In a neighborhood plastered with pizza joints, bakeries, and Italian restaurants, The Juicery stands as (literally and figuratively) one of the newest additions to the North End of Boston. Focusing on fresh, organic juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and a variety of supplements, this eco-friendly and fully compostable shop is filled with healthy options. We stopped in to check out the latest concept to hit the neighborhood.
The store has no meat offerings and is completely vegetarian, and almost everything on the menu is gluten free and vegan. “People think juicing is just a trend, it is much more than that, it really is a lifestyle,” says Caitlin Moakley, who has been working at the store since it opened last fall. “You can get pizza or pasta anywhere around here, but there aren’t too many places to get healthy and delicious juices.”
Located right along the Greenway at 66A Cross Street, the space previously housed DePasquale’s Homemade Pasta Shoppe. Since opening in October of 2014, the store has seen steady business even throughout the snow, yet they are eagerly looking forward to the summer weather and heavy crowds. This is the first location in Massachusetts, and there are 5 other locations within New Hampshire and Maine.
Looking around the shop, you may notice that the store does not have a garbage can. This is because everything they use is either recyclable or compostable. In a further effort to reduce their waste, all of their cups, straws, utensils and to-go ware are compostable.
If you plan on visiting, their most popular juice is the “Lifeblood” made with beet, apple, carrot, ginger, and lemon. While their most popular smoothie is the “Kale Storm” made with banana, mango, spinach, kale, lemon juice, and apple juice. Welcome “The Juicery” to the North End!
Photos by Conor Finley