At Roost House of Juice, very little goes to waste—even the pulp from their juices is compressed in a dehydrator to make raw falafel. The delicious results are in line with the café's philosophy of sustainable, vegan, and gluten-free eats. The juices themselves range from crisp blends of cucumber, apple, celery, and mint to the Red Russian, a re-imagined cocktail with Russian kale, cranberry, lemon, and ginger booch. The menu also lists enticing smoothies such as the Coconut Butter Cup, which derives its sweetness from Brazil nut milk ice cubes, dates, vanilla, and coconut and cacao butter.
Most of the produce handled here comes from local farms. Other dishes, including the housemade granola, are signature creations. And, in the interest of sustainably grown foods and wholesome lifestyles, the staff merges their beliefs with their service. They award discounts to customers who arrive on bikes or public transit, as well as those who bring reusable containers for their orders. Their Give a Hoot Juice campaign also donates part of their profits to likeminded organizations.
Forest Falls Cafe prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients in its made-from-scratch dishes. Its bread is purchased nearby and makes up an array of sandwiches, filled with everything from Maine lobster to teriyaki chicken. Chefs tuck sliced apples into individual-sized pie crusts while homemade soups simmer and turkey roasts in the kitchen. The caf? also serves breakfast all day, including dishes such as eggs benedict smothered in hollandaise sauce, veggie scrambles wrapped in tortillas, and pancakes filled with local blueberries.
York's sandy beaches and iconic rocky shores make it an idyllic walking town. The Nubble Lighthouse, a 1.5-mile stroll east of the hotel, ascends from a small, rocky island off the northeastern shore of Cape Neddick. This red-roofed landmark, encased by a cast iron shell, flashes a red beacon every six seconds to remind seafarers to call their mothers. Continuing along the coast, visitors traverse the Cliff Walk, a trail lined by wildflowers and set against a dramatic backdrop of the rugged Atlantic shore. Stationed an 8-minute drive from the hotel, York Harbor and York Village charm travelers with historical buildings and quaint New England cafés. This quiet shopping district houses the Museums of Old York, a collection of nine historical sites including Old Gaol, a former 18th-century prison outfitted with cells and dungeons, and the Emerson-Wilcox House, which displays 12 period room settings and two antique galleries.
Coriannder's Cafe specializes in all-American eats, especially lunchtime comfort foods. Grilled cheeses, pulled pork sandwiches, baked potatoes, and tomato basil soup have all made recent appearances on the frequently changing menu, which includes plenty of daily specials. Customers can always count on a wrap, hearty sandwich, or a helping of the house-made baked beans and brown bread baked to fill their bellies.
The sleek, dark wood floors and vibrant orange walls inside Juicy Roots complement the cafe's natural, earthy cuisine. A gallery of vegan foods includes veggie-stuffed wraps, hearty soups, kale-and-bean salads, and a rotating selection of raw cookies and sweets. Even the fresh squeezed juices and smoothies are dairy-free, unless blended with creamy Greek yogurt.
More than two decades in the beauty industry have taught Christine Waniak-Howell which skincare products deliver great results and which ones are better left on the shelf. The owner of The Face Cafe has pledged her allegiance to Jan Marini Skin Research cleansers, serums, and salves—which are backed by clinical research—and Jane Iredale mineral makeup. The Jan Marini line is particularly adept at fighting signs of aging and resurfacing skin, so Christine uses it during all of her facial and body treatments.