The All Time Favorites

After years of eating, eating, and reviewing products, here is my personal list of favorites! Of course, this is an ever evolving list, so please feel free to suggest your own favorites in the comment section below. 🙂

Food: The Staples

Bread: Trader Joe’s 7-grain sprouted bread ($) and  Dave’s Killer Bread ($$$)

Cereal: Trader Joe’s high fiber cereal ($)

Frozen Fruit: Trader Joe’s frozen strawberries, pineapple, mango ($)

Granola: Galaxy Granola raspberry ($$)

Hummus: Trader Joe’s Chipotle pepper hummus ($)

Jam/Preserves: Food For Thought Organic Fair trade Strawberry Basil Preserves ($$$)

Milk: Blue Diamond & Pacific Natural plain almond milk

Nut Butter: Krema natural creamy peanut butter ($)

Oats: McCann’s Irish steel cut oatmeal ($)

Pancake/Waffle Mix: Kodiak Cakes

Salsa: Don Sabrosa peach, blueberry, and honey salsa ($$)

Snack Bars: Kashi TLC Trail Mix & Dark Chocolate Cherry bar ($$)

Sweetener: Whole Sweeteners Organic Fair Trade agave ($$)

Yogurt: Oikos plain greek yogurt ($$)

Food: The Treat$

Cake: Amy’s lemon poppyseed pound cake ($$)

Candy: Mikakuto Tokuno Japanese milk candy ($$)

Chips: Foods Should Taste Good sweet potato chips ($)

Chocolate: Amano Artisan Dos Rios Dark Chocolate ($$)

Ice-cream: Haagen Dazs green tea & strawberry ($$); Breyers Slow Churned strawberry cheesecake ($)

Supplements: Amazing Grass Chocolate Green Superfood Powder ($$$)


New American: MK (Chicago)

American: Wildfire (Various locations, IL)

Asian Bakery: Captain Bakery (Chinatown Chicago)

Brunch: Feast (Chicago)

Budget: Pita Inn (Skokie, IL)

Fast Food: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Frozen Yogurt: Yogurtland

Indian: India House (Chicago)

Mediterranean: Pita Inn (Skokie, IL)

Seafood (Western): Devon Seafood (Chicago)

Seafood (Eastern): Various Hong Kong restaurants

Sushi: Sushi Toro (IL)