The Juicery has locations in Portsmouth and Boston. It's a destination for healthy eaters looking for a treat. According to the website:
The Juicery is dedicated to bringing the best all-natural smoothies and organic juices to the Seacoast. We offer vegan wraps, salads, wheatgrass shots, and whole food supplements for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We want you to feel nourished and rejuvenated after every one of our meals. Everything we offer is made fresh right in front of your eyes. We make all of our dressings from scratch and pride ourselves on using organic and local produce whenever possible. If you believe the age-old adage, “you are what you eat,” then you’ve come to the right place. There are no processed sugars, artificial flavors or fruit syrups in our products.
I visited the Boston location and tried the Blueberry Mint smoothie which consisted exclusively of blueberries, banana, mint, and apple juice. It was one of the best smoothies I've ever had, the fresh mint punctuating the flavors perfectly. My roommates loved theirs, and we instantly wished for a location closer to us.
The menu isn't very long, but everything is amazing.
Very Berry -banana, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, apple juice
Blueberry Mint -banana, blueberry, mint, apple juice
Peanut Butter Bliss -banana, peanut butter, chocolate almond milk
Bermuda Bliss -banana, mango, pineapple, strawberry, orange juice
Kali Mango -mango, yogurt, agave, coconut, orange juice, almond milk
Woah nellie -banana, strawberry, raspberry, yogurt, coconut, apple juice, almond milk
Acai Energy -banana, strawberry, acai, apple juice, almond milk
Prana -banana, strawberry, almond butter, dates
Pine Ango Beet Tango -strawberry, mango, pineapple, beet juice, orange juice
Kale Storm -banana, mango, spinach, kale, lemon juice, apple juice
Green Light -pineapple, mango, spinach, kale, dates, orange juice, ginger/carrot juice
Faster Than Light -banana, almond butter, spinach, dates, sunflower seeds, almond milk, ginger/carrot
Citrus Sunshine -orange, lemon
Tangy Tonic -grapefruit, apple, ginger
Lemon Zinger -lemon, apple
Life Blood -beet, apple, carrot, ginger, lemon
Triple A -beet, parsley, apple, carrot, celery
Sunrise Squeeze -beet, orange, carrot, ginger
Organic Super Juices
Green Juice -kale, parsley, cucumber, celery
Spring Splash -mint, apple, orange, carrot, ginger
Jungle -spinach, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple
Liquid Sunshine -spinach, kale, apple, cucumber, carrot, ginger
Whey Protein Powder, Hemp Protein Powder, Matcha Green Tea, Flaxseed, Cacao, Maca Powder, Chia Seeds, Spirulina, Cayenne Pepper, Espresso, Acai, Moringa Powder, Ginger shot, Cayenne shot
Classic Acai Bowls -acai, fresh banana, peanut butter, granola, coconut, cacao, almond milk
The smoothies/juices/additives available vary location to location, and though not officially listed on the website, the Boston location did have fresh vegan food available similar to what is listed for the Portsmouth location.
Above is The Juicery's official Instagram feed for you to lust after.
Emerald City Smoothie is a chain of healthy destinations across the US with more than 40 locations. Primarily based on the west coast, Emerald City Smoothie has locations in Washington, Utah, California, Colorado, Oregon and Connecticut.
The menu is not for those afraid of fruit. All options are incredibly healthy. The bases include: Acai, Almonds, Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Chocolate, Coconut, Cranberry, Grape, Guava, Ice Cream, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Marion berry, Mocha Mix, Nonfat Milk, Orange, Orange Juice, Papaya, Peach, Peanut Butter, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Soy Milk, Strawberry, and Wheat Germ. There are a lot of fun options, including Nutty Banana, Just Peachy, Pacific Splash, Pineapple Bliss (a personal favorite), Cranberry Delight, Blueberry Blast, Guava Sunrise, Island Breeze, and loads more.
You can add a variety of supplements to their options, or build your own. Some of the available supplements include Amino-Acids, Anti-Oxidants, Bee Sure, Calcium, Egg Protein, Energy, Essential Minerals, Fat Burner, Fiber Blend, Flax Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Peanut Butter, Soy Protein, Vitamin C, Whey Protein, Creatine, and Glutamine.
They come in 3 sizes, small, medium, and large, in unmarked styrofoam cups, and contrary to how that sounds, they're not sketchy at all. Along the walls, various nutrient bars and supplement powders are for sale, but I'm not that ambitious, so I stick to the smoothies.
Emerald City Smoothie is a great destination for those looking for a healthy snack, people watching their weight or looking to eat healthier, or even someone looking for a pick me up,
I've lived my entire life in Connecticut and when I transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University, my roommates were astounded when I'd never tried or heard about Munson's chocolate. Madison, my mildly chocolate-obsessed roommate quickly whipped out a piece for me to try. It was a solid milk chocolate star wrapped in foil, a bit smaller than the size of a box of tic-tacs. After a bite, I quickly realized what the fuss was about. It was like the center of a Lindt truffle, (ie, the good part.) Since then, I have become a Munson's convert, buying my mom some for Mother's Day, and keeping a secret stash. (I swear I'm not addicted...........)
When Allison and Anna came to Connecticut to visit, I knew that Munson's had to be on the itinerary. The store in Bolton had just opened back up after major renovations, and everything looked pristine. We were welcomed by a girl with a tray of samples, and Anna and Allison fell quickly in love.
All the fall decorations were already out, plus halloween themed chocolate on display. I bought a few bars to add to my stash and Allison and Anna each picked out some treats.
Munson's was founded in 1946 in Manchester CT. The founders were Josephine and Ben Munson. From the Munson's history: "Ben would start each day by mixing up batches of creams and caramels from his 'secret recipes.' By late morning he would hand dip each and every piece in chocolate. Finally, they would make their way to Josephine who carefully packaged the assortments and prepared them for sale."
Since, Munson's has become a third generation candy family and CT's largest retail chocolate manufacturer, With stores in Bolton, West Simsbury, Newington, Mystic, Orange, South Windsor, Glastonbury, Farmington, West Hartford, and Mashantucket CT, plus an online shop here, you can get your Munson's fix easily.
If you're out and about in CT and are craving chocolate, or if you like to support family owned and operated businesses, try Munson's.
Cafemantic is located at 948 Main St. Willimantic, CT. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, it's a great place to pop in at any time of day. I took Anna and Allison to brunch here before they left to drive back to Oneonta, and they seemed very satisfied.
With tables inside and a patio outside, customers have a choice. We chose outside, as Labor Day Weekend sort of signifies the last few nice days before fall. With water served in mason jars, and string lights above the patio, you quickly forget you're in Willimantic, and are swept away by the ambiance. If you choose to dine inside, lots of dark hardwood and a sort of coffeeshop vibe greets you. Either way, Cafemantic is great.
With speedy service (from a very cute waiter,) we quickly ordered. I got the Prosciutto Eggs Benedict and Allison and Anna both picked the Mac & Cheese (the seemingly vegetarian option.)
The food came out quickly, and I loved mine. Allison and Anna didn't know that the Mac & Cheese wasn't vegetarian, so Allison chose to eat around, and Anna got a new meat-less dish, and both really enjoyed their dishes despite the snafu. The waiter was super understanding and reduced any awkwardness about sending the dish back.)
I'd previously had the Shrimp & Avocado sandwich here and absolutely loved it, so I can say assuredly that for either breakfast, brunch, or lunch, Cafemantic is a great option for mega cute, and mega delicious main street dining in Willimantic.