As a native to OC, it's always important to me to support small, local businesses. It gives me such an inspirational feeling when the town I live in grows. By growing, I mean staying open all year round. This is kinda big deal for where I live because OC is a seasonal resort town. AKA, everything fun closes down in the winter because the population goes from 7k to 345k for those short summer months. I'm not 100% sure that all the places I list below are in fact open year round, but they genuinely love what they do & go in it with 1000% love. & With the support of us all, we can continue to help grow their very much deserved business.
Below are some of my favorite hidden gems throughout Ocean City, Maryland.
1. Real Raw Organics
Hands down, this place is incredible. They always play around with the most fresh, organic ingredients available. They have killer acai, pitaya & banana bowls & you can choose 5 toppings of your choice! They also specialize in raw Kombucha drinks & have a delicious variety of food choices (tacos, sandwiches.. mainly tacos. I love tacos). & If you sign up for their email list, they send out monthly calendars for all of the activities they do to bring people together, such as yoga classes outside or serving breakfast bowls.
2. Juice Shack OC
Smoothies & Sushi. 'Nuff said.
3. Piaza Fresh
It's basically the Chipotle of Pizza. They use all fresh ingredients & even have vegan/vegetarian options! I love experimenting with food, but I always get the same thing here because it's just that good. They are just a short trip outside of OC down rt 50, right in front of the Walmart.
Traditional White Crust, Basil Pesto Sauce, Spinach Leaves, Whole Mozzarella, Chick Peas, Red Onions, Tomato, Green Pepper & I top it with the crushed red peppers.
4. My Thai OC
They're brand new & located on my street (138th)! Literally, I've never been happier. RIP to my wallet! Anyway, I'm a sucker for green curry! It's so creamy, spicy & full of flavor. It's true Thai food.
These aren't in any particular order, just some of my absolutely favorites who you should totally give a try if/when you visit Ocean City, Maryland. & If you're my friend, you know I'll drag you here anyway ;) (this post is not sponsored)