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COFFEE AND TEA

“As the barista continued to ask questions about what coffee I wanted, I could feel my cheeks begin to burn red. I stuttered. She gave me options, and I’d just continuously pick the first one she suggested. Her detailed descriptions were a blur. I just wanted my coffee…They never asked me this many questions at Shmarbucks. I could say confidently: tall, blonde roast, and my name is Dominic. Why was this so hard…What did she want from me?” – @Panda.dlights A lot of us are coffee drinkers. For some of

‘Bite Me, NYC’ is what is printed across the front of the holographic pastry box from Supermoon Bakehouse in New York. Saying that the box is ‘holographic’ might be an understatement — it is glossy and iridescent, but more importantly, when the afternoon Lower East Side sunlight hits it at the right angle the box radiates of every property that constitutes something as ‘Instagram bait.’ The highly photo-worthy design of the to-go pastry box is no coincidence. When one is waiting in line to purchase a bi-coloured croissant, the neon

Feeling lucky? This holiday season, we wanted to get festive with some good ol’ fashioned dunkers from one of the biggest names in town: Lucky’s Doughnuts (out of 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters). As you may know, we at TEAMCHOMP are not shy about being some of the nosiest Joe’s around, and we wanted to find out the WHAT, HOW and WHY behind the new menu at 49th Parallel, including a holiday selection that dropped this season from Lucky’s Doughnuts. What better way to see what’s up than to hit up

One of the most common questions you’ll hear from your significant other is “Where should we go eat?” and most of the time, you don’t have a clue. Lucky for us in this day and age we have Instagram, with over 800 million users worldwide, it’s become the go-to platform to check out new eats. We tend to hear the terms “Foodie” or “Foodstagramer” quite often, and we gravitate towards these individuals because they showcase an array of stunning food photos. But do you ever stop and wonder what goes

Hypebeasts are generally pretty easy to spot in the wild. Think about the times you’ve seen someone wearing a hoodie with a red box and “SUPREME” written inside ($800+ value) while strutting around like he’s a boss. One question I get asked a lot about hypebeasts, being a bit of one myself, is whether we wear these pieces because we genuinely love the quality, style and fit, or if it’s just for the branding. That question is what inspired this article because I wanted to tie together 2 things that

Do you love coffee? I think I do, although I can’t say I’m terribly picky or know much of anything about coffee. I don’t mind admitting that I’m perfectly happy with the house blend that the free coffee machine in my office spits out. If I feel like a quick pick-me-up, I still default to grabbing a grande Pike from the nearest Starbucks. On the other hand, a tiny voice in my head has been telling me, “Dude, there’s got to be more to coffee than your stupid grande Pike.” That’s

Growing up, one of my favourite things about the summertime was mobbing down to 7-Eleven with my friends to cash in the 2-for-1 slurpee coupons on the back of Z95.3FM bumper stickers (remember those?). No matter what stage of life you’re in, drinks with friends is always a good idea. Our choices nowadays are more so dominated by local craft beers (or wine if you’re fancy like that), but one of the best and most memorable food phases for me was the bubble tea boom in the late 90s-early 2000s. The funny thing