When I introduce myself to people as a food blogger, I almost always anticipate to be asked about where my “favourites” or “go-to places” are in the city. To be honest, I actually find food blogging more enjoyable when my family/friends/readers recommend me their favourite places to visit and blog about! I haven’t had the motivation as of late to keep the blog running, but today I’m feeling quite energetic to get some blog posts accomplished today! After all, I do have a huge backlog of wonderful eateries I want to spread the word to in the food community. Feel free to also check out my Instagram for the most up to date food adventures as well 🙂
A foodie had tip-off about a local gem in the Tri-Cities and of course I had to try it out after a reading a lengthly email from her about the place! Luckily, it is literally less than five minutes away from the boyfriend’s place so we were both happy to give this place a try. Beanery Coffeehouse & Eatery is located within the vicinity of Westwood Plateau featuring fusion artisan pizzas and gourmet sandwiches.
Somewhat of a lackluster interior as they focus more on the quality of their food. I would say it’s more of a take-out vibe with a few tables for dine-in. The owners operating this place is an immigrant family from Mumbai bringing a unique perspective to Indian food by creating a fusion between robust Indian spices and classic Italian flavour to their pizzas. We purposely over-ordered to try as many items we could possibly stomach before taking the rest home for his family to sample 😛
House Special Iced Tea ($2.65) This drink was recommended by my reader. All drinks are made to order so I was notified by the cashier that the tea would take a while as they have to steep the tea for a few minutes. I’ve tried Starbucks’ version of “iced tea” but it’s nothing like this one. The flavour was very bold and citrusy with a nice hint of lemon, not too sweet. The boyfriend liked it as well!
Veggie Chutney Sandwich ($5.49) Tomato, red onion, cucumber, potato, beet with cilantro chutney on white bread. The combination of this sandwich is a popular street food that can be easily found on the street of Mumbai. It had a nice kick to it from the chutney/indian spices, piquant but not harsh on flavour. I just wish the sandwich was loaded with more of everything in it!
Margherita (Small 10.49 | Large 14.49) Fresh mozzarella, basil, oregano, and parmesan. When restaurants affiliate themselves for serving “artisan pizza”, thin crust style pizza is there first thing that comes to mind. Correct me if I’m wrong! I could definitely taste the wholesome ingredients used from the fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves down to the perfectly thin crust-it was a good piece of pie! My recommendation would be to size up and go with the large as you get more bang for your buck as it was quite small.
Butter Chicken Pizza(Small 14.49 | Large 18.49) Butter chicken sauce, seasoned chicken, mozzarella, red onion, green peppers, spices, and cilantro. Butter chicken pizza isn’t entirely a new concept to me as I’ve tried Fresh Slice Pizza’s version of it.. but does that count? I had to find out myself. It was a good thing we ordered the large because oh boy- it was massive!
Toppings were super generous.. yes those are chunks of chicken we’re talking about. Consistency was creamy and full of flavour. It was a bit hard to pick up the slices since they were loaded with tons of ingredients (Compliment not complaint 😛 )Luckily, the pie did not get wet and held together very well! Indian fusion can work in such mysterious ways.. This is a must try!
101-2591 Panorama Dr