This weekend, I started off my spring break vacation down in Lexington, Kentucky at the University of Kentucky for a college visit. I absolutely loved the campus, and the tour was the best yet! I can see myself here in 2019 and that's pretty exciting. Not only did I love the university itself, I also enjoyed the downtown area and the scene of Lexington. Of course, I tried some pretty great food too :)
First stop was Great Bagel, a hotspot for most college kids, especially on Saturday mornings when it's 25 degrees and snowing. They sell everything any bagel lover could ever want, including breakfast and lunch sandwiches. They have 17 flavors of bagels, 8 flavors of cream cheese, jam, two kinds of whipped butter and peanut butter as spreads.
I tried the maple bourbon bagel with plain cream cheese and it was delicious! I could tell it was freshly made and they toasted it and put the cream cheese on for me, which I was appreciative of since I am too lazy when it comes to spreading anything on my bagel. The flavor wasn't overpowering or artificial, it had just a hint of maple so it was fantastic!
I also had their organic chai tea, and it was the best chai tea I've ever had!! Starbucks' chai is my go-to, but this tea that I tried was 10 times better. I absolutely loved my bagel, my tea and the shop's environment. It is so adorable, filled with original artwork. If I were a college student, I would love studying there or going for a causal breakfast.
My next stop was for lunch, at The Local Taco, a campus favorite. They serve Tex Mex (my favorite) and everything is Southern made. I got their vegetarian tacos with portabella mushrooms, creamy sage goat cheese, zucchini, tomatoes and crispy fried onions. The tacos were awesome and the tortillas were house made fresh. I also ordered chips and guacamole. And my rule is "If the guac is good, the food is good." The guacamole was so fresh and the avocado chunks were big, which I like more than being completely crushed.
Local Taco is 100% the place for good Mexican food and March Madness fans (or any sports fan really). It's a Kentucky campus favorite and the tour guide even recommended it to us while we were on our tour!
I highly recommend both spots, the people were so friendly at both places and they were great college hangout spots to really get a feel of what it's like to be living on campus. I enjoyed my visit, and hopefully I'll get to visit again!! Thanks for a great weekend Lexington :)
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