Snack Works Smoothie Café’ & Bodega
If you look carefully enough, you might find Snack Works, discreetly situated across the street from bustling Falls Park. The store’s shelves are lined with a wide variety of tasty and healthy organic options including bulk nuts, candy, and an incredible selection of cold beverages. Along with the fresh salads and made to order smoothies, you can get a shot of wheat grass that Demarco grows himself.
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After returning from working in hospitality management in the US Virgin Islands, Patrick Demarco returned to Greenville and needed a job. Why not open a neighborhood cafe and bodega serving fresh foods at a reasonable price?
Open 3 years, Snack Works has quickly become Downtown Greenville’s employee cafeteria. Patrick tells us, “The same people come and have their own favorite. They order practically 4 or 5 times a week.”
Patrick’s philosophy is “keep it basic with only a few ingredients so each ingredient isn’t overpowered.” It’s a philosophy that keeps us coming back.
Meet the Snack Works Panini. It's busting with flavor, thanks to the pesto mayo and Patrick's seasoned press.
And don't miss the modest, but macho Veggie Salad Wrap. Think salad meets wrap. Romaine, spinach, kale, tomato, red onion, red pepper, lime juice, avocado, cucumber, and balsamic vinaigrette.
The next time you find yourself hungry downtown, do yourself a favor and stop in to see Patrick and his lovely assistant, Ayla Hayes. Tell him we all say, hello....make sure you ask for some of his fresh-made green salsa. It's great on everything.
612 S Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601