Located: 7386 South Union Park Ave.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am-10:00 pm, Saturday 9:00-10:00
Everyone is hooked on Straws these days. When I went to get a little something with the family, there was a steady stream of traffic the entire time I was there. I ordered the Samoa shake, Raspberry Vanilla Italian Soda, a fruit smoothie and some seriously amazing sugar cookies.
Straws opened 2 years ago by owner Tina Koch and her family. She thought it would be a great way for the family to spend time together doing something they love. Straws is your drink destination, they serve delicious drinks, smoothies, ice cream, shakes, tropical snow, Dole Whips, cookies (baked homemade daily), cake bites dipped in milk chocolate and soft pretzels. They value customer service and have created friends with their customers. Straws uses the highest quality ingredients including fruit boba’s that add the best flavors to their smoothies and shaved ice. They are also the only local shop to serve shaved ice year round, which is made just like the ones in Hawaii. They do this by adding cream or ice cream along with one or more of their 26 flavors to the shaved ice. They even offer a “sipper cup” that is awesome.
Here’s how Straws works: pull up and someone comes up to your car to take the order, choose one of their signature blends or add anything to your liking. Add a little coconut to your soda, cookies to your shake, frosting or maple bacon to your soft pretzel… pay, pull around the building and your order is ready for pick up at the window. So when the kids are screaming and you need a little quiet time to yourself, or maybe on the way to shopping with friends, on a date night, or just because… any time seems like a great time to make a quick stop at Straws. They will even cater your special event.
Another thing I just love about Straws is that they serve fruit and veggie smoothies that are 100% natural, no additives and a 12 oz smoothie is only 160 calories. So, if you’re watching your figure or need a little boost after the gym, it’s the perfect treat. Try the Peach/Pear/Apricot Smoothie, you’ll be hooked instantly and owner, Tina Koch, suggests to add a little pineapple, yum!
An added little bonus to Straws is their frequent drink punch cards where you get one free when you fill it up. You can also buy their pre-paid drink card. Just buy a card of 10 drinks, show the card when you stop by and you don’t even have to pull out your wallet. When you use it, just add to it again. It makes a pretty nice gift card too.
Straws has a fabulous special offer for our followers! Until February 29, 2016 use this coupon for a buy one, get one free on ANY single item. Pretty great.
And who doesn’t love a giveaway? Straws is also giving away a $20 gift card to one lucky follower. Enter to win on our Instagram page, Facebook page and for bonus entries, repost our straws birthday post #happybirthdaysaltsky . Winner announcement next week.
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February Specials at Straws:
- Red velvet chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese frosting, heart shaped
- Everyday they will post a name on their social media and on the banner in front of the store. If it’s your name, head in for a FREE 24 oz drink & a cookie that day. See your friends name? Tell them and spread the word