Blend: A Superfood Cafe in Clinton


Superfood fast? Yes, please. When I received a tip that this healthy cafe had opened in Clinton, I sprinted over. There’s a shortage of salads, smoothies and bowls to-go around here and it’s all we crave. The place was hopping at noon on a Tuesday with what appeared to be die-hard fans of the recently opened joint. I combed through the menu, slightly overwhelmed by the multitude of options — Greens, Rice Bowls, Smoothies, and much more. I got a little advice from the staff and went with What the Cluck? – a Rice Bowl packed with braised chicken, carrots, bean sprouts, scallions, chickpeas, and a perfectly spiced Thai peanut sauce.

With luck,  the “bowl” came in a neat cardboard takeout box so I could bring half of it home. I sipped my refreshing AquaVita PeachMint Kombucha (on tap!) while waiting for my carefully constructed Acai Bowl: The Peanut Gallery — made from blended banana, acai, peanut butter, blueberries, almond milk — topped with banana, strawberries, peanut butter, and the yummiest granola.

Next time it will be a salad or a smoothie (or both!). I have my eye on the You’ve Goat To Be Kidding – mixed greens, roasted beets, goat cheese, almonds, and roasted shallot vinaigrette.

A perfect grab and go for the beach or to replenish when out running errands. Allow a little time for preparation as the offerings are made fresh and therefore laborious. They serve hot and cold tea and coffee, too! Plenty of parking in the back.

25 East Main Street in Clinton

 blend cafe