Detroit 10: Smoothies

June 15, 2016  |   Story by Danielle Alexander  

Whether you are in The D for an event, game or just exploring the sights with family and friends, it has the potential to get quite hot in the city during the summer months. Take a break and cool down at one of these 10 places to get a smoothie in Detroit:


The Bean Bar

Those who work in the financial district are definitely familiar with The Bean Bar as it is located across from Cobo Center on West Congress Street. In addition to the coffee and tea, fresh baked goods including muffins, bagels and cookies are prepared every week day morning.


Byblos Café & Grill

Want lunch with that smoothie? Byblos Café & Grill, located on both West Palmer Avenue and Cass Avenue, not only offers fresh juice and smoothies, but a full Mediterranean menu, as well.


Chickpea in The D

Known for its smoothies, hummus and wraps, Chickpea in The D is definitely a go-to spot for those craving a light snack or a full meal while on John R Street.


Cold Stone Creamery

Although best known as an ice cream shop, the smoothies at Cold Stone Creamery will satisfy anyone’s thirst. Located on Monroe Street, Cold Stone also offers shakes and cakes.


Detroit Water Ice Factory

Do no preservatives, low sugar and natural fruit appeal to you? What about helping Detroit’s neediest residents? If so, check out author and journalist Mitch Albom’s Detroit Water Ice Factory located on Woodward Avenue. One hundred percent of the profits go to Super All Year Detroit charities.



Griswold Street’s Drought serves organic, cold-pressed and “mindfully prepared” raw juice. The juice is served in glass bottles and never pasteurized.



Located on Woodward Avenue, Freshii, whose motto is “Eat. Energize.,” not only offers a variety of juices and smoothies, but they also provide customers with bowls, salads, wraps, burritos, soups, frozen yogurt and more.


GO! Smoothies

GO! Smoothies on Clifford Street sells smoothies, juices, shots and “bytes” (salads). Additionally, wellness coaching and fitness classes are available here, making it an excellent one-stop shop for those working toward a healthy lifestyle.


Hershey’s Ice Cream

Hershey’s Ice Cream has a range of frozen drinks, including Frozen Yogurt Smoothies that come in a variety of flavors. If you’re craving something fresh, cool and delicious but also something low in calories, come down Grand River Avenue for one of these or another delicious treat.


Mootown Ice Cream & Dessert Shoppe

Located in Eastern Market, Mootown offers fruit and vegetable smoothies in addition to their other ice cream and dessert treats, which is the perfect way to fuel up beforehand or cool down after a long day of shopping.


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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. The Bean Bar
    243 W. Congress St., Detroit, MI 48226313-963-2326 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Byblos Cafe & Grill
    4830 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-292-5678 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Chickpea in the D
    2 John R St., Detroit, MI 48226313-970-7618 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Cold Stone Creamery
    540 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-964-2715 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Detroit Water Ice Factory
    1014 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-888-9106 Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Drought
    719 Griswold St., Ste. 110, Detroit, MI 48226313-888-9950 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Freshii
    1001 Woodward Ave., Ste. 105, Detroit, MI 48226313-237-0700 Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Mootown Ice Cream & Dessert Shoppe
    2461 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207313-262-6594 Highlight on map | More Details