Wellesley this week welcomed its third new juice business over the past year, and Pressed Juicery store manager Rachel Gardner says she’s looking forward to people finding out how the Linden Square shop is different. She pointed to a wall bearing Pressed Juicery’s mission statement about making high nutrition affordable, and adds that the shop is convenience-focused for those on the go (not that the space doesn’t have ample seating for those who do want to hang out).
I stopped by the spotless Linden Square store on Sunday to taste some juice and chat with the staff. They talked up the benefits of healthy but tasty juices and freezes (soft-serve creations that I passed on after coming in from the cold). Customers popped in at a steady pace.
The shop offers bottles of its cold-pressed juices, which pack a ton of veggies, fruits and other healthy stuff into a pint, for $6.50 (though currently on sale at $5 apiece). I sampled and brought home an Apple-Lemon-Ginger-Cayenne concoction that Gardner says is great to help you get over a cold, and it indeed has a spicy kick.
I was surprised to learn that the juice is actually shipped overnight daily from California, where Pressed Juicery got its start. This way, fresh ingredients are sealed in before they get a chance to age, says Gardner, who is partial to a coconut cinnamon blend and a Greens mixture featuring kale, spinach, parsley and more. I’ll defer to Pressed Juicery to explain the ins and outs of cold-pressing and juice cleansing to you.
The business has expanded from its west coast roots onto the east coast, including throughout New York and in a few Massachusetts locations. As for the Linden Square location, the staff is looking forward to Sweetgreen soon opening next door, as the salad-eating crowd there should be ripe for juices and freezes, too.
And as for there now being three juice businesses in town when you add Pressed Juicery to Thirst Juice and Cocobeet? Well, juiceries still have a long way to go to catch up to the number of pizza joints and bank branches in town.