SAVE YOURSELF FROM SICKNESS THIS WINTER WITH PLENTY OF VITAMIN PACKED SMOOTHIES AND VEGAN SNACKS. IF YOU’RE GUT COULD GO ON HOLIDAY IT WOULD GO TO LIQUID GARDEN.
WHERE: Stargarder Str. 72, 10437 Berlin.
U-Bahn: Schönhauser Allee.
THE DEAL: Wheatgrass shots and green smoothies in a small but perfectly formed smoothie bar in P-berg. If Gwyneth Paltrow was a cafe she might be Liquid Garden. Or maybe not since the cafe also has some vegan treats, salads and coffee on the menu.
THE FOOD: What we love about Liquid Garden, besides the tasty smoothies is its whole sustainability thing. The bar serves up green smoothies in compostable cups or bottles. We would never tell you to detox or cleanse - you are perfect as you are. But there are those times of year when we all don’t feel our finest, so a little help from a green smoothie is welcome. Plus we are all usually running around like mad-men (and women) trying to do 1234254434 things so a smoothie makes the healthy life super fast and easy. Liquid Garden offers different organic smoothies according to the seasons. But these aren’t the kind of super sweet, yummy but ‘not that great for you’ smoothies disguised as a health kick. These are the real deal with at least 50% of the mix packed with veggies and greens. Purifier is the ultimate green one. Its packed with spinach, avocado, ginger, honey and lemon. The Powerboost Breakfast smoothie with kale, wheatgrass, oats, cacao and almond milk is chocolatey, creamy and filling. If you want to live forever then you should probably get the Forever Young - again super green and super good for you. Since everything is prepared fresh each day you can also ask for adjustments to their menu - which means you’ll drink something that you love. You can also choose to boost up your smoothie with an antioxidant or superfood booster. Choose from matcha, wheatgrass, moringa, maca and so on for an extra hit of goodness. If you want something hot then one of their soups or a coffee might be the way to go. They also make soups in a bottle that you can take home to heat up and have later. This is the first place we’ve found that makes Bullet Proof Coffee in Berlin; espresso frothed with butter, coconut oil and nectar which supposedly makes for long-lasting energy. Anyone on a Ketogenic diet take note. Lastly, Liquid Garden does a mean raw brownie. It’s home-made, vegan and free from any processed sugary crap. Fine it tastes a bit healthier than usual but because its raw its soft and gooey like it should be.
FYI: LQ doesn’t have any toilet facilities - so you want to hold back on the coffee!
THE PRICE: Small smoothie (300ml) is €4.4. Large smoothie (500ml) is €5.8. Pimp your smoothie €1. Bullet Proof Coffee €3.5 and Flat white is €3.5. Raw brownie €3.5, Energy ball €3.5.
PAY BY: €ash and card.
BEST FOR: Winter flu protection. It’s also great for healing your gut and detoxing after a heavy couple of weeks.