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Downtown Discoveries this Semester

Category: Boulder Blog

Post Date: Monday, April 26, 2021

Hi Downtown Boulder Readers!

Before my internship ends, I wanted to write an extra blog featuring some of the new places that I expereinced this semester that stood out to me! I thought it would be fun to go to capture my ventures on film...but there was a bit of a hiccup. One of my film cameras ended up not having film in it at all, so (sadly) half the places I tried do not have any images to accompany them.  Below are a few highlights from the images that did get developed - acccompanied by my hot takes on them! 

Daikon Banh Mi:

I strolled past Daikon Banh Mi for months, and it wasn’t until working at DBP that I finally gave it a try. I can honestly admit that I waited far too long to eat here! The decor, aesthetic, and ambiance drew me in -- but the food is what keeps me coming back. My favorite is the classic banh mi with braised tofu and spicy sauce - I couldn’t recommend a meal more highly. Next time I go (which will not be long from now, believe me) I am going to add the Daikon matcha milk tea, and mango mochi to my order.

Blofish: 

I have to say, I am a bit of a fraud when it comes to being a sushi lover because I am vegetarian. But that said, vegetarian sushi rolls are one of my favorite foods on the planet and I am always up for the challenge of finding the best avocado rolls in Boulder. You can imagine my excitement when Blofish opened downtown, and I would have the chance to try avocado rolls from a new place! They have an entire section on their menu dedicated to vegetarian rolls and I plan on trying each one throughout this summer (the Kabocha, Avocado, Jalapeno roll is up next).  So far, the do NOT disappoint!

Apocalypse: 

Sustainability is important to me. I have been trying to incorporate new habits into my every day life to be more eco-friendly. One of those habits is to stop buying fast fashion and instead shop second-hand, thrift, and consignment. When Apocalypse opened I made sure it was on my list of second-hand stores to try, and I was not let down. I got my hands on a really (really) soft Harley Davidson shirt, a vintage CU hoodie, and a couple basic tank tops. Apocalypse is affordable and has a great selection of all clothing. I plan to continue going back and I am glad it is a part of my journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle!

Piece, Love, and Chocolate: 

The first time I walked into Piece, Love, and Chocolate the scent of chocolate evoked a sense of nostalgia in me that I didn’t know existed. Their truffles are beautiful and unique, but I couldn’t resist trying a mini pistachio flavored cake. I also threw in a rose-shaped chocolate because this was a couple days after Valentine’s Day so it seemed fitting. Right before walking out I spotted a cocoa shea butter hand cream that has truly saved my skin in Colorado's dry winter. The staff was so kind and welcoming, and I look forward to going back. Their Truffle Favor Boxes also make the perfect party favors, and you can’t go wrong giving the Truffle Collection Boxes as a gift. 

There are still so many places in downtown Boulder that I didn’t get the chance to try -- but the good news is that I have all summer to make my way to each of them! I hope this inspires you to get out there and experinece some places you haven’t been to before, because chances are, you won’t be disappointed. 

Talk Soon,

Ally


 


Mentioned in this Post: Apocalypse, Blofish, Daikon Banh Mi Shop, Piece, Love & Chocolate

Tagged:   Boulder,   Dining,   Restaurants,   Shopping

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