Raw Juce Opens in Coral Gables, Brickell Store Coming Soon

Matcha smoothie
Matcha smoothie
Courtesy of Raw Juce
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Miami's juice bar craze continues this week as Raw Juce unveils its third Miami-Dade storefront in less than a year. The Palm Beach-based juice and smoothie bar will open in a Coral Gables strip mall (1430 S. Dixie Hwy.) Thursday, May 25, steps from Shake Shack, Green Monkey Yoga, and Spring Chicken.

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 Juce's steady 305 takeover.

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 Juce has also opened locations in Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Weston within the past year. "We're really just beginning, though," he told New Times in May 2016. "We have some big plans in the works. We will definitely be expanding across the country. Whether it's D.C., Texas, or New York first, we'll be everywhere one day."

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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Matcha smoothie
Courtesy of Raw Juce

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 Juce's philosophy is centered on living a healthier lifestyle by eating (and drinking) uncooked, unprocessed, and mostly organic foods. Think whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds transformed into aesthetically pleasing açaí bowls and brightly colored juice cleanses.

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 bites such as raw cashew butter cups, made with coconut oil and sea salt; banana cinnamon crunch raw oatmeal parfait, which blends bananas, almond milk, cinnamon, and honey; and a range of açaí bowls that fuse ingredients such as goji berries, honey, mango, strawberries, bee pollen, and protein. All of Raw Juce's products are 100 percent USDA-certified organic.

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