Y’all, I just returned from Philadelphia, and yet, my wanderlust spirit cannot wait to be back on the road. (Fortunately, I have a trip to Europe planned this month, but more details on that later. Shhhhh!)
Now, on this most recent trip to Philly, I wanted to find a new spot, so I went out of my way to Wayne, PA to Oasis Juice Shop. This isn’t a convenient stop for Philly, but it is pretty close by if you’re visiting a college student at Haverford College. Hopefully, that gives you a general direction.
To begin, Oasis is dedicated gluten and dairy free juice shop. (I always try to stick to 100% gluten free spots while road tripping.) And, they specialize in juice/smoothies. They have fruit smoothies, nut milk shakes (that are vegan), peanut butter shakes, and fresh juices. For my trip I tried out two of the juices: Banana Strawberry and Blueberry Banana Kale.
First off, neither smoothie made me sick! That’s why I love dedicated gluten free spots that are safe for celiacs. Next, I definitely preferred the blueberry banana kale. Since I was looking for a smoothie texture, the banana strawberry combo was a little to thin for me. I loved the sweet flavor of the blueberry banana kale because it wasn’t overwhelming either.
Yet, my favorite part about this shop was the store inside. They sold different gluten free products, many of which I have only found online in the past. Now, you certainly couldn’t count on Oasis as your one stop grocery store or even to rely on a certain product. However, it is a great place to find new gluten free products!
I tried out sorghum pop (like popcorn, but from sorghum)! The bag was pretty big so I found the $3-4 price tag to be very reasonable. Sorghum is a bit earthier tasting than your traditional corn snack, and it took me a little while to get used to the taste. The kernels are also much smaller! However, I ended up eating the whole bag on the way home. They sell different flavors too, and quite a few of those intrigued me as well.
If I lived nearby, I would definitely be stopping in for a gluten and dairy free smoothie on a regular basis. The staff is friendly, and I’d want to know what new products were around.
Stay tuned for next week, when I’ll have a list of all the dedicated gluten free restaurants I’ve visited in Pennsylvania. The list is getting pretty long!