"My mom came up with the name," said owner Samantha Stephens. Oatmeals, plural. Because you should be consuming multiple meals of oats.
"with like, a bazillion toppings"
Oh, we gitted some.
Stephens has been collecting oat tins over the years, now displayed in the shop in rows, almost like religious icons.
Made of actual oat sacks.
More Oat Decor
Including an oatmeal skateboard just hanging out in the corner (!!!).
This menu, which occupies most of the wall, is broken down into: Fresh Fruit, Dried Fruit, Nuts and Seeds, Sweet Stuff, Savory Stuff, Dollops and Drizzles, Milks, and Spices, with plenty of options in each category.
Baby (8 ounces), Mama (12 ounces), and Papa (16 ounces).
Quatre Fruits Rouge
Fresh strawberries and raspberries, dried currants, cherries, and almond milk.
Figs and Gorgonzola
You see salads topped with figs and gorgonzola, so why not oatmeal? The dried, jammy fig bits swirl with a tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar glaze. The gorgonzola crumbles practically melt into the oatmeal.
Bacon bits, sharp cheddar cheese, roasted apples, maple syrup, and sea salt. This is a popular one.
Olive oil, flaky sea salt, cracked pepper, and a fluffy pillow of parmesan on top. It's like a comforting bowl of cheesy risotto, just with oats.
Spoon it up
All the melty cheese shreds hang over like a weeping willow.
Oatmeal croissants, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cinnamon rolls, oatmeal scones, oatmeal muffins, and even sandwiches on, yes, oat bread.
Samantha makes hers with olive oil, pistachios, dried apricots, and nice little hit of salt. Available by the bagful ($6) or as an oatmeal topping.
Betcha didn't know there was an oat smoothie company out there called Oatworks. Of course they're for for sale here. Fruity and not too sweet, it tastes fibrous but not at all lumpy like you might expect.
OatMeals Owner Samantha
She's been thinking about the OatMeals concept for the last ten years. And now it exists! Her oat obsession really began in college. "My freshman 15 was more like freshman 35, so I started eating more oats to get back in shape."
Oatmeal Cookie Dough Truffle
She handed us one of these on our way out. An excuse to eat cookie dough! The dough balls are coated in chocolate and topped with a nut. A sweet way to end the oat feast.