Ok so it’s another fun, crazy summer on the Vineyard, and I have to admit that I have not necessarily been eating the most healthy of foods. It’s hard to do, with all the dining out and BBQ’s and summer cocktails.
I need some easy, tasty, healthy options that are fast. Imagine my surprise when I was driving up State Road to go to the UPS store, and I saw the Bliss Bus.
What’s The Bliss Bus?
Well, it’s the answer to quick, convenient, seriously yummy, and healthy food.
The Bliss Bus is the satellite location to Blissed Out – the organic smoothie shop on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. The Bliss Bus is located in the parking lot of Eden garden center.
Get Your Bliss On
I don’t know if you’ve ever had a smoothie at Blissed Out, but they’re yummy. Granted, they are a bit pricey, but a cocktail costs more and that doesn’t stop me. You can also get organic cold pressed juice, which is so good for you.
Husband and wife team Jen Oliver and Fred Natusch use only the freshest, organic ingredients, and this is more than a store for them, it’s a way of life. Catch them on the ferry with their kids — and they’re having a smoothie.
Blissed Out food is super food. There is no dairy and everything is gluten free and there’s not even a speck of refined sugar in their stuff.
Get on the Bus
The Bliss Bus doesn’t carry the full menu, but that’s OK. The bus is small and has a pretty good selection.
Everything is made fresh that morning at Blissed Out and when it’s gone, it’s gone for the day.
For me, I like the Love Bug smoothie which has watermelon, strawberry, lemon, agave, and filtered water. It’s fun and flavorful and just makes you think of summer.
I find the Blissed Out smoothies to be pretty filling.
There were about 15 different options for smoothies, including the green smoothies, and cold pressed juices – not too shabby if you ask me.
However, if you need something a little more, there are sandwich and salad options.
When I stopped by the Bliss Bus, there was an organic Thai Coconut Curry Hummus wrap with that came with a side of quinoa pesto for only $10. Not bad at all. And to think that there was parking there too. Perfect.
You could also get smoothie popsicles if you were in the mood for something really cold, and still good for you.
Why not just go to Blissed Out? Well, with the Bliss Bus there’s no need to worry about parking, or a line, and I do have a thing for food trucks — apparently food “buses” too.
The owners are really clever to have this little piece of bliss at the top of State Road. The convenience is awesome.
Alyssa Cimeno was working when I went, and she said so many people have told her how thankful they are for the Bliss Bus because they don’t have to go all the way downtown for a smoothie.
She says she has a pretty tasty job. I’d agree.
So, next time there’s a rumble in your tummy and you’re on State Road about to pass Eden, pull in and check out the Bliss Bus.
The Bliss Bus is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ish).
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