Beat the heat, healthy hangouts and indulge guilt free – The Smoothie Bar is now in Chennai! The brand carrying it’s simple and wholesome goodness from Pondicherry has been beautifully set up, centrally at Anna Nagar. Right from the entrance, it screams of minimalistic elegance that is carried around all across the room. The fresh plants, the rustic look of the walls and the ultra chic scrabble tiles that very simply convey the whole vibe of the place makes well for a casual hang out. Their playlist is pretty great too! The place is spacious and airy and the wooden seating is very comfortable and laid back.
Promptly you are then handed over a diverse menu with umpteen drinks, each tailored to suit your every need – right from being flu friendly and boosting immunity to dieting to hangover cures! The drinks are divided into Smoothies and Cold Pressed Juices, each mentioned in descript about the ingredients used and the effect it would have. They also have a few munchies and short eats that would go along well with the healthy theme. Sorbets are another one of their specialities, something we’re eagerly awaiting as it is yet to be introduced in this branch. They also offer options of going Vegan with their drinks, a big shoutout for that too! All their smoothies come with banana and milk and without the milk for the Vegan customers, so all you would get here is wholesome health, for real! For those who don’t like bananas, the Cold Pressed Juices provide some relief.
After having gone over and over all the interesting combinations in the Smoothies, we tried the Nutty Affair, Choconut, Miracle Brew and Immortal. Each as unique as the next, the only thing the smoothies had in common was the strong banana taste. These were quite filling and lip smackingly delicious. Choconut had some strong Chocolate and Banana paired, Nutty affair was rich and creamy in taste, the Immortal was a very interesting concoction of the ‘Mukkani’ (a.k.a. Mango, Jackfruit and Banana) and the Miracle Brew was a wonderful surprise with the bitter coffee in it.
We had a Chicken Sandwich on the side which was rich with the aioli, slightly bland but packed with the meaty goodness and of course healthy being made with brown bread. We also tried a couple from the Cold Pressed Juices – the Titan and the Ruby Repair. Vibrancy is what first hits your eye when these juices are served. The Titan was actually delicious, sour with grapes but refreshing with the pomegranate and watermelon. The Ruby Repair was the most nourishing drink I’ve ever come across. Packed with all the nutrients that our body ever needs, it tasted just as healthy! Not something I would call delicious, but you definitely cannot come across a healthier ‘repair’. We had all this for dinner and guilt-free? Oh boy, that’s all it was.
In an area where spots to ‘hang out’ are a little sparse, The Smoothie Bar is the freshest place to be at (literally)! Gorge on all the indulgent healthy you can, VFM is at its best. Why have conversations over caffeine when conversations over healthy smoothies is all that you need!
WTF METER FOR SMOOTHIE BAR, ANNA NAGAR:
Ambiance – 9/10
Service – 7/10
Quality & Taste – 8/10
Beverages – 8/10
VFM – 9/10