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the Juice Truck storefront

Vegan, Juice, Lunch, Organic, LocalAndrea McLeanComment

The Juice Truck has always been one of our favourite food trucks, best known for their cold pressed juices and smoothies, served from the well-known watermelon coloured truck located at the corner of Water and Abbott in Gastown.

Founders Zach Berman and Ryan Slater have now opened a new storefront located at 28 West 5th between Ontario and Manitoba that is equally as cool for it's modern interior design by Glasfurd & Walker, and in the quality of their expanded health focused menu. The new juice bar has many of our favourites from the truck - with a twist - including a new Blueberry Lavender smoothie and the Thai Grrrr juice. You can also get refreshing and hearty salads (we love the Noodle salad and Quinoa Bircher), energy snacks, cold pressed juices to go, as well as the Juice Cleanse packages.

Zach and Ryan also added a community room to their new shop, and plans are in the works for movie nights, yoga classes, chef talks, fitness clubs, kids events, and workshops on nutrition. We really love the space!

The truck is still stationed at Water and Abbott on Monday-Saturday from 12:00-5:00 and the storefront is open Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00. 

Andrea & Robyn

All photos by Glasfurd & Walker.

Cartems Donuterie

Sweet, VeganAndrea McLeanComment

Looking for gluten free donuts? We really like Cartems Donuterie because not only are the donuts awesome, but every time we go we find there are more and more gluten free (and vegan) flavours available. Ask for their clipboard menu featuring their daily gluten free and vegan flavours. We recommend the salted caramel, the double chocolate, and citrus. Let us know what your favourites are!

Ask For Luigi

Restaurant, Lunch, DinnerAndrea McLeanComment

Ask for Luigi is a new Italian restaurant in Railtown that has the best gluten free pasta we have ever tried! The gluten free pasta is a thick spaghetti noodle made in house from a blend of potato, corn and rice flour. We tried the spaghetti and tomato sauce, but check with your server to see if any of the other pasta dishes can be made with their gluten free spaghetti.

We had an incredible roasted kale salad that happened to be on feature the night we went, but there are other gluten free appetizers as well such as the arugula and pear salad. Like any good Italian restaurant, there is an excellent selection of red and white wine by the bottle.

We especially loved the dining room which is a small, authentic space that is warm and intimate. The interior is marked by wood wainscoting walls, black and white checker flooring and European bentwood chairs. We highly recommend Ask for Luigi, and reservations are recommended.

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Andrea & Robyn