Wednesday, May 14, 2003
The Best of South Florida: Best Juice Bars
A Smoothie is perfect for a hot day like today. So, if your looking for a drink with flavor and freshness, South Florida has all the ingredients. Tonight, our viewers are serving up the juicy details on South Florida's Best Juice Bars.
(WSVN) -- Whether you like to sip...slurp...or slug
If you want to beat the heat, nothing goes down smoother than a delicious Smoothie.
"Theyre made fresh everyday, the kind of Smoothies that they have here, the varieties, and flavors."
That flavor can only be found at our viewers' Third Most Popular Place - Smoothie King on South Beach.
"It's the best Smoothies I've ever had."
And they should be the best. They started the whole Smoothie thing.
"We can meet anybody's needs, any diet, low carb, low fat, the zone."
They can do this because every drink is made with a base of pure filtered water.
"We do not use any frozen yogurt, we don't use sherbet as our base."
"It's health food. We dont add any sugar."
And with 55 flavors to choose from, you could say Smoothie King knows how to make their customers feel like royalty.
"Icome for the taste and the convenience."
But for the taste where health is wealth, you have to try Our Viewers Second Choice -- Miami Juice in North Miami Beach.
"Ithink its mainly they concentrate on organics."
Actually, they concentrate on catering to their customers.
"The best quality, the best taste and a great place to be."
"The service is great, the atmosphere is great."
And if you ask the regulars, the owner is great.
"Issac's a real piece of work."
"Every day, I come to Issac every day."
"I like the food and I like Issac."
And you'll like the way Issac squeezes out a scrumptious Smoothie.
"I've been here the last 10 years day and night. I go to the market and pick up everything by myself."
"And it's all about fruit and fun at Our Viewer's Number One Pick for Best Juice Bar beyond all...Jamba Juice. Mmmm, there we go. You have mine, ok. All you've got to do is worry about which one to pick."
"The Pina Colada."
"Very fun, very fresh, they have a banana if you haven't noticed."
That's right - not only will you find fresh fruit at Jamba Juice in Coral Gables -- you'll find life-sized fruit.
"I volunteered actually."
We'll take your word for it, but dressing up as produce does produce some unbelievable fun.
"That's one thing that we are most proud of, the experience a customer will get when they come in the store."
And it is an experience.
At this juice bar - the glass is always half full.
"We say nuturition and great taste couldnt come in a better pacakge."
And your customers don't disagree. they give this place one giant thumbs up.
"Itell everybody its for the nutritional value, but its really for the taste."
Next week, we're giving the Best of South Florida an "A"-plus. We've received hundreds of votes for The Area's Best School Teacher and we'll have it.
Also, we are now taking votes for The Best Public Pool in all of South Florida.
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208 Miracle Mile
16210 Collins Ave.
North Miami Beach
1525 Alton Rd.