Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as Pomegranate Plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, cranberry, $4.99) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as Mango Magic (mango, pineapples, non-fat yogurt, $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the Kiwi Citrus Green Tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the Muscle Blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.89 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.49 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.
The bread at Great Harvest Bread Co. isn’t just fresh out of the oven; it’s fresh from the grain. The staff begins every morning by milling Montana wheat berries into a nutrient-rich flour, then blending it with a pinch of salt, a drizzle of honey, and a dash of yeast to create their daily spread of bakery-fresh breads. They change up the flavors in their traditional whole-wheat loaves daily, sometimes by adding Tillamook cheddar and garlic, oranges and cranberries, or spicy jalapeños with jack cheese. Guests can take home whole loaves—which are still hot from the oven and contemplating their newfound existence between the prime baking hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.—or enjoy them by the slice in one of Great Harvest Bread Co.'s house sandwiches. These lunch-ready feasts come in a bounty of styles, including chicken salad with sweet and spicy pecans and the roast beef smeared with a peppery bleu cheese, along with kid-friendly options layered with peanut butter and seasonal jam. During the morning hours, the staff also provides freshly baked breakfast in the form of blueberry-studded scones, pumpkin chocolate-chip muffins, and hefty cinnamon rolls.
Reviewed by "The Columbian", Great Harvest Bread Co. offers hearty comfort food and a warm, friendly atmosphere.