Cocobeet is up and running at 57 Central St. and although it may have taken the organic, plant-based eatery longer to get going than anticipated due to town requests for a traffic study as well as the inevitable delays that come with opening a restaurant in a space that’s never been outfitted for such before, they pressed forward and their super-healthy cold-pressed juices are now officially flowing.
In addition to juices, Cocobeet is serving up raw vegan food, superfood smoothies, and organic juice cleanses, as well as breakfast items, sandwiches, and salads. In fact, it’s pretty much 50/50 sales of food and juice according to co-founder Onur Ozkok.
We stopped by to try out some of the offerings. I was a fan of the hot chocolate, a not-too-sweet steaming mug of just what I needed on a snowy day. On the way out, I shopped the cooler and took home a bottle of Watermelon Quench made with watermelon, pineapple, and lemon, a welcome taste of summer in the throes of winter. We also gave high marks to The Spice Trade, a mix of apple, grapefruit, strawberry, cardamom, star anise, maple syrup, and more. The 10 – 17 ounce bottles run around $7 – $10.
Also available: veggie bowls, smoothie bowls, breakfast grain bowls, avocado toast, macaroni and cheese, and organic food and juice cleanse programs.
In addition to the Wellesley location, Cocobeet has a store in Boston at Downtown Crossing, and will soon open up in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Cocobeet joins a couple of other ventures in the healthy juice and foods market in Wellesley — Thirst Juice, which opened late 2016 in the Belclare condo complex, and BGood, which opened earlier this month at 102 Central St. in Wellesley Square. In addition, Sweetgreen is expected to sprout up in Linden Square later this year.
Welcome to Wellesley, Cocobeet and all who strive to help Wellesley-ites eat and drink clean.