Tucked away in the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Avenue, this local juice bar is committed to providing great tasting smoothies, açaí bowls, and juices to provide the Westwood community some more energy to get throughout the day. Not considered to be a sit down type of restaurant, store manager Tracy Pugh describes Nékter as “a second option in between meals which makes it the best snack in town”. Though a bit pricy with 16 ounce smoothies and juices running for $5.50 and açaí bowls for $7.50, Nékter is a chain that revitalizes the typical juice bar dynamic with a vibrant atmosphere, great service, and lip-smacking snacks with wholly raw and natural ingredients.
At Nékter, taste goes hand in hand with health as exhibited with the place’s vast collection of detoxifying cleanses and options for a “Make Your Own Blend” including ingredients such as carrot, kale, spinach, ginger, and celery. To welcome new customers, the restaurant recommends the parsley and spinach-based Toxin Flush juice strawberry and blueberry-based Berry Banana Burst and cleverly named spinach-based Popeye’s Açaí smoothies. They also have plenty of other health nut snacks that show a good eye for nutritious but tasty snacks. I see you, PopChips!
The Pink Flamingo with Apple Juice
An all time crowd favorite smoothie that is appetizing with the first sip! The apple juice adds a tangy zip to the dragonfruit, pineapple, agave extract, strawberrys and refreshing coconut water combination. The color of the smoothie tells it all.
The Bruin Bowl (The PB Bowl)
This bowl of fresh goodness is prepared with açaí berries, banana, strawberry, dates and a wholesome, housemade vanilla cashew milk mixed with a heavenly scoop of peanut butter blended up into a smoothie base. On top, flavorful bananas, sweet granola, fresh strawberries, and juicy blueberries complement the bottom. One of Tracy’s absolute favorites!
Overall, Nekter is a healthy alternative to the other choices for snacks in the area and offers a smile on your face with great tasting food for you to take at your choosing. Running this franchise for 2 years now, co-owner Tracy loves to serve this diverse community of international scholars, local students, corporate businessmen, and families and deliver a product that he and his employees love. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed!