Lunas Cookie Studio

So a little over a month ago I crossed another item off of my 30 Before 30 list! This was my visit to Lunas Cookie Studio in Suwanee, GA. I pass by pretty much every day, so I was excited to finally stop in and give it a try. I had a few things to work on for a website so I figured it would be the perfect place to get some work done.

When I walked in I was the only one there, so I was able to take my time as I stared at the cookies…which are actually macaroons! I was pleasantly surprised! I had a tough time making a decision because this is what my options looked like:

lunas cookie studio

I decided on the Early Gray and Honey Graham & Chocolate Ganache cookies, or macaroons. I also got a hot blueberry lemon tea which is made in-house. Everything was amazing. First, since the tea is homemade it had lemons and blueberries in it. It tasted so fresh! And the macaroons….they were the bomb. They’re a little bit bigger than your standard macaroon (again, definitely not complaining!) and they taste so magical. They’re also chilled so they don’t break apart when you take your 1st bite. I was planning on eating one in the store and one later, but I couldn’t help it and ate both. Whoops.

macaroons

Also, I didn’t get a picture of it, but the store is such a hidden gem. It’s pretty big inside so there are tons of places to sit either with friends or if you want to sit and work by yourself. They have great wi-fi and lots of plugs for charging.

lemon blueberry tea

I’ll definitely be returning to Lunas Cookie Studio because not only is it nearby, but it was just so good…you can’t beat good macaroons! If you’re in the Duluth area, another good macaroon place is Mac Lab…but that’s another post for another day!

Have you been to Lunas Cookie Studio? Do you have another macaroon place I need to check out? Let me know in the comments!

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Tea House Formosa

Even though this is extremely late, I wanted to write about a tea house my mom and I visited 5 months ago…bear with me.

Last August, I took my mom out for some tea, as we do. We wanted to try a new place and decided on Tea House Formosa. It’s located on Buford Highway, just inside the perimeter in Atlanta.

We got there a little after they opened, and sat down with the menu. There were so many tea options to choose from! All I knew about Tea House Formosa was from stalking their Instagram. After lots of looking, my mom decided on black tea con panna (whipped cream), and I chose the green tea latte with almond milk.  We also decided to get teriyaki chicken bao and a black tea lemon cake. #YOLO

Everything we ordered was amazing. The tea was so good! I feel like tea lattes are hard to make and easy to mess up, especially when using something than regular milk. But this green tea latte was right on point.

The bao was SO GOOD! My mom and I have never had it before, but we were pretty sold.

Now it’s time for you to look at food and tea:

black tea lemon cake

black tea con panna
green tea latte with almond milk
teriyaki chicken bao

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Just Add Honey Tea Company

This past Saturday I was able to cross something off of my 30 Before 30 list! My mom and I went to Just Add Honey Tea Company in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. I had never heard of Curb Market before, but it was in downtown Atlanta, by Georgia State.

curb market

I bought the Groupon for the tasting a few months ago, and with it, we were able to try 3 teas, have a dessert, and take home an ounce of tea.

just add honey

My mom and I checked in for our reservation and chose some seats where we could get a good view of what’s going on inside the market. They brought out the 1st tea which was a black tea called Keemum. We both had never heard of it, but it was really good. Since it was a black tea they also warmed up some almond milk for us.

keemum tea

Up next was a lighter tea, called Mango Rose. It was a mix of green, white and oolong tea. It also had mango, rosebud, and cornflower petals. It was very light but also had a lot of flavors. I tried it without adding anything to it, and then added some lemon and a little honey. They also brought out 2 macaroons for us, one was pistachio and the other was apricot. We split them both so we could try them. I really loved the apricot macaroon!

mango rose

macaroon

Up next was our final tea, and it was a chocolate mint rooibos (pronounced like roy-bus) tea. It was both mine and my mom’s favorite. We didn’t need to add anything to it to sweeten it. It was perfectly chocolatey.

chocolate mint tea

When they asked us which tea we wanted to bring home, it was a no-brainer that we wanted the chocolate mint!

tea bag

Once we finished up, we looked around the shop and I found this t-shirt I HAD TO HAVE. It’s so great:

pot head tshirt

After we left, we walked around the market. Most shops were closed, but there was still a lot of the meat and produce stands open.

curb market inside

We came across Arepa Mia, which is a Venezuelan restaurant. The menu looked so good, so we got in line and ordered Pollo La Catira empanadas and tostones. Everything is gluten-free, but the empanadas did have cheese on it.

arepa mia menu

While we waited, we met some people who are Venezuelan visiting Atlanta from Lousiville, Kentucky. They told us about the different items on the menu, and we gave them suggestions of cool things to check out in Atlanta while they’re here. And then finally…our food was ready!

food
left is the tostones right is the empanadas

The food was great! The green cilantro sauce was amazing, and the cheese for the empanadas was just as good. Eating this made me realize, not only did I cross off #12 of my 30 before 30 list, but also this is helping cross off #25 which is to try different types of food! Of course, I will still keep trying new foods, but this is definitely a 2 in 1 day!

curb market

As always, thanks for reading! Be sure to follow along on Instagram! Happy New Year!!