I first discovered Aroma in 2009 during a trip to Tel Aviv and instantly fell in love with their coffee. So you can only imagine how ecstatic I was when they opened one right beside my condo!
This was especially timely as I was pregnant. Always hungry and looking for convenient but nutritious food. So right from the get-go, my son was already enjoying yummy Aroma meals in my tummy!
Good food gets passed down from generation to generation.
After I gave birth, I got promoted to VP of Marketing at the startup I was working for. I ended up working part-time mostly from home for the first 6 months… with baby in tow, I had many lunch meetings and treated my team to Aroma. (They all became obsessed with the avocado sandwich and vegan lentil soup!)
Now my son is a toddler and can finally sit in one spot for a whole whopping 10 minutes! So one of my favourite things to do is go on lunch dates with him. The Aroma we frequent in King West is the perfect spot because it’s stroller friendly and has cozy booths. Plus a secret door that leads right into the lobby of my building. Hey, I’m not lazy… winter is coming!
The kids menu offers 3 delicious choices for $6.50 each: pasta with tomato sauce, grilled cheese sandwich paired with cucumber slices and my little man’s personal fave, French toast with a side serving of mixed fruit. And the best part, each meal comes with a chocolate cookie and a bevy of choice (juice, milk or hot chocolate).
Side note: they have the BEST hot chocolate! It’s not made with chalky powder but real chunks of dark chocolate melted in (soy) milk.
Aroma Kidz was introduced earlier this month. The Aroma family wanted YOUR family to feel special by offering affordable, speedy and freshly prepared food without sacrificing a healthy and hearty meal for the sake of chicken fingers and fries. I think they nailed it!
To kick off the launch of Aroma Kidz, Ottawa graphics designer Chelsea Lundy (@chelsdrawsyou) created this drawing on an app on her iPhone. Yes, she drew that on her tiny screen!!! Her style is playful and totally captures the essence of my darling son, CJ and beautiful niece, Quinn.
This lunch was sponsored by Aroma but the opinions and photos in this post are my own.