In a life before COVID-19, a great chunk of my free time revolved around attending local festivities, restaurant hopping and grooving to live music; however, the pandemic has restructured our lives in countless ways.
As events shifted onto online platforms, the dine-in experience for the restaurant industry warped as they began operating heavily on takeout, curbside and delivery services. Being a devoted foodie, I continued to pick up carryout to spice up my routine throughout this new remote lifestyle.
Food is dear to me because it serves as a capsule launching me through inexpensive journeys to savor different cultures, experience nostalgia and make new memories with each dish.
Tutti’s a Place for Foodies is a restaurant in San Antonio’s Lone Star district with an array of items catering to those seeking entrees or a quick bite.
Local food blogger Amanda Spencer featured Tutti’s a Place for Foodies on June 16 via Instagram. Coming across the post, I made a mental note to stop by; I was finally able to visit several weeks later.
The restaurant had a clean, modern indoor environment as well as an outdoor patio. Upon stepping in, I was promptly greeted. The restaurant offered paper menus as well as an option to view their menu through scanning a QR code.
Despite arriving with an open mind, nothing on their lunch menu appealed to me at the time. I decided to play it safe and order the Berry Blast smoothie and a blueberry muffin.
The server informed me there were no blueberry muffins but did have other flavors available — consequently pushing me to evacuate my taste buds’ safe place.
As she invited me to browse their dessert case, a wave of adventure consumed my palate. The case contained tiers of cheesecakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pies and cakes.
I opted for a beet muffin and a slice of strawberry cake for carryout.
Hesitant to try the muffin, I bit into the cake. The strawberry creme cake was three layers of dense, moist goodness sending me into euphoria. I devoured the slice and saved the rest of the order for later.
After a couple hours of working on assignments, I tried the beet muffin. The chunky, brick red pastry had a consistency similar to carrot cake. I washed the muffin down with the thick, tart smoothie containing blueberries and blackberries.
I was pleasantly surprised with my order from Tutti’s a Place for Foodies. I will not jump the gun and say it’s a chart topper; however, I will be back to try their weekend brunch.
Tutti’s a Place for Foodies
318 E Cevallos St
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.