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By Liz Amore
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There is no doubt that smoothie bowls are having their moment 🍓🥝🍉🍌🍒🍏
Equally famous for their inherent instagrammability + healthful qualities, these dishes are poppin’ up in cities all over the country!
We did the research + found delicious some great options for you to enjoy all over the U.S. - hopefully, you find this guide as sweet as we did!
Who: Berriegood Co.
Where: 681 E. Louisiana Ave., #102, Denver, CO, 80210
Style: Berriegood Co. is Denver’s first açaí superfruit café serving nutritious + delicious handcrafted açaí bowls and smoothies! This locally + female-owned business was founded to share the fun (and deliciousness!) of plant-based bowls in an effort to transform ideas about health and happiness in the community. They focus on responsible sourcing of ingredients, purchasing as many non-GMO and organic ingredients as possible to ensure that customers receive the best taste and nutritional experience around.
Who: Raw Republic Juice
Where: 4528 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Style: Specializing in açaí berry bowls, smoothies + fresh juices, Raw Republic represents a movement of people who approach each day with an unwavering commitment to a cleaner lifestyle. They say “we eat organic + we juice often!”
Where: 1099 Stewart St #101, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Style: It is the goal of Jars Juice to help people solidify their foundation to change their lives. They make it their mission to serve the local community with tasty drinks that satisfy cravings, as well as providing nutritionist resources + healthy snacks fit for busy, everyday life. Jars Juice commits itself to assisting customers in building a well-balanced diet for a change that will impact their lives in a positive way!
Who: Graze Chicago
Where: 125 S. Clark St. Chicago, Illinois 60603
Style: Graze takes pride in crafting high quality, energy-boosting superfood smoothies + creamy acai bowls. Inspired by warm weather + sunny skies, Graze serves a fresh and nutritious on-the-go menu to be enjoyed year-round. Mindfully prepared, all ingredients are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and thoughtfully sourced. Immerse yourself in one of two of their Chicago locations!
Who: Vitality Tap
Where: 650 1st Ave San Diego, California 92101
Style: Vitality Tap offers their customers a distinct level of confidence that they’re receiving only the very best when visiting our establishments. They pride themselves on the exclusive use of organic produce that is fresh, raw + locally-sourced. They are innovative health seekers that constantly educate themselves on the latest research about the health benefits of juice cleansing and to keep product rotation original! #DoYouEvenJuice?
Did we miss your favorite juice or smoothie bar? Let us know which “can’t miss” stops should be added to our list!
Q: Why did you sign up for your trip? What were you looking to get out of it?
A: To take stress off of my plate! A nice, relaxing, romantic weekend.
Q: Did you have hesitations about taking a surprise trip? Were you nervous?
A: Yes, I think mainly because I like to know what’s going on + I am such a planner!
Q: Where did you guess you were going to travel? Were you surprised by the destination?
A: I actually guessed Chicago or Seattle so I was thrilled when we opened and saw it said Chicago.
Q: Upon discovery of your destination, what were some perceptions about your city prior to the trip?
A: I really didn’t know too much aside from the comedy scene!
Q: What made the trip feel unique and tailored to you?
A: We had asked for somewhere with comedy and live music - Chicago was perfect. They also made sure we had a fun activity for my birthday!
Q: What did you like most about your travel accommodations?
A: Holy wow, the hotel was the best we’ve ever stayed in + now we’re Kimpton reward members. We were blown away!
Q: What was your favorite experience that we recommended for you?
A: We loved all the recommendations but, specifically, Buddy Guy’s for live blues. We actually got to meet him + I danced with him as they sang happy birthday. It was a magical night!
Q: If you could do the trip over again what would you do differently?
A: I wouldn’t stress at all pre-trip because now I know we’re in good hands.
Q: What did you discover on your own (not on your itinerary) in your destination that you feel is shareworthy?
A: I feel like you guys nailed it with the itinerary but, I’d say just telling people to branch out from downtown is important. Downtown is great but, it’s a little expensive and we had some really great meals + experiences when we went out further into the city!
Q: What was your favorite part of your trip?
A: Everything, it was honestly the best trip we’ve ever been on together.
Q: How would you describe Pack Up + Go and your experience to Family + Friends?
A: We’ve told everyone we know how incredible it was to experience a destination that we might not have picked for ourselves + ended up having the time of our lives!
Q: What did you learn on your trip, or from your trip?
A: That Pack Up + Go is the best way to take a few days off from being in charge.
Q: What would you say to someone who is hesitant to go on a surprise getaway?
A: Just do it. Don’t think about the ‘what ifs’ - Pack Up + Go is there for you to answer your questions but, they will handle everything for you!
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What would a trip to Chicago be without visiting the famous Cloud Gate Sculpture? Here are a few pictures from Katherin + Nate’s surprise adventure!