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Recently, I’ve been enjoying finding and supporting local businesses that I thought it was fitting to write and showcase them on the blog! It’s important to support local businesses because they tend to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the planet plus it’s a very mindful thing to do!


Ciao Cow Creamery

I discovered this local creamery when they did a collaboration with my favorite succulent shop and since then I’ve been hooked! Their gelato is handcrafted, in small batches, from scratches with only fresh ingredient daily. And they incorporate only local California ingredients. I’ve tried their blueberry cheesecake, sweet corn and honey lavender gelato and it is, without a doubt, amazing. They also offer local delivery! (website / instagram)

Quesadilla Gorilla

Chris and I had been meaning to try this quesadilla place since we moved to town last year! We only recently got to try them when they were at a Sunday Farmers Market that had another local business I wanted to try! I’ve only tried their breakfast quesadillas but the chili verde is good, especially when paired with the cilantro salsa – call me obsessed! (website / instagram)

The Nitro Bike

Find the bike! I am obsessed with this little nitro cold brew coffee bike. As of right now, they only do pop-ups where they go to various farmers markets and they taste better than Starbucks. From the name itself, they offer nitro cold brew coffee and tea AND they serve it in eco-friendly cups with a matching eco-friendly straw. They also sell their mugs, which gives you a discount on your purchase when you bring the mug. I’m obsessed with their matcha green latte and their grapefruit tea lemonade! (website / instagram)

34 Comments

  • Nancy
    July 28, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    I love that you’re sharing the different places around town! Mmmm, it is so cool that there is a gelato shop that sources from places nearby. Considering how we’re rich in agriculture, it makes sense. You save so much in transportation cost too. The quesadilla looks delicious! I know I am a sucker for it, especially with some good sauce on top. Ooooh!!! The menu items from Nitro Bike looks really neat. Pretty cool that they are eco-friendly with their containers too. Their oolong sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing all of these local finds!!! Have a great week, boo!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  • Loniesha
    July 28, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    That quesadilla looks AMAZING! It so cool that you can always find new things in your area. It just inspires me to branch out in try new things where I am.

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  • Mai
    July 28, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    The gelato sounds so amazing! I am always on the lookout for new gelato places around me. And that quesadilla looks so good, I wish I was in the area to eat it myself!

    Mai
    ✰ maidoesthings.com

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  • sarah
    July 28, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Wow, it’s so nice of you to support local business; truth be told, I’ve never been to any local farmers market but reading your post makes me want to go. That quesadilla and lemonade look awesome!

    https://sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  • Annie
    July 28, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Great post! You’re completely right! Supporting local businesses is great for the environment. I really want to make more of an effort to shop from more local businesses in my area. I love gelato! Blueberry cheesecake sounds so yummy!

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  • Mica
    July 29, 2019 at 4:28 AM

    oh I want ice cream now after seeing this post, haha! it’s so good to support local businesses I think! 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend! 🙂

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

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  • Jill
    July 29, 2019 at 5:17 AM

    That quesadilla sounds and looks delicious! Love the idea of Nitro Bike and how they go to different farmers markets!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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  • Lauren
    July 29, 2019 at 5:48 AM

    That food looks really yummy! Sounds like you have found some great finds! Thank you for sharing xx

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  • Allie Mackin
    July 29, 2019 at 7:19 AM

    I know I love discovering great local brands and shops. You may have seen in the video the great chest of drawers I got at a local shop here and it was pre-loved so a win win! And what I am noticing to is all the great branding and logos!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

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  • Britt
    July 29, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    That quesadilla looks incredible, and I was sold just reading the iced coffee description from The Nitro Bike. It’s too bad I don’t live closer to check these places out right now, but I definitely will if we’re in the area!

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  • SundayDahlias
    July 29, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    The nitro bike sounds sooo good! I’m a huge coffee lover so it sounds perfect for summer. I always love exploring local eats, there are a lot of hidden gems!

    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

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  • Geraldine
    July 29, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Ughhh everything looks amazing here, Currently obsessing over how delicious the quesadillas look! The blueberry cheesecake, and lavender gelato both sound really unique and yummy. Would love to try the grapefruit tea lemonade! Thanks for sharing Eena <3

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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  • Sophie Wentworth
    July 29, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Erm..YUM! This all looks and sounds delicious. It’s so nice to be able to support smaller or local businesses. Honey lavender sounds like such an interetsing flavour! I love it when brands offer something a little bit different x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  • Kathrine Eldridge
    July 29, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Would love to try that gelato! Love local businesses like this.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  • Mercy
    July 29, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    That drink looks refreshing! I like the idea of supporting small businesses too that’s why we always attend markets when we visit a new place.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

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  • Hayley
    July 30, 2019 at 12:43 AM

    Love this post! So many interesting things you can find locally. it’s good to support local businesses. it also makes a nice change if you get stuck in a rut of buying the same products from the supermarket each time you go xx

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

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  • Soph
    July 30, 2019 at 2:37 AM

    YES! to supporting local businesses. I always do so as often as possible both to reduce my carbon footprint and also to stop the rich getting richer and to give the smaller guys a chance! That quesadilla looks amazing- I love Mexican food so it looks right up my street!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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  • Nina
    July 30, 2019 at 5:30 AM

    The gelato from this creamery sound so fresh and delicious.

    http://www.ninakobi.com

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  • Deborah Kos
    July 30, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Caio Cow Creamery honey lavender sounds heavenly. I love local finds. It is so fun trying all the different local food and dessert places in town.

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  • Kara
    July 31, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Yes to supporting small local businesses! You have some great ones near you. The gelato place sounds amazing and now I want to try honey lavender gelato! And I really love The Nitro Bike’s logo. It’s great that they are using eco-friendly cups and straws, and the drinks they offer sound great. This is really inspiring me to explore more places near me!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  • Jacob
    July 31, 2019 at 12:05 PM
  • Lackadaisy
    July 31, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    I love little things like these! It’s always more exciting trying unique creations with soul than food from big brands that’s basically the same no matter where you eat it.

    LackaDaisy

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  • Grace Louise
    August 1, 2019 at 6:36 AM

    The gelato sounds amazingggg! Lovely postt Hun 🙂

    Grace Louise || http://www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • Amy Aed
    August 1, 2019 at 7:28 AM

    Ciao Cow Creamery looks absolutely delicious! I am currently super hungry so this would be perfect right now haha.

    Have a great weekend 🙂
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  • The Exclusive Beauty
    August 1, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    I would like to try Ciao Cow Creamery gelato. Combination of ingrediants sounds amazing.

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  • Millenial Financiera
    August 1, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    That quesadilla looks so good!!
    It is always a nice idea to support local businesses

    Thank your for sharing!

    Millenial Financiera

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  • Chynna
    August 2, 2019 at 12:17 AM

    This is such a cute idea! I love supporting local businesses. The quesadillas look really yummy 🤤

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  • Kelsey Bang
    August 2, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    fun post! what a fun time!
    kelseybang.com
    4allthingsdisney.com

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  • Jessica
    August 2, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    That NItro bike drink looks so refreshingly good!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  • ThatAutisticFitChick
    August 3, 2019 at 7:18 AM

    That iced coconut oolong definitely sounds interesting! As does the sweetcorn gelato! That’s such an unusual flavour idea to me.

    I love local and one of my favourite things in my town is the number of people with “garden gate” stalls selling excess produce from their gardens and allotments (I’m especially fond of buying my eggs this way as well – truly free range with small happy flocks).

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  • Angie
    August 3, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    THAT QUESADILLA THOUGH LOLA

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  • Radi
    August 3, 2019 at 11:36 PM

    So awesome to support local businesses. Omg I love quesadillas.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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  • Tori
    August 7, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    This is such a great idea! Such a good excuse to wander around and treat yourself to a few new things whilst helping out local businesses. Is that picture the Grapefruit Tea Lemonade?

    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x

    My Latest Post: Blogiversary and Mystery Boxes!

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  • Martina Roy
    August 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    This is very really unique helpful information. keep it up. Thank you so much!

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