After five years of serving up cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and acai bowls, fans of JuiceBuzz can now explore its MRKT expansion.
Just next door, MRKT is a hub for eco-friendly home accessories, skin and body care products, cleaning supplies, organic produce, supplements, and more.
“We knew that there was something missing in Delray, and we knew that it needed something that was different,” said Jessica Pfeffer, who co-owns JuiceBuzz MRKT + Juicery with her sister, Jacqueline.
Displayed atop reclaimed wood and pallets, products include laundry detergent and dishwasher soap sold in bulk to cut down on plastic containers. In the beauty section, natural shampoos, soaps, moisturizers, sunblock, shaving cream, lip care and oils are flanked by fresh flowers. On the walls are homewares such as reusable travel utensils, bamboo toothbrushes and natural toothpastes, soy and beeswax candles, and glass reusable straws. Plus, organic snacks, protein powders, supplements, and essential oils.
Advocates for wellness and the environment, Jessica is eager for customers to walk out of the store more educated on the ingredients they ingest and put on their bodies, as well as learning how they can cut down plastics.
The store does not carry plastic bags, but rather has recyclable paper bags and tissue paper as well as reusable bags for sale. Instead of plastic straws, JuiceBuzz carries paper ones and sells reusable glass straws. For those indulging in some fresh kombucha on tap, bring in your own cup or straw and you get a discount.
To carry on its mission of education, the store is hosting weekly Wednesday wellness workshops, where topics such as essential oils and nutrition will be discussed. Every Friday starting June 15, kombucha will be half off during happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
“My sister and I really believe in finding the whole,” Jessica said. “A big thing I would love the to take out is love and nourishment, taking care of your body.”
JuiceBuzz MRKT+JUICERY, 6 NE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach; 561/278-6122; JuiceBuzzDelray.com