Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (Novi, Detroit)

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Didn’t expect to find a farmers market near Novi Detroit and turned out to be an awesome store!
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The gluten-free selection is A+ and had many local bakeries and pies and bread! Gluten-Free Oh My! Fresh Thyme Market was legit and a great way for me to explore the local produce,export,import of this region.

I got some elite dairy raspberry lemonade and fruit juice and mixed it with some vodka was excellent. The parking was easy and the store was fresh, organic, and clean. The staff were also helpful in helping me find the bathroom!

 

Also how about some 50lb bags of carrots or potatoes? I’ve never seen this in my life. Pretty legit if your a rabbit!

Toasted Oak Grill and Market, Novi Detroit

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I really wanted to sample some local fair for being in a new place (Novi, Detroit). I checked out YELP for the best restaurants in the local area and found the Toasted Oak that was attached to a $300 a night hotel. We parked and walked in and a hostess greeted us and sat us down and we were the only people in the place on a Weds at 3PM. We came back Friday night and the place was slammed and service was overwhelmed.
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With the YELP app you can check-in and get a order of Kabesa sausage for free which is the most epic tasting sausage ever, tastes so darn good. We also got some wine which was $4 happy hour and was excellent. The place is legit on the inside and very cool winter feel all we needed was snow. They have a retail store of overpriced wine bottles and knick nacks for home and wine.

I got the truffle fries and fritas for the first night which were tasty, excellent and full of flavor. The Friday night I went back I got the grass fed Michigan beef which has nothing on Texas beef, it was fat, chewy and had little to no flavor. However the lavender infused drink was absolute crap and the drinks were inconsistent from the day before.

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The bartender on Friday night ran out of a drink special and I told him just make something similar or something he likes, our first day waiter came back and told us the bartender will not do that pick something on the menu. (How dare you bartender?! You work off tips, I’ll be sure to let management know to change your attitude or fire your @ss. You didn’t prep enough cocktails for the night and then have the audacity to tell me you won’t make something similar.

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For dessert on Friday night we got a apple tart pie and I got a custard which was gluten-free and amazing. The only reason for not 5 stars is a crappy bartender on Friday night and also not having a gluten-free menu or gluten-free bread. GET WITH IT TOASTED.

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Cold Brew and Organic Broccoli Bites

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Stopped at the Whole Foods in Sugarland to do some shopping and came across a sweet new gluten free organic item by Rhythm Super Foods called Broccoli Bites. They come in a few different flavors but I chose the garden ranch flavor and they are so damn tasty. They look like nugs of chronic no doubt, however they are super delicious and not like that raw super food type snacks that are dry and bland.

 

Also picked up a espresso organic Chameleon cold brew which is some of my favorite stuff, def kicked me in 3rd. The Mexican Vanilla flavor is still my number 1.

 

Freeze-Dried Organic Strawberries

Started munching on these Freeze-Dried organic strawberries by Natierra, as well as some other varieties they have like Blueberries and they are epically delicious. Pretty damn tasty and melt in your mouth, I usually don’t like strawberries but having these are a lot easier to digest and munch on. You can find them on Amazon or Whole Foods.

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<3 You Whole Foods (Houston)

Love you Whole Foods.

Peanut butter machine whaaaaaaaat!?! Like you could literally pour your own peanut butter, honey butter, nutella, how cool is that.  Those Suji juices are so good and it’s like drinking a beer soon as you sip it you can feel it hit your blood stream, those fresh vitamins, BAM.

This stuff is organic goodness.

So darn good.

Snapkitchen (Houston)

Love Snap Kitchen and their brownies and watermelon $8 juice.

Harvest Organic Grille (Houston)

Organic Harvest Grill, Houston, Texas

Eh awesome idea but crappy execution. Food is decent would travel back in time again.

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