OnJuice at Aventura Mall: Sip Cold-Pressed Juices, Snack on Organic Brownies While You Shop
Mall food is typically heavy, greasy, and fatty. Enter OnJuice, a health-focused juice and grab-and-go snack bar that opened Monday in Aventura Mall.
Photos by Carla Torres
DeliverLean (the meal plan delivery company) is the parent company of OnJuice. They've partnered with Turnberry Group to bring the first of several locations to shoppers and mall employees looking for healthful and tasty alternatives, such as gluten-free zucchini brownies and organic quinoa-kale-cranberry salad with lemon-pistachio drizzle.
This isn't your typical food-court fare. CEO Scott Harris has made his booth stand out from the rest. A mix of glossy white and dark wood, OnJuice snagged some prime real estate right next to Lululemon and in front of the children's playground. A good move by Harris, because a big initiative of OnJuice and DeliverLean is kids' health. "That's where habits start," he says. "It's proven that kids today are going to live ten years longer than we will. That's because of the widespread and new-found knowledge of health food."
Excited to be part of that movement, Harris and cofounder Olga Kuzenkov are bringing kid-friendly items to the mix, such as an almond butter and jelly sandwich ($7) and a kids bento box packed with organic low-fat milk, organic apple slices, organic string cheese, an organic brownie bar, and either an almond butter and jelly or grilled chicken barbecue sandwich. The purpose is to create fun, superpower food the little ones will enjoy and not be intimidated by, like SuperiO's (Cheerios) or cold-pressed monkey juice.
Smoked salmon on sprouted wheat bagel with lemon-dill cream cheese ($7.95)
For grownups, there are plenty of equally healthful and approachable options. Cold-pressed juices are the bread and butter (or in this case, the fruit and vegetables) of OnJuice, and it offers a variety to choose from, all priced at $9.95. One standout is Sublime (spinach, ginger, cucumber, green apple, parsley, lime, and lemon), but the Mint Condition (pineapple, green apple, cucumber, mint, and lime) and Pink (watermelon, cucumber, honeydew, lime, and mint) keep things fruity and minty-fresh. Detox juice cleanses are offered at $69 per day. If juicing ain't your thing, there are also signature smoothies (also $9.95).
Homemade hummus trio bento box has three flavors to choose from: sweet potato, chickpea, and sun-dried tomato ($8.95). You'll want more of the sun-dried tomato.
Power bowls come in two forms -- antioxidant açaí bowls ($9) or vitally healthy Greek yogurt ($8) -- with three power toppings each.