The Ultimate Foodie Bucket List

My dream job: to travel the world and stuff my face every day with all sorts of delicious food. But unfortunately, that job doesn’t exist; so instead here is a smaller version of my Traveling Bucket List: Food Edition…

BLACK TAP – New York, New York 

Black Tap is a modern, fun diner. Although they’re known for their burgers and beer, their milkshakes look absolutely incredible. Like these milkshakes have lollipops, cookies, sprinkles, a piece of cake, cotton candy, and more literally coming out of the shake itself. 

I repeat there is a literal piece of cake on top of a huge shake… That’s pretty amazing if you ask me. So I would most definitely google these shakes and add it to your food bucket list.

ODDFELLOWS ICE CREAM CO. – Brooklyn, New York 

Oddfellows looks like your old-school diner, but don’t let that fool you. The food looks unforgettable.

Every day they have new rotating flavors – sometimes their ice cream goes so fast they have to make new flavors throughout the day. Their ice cream is made in small batches and is very fresh. As I am looking at their menu, they have a s’mores flavor coming soon and that is it – that’s the one I need.

PASTICHE – Providence, Rhode Island

Pastiche a bakery filled with amazing treats. They have cakes, chocolate, cookies, tarts, and other sweets such as cannoli and butterscotch crumbcakes.

Personally, after observing their menu, I would absolutely love to try their fresh fruit tart.

JUGOS – Boston, Massachusetts 

Jugos is a super cute juice bar in Boston. They have smoothies, acai bowls, pitaya bowls, sandwiches, and of course – juice! I would love to try either their Kai acai bowl or there apple, beet, carrot, cucumber, ginger, parsley juice. What a nice refreshing treat 🙂


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GJUSTA – Venice, California 

A lot of the foods I have mentioned have been desserts or acai bowls, but this cafe just looks absolutely delicious. Although they are a cafe, they are also a deli.

They have breakfast, gjusta sandwiches, smoked meats, and fish plates. Since breakfast is my favorite, I would definitely like to try the classic egg sandwich – english muffin, collards, gruyere, bacon, and hot sauce! I would also like to taste the veggie sandwich which as whole wheat, roasted peppers, tomato, fennel, radish, pickled turnips, (extra) avocado, sprouts, and tahini. Mmm!

BOWL OF HEAVEN – Madison, Wisconsin 

Bowl of Heaven is in a few locations, but no matter where you go, there food looks absolutely incredible. I would like order Dan’s PB bowl which has organic acai, bananas, strawberries, peanut butter, MAQ7, and chocolate almond milk topped with hemp flax seed granola, more banana, and honey. I could also go for any of their heavenly smoothies.


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3 ARTS CLUB CAFE – Chicago, Illinois

First of all, the cafe is absolutely stunning with a see-through ceiling, a huge chandelier place directly above a fountain (yes, it’s inside), and comfy couches to sit at. The atmosphere looks phenomenal.

Although the food selection is small, I am telling you, it sure looks delicious. I honestly think I would come here to simply enjoy the coffee bar or tea. If I were to eat there, I would try the bacon club – avocado, gem lettuce, green tomato, and aioli on whole wheat.


Chin Chin labs is known for its nitro ice-cream. Although I would have fly to get there, I absolutely would. They have weekly flavors and specials, but have classic flavors, ice-cream sandwiches, sundaes, shakes, cookies, and hot chocolate. It is pretty much a sweet tooth’s dream. I would definitely try the ‘brown-wich.’ This is their bestseller that consists of two freshly baked chocolate brownie cookies stuffed with vanilla ice cream. 


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Author Danielle Boss

Danielle is a junior at Alma College and is majoring in Physiology and Health Sciences. She enjoys all forms of fitness from lifting weights to trying out fun, new fitness classes. When she isn't working out or studying, she can be found looking up motivational quotes on pinterest or dancing for her school's dance company!

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