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A Year of Only Starbucks

(photo credit: Beautiful Existence)

(photo credit: Beautiful Existence)

For breakfast, she drank an Evolution Fresh “Organic Orange” juice. Lunch was the “Turkey Rustico” Panini. Dinner, the “quinoa-kale-spinach” dinner.  She did this for 365 days. We reported last week that Beautiful Existence (her legal name, seriously) succeeded in eating and drinking only Starbucks (and their partners Tazo Tea and Evolution Fresh) for one full year.

An accomplishment like this seems fitting for someone living in the corporation’s hometown of Seattle. Before you think of Existence eating only pastries, bottles of juice, plastic containers of salad or saran-wrapped sandwiches, remember she was in the most geographically convenient location to complete this challenge. Several of the locations had “Starbucks evenings” which served small-plate meals. Evolution Fresh had three locations in the area that served fresh-pressed juices, soups, organic salads, sandwiches and rice bowls.

She sums it up in this blog post.

The first feast after the challenge was at a Seattle local restaurant called IVARS where she indulged in fried fish and chips. She had been craving salty, fried goodness that Starbucks did not offer.

It raises the question, is there any restaurant or food company that you would only eat at for one year? It seems impossible to pick a local Atlanta restaurant, you’d have to pick a restaurant group like Fifth Group or Buckhead Life. We’re sticking with variety, it’s the spice of life. What about you?

-By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More blog

15 comments Add your comment


January 6th, 2014
11:25 am

Unlimited budget? Star Provisions Group works for me (Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, Abbatoir, Floataway, etc.)


January 6th, 2014
11:28 am

Beautiful Existence? No narcissism there.


January 6th, 2014
1:14 pm

I’d do this, if someone gave me $5,000 in Starbucks gift cards.


January 6th, 2014
1:57 pm

Kar, $5,000 will get you about 160 days into the 365 day deal.

You probably vote, too, don’t you?


January 6th, 2014
2:22 pm

So how much did Starbucks pay her for this stupid stunt?

Or you for reporting it?

Gordy Frank

January 6th, 2014
2:41 pm

The Varsity.

berry steve

January 6th, 2014
3:05 pm

Never been to a Starbuck. No reason, just have never been. This article may seal it for me now. Seems like the Subway guy made out better. Kar, if someone gave me $5,000 Starbuck gift cards I would hot foot it down to the homeless shelter and drop them off. WWJD

Anton Chigurh

January 6th, 2014
3:46 pm

Manuel’s Tavern. It would be the last year of my life, but I would die happy.


January 6th, 2014
5:29 pm

Kar seems to be a step behind the receiver on every play, doesn’t she?

Tobiaz Jonansen

January 6th, 2014
6:02 pm

Only Starbucks ITP!

jason peach

January 6th, 2014
9:42 pm

Where is the selfie of her ass?


January 6th, 2014
9:43 pm

Wonder what names she saddled her children with. Exhilarating? Questionable? Pointless?


January 7th, 2014
5:30 am

Bryan….now that is funny. This woman should not be allowed to have babies.


January 7th, 2014
3:59 pm

I could probably make do very well at R. Thomas. At least there is a good variety there, and the quality is very good and I could even make it a healthy venture should I choose. Even though Empire State South does a great breakfast, and I do love lunch and dinner there, as well, I think I’d grow very tired of it after a short while.

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