With diners more interested in healthy eating than ever before, they're increasingly turning to freshly-squeezed juices as a source of nutrition. A number of juice bars have popped up around town, and one has achieved enough success that its expanding to a second location.
Juice Girl owner Gretchen Todd announced this week that she's adding a second outpost in the former home of Flow at the corner of Fairview and Taft that will open in mid-October. In addition to Juice Girl's familiar juices and smoothies, the new shop's expanded footprint will allow Todd to add a number of new options, including herbal lattes and vegan meals.
Most importantly, Todd says she plans to open Houston's first vegan ice cream shop that will serve non-dairy scoops using a nut milk base. The shop will offer four to six flavors and incorporate them into classic treats like sundaes and banana splits.
"These products are all so creamy and delicious – people really love them and there’s nothing else like it in Houston," said Todd in a statement.
Until Juice Girl begins serving its frozen treats, people with an interest in dairy-free ice cream should consider the vegan sorbets at newly opened Amorino in River Oaks District. The signature rose-shaped cones are the city's current most-Instagrammable food item.
Meanwhile, patrons can find Juice Girl in its current home on 19th Street and at the Urban Harvest farmers market on Saturday.