1. Have we been living under a rock or is the Spiced Oddity latte new to the menu at Cherry Picker Package x Fare (601 S. Pickwick Ave., 417-986-5800)? A combination of spiced vanilla and cardamom with a teeny hint of lime, this latte is flavorful and delicious without being overly sweet at all. Best of all, it comes garnished with a tasty piece of dried, candied mango for your enjoyment. And, apparently, it isn’t new.
2. 417 Magazine’s office is within a 3-minute drive of MaMa Jean’s Natural Market (3530 E. Sunshine St., 417-429-1800) on East Sunshine, which means we all eat and shop there quite a bit. One of our latest favorites is a vegan macaroni salad from the deli—it’s filled with fresh red peppers, herbs and homemade pickles. Yum!
3. Aviary by Lavender Falls (2144 E. Republic Rd., 417-881-9736) is a tried and true destination that never disappoints. Even after all these years, we’re still loving the “Is it Morning?” crepe with its smoky bacon, sweet onions and tender scrambled eggs.