I have lived near Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations for quite some time. Oddly enough, I had never stepped foot inside of one. I guess I just thought to myself “who goes all out for a smoothie when I could make one at home?” The buildings appear a bit tiny so I never entertained the idea that the word Cafe was included in the name for a reason. They actually have food. Really? And its GOOD food! I recently had my first visit as a review opportunity and took my four year old along with me. It opened our eyes to a whole new place to eat!
As you can see, the little one is all about his smoothie. I mean whats not to like about a “healthier milk shake” as I called it to get him excited. I wasn’t sure what to expect about sizes, but the kids size is plenty for a child. Honestly, the kids size smoothie is plenty for ME. He ordered a chocolate chimp smoothie. As the name easily suggests, it is a banana chocolate smoothie. It had great flavor and if you choose, you can even add other ingredients for a small fee (in another visit, my oldest added peanut butter to the chocolate chimp and loved it!) Now for the food… I fell in love! I am a big fan of spicy foods. So when I saw the buffalo chicken wrap I knew I had to give it a try!
One word.. AMAZING! I don’t normally order wraps and subs at any places because the meats are weird or the bread gets soggy, the lettuce is all wilted and gross. Not the case at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. I did not bite into one bad piece of chicken. The lettuce and tomato were extremely fresh and somehow still crisp in a hot wrap! There was PLENTY of buffalo sauce for a big bite of flavor. And my favorite part was that the wrap was toasted after it was made so there was a nice crunch to go with it instead of a soggy, nasty tortilla. I was full after only half but I couldn’t stop eating! It came with a bag of chips (I gave to the little one) and I ordered a peanut butter cup smoothie to go with it. The regular sized smoothies are HUGE (really enough for 2 people in my opinion!) But they are so good! I now make sure to share my smoothie with someone because I can’t finish a whole one myself.
What can be better than a fresh smoothie and a delicious, fresh meal? I’m not sure at this point. I just know I have been missing out for years and am now kicking myself for not giving it a try sooner! Want to check it out for yourself? Enter below for a chance to win a $25 gift card to tropical smoothie. That is plenty to check out their amazing menu items including wraps, flatbreads, tacos and so much more. This would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone in your life who enjoys fresh food and smoothies (or a simple date night together if they are really easy to please like me!)