I love finding juice and smoothie bars in whatever city I may be in, so I was VERY happy to stumble upon Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen here in Bar Harbor, Maine while vacationing out here with my family!
Thrive is a small shop located on the stunning Mount Desert Island in downtown Bar Harbor. With a love and passion for health-conscious living, Thrive provides plant-based food and drinks with the intention of helping their customers to eat good to feel food (or great!). Thrive offers a variety of foods to choose from, including juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, breakfast bowls and a beautiful salad bar.
While on MDI, my family and I frequented Thrive a few times! The first day, I got their Balance Juice, which consisted of kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon, green apple — SO refreshing!
My mom went with their Ironman breakfast bowl which was organic quinoa with cinnamon sweet potatoes, banana, coconut shred, hemp seeds, peanut butter, and a honey drizzle. My dad and sister tried out their Blissful Berry smoothie bowl, which consisted of wild Maine blueberries, strawberries, banana, almond milk, dates, and cinnamon, blended together and topped with gluten-free granola, strawberries, banana, goji berries, coconut shreds, and a honey drizzle…YUM.
We went back for lunch the next day and I decided to hit up their salad bar, which was incredible. They had so many bases and toppings to chose from! They had a huge selection of high quality, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, hot and cold salad toppings, and homemade dressing. I kept it easy with kale, sweet potatoes, tofu, quinoa, roasted cauliflower, purple sauerkraut and a vinaigrette. It was SO good.
If you’re ever in the Bar Harbor area, I definitely recommended checking out Thrive Juice Bar and Kitchen! You won’t be disappointed!