Early vegans and vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest the easy way with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get vegan café fare for two at The Stand Juice Company (up to a $33 total value). The meal includes the following:
- Two sandwiches (up to an $8.50 value each)
- Two juices or smoothies (up to an $8 value each)
This Groupon is valid at the café’s two locations in Norwalk and Fairfield.
The Stand’s food fixers populate their café-style menu with fare crafted from ingredients sourced as locally and organically as possible and free of animal products. Like a cartoon bear’s picnic basket, organic whole-grain bread traps most of the café’s sandwich permutations, including the reuben that combines smoky barbecue tempeh with a generous condiment crown of sauerkraut, mustard, and Nayonaise. The popular raw-almond-hummus-and-avocado sandwich inhabits space between bread slices or in the curl of a collard wrap, and the no-tuna melt fakes out taste buds with a convincing blend of sunflower seeds, kelp, and forged notarized forms vouching for its piscine ancestry.
Diners slurp liquid blasts of fruit alongside the meal with Stand’s fresh juices, such as the café’s namesake blend of kale, cucumber, celery, and apple or the Freshie, which combines cucumber, apple, and lemon. Seven smoothie permutations display further liquid creativity with luscious creations including the choco-cherry, a rich blend of raw cacao, banana, dried cherries, and almond milk.
The Stand Juice Company
The ingredients on The Stand Juice Company's menu recall the flavorful produce from roadside farmers’ stands of yore, presented in a decidedly modern way. Starting with fresh—always organic—whole fruits and vegetables, the staff blends its ingredients into juices and smoothies that are hearty enough to make a meal of. These flavorful liquids also make up the five-day juice cleanse, in which customers stop by each morning to pick up fresh bottled juices. They then drink the juices in a prescribed order to aid the body in cleansing long-lingering toxins and intestinal debris. For bigger appetites, the staff slings its veggies in both salad and sandwich form.