I love my little neighbourhood around the Osborne Village. Yeah, sure, things can get a bit disorderly on weekend nights, but I love being so close to everything: only a walk or a short bus ride away from a drink with friends, a leisurely meal or some window shopping. And lately, a few new businesses have been adding to the environment.
The first is Green Carrot, a smoothie and juice shop that's perfect for a healthy snack or a light meal. The atmosphere is airy, modern and clean and The Best Ever Green Smoothie I tried was creamy and divine. I can't wait to go back and try other smoothies and juices. This will definitely be my new go-to for a quick and easy healthy snack.
Stain also opened up its doors very recently. With the long tables toward the back, it would be a great spot for a meeting or study session. The decor is hip, moody and fun. They've started with a soft open, consisting mostly of coffees, juices and shakes (I tried the watermelon juice, which was refreshing and delicious), but from the looks of the refrigerated cases, they plan on expanding soon.
I'm excited about the new spots that have opened up around Osborne in the past year or so, and look forward to seeing the community continuing to expand. Now if someone could please just open up a new and used bookstore, my life would be complete ;)