While most smoothie shops are nearly identical (quick: did we just pass a Jamba Juice or Planet Smoothie?), The Blend Superfood Bar is doing things a little differently. Located in the heart of Pacific Beach, a few blocks from the ocean, Corina Thompson and Hernan Lopez put together an easy-to-understand menu, the basis of its mission reading loud and clear through it: health food should actually be healthy.
What stands out is The Blend’s açaí bowls. Instead of the same bowl you can get anywhere (açaí sorbet blended with apple juice or soy milk, topped with strawberries, banana, blueberries, and honey), it serves its creations with frozen açaí puree mixed with additions like fresh lemon and ginger juice, chocolate protein powder, mango, and even kale. On top, there's even more fruit (most of it sourced locally).