Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Juice and Java review

Have you ever had the challenge of finding a lunch place where you can enjoy a great veggie meal while your friend or significant other can have a conventional burger? Well, look no further than Juice and Java Café (21316 St. Andrews Blvd., 561/852-2230).

Unlike what the name may lead you to think, the menu here is one of the largest I have seen in Boca. Juice and Java offers 29 salads and 35 wraps! You can also find many other menu items that range from organic tofu breakfast wraps, homemade veggie burgers and green smoothies to grass-fed bison burgers and strawberry banana crepes.

I very much enjoyed the Max salad which had mixed greens, quinoa, black beans, red onion, carrot, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, feta (which I opted to sub with red cabbage) and avocado. My Green Life green juice completed the lunch and gave me extra energy to tackle my day.

What I liked about Juice and Java is the restaurant’s commitment to making food cleaner and healthier. For instance, all of the soy products are organic and non-GMO, and while they strive to get as much organic produce as possible, they do wash their conventional produce with specialty veggie wash. They also substitute plant-based mayo for conventional kind and source cage-free chicken that wasn’t administered any hormones or steroids.

As for beverages, Juice and Java offers about 30 fruit and vegetable juices, 35 smoothies, tap kombucha and unlimited refills on their purified alkaline water that is available as flat or sparkling.

Look for their new location opening in East Boca at the 5th Avenue Shops in December!

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About Alina Z.

Alina Z., aka “The Green Goddess,” is a certified holistic health coach, detox specialist and raw-food chef (she conducts occasional classes at Whole Foods in Boca). Prior to moving to Florida,  Alina hosted her own TV show in Maryland—“Entertaining A to Z”—for people who didn’t have time to cook but wanted to eat healthy. Catch one of her web episodes at eHow.com, visit Alina’s website at alinaz.com, or follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/CoutureFood) or Twitter (@CoutureFood). The Green Goddess blog runs every other Wednesday at bocamag.com.

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