Foodie Amor a healthy and decadent bakery.
We’d say It’s true love!
From the moment you step in Foodie Amor you can feel the love! Their sweet staff and charming owner Christine Miller are not only great hosts but they absolutely adore what they do. Their love of food and their craft is represented in the care they take with their ingredients and their knowledge of the product. Miller has always loved food and grew up on a farm in the San Joaquin Valley where she was taught the importance of consuming whole foods and using quality ingredients. In the beginning she would create cookies as gifts for friends and family. This was of course an instant hit and they demanded that she start a business to bring her talent to the world. She always considered herself a “Foodie”, so the name came naturally, “Foodie Amor, I translate to, (for the love of food), and because of that I decided that it would make a lovely name for a cookie company,” exclaimed Miller.
What really makes Foodie Amor stand out, in addition to the melt in your mouth treats, is their commitment to keeping it natural and high quality. There are dozens of bakeries in the area but none of them have the same commitment to being all natural. Her cookies are dyed with plant coloring, for instance the St. Patty’s day cookie color is made with concentrated spinach juice!
Miller is not just a shop owner, she is an integral part of the community. One thing she loves about owning a shop in Leucadia are her customers and neighbors. “I love all of the businesses in my area, our products complement each other and we all help each other out.” Her cookies are not only sold at Foddie Amor, you can pick them up at Cafe Ipe, Seaside Market and she is in all of the San Diego and Orange County Nordstroms. Her creativity and visions led her to participate in community events such as the Lima Bean Festival and the Taste of Leucadia. In the Lima Bean Festival she won her first place for her dark chocolate cake crafted out of black beans and topped with chocolate ganache. She won Battle of the Beans as well as the people’s choice award.
You might be wondering, what their signature cookie is? Their shortbread is the signature but a high recommendation from head chef and owner Miller is the flourless chocolate cookie. This cookie is rich, delicious and good for you! Good for you and rich cookie do not usually go in the same sentence together, but with only 100 calories, an egg white base and all natural whole ingredients it honestly doesn’t get any better than the Foodie Amor flourless chocolate cookie!
They are also expanding and take special orders for larger parties and they are starting a new service called Healthy Meals To Go. If her savory dishes are as delectable as her sweets we are all in for a treat! Healthy Meals To Go is not fully up and running yet but the concept will be a great addition to Leucadia. These are pre-made healthy meals, you go online, browse their selection of proteins, starches and vegetables and pick your meals based on the perfect combination of these three choices. Prices are $8-10 per meal and the calorie count is always under $450. These meals can be delivered or picked up.
Most of all Christine wants to educate the public on eating natural and healthful foods. Of course one might think that cookies are not healthful but she also promotes eating everything in proportion. “We are always going to eat treats, that is a given, but the best choice is the natural choice. You should always eat the best when you indulge in sweets.”
Next time you have a sweet craving or you simply want to see someone who is truly good at all aspects of their craft head to Foodie Amor at 918 N. Coast Hwy 101 in the heart of Leucadia. If you would like to call for special orders give Christine a ring at 760-633-3361.