Last weekend I spent some time with old/new friends. I say old/new because while they are new to me friends..I have met them before because we all went to high school together. A mutual friend recently came into town and brought us all together. Since the three of us have no friends we decided to make a trip to Seattle together.
The original plan was to go to a couple farmers markets, but we only made it to one and were only there for about 8 min. Enough time to snap some pictures & drink some juice.
The remainder of the day was spent figuring out public transportation (I have never ridden so many city buses in my life, and it was a blast of an adventure), eating good food, and spending time looking at thrift shops, bakery’s, and coffee shops.
While this bakery had an adorable picture worthy sign, they did not have anything worth purchasing inside. So I did what any Seattle lover would do, and I walked across the street to Starbucks. I got some weird looks for getting a drip coffee while it was 80F outside.
It’s no secret that I love to walk, however the temperatures were getting higher and higher throughout the day, and it was hard to walk at times. You know you’re with good people when despite the heat you still go out of your way to walk for some sugar.
This homemade ice cream shop has one vegan ice cream option, which was delicious, but reminded my why I don’t like ice cream on hot days. Call me crazy, but I feel so sick and weighed down with the heaviness of frozen cream on a hot day. Nonetheless this coconut milk chocolate chunk ice cream was SO good. Must remember for a COOLER day.
I really liked that my ice cream was the same price as all the “normal” ice creams. Usually I find that I am paying more for a vegan option (which is lammmeee) but this place charges by the scoop regardless of the flavor! That’s the way to do it! All in all it was a fun and exhausting day with new friends.
Q: What foods do you stay away from on a hot day? Ice cream, fatty foods, HOT meals, anything heavy.
47 thoughts on “Good People”
Seriously, your the cutest thing ever.
On hot days I tend to stay away from anything cooked. I love salads, smoothies and juices. Oh and I usually crave jumbo sandwiches from like Subway!
I try to stay away from hot meals on a hot day with the exception of coffee. I feel like it’s not good for my tum tum! And I definitely love the fact they didn’t jack up the price for the vegan option, too. I hate when stores have different prices for vegetarian or vegan options. Pisses me off a bit! I’m glad you had a great day out with old friends 😀
I wish that I had vegan ice cream options around me! (or maybe I do and I just don’t know where they are??) That’s great that they didn’t make you pay any extra for a vegan option. That’s how it should be!!
Love the raspberry tetris!! 🙂 🙂
JUST this morning I made the mistake of eating a bowl of oatmeal outside on my balcony… ummm no? Why didn’t I just make a smoothie. I was sweating so much I had to finish my bowl of oats inside haha.
Brenners and I did some walking around and ended up with some ice cream around 1PM and it was a million degrees out. I immediately regretted the ice cream. We did some walking, then some putt putt, THEN I finally went to the gym and my belly feels normal again. Just needed some movin and groovin! In general for hot days though I only want salads and sandwiches. Any pastas and heavy stuff is out of my realm of enjoyment.
Have you tried So Delicious ice cream? It’s vegan. I tried it for the first time last week and it was so good! I highly recommend it!
YES I loveeee their ice cream! ALL of them, but especially the coconut and almond milk ice creams!
Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel
you seem to be having so much fun! 🙂 yay!! jealous. I love farmer’s market and thrift shopping but I don’t really have anyone to do it with here. I stay away from spicy foods on hot days. I’ll burn up faster when I eat it. AND I wish we were able to walk everywhere here. I miss the Hong Kong lifestyle walking and riding the subway and not having to worry about gas or parking. *sigh*
Choc Chip Uru
Refreshing refreshing photos my friend, sounds like you had so much fun 😀
Love these photos! I tend to avoid anything hot on hot days: give me the cold fruits, vegetables, and salad! 🙂
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
I love ice cream on a hot day! If its really hot then I maybe prefer an icy pole rather than ice cream. I definitely wouldn’t eat Soup on a hot day, no way!
Looks like you had such a fun day out and about 🙂
Looks like a great trip!! And I’m glad the ice cream cost the same, what the heck is it in this world with making being healthy cost more!?!? UGH!
Yum, yes! It can be 105 outside and I still want my HOT coffee! Looks like you all had a great time 🙂
Coconut chocolate chunk ice cream…sounds like my perfect flavor (even though I am not vegan I would be all over that)
OMG Molly Moons! I haven’t been there, but heard so many good things. I guess I’ll have to plan a trip there! I have smoothies on a hot day anything cold, I dont get as hungry on hot days. Not sure why.
YES you must go, their selection is amazing. Such unique flavors! I don’t get very hungry on hot days either, but that’s OK with me at times as it calms my hunger beast! HA!
I agree, when it’s hot my appetite goes away. But the smoothies help!
It’s generally always hot where I am – so soup is a big NO…. but I love soup…. what results is the “soup sweats” and that’s no fun. But soup is delicious.
PS. You are cute 🙂
Brittany @ DulceVie
That icecream looks sooooooo good!! It looks like you had a grat time 🙂
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
That ice cream looks amazing and I’m impressed that it’s the same price as regular ice cream! It drives me crazy when restaurants over charge for healthy options- I went for a burger yesterday and ordering it with lettuce instead of a bun required an additional fee…the logic behind that made no sense!!
Unreal, that is just ridiculous I would have been pissed. Lettuce is DIRT CHEAP!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
Ice cream on a hot day is the best!! I usually stay away from hot foods, especially soup. And hot coffee 😉 but I do love iced coffee on a hot day!
I really hope you bought that dress and will wear it when I finally meet you! I am way more of a hot coffee kind of gal and still order it in the summer 🙂 Real ice cream weighs me down in the summer, too… I opt for froyo in the warmer months. And I am impressed the vegan ice cream was the same price! Healthier/vegan/GF foods are always more moola. Did you find and change on your walk?
OMG I love you for asking that last question. Yes I think I found three pennies that day!! CHAAACHING! HAHA!
This sounds like a perfect day! I am jelly you went to the farmers market- in grad school I could walk to it from my apartment and would go w my gf’s and it was a blast. Now I do not live close to one waaaaaah.
You are crazy for getting a a coffee. Hot days for me involve swimming- in the lake or the pool or in the tub. I need to stay cooled.
Fun fact- mr speedy’s dad wanted to name his Starbucks. He was a hippie and this was before the coffee shop… I am really glad his mother won that argument.
That’s so much fun! COMPLETELY agree with you on the ice cream thing on a hot day – not my thing.. I usually prefer cooler days like you or in the evening after dinner 😉 I usually try to go for a non dairy ice cream as well, and prices are through the roooooooof so it’s amazing that this place didnt charge more! Woohoo! YAY for meeting up with old (newish) frannnnnsss!
For me, it’s all about craving certain types of food when it’s hot outside rather than avoiding certain foods. Ice cream is one thing, but popsicles, or even better, SHAVE ICE 😀 is what I look out for when the temperatures rise!
You are so cute! I love that raspberry tetris! Well, maybe I just love raspberries 🙂 I would have to totally agree with you on hot day foods to avoid. Sometimes I even have to avoid peanut butter because it makes my stomach feel super heavy and gross. Summer is perfect for lots of fruits and smoothies!
foods for the soul
On SUPER hot days, I usually go for sorbet rather than ice cream. And I justify it by saying it’s fruit-based, so it’s automatically healthy — right?? 😉 (And now your comment about hot on my ice cream cookie sandwiches makes sense! You must have just gone on this adventure!)
An Unrefined Vegan
Girl…that dress. Oh my, that dress. I saw the photo on my cell phone and it looked as if you’d struck the perfect Sears Catalog pose (circa 1975). “Nicely played!” I thought. But when I looked at the photo again I realized that you had perhaps developed some kind of rash from the fabric.
HAHA! This made me laugh out loud.
I hate chocolate on a hot day. I hate the way it sticks to the roof of your mouth. And then I hate the way it makes you panic and think you won’t be able to fully open your mouth wide ever again.
Yes, chocolate should always be avoided in the heat. Icecream or milkshakes should always be consumed!
Matt @ The Athlete's Plate
Pasta on a hot day is killer!
Life After Swimming
This heat has been NUTS. I actually love ice cream on hot days but can’t stand casseroles or soups!
You have to eat ice cream at the end of those hot days, when the temperatures have finally dropped so you can enjoy it. Love raspberry Tetris or raspberry anything. I could probably eat three of those containers in about 6.2 minutes.
I’m weird… I’m not a huge fan of warm/hot foods to begin with, so i really don’t have to steer clear of any food on hot days. I eat the same type of foods on a daily basis.. smoothies, salads, sandwiches. It’s just how I rollll 🙂
I completely agree about ice cream, it seems like a great idea but it lays really heavy in your stomach after you’ve eaten it. It’s not great for day trips but more hot afternoons in a park or garden.
I try to stay away from ice cream and also foods like pasta/rice on hot days because I tend to get dehydrated and eat so much in confusion I get really bloated and uncomfortable! It’s fruit salad, sandwiches and grilled food all the way for me on hot days!
Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body
A day at the farmers market is always fun. I totally would have bought that sourdough, I love sourdough! I know what you mean about icecream on hot day. For me anything sugary makes me really thirsty, so on a hot day it is definitely not what I crave!
Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
hahaha I love how it’s super hot and you’re like, “Yes, hot coffee. No, cold ice cream” 😛
PLEASE TELL ME YOU BOUGHT THAT SHIRT amaaaaazing!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
I totally feel weighted down by ice cream when it’s hot! But worse than that is greasy food. Yet french fries always look so appealing. It’s rough.
What a fun day!! It looks like you had a blast.
I love fruit wine! It’s the only wine I will drink.
I don’t do ice cream on really hot days either. On the 4th of July, Kiefer got a root beer float, and he instantly regretted it. I tried to warn him that my snow cone was the only way to go, but he didn’t listen.
Molly moons is the bomb! Pretty sure there is an extra 5 pounds on my ass alone from that joint…so worth it! All about the honey lavender and salted caramel combo!
OHH dear lord that sounds unreal!! It’s flavors like that would cause me to take a “benefits” day from being a vegan hahaha. I’m terrible.
kelly @ racesrepsramblings
Oh my lordy do those raspberries look divine!! I’m a huge sucker for them and it’s lovely because we’re now in raspberry season 🙂 Looks like an awesome weekend of fun and food – the best things!
The Healthy Flavor
You are hilarious! That ice cream looks so good and good to hear they weren’t being greedy because it was a vegan option!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Oh girl, that dress… it’s just gorgeous on you. 😉 Seriously, though, looks like lots of fun times here! Those raspberries look ah-mazing!