BEST JUICE BAR - 2001
Asase Yaa's - CLOSED
There's just something about walking into a place and feeling like you're at home. Maybe it's the reggae music playing over the speakers that even the elderly ladies can't help but groove to, the carved African masks that adorn every wall, or the fact that someone with a smile is always cooking behind the counter that makes you want to hide out in this little juice bar for a few hours and escape the urban jungle. Once the smell of fresh-squeezed citrus and spicy Ghanaian dishes lures you inside, you'll find everything from a straight-up strawberry lemonade ($2.85) to a blend of organic vegetable juices like tomato, carrot, celery, spinach, bell pepper, and garlic combo complete with a dash of Tabasco and black pepper to taste ($5.15). Those with more tender palates might try a frozen coconut and banana smoothie blended with fresh pineapple juice ($3.55) or a simple shot of wheat grass mixed with carrot, apple, and ginger ($4.85) to clear your mind. All of Asase Yaa's drinks are made on the spot with organic fruits and vegetables and can always be blended with those healthy little extras like bee pollen, spirulina, or protein powder.