When island breezes beckon and you don't have time to take a vacation, visit House of Juice (HOJ) in Brooklyn. HOJ serves fantastic juice, kombucha, jun, and smoothies, but they also offer a couple of delicious Caribbean inspired brunch plates on the weekend, like the Trinidadian style tacos pictured above.
The tacos combine chickpeas (chana), sweet potatoes, banh mi pickles and cucumbers on a soft gluten-free tortilla. The flavors blend perfectly with their seasoning and inspire thoughts of eating on a warm beach with blue waves at your toes.
When you're inside House of Juice it's like hanging out at a small beach-side bar sipping smoothies. Comfortable lounge style seating in the back is a great respite for families and couples or those wanting to relax and read while soaking up the atmosphere of this healthy sanctuary.
The owner of House of Juice, Danii, brings the garden to cup concept to life for the Lefferts Gardens community. The vegetables and fruit are sourced from local farmers markets in and around Brooklyn whenever possible. Their juices are seasonally inspired like root vegetables in winter. Consuming fruits and vegetables in season increases their nutritional value and buying local ensures freshness and taste.
She also knows how to offer unique ingredients to make their juice extra special making every trip there something new. Tamasi Guro juice combines Mandarin orange and Kyoto carrot for example. Cosmic Elixer blends ruby grapefruit, pineapple, and echinacea. My favorite is the Purple Heart which contains sorrel, hibiscus, and cayenne. The flavor profiles are fun and so good for you too.
House of Juice juicers are also masters of the fermented beverage. Kombucha, ginger beer, and jun are specialties that pack a probiotic punch. Probiotics are good gut bacteria and balance the digestive system. Research has also shown that good gut health improves mental health as well. House of Juice kombucha and jun, all brewed in the cafe, just may be the keys to happiness in 2016.
Try something new every day this January. Get out and explore new neighborhoods and flavors and own the day. House of Juice is located near the east side of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. If traveling by subway, take the 2 or 5 to Winthrop Station, walk west to Rogers Avenue and turn right. The House of Juice entrance is just a couple store fronts in at 642 Rogers Avenue off of Parkside.
After you've had a carefree time drinking HOJ juices or kombucha with a plate of Caribbean tacos, you'll forget about the islands and seek a spot at their juice bar whenever you need to get away.
Find House of Juice's amazing plant-based menu on Treatmo and purchase directly from the app. They'll be happy you stopped by with your Treatmo voucher and tasted their garden to cup offerings. Share your experience on the Treat Feed so others can appreciate the island flavors with you!
Delivery is available too. Place your order on Treatmo, take a screenshot of your order and text your voucher right from the app. Make it an exceptional new year with House of Juice.