Skynny Kitchen (North Hollywood, CA)

Cafe

Purchased a Groupon for this place. 

They’ve been open for 2 years 😑 I just learned about this place a month ago… From Groupon, haha! 

As soon as we walked in, I hoped that the food wouldn’t suck. I say that because the interior was nicely set-up–modern, hipster, trendy. 

Upon looking at the menu, one can tell that it’s geared more towards healthy lifestyles. I was relieved (phew!) 😁 Let’s admit that it’s always easier to make healthy food choices when placed in a healthier setting 😁

Eli and I both eyed the Turkey Meatball Sliders; thus, we shared… ⤵️

 
Eli really liked it but I felt that it was just okay–nothing special. The pickle was good, though! 😊 Reminded me of Clausen pickles. 

ELI’S DISH:

Smoky BBQ Bison Burger ⤵️ 

 

Eli thought it was too sweet for his taste–he guesses it’s the BBQ sauce (sounds right). Next time, he’s going to try the regular Bison Burger–he’s confident it’ll be right up his alley 😊 I had the pickle, hehe… 

Oh, there was mushroom in Eli’s burger, which he quickly discarded–no mushrooms for Eli. 

MY DISH:

Arugula Salad ⤵️

 

From the description on the menu and what got to our table, didn’t quite match what I had imagined… hmm… At that point, I was afraid that I was going to be disappointed. FORTUNATELY, I was not!!! YAY!!! 

I know it looks simple, but it’s tasty! Contents included: arugula (as you could’ve guessed 😜), soft goat cheese, onion, tomato, and dried cranberries. I squeezed all the lemon slices and 1/2 of the olive oil that came with it. 

Again, it was so simple but it was so good–filling but not heavy (my fave combination)! I’m definitely going to replicate it for home meals! 😁👍

OVERALL

We will DEFINITELY be returning and trying other dishes. Oh, they also had smoothies, coffee, beer (yes, you read that correctly), and the usual restaurant drinks.

Check out the video… 

 Skynny Kitchen video snippet

Catch you guys at our next outing! 😙 

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It’s Boba Time Cafe (Canoga Park, CA)

Cafe

It’s Boba Time Cafe is located in the Westfield Topanga Mall–I’ve passed it numerous times since they opened (less than a year, if I’m not mistaken) and have always wanted to go in. The interior set-up and color scheme is inviting! (Their designer/decorator accomplished the job!)

Lately, I haven’t been having much boba drinks even though I love it–last few times weren’t all that great and I suppose that just kind of turned me off… until now!

This place is DELISH!!!!

I was so excited to taste it, and then after tasting the awesomeness of it, I forgot to take a picture before I inhaled it, haha!

MY VANILLA SHAKE W/ BOBA (EMPTY) :/

Vanilla Shake with Boba (Empty)

Lately, I’ve been on this kick with shakes… mmm… the creaminess sweetness. Now, having boba added to it… pffffft(!!), no friggin brainer! I saw on their menu that they also offer kale smoothies, got to try that next visit! Hopefully it’s as good, if not better, than the shake I had today. On top of getting a healthier smoothie, I can get boba added to it?? That will be my go-to drink! I’ll even drive out of my way (slightly, haha) and search for parking JUST to get that! 

I realized something right now… I’m publicly fantasizing about a green smoothie with boba, hahaha! 

As I was trying to say… yes, the vanilla shake boba is a must! Made with real ice cream! Not that “healthy” junk 😛

ELI’S CHOICE OF BEVERAGE, TARO SLUSH W/ BOBA…

Taro Slush with Boba

As you can see, I was close to taking another empty cup pic, haha. 

Rating from Eli–“it’s okay.” He still prefers another boba place we go to in Van Nuys (review will be coming soon). Even though his drink was smooth–no chunky ice pieces–and started off tasty; half-way through, the taste got bland. Um… that’s not cool and kind of sucks :/ That’s too bad. It looked like it was good. I guess that’s why it took him as long as it did for him to finish… I was wondering about that while we were there. But I just thought it was because he was playing with his new Samsung Note 4…

Eli Playing with His New Samsung Note 4

Adults and our toys 🙂

CONCLUSION

I’ll definitely be going back to try other flavors (kale smoothie!!) and avoiding the taro slush. Will also see how their taro milk tea tastes–I’m assuming it’ll be good… based off of my vanilla shake experience, even though the two are completely unrelated to one another, haha.

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