Montclair Eats: Nice weather for smoothies
By STEVEN DeSALVO
For MONTCLAIR LOCAL
In Montclair Eats, food writer Steven DeSalvo compares dishes at Montclair restaurants. DeSalvo has a degree in hospitality business management from the University of Delaware, and has worked extensively in restaurants and hotels.
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Sometimes I’m in the mood for a glass of fresh-pressed fruit juice or a freshly blended fruit smoothie. These moods usually strike me when it starts to get nice out. This week I decided to not limit myself to just juices or just smoothies. I wanted to play it by ear at each establishment. Ask questions of the people there and sort of go along for the ride. The three places I visited this week are The Cornert, which has an exceptional fresh juice program; Joyist, where I opted to try a specific smoothie that came recommended, and finally, Manhattan Juice Bar and Cafe, to round out my experience with another delicious fresh-pressed juice.
Overall, you cannot go wrong with any of these selections. They all have something wonderfully distinct and interesting about them: The Corner’s use of beets, a relatively unpopular food; Joyist’s perfect healthy “milkshake;” Manhattan’s use of ginger in a perfect application that enhances its qualities. I would suggest trying them all and let us know which one is your favorite!
In this article:
- The Corner
115 Grove St.
617 Valley Road
- Manhattan Juice Bar and Cafe
446 Bloomfield Ave.