please. The price is good for the portion, specially with the groupon. They let you pick 3 to 4 types of fresh sashimi and unlimited sauce of your choice. You can either have the poke bowl with brown rice, white rice or organic salad.

Photo of Poke Supreme - Milpitas, CA, United States. their set up

I usually want everything on my bowl since I think the ingredients all blend well. Might cut down on the onions though, since it gives me bad breath after ahah! Don’t be shy on asking for more of a certain topping you like, they are usually pretty generous.

My kids like spam masubi, so we got 2. It is $2 each, but the spam was very thin so you may want to skip that. For the tea choice, they always have specials that are $5 for 2. We usually get it when they have the deal, otherwise you can skip that as well. It is nothing really to rave about.

Photo of Poke Supreme - Milpitas, CA, United States. Amazing flavors. Friendly staff.

KitCat is questioning why the spam is so thin with lots of rice. We prefer a bigger piece of meat and more unagi sauce!

Overall, this is a good place for a quick grab of food without long waits. We will be back. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that you can go on Tuesdays and save $2 for any bowl you pick!

Souvla@FOODiNG’s

Souvla

517 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

b/t Octavia St & Laguna St 
Hayes Valley

Price: $$

Attire: Casual

Service: Quick!

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Ever looking for a good refreshing salad that is healthy + flavorful, SOUVLA is definitely the way to go. This is my go to spot for salads when i’m craving for something “healthy” and tasty. The portion is huge and they put ample amounts of meat into the salad. You will feel stuffed when you come out- in a good way.  I like to usually get the salad with pork shoulder.

Their menu is quite simple, they have 3 types of main meat that can be made to a wrap or salad.  If you come with a friend, you may want to get a wrap cut in half and a salad split in half. Don’t be shy because they are very nice with their service. They will help you split it into 2 bowls and plates.

 

Photo of Souvla - San Francisco, CA, United States. Frozen Greek yogurt with backlava and Frozen Greek yogurt with cherry syrup

This place is the bomb for greek salads and wraps! + frozen yogurt! (greek style)

The froyo is the best if you like sour and tart type of ice cream. I usually get the one with olive oil and sea salt! You may first think it sounds weird to have salt on sweet treats. But you will be amazed how well it will blend in with your froyo! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Photo of Souvla - San Francisco, CA, United States. Cheers to affordable rosé

They have cheap Rose with generous pouring for those who may want to grab a drink while enjoying their meal. Even though the price is cheap, it don’t mean that it tastes bad. It’s actually quite refreshing and tasty!

Photo of Souvla - San Francisco, CA, United States. Menu

Here is a picture of the menu for you to look and see what may interest your palate!

Milkcow for Dessert @FoodiNg’s

Milkcow 

Location:  5657 Auto Mall Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538

b/t Boscell Rd & Christy St

Price: $

We love sweets, who don’t?

When we go out with kids, we are always in for a treat. We always search for bargains and new places to go. Groupon is a site that we often look first before deciding where to go, since we like to explore and it is definitely important to us to get the best prices out there. You can download the app and scroll around to find local deals around you, if you haven’t sign up, please be sure to do so. Click on my Groupon link to get $10 for your first time purchase and 25% off for first time sign up! Since there was a Groupon for Soft Serve Ice Cream, we decided to give it a try. WhatsApp Image 2018-02-05 at 11.44.02 AM

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Milkcow is suppose to be known for their creamy and milky soft serve ice cream. This is a popular sweets  that was brought from Korea.  With the Groupon voucher, you get $20 worth of soft serve for the price of $12; which comes out to be roughly 4 cups of LARGE size serving. Since you get 4 voucher, we decided to only use two since the LARGE size serving is plentiful for the kids and adult to devour together.

I personally find the original flavor with the real honey comb to be most tasty as it is quite sweet already and I didn’t want any other condiments to cover the milkiness of the soft serve. But, the kids of course like the ones with the cotton candy. I would recommend the M12 “Santorini” as it contains pistachio nuts, oreo crumbs and some kind of sauce (which I thought was actually too sugary for the kids, so I would actually omit that) + cotton candy.

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She is looking at the cotton candy questioning how fast can I eat this without sister coming to start eating! 

KitCat is really trying to devour this thing without Belle arriving and interrupting her sweet moment

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My taste tester approved of this place as you can see. But it is definitely too much for one kid to indulge so I would recommend sharing. We didn’t get the regular size because it was only 50 cents more to get a larger size that is shareable. 

Now Belle is back from wandering around, she is starting her fair share of sweets moment. 

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