This has been a season of new and unusual offerings in the area, and one of the freshest and most innovative is Mango Max Smoothies and Greens.
Taking aim at some of the fastest growing niches in the emerging foodie market, Mango Max has created a venue where vegan and carnivore can coexist and, if you would permit, thrive.
Strictly open for the breakfast, lunch and early dinner crowd, this eatery, or drinkery, depending on your order, has a wide variety of options for a wide variety of tastes.
Smoothies, of Course:
Few things are hotter in the food world today than a nice, cold smoothie, the health nut’s answer to fast food. Where the burger, fries and coke of the mega chains are said to be fairly devoid of nutrition, Mango Max’s smoothies are just as fast (or faster) and are overflowing with nutritional goodness. Whether it’s a fruit and yogurt powerup smoothie for breakfast on the way to work, or a kale and lemon grass cleanser after spinning, Max’s smoothies pack a punch and travel well. Available in a variety of sizes, custom smoothies are made up for you at no extra charge. If Max has it in the kitchen, you can have it in your cup.
As the second half of the company’s name would suggest, vegetarian dishes, especially those based around greens and other salad veggies, are a big thing. Using specially constructed storage units, Max is able to keep an amazing array of perishables at the peak of freshness for your consumption. The smoothie and salad special is guaranteed to top off your nutritional charts in a single sitting, and delivers farm fresh flavors in the deal.
Nuts and Berries
No tree hugger diet would be complete without the grains; seeds and other munch able goodies that can contribute to a healthy diet. Various rice recipes are available, both as standalone dishes and as the base for a custom veggie platter, giving those who are less carbohydrate sensitive a chance to bulk up. Flax, chea and sunflower seeds are among the hip foods this year, and they are all available in any smoothie or dish.
Nuts are another important dietary component, and a variety is available as well. In deference to those with allergies, peanuts are served in sealed packs so as not to contaminate any other dishes.
Light vegetable based soups are also on the menu. Lentil soup with mushroom and kale is a popular option, as is potato corn chowder which is just the ticket on cold days. Tomato and Veggie Juice soups are also very well received.
Service and dining is casual. You can order and pick up at the counter, or be seated and served by an efficient and knowledgeable wait staff. Breakfast, as you might expect, is mostly drive through, but for lunch, a salad bar is set up for those who want to build their own.
So if you are tired of ham and eggs, and want to break the burger and fries habit, give Mango Max a try.