Hawa Smoothies looks like the snack bar at your local pool, but is instead a juice bar with much better options than half-frozen mozzarella sticks. It’s a tiny, cash-only spot in East Village where the drinks have names like “Hot Passion” and “Pome Queen.” If you’re not into those, they’ll gladly make a new concoction based on whatever you diagnose yourself with. Plus, you can drink your juice with those huge neon-colored straws they put in the bubble tea, which makes being healthy objectively more fun.
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