I just got back from a fantastic weekend in Scottsdale, AZ. Arizona might not be the first thing that pops into mind when you think of fine dining but boyyyy is it under rated! I love eating out in Scottsdale. It reminds me of a much more affordable version of LA or SF. They have tons of farm to table, vegan, hipster, insta-worthy and delicious restaurants to choose from!

I am such a creature of habit and always want to go to the same tried and tested places when I got to AZ (Postinos all day everyday) But this time we decided to try something new! We happened to walk by farm and craft while we were in Old Town and decided to give it a go and oh my….we were impressed!

The restaurant’s main focus is healthy fresh food that also tastes good! I was impressed by the amount of detail put into everything starting with the menu. I was stunned when I saw that their famous drink was the Kombucha Margarita! If you know me, you know that I was in heaven. The drink was $12 which is a little pricey but it was STRONG. No kidding…if I had not eaten the amount I did…I would have been crawling out of there.

For the main brunch/lunch meal we ordered a chicken pesto pizza, salmon poke bowl and strawberry brioche. I don’t even know how to describe the brioche because words are not enough. Arj and I eat out a ton and this might have been top 5 meals we have had together. He even pulled the  lactose intolerant card on me and said, “I think this Pizza might make your stomach hurt” (just because he didn’t want to share)

Overall the meal was absolutely incredible. It ended up being a little pricey for brunch ($70 total) but our hearts and tummies were full to the brim. Next time you are in Scottsdale, be sure to check this place out!!!

xoxo Nam

 

 

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Guys, I cannot tell you how many times I have saved/ screen shotted/ pinned photos from Holy Matcha in SD! Everything about this place is instaworthy and the best part is that it is located in San Diego, one of my absolute favorite cities

When I got there, I was instantly hit with deja vu, this could be because it looked very similar to Cha Cha Matcha orrr it could also be because I have stalked it so many times on Instagram…Kind of like when you meet a guy “for the first time” but already know what kind of dog he has, where he goes for taco tuesday and what he got his mom for her bday (gotta love social media)

The pink walls, safari wallpaper, succulents, furry pillows and hipster table decor were right out of an Elle Woods Pinterest daydream. What I especially loved about Holy Matcha was that it definitely had a unique personality (don’t let the all the pink fool you, they had the best Kendrick bangers on repeat)

Now on to the good stuff…there was soooo much good stuff. The menu was diverse and had great options for every type of Matcha lover. I ended up ordering the basic Matcha Latte (with almond milk), Matcha and Charcoal soft serve and the Matcha glazed doughnut (YUM). Each item that I got was equally satisfying. The latte was perfect and though the black soft serve looked daunting, it tasted amazing (and it was vegan). As for the doughnut… it is pretty much impossible for a doughnut to taste bad, so yeah the doughnut was amazing too.

I love love loved Holy Matcha and would highly recommend stopping by if you are in the area (or you could be like me and drive 45 minutes out of your way to visit). My only advice would be to make sure you bring a friend who can 1) enjoy the amazing Matcha with you 2) take all of your IG and snapchat photos.

 

Hope you all enjoyed this very matcha!

 

xoxo Nams

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