If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice’s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn’t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it’s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.
Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there’s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there’s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice—all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit—which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.
Yogurt Zone is one of the few places where dessert has a wealth of health benefits. Frozen yogurt—which comes in flavors such as green-apple tart, heath toffee crunch, green-tea tart, and birthday cake—is high in calcium and protein, can lower cholesterol, and has active cultures that facilitate the digestive process. After pumping any combination of these healthy swirls at Yogurt Zone, customers pile on toppings from a selection that includes granola bars, walnuts, yogurt raisins, and brownie bites before a staffer weighs it to price it.
While walking into Dave's Cosmic Subs feels like stepping straight into Woodstock, the sandwiches are anything but outdated. The decor screams with murals of rock 'n' roll icons of the '60s and '70s, and the staff wear bold tie-dye T-shirts as they assemble fresh artisan subs. They craft the Dave's All American sub with roast beef and 1,000 island dressing, the hot Famous Ruben, and the italian-sausage sub with Cosmic sauce, which David Bowie discovered on Mars.
A menu stocked with savory gourmet burgers greets guests at Gourmet Burger Grill, whose palatable patties helped lasso My San Antonio's 2007 Reader’s Choice Award for Best New Restaurant. Appetize your stomach parts with a big serving of beer-battered onion rings ($5.59) in preparation for the main attraction—fire-grilled half-pound burgers served on artisan rolls and topped with tomato, red onion, pickle, and the manly satisfaction that comes from consuming a slab of meat or out-drinking Ernest Hemingway. Go for the classic hamburger model ($6.99) or a cheeseburger with monterey jack ($7.99), or opt for one of the specialty items, such as the crab-cake burger, a pan-seared crab patty styled with lemon remoulade ($10.59). Burger barons can always construct their own lavish villas of beef from 12 cheeses, including goat cheese and smoked gouda ($1 each), 26 toppings, and freshly prepared sauces, such as basil-pesto aioli ($0.50) and turkey chili ($1.50). Guests can imbibe fresh iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened), IBC root beer, and fountain drinks (all $1.99) while snacking on cheesecake ($5.99) or the bittersweet memory of teenage love for dessert.
Coco Chocolate Lounge has more to offer than just chocolate. That's why readers of the San Antonio Express-News voted the spot Best Neighborhood Restaurant and Best Nightclub in North Central San Antonio in 2011. Though there are plentiful cacao-based desserts served, including single-origin chocolate mousse and chocolate fondue with housemade marshmallows, Chef Hector Villarreal also experiments with savory dishes. Among his creations are stone-baked pizzas topped with house-smoked brisket and venison steaks with fried okra and béarnaise sauce.
The cuisine complements decor the San Antonio Express-News called “scrumptious with plenty of chandeliers, candlelight, and plush ruby-red velvet booths and bar seating.” As the sky darkens and everybody throws away sundials that seemed cool during the day, Coco Chocolate Lounge transitions into a nightclub, and chocolate martinis, wine, and champagne flow more freely. DJs on a dance floor and an outdoor patio spin Latin music, hip-hop, and club hits until 2:30 a.m.
Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses high-quality ingredients and makes all of its treats and waffle cones on-site to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization.