Miami's juice bar craze continues this week as Raw
The opening coincides with a recent Grubhub study showing Miamians order juice cleanses a whopping 583 percent more than any other city in the nation, which might explain Raw
The first Miami-Dade store opened about a year ago on Biscayne Boulevard just north of Aventura Mall, followed by a location in Miami Beach (959 West Ave., Suite 13). Cofounder Barry Rabkin plans to open a Brickell outpost this summer.
"It feels great to be expanding across Miami," he says.
In addition to storefronts throughout the Magic City, Raw
Every location, from its decor to its menu and ingredients, is nearly identical. Every cold-pressed juice is made in a commissary kitchen in Boca and outsourced to locations across South Florida.
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But with the launch of the Coral Gables store come two new menu items: a matcha smoothie and a matcha bowl. Though Rabkin wouldn't disclose details of the items' secret blends, he insists they're both delicious.
With vegan and vegetarian eateries on the rise, Raw
Besides juice, there's also a bevy of smoothies ($9 to $13.50), açaí bowls ($10.50 to $13.50), raw oatmeal ($6), salads, and raw desserts. Munch on