This past week I've been downtown for my food cravings. But the wonderful thing is that you don't know what you'll find; and that's what downtown left me with. A lot of people have their usual hangouts- coffee shops, bars, restaurants, etc. The usual for coffee downtown is The Bean, but due to the freezing weather (we're at 20 degrees now!) it was packed. My boyfriend and I checked out other ones within the area with no luck. But luckily, we found Everyman Espresso with one table to spare.
It's one of the quieter coffee shops I've been to (maybe off hours?), but I definitely enjoyed it. We managed on: one ham and cheese croissant, soy cortado, and a café mocha. An hour or so later, we wondered why we've never discovered this place before. I loved the addition of the various playbills and papers on every table- they acted as the perfect props for my photos. They know us bloggers and instagramers so well!
But we can't all survive on coffee alone (though it does help). I finally paid a visit to Beyond sushi, somewhere where I've been dying to go.
I've been meaning to get back into my healthy vibe for quite some time, and I thought some vegan sushi would do the trick. Now some are skeptical (including my friends)- "What is vegan sushi?" and "Is it even good?!" It was good boy was it good. I wanted something tropical/beachy and decided on the spicy mango roll. My friends had the La Fiesta and Mighty Mushroom roll.
The greatest feeling (asides from eating well) was that my friends thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm happy to share with others that healthy food can be delicious too. Beyond Sushi has become an instant favorite, I'm thinking about it right now! Their sushi is definitely a culinary inspiration and I'm looking forward to giving it a shot. Maybe some recipes in the future?