Squeeze Juice Works expands the menu on Central Avenue

New items are set to hit the St. Pete-born juicery's other stores throughout 2018.

Squeeze Juice Works now offers alchemy drinks that blend organic coffee or tea with micronutrients. - Todd Bates
Todd Bates
Squeeze Juice Works now offers alchemy drinks that blend organic coffee or tea with micronutrients.

Organic coffee and tea alchemy drinks, medicinal shots, and craft beer and wine are among the menu items Squeeze Juice Works has added to its Central Avenue location in St. Petersburg.

New alchemy options from the cold-pressed juicery — known for its small-batch elixirs with four to six pounds of fruits and veggies per pint — include the Mexican Mocha (espresso, anandamide, raw cacao, organic cane syrup, cayenne, nut mylk) and Bulletproof Tea (Earl Grey, prash, nut mylk).

But Grand Central District customers will also find other additions, alongside their favorite Squeeze staples. There’s now traditional tea and coffee, house-made organic flavored syrups, adaptogen add-ons (adaptogens, herbal ingredients used to help the body adapt to stress, support everything from whole-body nutrition to the gallbladder and liver), and a larger lineup of mylks, including hemp, hazelnut, cashew and coconut varieties.

While Squeeze’s other stores — there’s the St. Pete flagship on 30th Avenue, and another shop in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa — haven’t started carrying the expanded selection, they plan to once 2018 rolls around.

“We chose to expand the menu to reflect our own journey with self care and balance,” said Squeeze co-owner Kelly Lessem in a statement. “Living with a chronic health condition constantly invites us to try new methods for wellness so we can live life to its fullest.”

And in case you’re wondering about the wine and beer: that’s for those patrons who enjoy Squeeze on Central, an experience that includes reggae music and a food truck the first Sunday of every month, no matter what they’re drinking — which is the point, according to Lessem.

“We want Squeeze to grow into an environment where you go out, and share time with friends. The experience can vary from enjoying a meal of plant-based foods, a kombucha elixir, organic cold-pressed juice or coffee with adaptogens, while your friend sips a great craft beer, sake or wine,” she said. “This feels like the direction that conscious evolution is taking in the ‘night out’ experience.”

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