At Tropical Smoothie Café
By The Foodies./ firstname.lastname@example.org
With the weather warming up and the sun shining bright, the
Foodies have had insatiable cravings for a few things, and
smoothies are one of them. Luckily for us, owner Billy Nestor
brought the franchise of Tropical Smoothie Café to
a location just down the block from our office not too long
ago, and we have been soaking in the wholesome, blended goodness
of their fruity concoctions almost daily.
The interior of the Huntington location, located on Wall Street
next to Black & Blue, is a burst of color and tropical
fun. There are more than 30 smoothie combinations on the menu
to choose from and all range in price from $4.49 to $4.99.
Some are low-fat, while others are supercharged
with supplements like soy protein, energizers or Vitamin C
Immune Complex. There are even coffee and dessert smoothies.
Here are some of our favorites. The Hawaiian Breeze (pineapple,
orange and non-fat yogurt) tastes just like a Hawaiian vacation;
images of the beach and palm trees fill the mind as you sip
this fresh and fruity beverage. The Kiwi Quencher (kiwi, strawberries
and non-fat yogurt) is wonderfully refreshing. The Health
Nut (blueberries, mango, banana, almonds and whey or soy protein)
is for exactly the kind of person it is named after, and tastes
good too. For the berry lovers out there, the Acai Berry Boost
(acai, pomegranate, banana, blueberries and strawberries)
is tasty, smooth and loaded with anti-oxidants.
We have also come to enjoy Tropical Smoothie Café for
its food. Frequently stumped on where to get breakfast in
this town, we are quite pleased with the cafés
offerings. Egg wraps, flatbreads and ciabatta sandwiches paired
with a smoothie are a great way to start the day. We are fans
of the Salsa Sunrise Wrap (eggs, ham, bacon, Pepper Jack cheese
and salsa on a white tortilla, $4.29), which adds a real kick
to your morning, and the Classic Ciabatta (eggs, American,
cheddar, and bacon, ham or sausage on toasted ciabatta, $3.99)
is also a winner.
Lunch options are abundant, light and fresh. The Buffalo Chicken
toasted wrap ($6.99) with chicken, low-fat mozzarella, romaine,
buffalo sauce and light ranch, has a bit of kick to it without
being over-the-top spicy. Having a smoothie alongside it takes
the heat off of the buffalo sauce. The Turkey Bacon Ranch
bistro sandwich ($6.99) is a nice treat, stuffed with turkey,
bacon, Swiss, tomatoes, field greens and light ranch on ciabatta
thats toasted but still fluffy. For a walk on the lighter
side, the grilled flatbreads are the way to go ($4.29). Our
pick is the Peanut Butter Banana Crunch, served warm with
gooey peanut butter, banana, granola and honey. There are
also soups and salads.
Theyre open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays and late, until
10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Check out their specials
to benefit Camp Sunshine, and take advantage of National Flip-Flop
day on June 17 be one of the first 500 to show up in
flip-flops and get a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie. And
remember, if youre a Huntington Township Chamber of
Commerce member, its buy one item get one free.
Wall St., Huntington