Friday, February 16, 2024

Staff Picks of the Week

Amelia’s SmartyPlants

Picked by Nancy Kumpulainen, Assistant Art Director

“This is my favorite place to get my plants and garden accessories. They have an amazing selection of native plants, gardening supplies and unique decor all in a relaxing, serene atmosphere – it feels therapeutic just to go there and walk around! A fabulous find! It’s worth the trip. You can take even a tour on their website.”

1515 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth //

Cosa Duci Italian Bakery, Boca Raton

Picked by Georgette Evans, Advertising Senior Account Manager

“This gem of a bakery is more than it appears. While you can stop by any day of the week to pick up some delicious pastries, you could also stay and have a great homemade lunch. It’s a cozy place that greets you with smiling faces and makes you feel as if you’re stepping into Giovanna Cimino’s home. The story behind Cosa Duci makes the place even more special. Giovanna’s son, Giuseppe Fausto, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 27. Combining her passion for baking and desire to help find a cure for MS, she created Cosa Duci, which donates a portion of proceeds to MS foundations.”

141 N.W. 20th St., Boca Raton //

4th Generation Organic Market

Picked by John Thomason, Assistant Editor

“A recent visit to Boca Raton’s only 100 percent organic gourmet proved once again that it’s the city’s best-kept secret for organic and raw foodies, offering a more compact but more authentic experience than Whole Foods Market or the other chains. The market is enticing enough, with healthier spins on even the most decadent desserts, and the prepared food is uniquely satisfying, with savory sammies and raw ‘mozzarella sticks’ unlike anything you’ve tried before. They’re also refreshingly liberal with their food samples.”

75 S.E. Third St., Boca Raton //

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