Business #1: Chipotle
Business #2: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Business #3: Trader Joe's
Why I can't live without these three businesses: Chipotle - Being the picky eater that I am, it is hard to find new places to eat with fresh flavors and delicious meals that even I will enjoy. Walking into Chipotle for the first time the incredible aroma of various spices and ingredients delighted my nose and made my mouth begin to water. The unique style in which Chipotle prepares your meal made it really easy for me to avoid the types of food I do not like, but get all of the different ingredients that to me make the perfect burrito and taco. When ordering something such as a chicken burrito, I do not have to say no onions, no peppers, etc, instead I get to walk through the line selecting only the items I would like in my burrito and watch them prepare it before my eyes. This service alone makes my experience at Chipotle great as well as the amazing tastes of their marinated steak, chicken, etc and friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Us humans usually have a very busy schedule and not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Most of the time it is hard for us to pick ourselves up out of bed and start the busy day we have ahead of us. Being tired is yet another obstacle we face when trying to accomplish these various tasks. Starting the day off with a nice cool ice blended coffee, or warm satisfying latté is just what we need to get the day going. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has so many different types of coffees that are all equally great tasting and an amazing way to start your day off with a kick. This business not only gives me a burst in energy that allows me to confidently face my demanding day, but also pleases my taste buds every time.
Trader Joe's - This is a very unique market. Unlike most markets Trader Joe's has a very distinct and Hawaiian like atmosphere. It also carries it's own line of delicious products that you cannot find at other markets. I could not imagine being without Trader Joe's Mac'n'Cheese, enchiladas, Olive Oil Popcorn, etc and without Trader Joe's there would be nowhere else to purchase these items. Sure I can get these types of foods at other places, but they do not have the same amazing tastes as the ones from Trader Joe's. Their produce is always fresh and great tasting as well. If this alone doesn't cause Trader Joe's to be one of the best markets around, their low prices also makes Trader Joe's affordable!
Submitted by: Amanda Pallett