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.
Their commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies and Artisan Flatbreads?to its Energy Bowls, antioxidant-packed that include a blend of fresh fruit, nonfat Greek yogurt, and an assortment of toppings and fresh fruits like acai berries, mangos, and strawberries.
Of course there are also the 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.
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.
From any seat in the house, it's impossible to miss the game at Randy Jones All American Sports Grill. Throughout the brightly-colored interior, 30 flatscreen TV's and two high-def projectors broadcast games from NFL, NHL, MLB, NCAA, and more. From the bar, two dozen American beers flow through the taps, and a full wine and liquor list is also available. Paired with bar-friendly grub, the food menu is home to sports-themed American classics, such as Randy's Sinkers (a trio of pulled pork sliders), a Padre burger, and the 35's chili dog.
Tucked into a quiet residential neighborhood on Mission Avenue in University Heights, Mystic Mocha Café slides back into old times with its eclectic furnishings and décor. The coffee shop’s cuisine, however, is much healthier than fare of that era. Open for breakfast and lunch, the cool little haunt satiates its mellow clientele with a selection of reasonably priced wraps, scrambles, tortas, breakfast quesadillas and chilaquiles. Made-to-order dishes weave in creative ingredients, from tortellini pasta scrambles and smoked turkey sausage tortas to chicken mole wraps. Breakfast purists stay true to form with standards like buttermilk pancakes, scones and homemade muffins. On the beverage front, patrons can quaff hot chocolate chai teas and coffees. Naturally, mochas steal the show, with everything from Milky Way and Black Forest to Neapolitan. Choose between an outdoors dog and kid friendly patio in the open space or the smaller, intimate inside seating that offers fewer tables.
Twiggs Bakery & Coffeehouse is both a celebrated bakery and a casual café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. When the company outgrew its commercial bakery in 2008, owners opted to open an Adams Avenue storefront bakery. Aside from fresh pastries, breakfast also includes specialty sandwiches served on biscuits, croissants and bagels. Other staples include omelets, breakfast burritos, scrambles and quiches. Weekends add a twist with huevos rancheros, asiago omelettes, Tony’s French Toast and the Califas Scramble – eggs scrambled with chorizo, onions, green bell peppers, roasted potatoes and cheese. Lunch and dinner menus include salads, soups, garden burgers, quesadillas and a slew of paninis that range from chipotle turkey to a vegetarian pesto, and all can be served as a whole wheat tortilla wrap.
Grab a taste of New Orleans at Bud’s Louisiana Café in Kearny Mesa, just off Balboa Avenue. Hidden away in a predominantly commercial area, the interior here has an open layout with a muted color palette and an easy-going vibe. Featuring Creole and Cajun favorites like jambalaya and po’ boy sandwiches, Bud’s has all the Louisiana classics. What began as the owner’s humble homage to his hometown cooking has grown into nine affiliate locations in five cities, garnering a bit of national attention along the way. The waitstaff always delivers their own brand of Southern-inflected charm, and are helpful in navigating their large menu. Patrons especially enjoy sticking around to order one of their bread pudding desserts, a creamy egg custard baked with French bread, laced with a white chocolate sauce, and topped with toasted pecans.
Featured on Fox-5 San Diego news and the Food Network, Eclipse Chocolat purveys gourmet truffles, drinking chocolates, and salted caramels crafted from sustainably farmed cocoa beans and hand-selected ingredients. Like birthday parties and bank vaults housed in piñatas, a box of 10 exotic truffles ($20) yields a grab-bag of surprise riches, including four seasonal truffle varieties and Eclipse’s signature lavender sea-salted caramel. Sprinkle the sinfully rich chocolate shreds from a tasting trio of drinking chocolates into hot milk to create steaming cups of cocoa that warm bellies during blustery winter days or vivid daydreams about the Ice Age ($20). Staff members swathe each batch of newly baked chocolate in artisan packaging before artfully arranging it in sleek wooden display cases in the store’s sea-foam-green surroundings.