Places: Pasadena, California

My sights are eagerly set on permanently moving down to Pasadena with my boy and my kitties. Only 38 days to go! There are so many places that I love in our new little town, and I just can't wait to get back down there and visit them. Today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites with you. They're a mixture of little boutiques, chain locations, and tasty restaurants!

Food + Drink

Escuela Taqueria - By far, my favorite place to eat. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! This is one of those places you can eat at multiple times a day, a few days in a row, and still not get sick of it. I love my Mexican food. YUM!

Home Brewed Bar - If you follow me on Instagram, you know this is my daily coffee stop! Yum yum yum. They have a variety of drinks that are inventive and different than you would get from your average coffee shop. With the weather getting warmer, I can't enough of their Mexican Spice Cold Brew with House Milk! (Read more of what I think, here!)

Copa Vida - The cutest little coffee shop on the corner. I love visiting Copa Vida in the morning for a nice latte, or in the afternoon for a delicious cold brew tea! (Find out more here!)

Juice | Served Here - My favorite place to grab a juice! They have a wide variety, and the friendliest (and knowledgable) staff! Yes, please!

21 Choices - 21 Choices is an ice cream shop where you can get fun customizable flavors with mix-ins and what not! Each day they have one or two dairy-free choices! Perfect for an after dinner treat (they stay open late!)!! Their menu changes daily, but is posted on their website each day!

Intelligentsia - This is the place to go when meeting up with friends or getting a change of scenery while working! Delicious coffee, and such friendly people! (I wrote a little more on Intelligentsia, here!)

Lavender and Honey Espresso Bar - L&H isn't located in old town, but it's not too far from there and has the absolute best Lavender Lattes! Not to mention, their GF/vegan pastries are TO.DIE.FOR! (I wrote a little more about L&H, here!)


Finn + Willow - Finn + Willow is a fun little place in the courtyard where Escuela is located! I'm not sure if they have other locations, or if it is simply a local boutique, but it's the cutest! They have great branding and carry a variety of designers!

Madewell - Do I need to say more?

Lou & Grey - I've been raving about this Lou & Grey location on Instagram. It is absolute perfection!

I'm sure you can tell, we're still exploring the shopping end of things. If you end up in Pasadena, I definitely recommend trying one or two (or more) of these places out! You can find each of them by Googling the name.

What are your favorite stops in Pasadena?