Summertime and a cold, refreshing smoothie go hand-in-hand. And being in Anaheim, California, you are minutes away from a variety of fruity concoctions. To celebrate National Smoothie Day on June 21, we’ve put together a list of our favorite local smoothie shops to support during the pandemic.
If you enjoy the unique sensation of boba balls in a good drink, look no further than Bobatopia. Just a 15-minute drive from Stonybrook, this shop offers tapioca balls, also known as boba balls, as an addition in any drink. The menu is stacked with smoothies, teas, drinks, food, and more. Order one of their lunch sandwiches and pair it with a honeydew boba smoothie.
2. Joe’s Italian Ice
For our more adventurous residents who want a sweet treat, Joe’s Italian Ice is the place. With over 1,500 reviews and 4.5 stars on Yelp, Joe’s is a hidden gem in Anaheim. Take your pick from ice cream smoothies, super sundaes, thick and creamy shakes, and soda floats. If you have a hankering for a cold, late-night snack, Joe’s Italian Ice is here for you; their normal hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. to satisfy sweet tooth cravings into the night.
3. Scoop and Juice
Head east on Orange Avenue and turn left on Brookhurst to get your fresh fix at Scoop & Juice. Here, you can find a menu that ranges from fresh-squeezed green juices to crunchy, sweet acai bowls and tropical fruit smoothies. This juice and smoothie bar has so many options that you might just not know where to start. The acai smoothie is a favorite here, so be sure to try one when you stop by.
4. Protein Lab
Whether you are in the mood for a refreshing smoothie or you want to add some nutritional bulk to your drink, Protein Lab has you covered. With the goal of healthy eating in mind, Protein Lab has a menu that offers protein-packed smoothies, so make sure you pick a morning run route that ends here. With over 18 protein smoothies to choose from, you’re sure to find something to please your palate.
Grab a smoothie for a morning boost, an afternoon cool-down, or a late-night snack. There’s just no bad time to enjoy this treat. Dine-in services can be hard to find right now, but these shops have takeout or delivery to help you enjoy a cool smoothie.