Rosedale residents get a new, upscale juice boutique
Greenhouse Juice Co. might be the most adorable way to detox in Toronto. The quaint white cottage on Macpherson Avenue offers everything a juice-happy Rosedaler could want: casually elegant surroundings, an on-site nutritionist and mesmerizing rows of organic fruit and vegetable juices that come in exotic blends like The Good (romaine lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumber, lemon and Himalayan sea salt) and Gold Rush (pineapple, cucumber, lemon and ginger).
Co-owner Hana James, who opened the boutique last month with six childhood friends, is serious about the benefits of juicing. “It becomes almost an addiction,” she says. “You can feel the life entering your body as you drink.” The juices at Greenhouse are cold-pressed, meaning they’re laboriously squeezed out between hydraulic plates rather than being extracted with a blade. The result, according to purists, is a silkier, more nutrient-dense elixir than the kind you can achieve with a run-of-the-mill juicer. That may be why health nuts across the city have been trekking to Greenhouse to check out its lineup of juices, almond milks and detoxifying waters—that and the $65-per-day cleanses, which are quite a bit cheaper than most other options in the city. Salads, wraps and other non-liquid snacks are in the works.
Greenhouse Juice Co., 5 Macpherson Ave., 416-546-1719, greenhousejuice.com