There are innumerable juice centres that dot the city, so the concept isn’t new but Mango Forest Juice Bar, that recently opened shop in Andheri’s Oshiwara area, tries to offer a hygienic place where patrons can enjoy fruit juices and milkshakes.
When we dropped by, we gave it full marks for its clean wooden furniture and tidy juice area but the lack of variety on offer left us a bit disappointed. Except the usual Apple, Orange and Sweet Lime, we were expecting more variety; since most new places these days (big or small) are always on the lookout to bring something new to the table.
While they did experiment a bit with options including Kiwi juice, we were greedy for more. We asked for a Watermelon Juice (Rs 70), Cocktail Juice (Rs 100) and Mango Milkshake (Rs 150), since the place is called Mango Forest (there is a mangrove area close by and we were told that the name is inspired from that and also because it has a nice ring to it).
Our orders arrived soon; but lost marks immediately for unimaginative presentation; it could’ve passed off as something from a roadside stall. What added to this was that it tasted no better -- fresh but nothing extraordinary to offer; especially since these cost double.
Also, don’t drop by if you need a quick bite -- the place offers only Mix Fruit Chaat and Veg Cheese Grilled Sandwich. They plan to start home delivery soon.
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