Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: The Punchbowl – 4/5 Stars

The Punchbowl Los Angeles
$$ Live/Raw Food, Vegan, Juice Bars & Smoothies
4645 Melbourne Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

I came to The Punchbowl the day before and concluded that the guys who work here are more chirpy than the girls, which was unusual to witness. The guy was overly friendly, cooing at me to come back, but not too late.

It was Sunday. I came back the next day. The lady workers are more subdued in their chirpiness. A woman who was wearing a really, really high bandana, which looked like the Chiquita Banana girl who would take a banana off from her hat, made me an 8 dollar plus tax Banana Date Smoothie. It took this girl quite a while to prepare and make the smoothie, and I really would believe she would have all the ingredients stuffed in her bandana, but I am certain that there are some seriously scientific alchemic combinations happening behind the counter wall.

Now I hate the feeling when I eat out and think to myself, “I can make this” because I am a horrendous and unsophisticated cook. But seriously the taste of the Banana Date Smoothie was good but very simple: cold non-milk, frozen banana, dates, swirl in a blender: ta-da! These nutritious yet simple ingredients taste like my less nutritious smoothie creations at home, but for $8.70-ish it was nice not to have to clean my own blender.

Pricey, but the owner from Colorado needs to replace the black plastic bag serving as a window on the back of his car sooner than later.

Useful:Funny:Cool: 2