Start your day with ‘Tasty Bites’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

Our mawmaws and pawpaws always told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 

Now thanks to Jessica Marvin, residents of the tri-county area around Alderson (where Greenbrier, Monroe, & Summers County meet) will have a new breakfast option at Tasty Bites. 

“We’ll serve breakfast all day and grab & go lunch items, plus desserts,” explains Jessica. 

“My grandmother always said everything she made should be tasty. Not good, not right, just tasty,” says Jessica. “So when I became a mother I always told my kids to enjoy their ‘tasty bites.’ And it just kind of stuck.”

The daily breakfast menu includes biscuits, eggs, bacon, hash browns, omelets, pancakes, sausage, oatmeal, and more. 

Customers can also expect lunch specials such as BBQ on croissant and desserts like pineapple upside down cake, all made fresh daily. 

Jessica is only 27, but she already has 10 years of experience in the culinary profession. “I figured why not,” she says of opening her own restaurant. “I have learned from some wonderful chefs over the years and to have the same passion as them is a blessing.”

What inspires Jessica to cook and bake every day? “The satisfaction of having people eat and love it. Whenever I was younger my grandmother baked all the time and the happiness she got from making everyone else happy rubbed off on me.”

She says her husband is a blue collar worker who leaves early each morning for work and often only has time for a quick bite. She hopes to provide folks in that situation the opportunity to eat a wholesome, affordable meal before heading off to work. 

“A good start to the day sets the whole mood,” she says with a smile. 

Tasty Bites is located at 201 S Monroe Street in Alderson. They are open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday from 6am-3pm. Call 304-445-3121 for more information.

Jessica Marvin with her kids outside “Tasty Bites,” a new breakfast restaurant in Alderson she owns and operates. Photo by RealWV.

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