Juices headline the menu at Manhattan Juice Bar & Cafe, but these aren't just any juices. These raw varieties are created mostly from organic wheat grass, healthy vegetables such as kale and carrots, and though fresh apples and citrus fruits lend a tinge of sweetness. Fresh fruits also show up in the juice bar's smoothies, which are blended with protein powder and non-dairy milk, such as coconut milk, almond milk, and organic flax milk.
But Manhattan is so much more than a juice bar. The cafe's lunchtime menu includes healthy wraps and paninis, many of which feature vegan toppings such as house-made hummus. The desserts are just as tantalizing and healthy, with options such as gluten-free vegan energy balls and bars.
Healthy living has been passion for Roselle Health Plus owner Keith Broadway all of his adult life. An avid fan of drinking nourishing juices and caring for himself, he spent a lot of his time keeping his body in peek condition, and sharing his knowledge with those in his community. His personal way of life eventually became his professional career when, in 2002, he left his job as a regional director of an employment agency to open Roselle Health Plus. Though he has since expanded his business into a larger location, his professional mission remains the same: to provide customers a resource for affordable health products and information for improving their personal health.
At his store, customers can peruse a bevy of healthy foodstuffs, from vitamins and herbs to supplements and cleansing drinks. The shop's juice bar keeps clients full and full of energy high by serving up nutrient-packed wraps, smoothies, and juices, saving them from resorting to unhealthy fast food burgers or gulps of air from a pizza shop oven vent.
NY Bagel Cafe & Deli's kitchen bakes its bagels fresh every day, fueling a savory expansion to locations across seven states. At the Newark site, a glass case displays doughy circles infused with ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes and blueberries. Patrons can opt to decorate their bagels or the eatery's pumpkin-colored walls with cream-cheese spreads flavored with scallions, bacon, and strawberries. In addition, deli sandwiches enfold Boar's Head–brand meats and cheeses in italian bread, wraps, or rolls.
A multidisciplinary cultural development center, GainVille specializes in language lessons for children but also offers classes for adults, ESL classes, and academic support, including educational-placement programs, counseling, and tutoring. A teaching staff of native Spanish, Italian, French, Mandarin, and Arabic speakers leads immersive sessions that not only cover grammar and vocabulary but also delve into the art, history, cuisine, and famous yo-yoists of the regions where each respective language is spoken. To fill up on brain food before or after class, students can head down to the café for some healthy international cuisine.
Founded in 1976, the Coffee Beanery has wafted the enticing aroma of its beans not only throughout the United States but also over foreign soil. At each location, baristas brew the company's specially roasted beans and decaf coffee, which expels caffeine via the Swiss water process rather than with harsh chemicals. In addition to steaming espresso drinks and blending icy frappalattes, the staff stocks their shelves with bags of flavored coffees such as french toast, chocolate mint kiss, and Michigan cherry. Although guests are welcome to cozy up at a table or grab a cup to go, the beanery also lures shoppers inside to peruse a selection of coffee gifts, perfect for birthdays or Monday mornings.
The staff at Raf Deli & Cafe hampers hunger with layers of Thumann's meats and cheeses sandwiched hot or cold between a variety of bready borders. Diners can grip stacks such as the philly cheesesteak or cryogenically freeze the italian hero’s posterity-worthy provolone, lettuce, tomato, salami, and ham. For delectable do-si-dos, palates can choose from an array of pairings, including roast beef and mozzarella, cheese and tomato, and liverwurst and cheese, stuffed between a wrap, roll, or hero. Crunchy textures augment the main course, as forks rake the caesar salad’s lettuce leaves and chompers crunch on potato chips or empty soda cans.
After a debilitating car accident left Elyissia Wassung’s mother, Barbara, unable to commute to work, she stayed busy in the kitchen, devising her own homemade chocolates. Nine-year-old Elyissia would then load her mother’s sweets into a shopping cart and sell them door-to-door around the neighborhood, learning entrepreneurial skills that would last a lifetime. After leaving a telecom job as an adult, Elyissia returned to selling chocolates by founding 2 Chicks with Chocolate (the other chick being her mom), teaming up with master chocolatier Patrick Coston and lead chocolatier Stephanie Vazquez. The dessert innovators create diverse flavors, such as spiced pear and caramel ganache, s’mores, and hazelnut praline, from scratch with spices and sea salt. Customers can also create their own bars online without venturing into the store, building on a selection of chocolate bases and toppings that range from pistachios to gummy bears. The store also hosts chocolate classes and enlivens parties with chocolate fountains and chocolate tastings.