Foodie Friday: Peace.Love.& Eatz Smoothie Bar

Hi Foxy People! It’s “Foodie Friday” and we made it through another week. We did that! lol. Black History Month is in full swing and I wanted to highlight a few Black-owned, plant-based restaurants here in the DFW. Today, we are showing off Peace.Love.&Eatz Smoothie Bar . Located in the Grow Desoto Market Place, you can enjoy plant based gems created by Chef James McGee. I have my full review below!

Peace.Love.&Eatz Smoothie Bar

‘Shroom Sammich

Things to know

  • The restaurant is located in the Grow Desoto Market Place. It reminds me of the setup at the Dallas Farmers Market. An incubator for small businesses to thrive, which is great! I appreciate any space that is down to help our communities to grow and flourish while promoting people to shop local.
  • Not only is there a full food menu, there is a menu that is just as long for smoothies! I love smoothies so much and I enjoy the fact that there isn’t dairy or almond milks being used to create them. You have natural juices or coconut water. This is lovely when you really want a pure, fruit smoothie!
  • Store hours are only from Wednesday to Sunday. 9 am – 7 pm Wed-Sat & 12 pm – 5 pm on Sundays. They are open late enough for you to enjoy a meal right after work and open all day on Saturday for you to enjoy a day of good eating.

Fan Favorite

  • I was instantly drawn to the ‘Shroom Sammich. It is made of fried oyster mushrooms topped with tomato, avocado, pickled onions & mixed greens on a warm pretzel bun; served with fries drizzled with cashew or hemp sauce. I asked the Cashier which one they preferred and they suggested the cashew one. It was a great choice! I loved how soft the pretzel bread was, although it doesn’t take much for me to be sold on pretzel bread. It’s my favorite bun for burgers. I’m happy they chose this as their signature bun because there aren’t too many places that offer it. The mushrooms were crunchy and seasoned very well. The sweet potato fries gave a good sweetness to counter the mushrooms.
  • Something extra: “Sunshine” Smoothie – Made of Pineapple, Mango, Coconut Water, Passion Fruit Juice. It comes in 2 sizes – 12 oz. & 24 oz. I had the 12 oz. and it was plenty. This smoothie was so good and refreshing. I just good in my soul and light. Can’t wait to try the other options.

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Foodie Friday: Tupelo Honey

Hi Foxy People! It’s another wonderful “Foodie Friday.” This week, we are covering a special occasion. It was my Grandy’s birthday last Saturday! I was so happy that she decided to her special day with me and mama in the Big D. Of course I had to show her a good time, right! This meant we were going to all of the new attractions that she missed the last time she visited. The Frisco Star was at the top of the list. I must admit, this was my excuse to finally try a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try for months, Tupelo Honey . It worked out great because it was food that reminded her of home. Nailed it! Take a look at my review below of this southern, comfort restaurant.

Tupelo Honey

Things to Know

  • Tupelo Honey has roots in the Carolina mountains. That’s where they receive their inspiration and recipes.
  • It’s best to make a reservation. We decided to make a reservation that night and it worked in our favor. The place filled up quickly. Also, this is the only place I’ve been to where all members of your party do not have to be in present before you can be seated. Parking was a nightmare that night, so thank God! lol
  • Their menu covers all dietary lifestyles, while staying true to Southern roots. They have so many Vegan and Vegetarian options. If you are Pescatarian, no problem. They have seafood options. For those who love fried chicken, they have a variety of their famous fried chicken. We can all enjoy a meal here!

Fan Favorite

  • Hands down, the best meal option for me and my veggie peeps was the Farm Fresh Vegetable Plate. It was great because you get to try 4 of their side options for around $15. Not bad! My options were Basil & Butter Green Beans (wasn’t a fan), Cheesy Potato Gratin with Biscuit Crumbles (so good!), Mixed Greens Salad (loved their house dressing), and Roasted Maple & Sage Root Vegetables (great flavors). Everything was great to me except for the green beans. I understand the process of shocking them in the cold water to stop the cooking and keeping the color, but I expected to taste more of the warm basil butter and salt. I may give it a try again in the future. 

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