EMPORIYUM DC

Hello, dolls!! Hello, MARCH!! <3 I am welcoming the third month of the year as a full-blown pregnant Momma! The third trimester is a validation that I should seriously start doing more for myself cause who knows when I’ll have time to do anything related to not being a Mom again? Not that I am complaining, I love the fact that I am so motivated to do things as a Mom!

Two weeks ago I was able to update my planner for the month of March and boy am I excited to do all the things we have planned for every weekend! I love being busy with personal activities, I feel like work takes up a lot of my energy so looking forward to spending time with family and friends is something I yearn for — especially with little A. I have awesome adventures lined up until May, like literally right before my due date. I can already foresee a very busy year for me, and I love how it is all centered around our family.

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One of the events I look forward to every year is Emporiyum. Aside from the fact that it’s a tradition for A and I to attend, I love how I get to meet small businesses and get inspired. It was our first Emporiyum with little A so it was definitely an interesting afternoon for us.

Here are some of my favorites from the event.

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A and little A love pickles but I pretty much only eat them when I am pregnant. Sweet Farm was the first booth we saw when walked in and A did not miss the chance to try their products.

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Sweet Farm is from Frederick, MD. What’s really impressive is the people behind the brand. A couple who are passionate about fermenting and turned it into a family business.

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First bite: Fried chicken sandwich.

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I love how they always have a Ramen vendor, especially since Emporiyum DC is during fall. It also keeps A’s mood happy throughout the event 😛

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Black Pearl Tarts is on my top 5 that year. Their tarts are to die for!! If we live in DC, I would definitely ask A to get tarts for every special occasion.

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My picture does not give justice as to how good their tarts were! Definitely adding this to my “food bucket list” this year 😛

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Route 11 Potato Chips was very generous to have this spread for everyone! They even gave away free bags of chips.

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One of our all-time favorites is Pinch. They always have interesting flavor combinations like lamb with carrot and spinach with egg. 

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A and I got our pinch dumpling fix! Perfect bite-sized dumplings. YUM!

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Cheese, anyone? Plymouth Artisan’s cheese is perfect for dinner parties! I love serving a cheese platter when I host parties here at home and this cheese kit would be perfect!

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One of the interesting booths that year was Awkpie. The crust was out of this world and the flavor combinations were spot on.

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As a Filipino, I always get thrilled with anything mango flavored! Hoop Tea will always be on my favorites list because of their delicious cocktail mix! If I wasn’t breastfeeding that time, I would’ve loved to bring home a bag (or two) for our game night!

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Who can resist these delicious donuts?? Another reason why I love Emporiyum is how I can bring home desserts from places I’ve been wanting to go to but never get to because something always comes up.

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A and I have always wanted to go to New Orleans. I told him I would eat beignets every day when we go! Can you imagine my excitement when I saw a guy cooking beignets to order?

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Two perfect pillowy beignets! YUM!!

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I am always on the hunt for macarons whenever we attend Emporiyum. My cravings were satisfied by The Blu Kitchen! 

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You know you are Asian when eating at least 6 ingredients in a cup/glass as a drink or dessert is normal for you LOL. After this Emporiyum, I got obsessed with Toli Moli! I make sure I get a tall glass of it whenever we go to DC. Ahhh someone take me now, please? 😛

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Megpies, another one of my favorites! The strawberry “pop tart” is to die for!!!

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Nothing like eggettes from Eggloo to end our day at the Emporiyum! 🙂

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Little A’s first time at the Emporiyum, and definitely not the last! 🙂

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Driving back to Baltimore during rush hour is not easy, even on a Sunday at times. We decided to go to Milk Bar and City Center to kill some time and make the most of our day off!

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Milk Bar was at the event but they always get sold out! Luckily, they now have a store in Washington DC.

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We got our cereal milk fix and of course, I took home a slice of crack pie! YUM

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Family time is the best time! I am saying this with so much love, especially because it’s Sunday and I am going to conquer another full week at work.

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Our delicious takeouts that day. A bought stuff for cooking like the aleppo pepper flakes and a bottle of Asian stirfry sauce. I brought home desserts, as always! Oops 😛

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Sending positive vibes to everyone this week!! 🙂

 

xx

R <3

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11 thoughts on “EMPORIYUM DC

  1. Ummm yummmmm!!!! You always have the best pictures! Those beignets look so good! Also, yes to anything mango flavored lol! Little A looked so small in these pics! Thanks for this! I’m going to have to put this on my to-do list! 🙂 I already know I’m gonna love it!

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