Fresh Take Offers Fresh Options

As mentioned in my previous post, I have been feeling like crap this week. I got hit hard with this crazy cold that has me looking like Rudolph. I called out of work (which I never do. I have this weird American work ethic.) and sat in bed all day taking all kinds of things, but I decided that I needed something better, something stronger.

When I read about this new juice bar, Fresh Take, that opened on Westchester off of Glebe Ave., I was instantly intrigued and excited because while I love Juices For Life,  if I’m sick, I really don’t want to walk that far down.

I ordered a Super Boost juice that has so many awesome ingredients, I don’t know if I can remember them all – ginger, parsley, pineapple, beets, apple?, celery? I honestly feel better already.

To further emphasize how excited I am about this place, I’ll tell you that I’m writing this post before I’m even done with the damn juice. Plus, the woman working there (in addition to being super friendly and helpful) told me they’d be taking cards and food stamps soon.

I have been waiting to have a healthy food option in Castle Hill close to the train, because don’t we deserve it? We hear all day long about how unhealthy the Bronx is and how obese or starving (what a contrast!) our residents are, but how many people are actually doing anything about it? Instead, we’re okay with another McDonald’s or Checkers opening up in our neighborhoods that really just take our money while destroying our bodies in the process.

I wish the absolute best to Fresh Take and hope that people in the neighborhood appreciate how wonderful it is to have a place like this here.


Juices for Life: I’m Hooked!

This week my friend and I finally got a chance to visit Juices for Life.  For the past year or so, I have basically been an apostle of Hey Fran Hey (if you don’t know her, you are seriously missing out!) She got me started with making green smoothies in the morning for breakfast and I definitely saw a difference in my energy level throughout the day. You’d be surprised how full you’ll feel after a well-made smoothie. If you don’t plan properly, it can be time consuming – which is where Juices for Life comes in. On one of my lazy days – and let’s be honest, this summer, I’ve had lazy weeks – I can just head over to JFL and get my fix. If it sounds like I’m an addict, it’s because their juices and smoothies are habit forming. I had the Mango Madness – a smooth blend of mangoes and strawberries. My friend ordered the Happy Hour – a sweet and sour mix of berries and lemon. Since we sat at the counter, we got to sample some of the excess juices from other customers’ orders. The staff is the other component of what makes Juices for life so awesome. Everyone who was working there was super friendly and helpful (there’s so much to choose from on the menu!) And you can even call ahead of time so your order is ready for you to pick up when you get there. I know I’ll be back and trying to get as many of my friends addicted as possible!  No Styles P sighting while I was there, but maybe if I keep coming back…..



Restaurant Information

* Restaurant Name
Juices For Life
* Overall
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Unionport / American New
* Street Address
1026 Castle Hill Ave. , Bronx, NY 10472
* Phone
(347) 281-9644