With healthy New Year's resolutions (hopefully) still on our minds, juicing is the buzzword of the year so far. And cold pressed juicing is considered the latest nutritional powerhouse.
Bee Organics in Downtown West Palm Beach is a new "lifestyle" cafe focusing on vegan and organic options that just also happens to slang the finest juice this side of Clematis Street.
Bee Organics (located on Datura, next to the old Barrel & Grain spot) is already making its presence known in Downtown West Palm, an area that sees its share of fair weather businesses. Why take a chance and open up a new, super niche business in and area better known for chugging beer than chugging carrot/ginger/celery juice?
It comes down to passion and the people that are putting it into action.
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Owner Andrea Pertnoy has been training for this moment for the better part of a decade, unbeknownst to her.
"I have been teaching yoga for about eight years and I have been vegan for about the same time," Pertnoy says. "So without even knowing it, I was kind of manifesting and collecting things that I loved."
Falling into a local guru status in West Palm, Pertnoy flourished in her hometown. Born and raised in Wellington, Pertnoy has been living in West Palm for five years and truly embracing her resources. What better way to spread the healthy gospel than to those in your own neighborhood? She was approached about creating a space to extend her yoga and vegan outlook and couldn't say no.
Pertnoy says that Bee Organics is more than just a juice bar or a vegan cafe. She calls it "a lifestyle space-- a one stop shop full of health and wellness." It's a juicery, yes but Pertnoy also serves smoothies, coffee and tea, as well as gourmet prepared foods, all vegan and organic. You can also pick up produce at Bee Organics or take advantage of the yoga studio.
The location and hours of Bee Organics are set up to make it a place you stop in for breakfast, lunch or a yoga class.
The prepared foods include Zucchini Noodles Marinara (raw, vegan, organic zucchini noodles with a red bell pepper and sun dried tomato marinara sauce) and Pad Thai (raw, vegan, organic kelp noodles, zucchini and carrot noodles, red bell pepper, and house made almond butter Pad Thai sauce.)
Try one of the signature juices like Heart Beet: beet, apple, celery, ginger, lemon and water (small bottle $6). As you fill your basket with juices and lunch, you can also pickup supplements. Snack and desert options include locally baked, gluten free cookies from Chunkie Dunkies.
After a successful recent grand opening event, Pertnoy is proud of her creation and has high hopes moving forward.
"We are kind of the first place where you can walk in and everything is organic, everything is vegan," says Pertnoy. "It's really a place where we are offering an education on how to live a healthy lifestyle."
Bee Organics is located at 123 Datura Street in West Palm Beach. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Call 561-651-9796, or visit bee-organics.com for more information and to find the yoga schedule.