Make really freaking good healthy food and drinks for really good people (that’s you guys). It’s simple – we believe in getting back to our roots and bringing local farms to urban communities – starting with Saratoga Springs and Burlington!
We make lip-smacking cold-pressed juices, smoothies, açai bowls, ‘holy crap this is awesome’ avocado toasts, salads, and grain bowls that’ll rev up your life. We work with local farms to bring you the freshest ingredients so you can feel good about what’s going in your body. If we don’t make it, our freakishly talented neighbors do. We partner with local businesses to bring you fresh, healthy food from our community. We like them and hope they like us, too.
Not all of our farmers are certified organic, but our commitment to getting the best produce and ingredients we can find is always number one on our list. We’re eating and drinking this stuff, too. We work with real farmers—like this cool guy, Seth—who deliver real food. We work with nice farmers, local farmers and sometimes eccentric farmers who we know and trust – people committed to growing the highest-quality produce. Our goal? Farm to dish to you. Your goal? Loving what you try and giving us fun reviews on Google.
The juices? We cold-press them – otherwise, what’s the point? Our state-of-the-art hydraulic press squeezes the heck out of a whole lotta fruits and vegetables to bring you fresh juice with 100% nutrition. We believe in doing it right and so we splurged on the nice, shiny machine that keeps every enzyme, vitamin and mineral intact – from the plant to you. Our Goodnature Juice Press is the cream of the local crop with its patent-pending grinder. We’re pretty in love with this state-of-the-art juicing system, which—can we get a drum roll—delivers 420 bottles of cold-pressed, raw juice an hour!
The smoothies? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know they’re blended. We take fresh fruits and vegetables and add in a few powerhouse mixers like hemp seed, CBD oil, protein powder, almond milk or coconut milk, that are sure to rev you up for your day. So, if you love the sound of four blenders beating the pulp out of some serious produce, our supercharged smoothies are for you.
The avocado toast? No, we’re not spreading guacamole on a slice of toast and passing it off as we snicker behind your back because you think you just ordered some badass avocado dish. You’re actually ordering a badass avocado dish. The combinations we’re whipping up will have you crazy addicted. Go ahead, let your hair down and order one.
For really busy people who want to choose real food, real fast. For farm-to-mouth, grab-and-go awesomeness. For you. Who has time to go on a treasure hunt through all of the produce at the grocery store, looking for that perfect bunch of kale, carrots, parsley? Who has time to wash it, cut it, put it through the juicer and clean up all the – insert favorite curse word here – spills that you know are going to happen? We do. And we do it for people just like you. The truth is, we love doing it. Everything on the THORN + ROOTS menu was created by us and we want to share all of it with our friends and community.
THORN + ROOTS is for everyone—from vegan to vegetarian to paleo to keto to paleo-keto-vegetarian to maybe you just want to balance out the lasagna and wine you know you’ll be having seconds of at dinner. THORN + ROOTS is for you. Come on in and see us – we’ve got something for you. Or don’t come in – just salivate over our Instagram. That’s cool, too.
We’re located in two kick-ass cities—Saratoga Springs, New York, and downtown Burlington, Vermont. Drop what you’re doing and get to one ASAP. Seriously. Now. In two cities known for awesome scenery and vibrant culture, we at THORN + ROOTS are trying to add another aspect to each – Saratoga Springs and Burlington’s best juice bars serving healthy food. When you think of these two destinations, you might automatically think of granola. We want you to start thinking about the best f*@#king juice you’ve ever had. And avocado toast, baby. And grain bowls. And salads. Did we mention the smoothies?
We’ll even lay out a plan for you. Come to Burlington, pop into Saratoga Springs. Check out our impressive menu (yes, that’s a brag), visit us and order an incredible cold-pressed juice. Boom, you’re ready to go. Wow, we planned your day for you. That was nice of us.
At Druthers in Saratoga Springs, February 2018, drinking IPAs and chowing on our favorite Buffalo chicken pizzas, we were talking about our frustrations with the lack of on-the-go healthy food in the area – and our expanding waistlines. It was around this same time, Brandon had a Eureka moment: ditch the corporate career, get back to basics and start living for himself – back to his roots.
Over the course of the next few months, we brainstormed and researched, anything and everything. Brandon quit his job, sold his Boston condo and headed slightly west. THORN + ROOTS was born. Our mission: to give everyone in Saratoga Springs and Burlington another option — to deliver the best quality “who cares if it’s healthy, we just love the way it tastes” food and drink into as many hands as possible, making it easy for you—our community—to, how do they say it? Oh yeah, reroot your life!
Hey Druthers – We get free beer and pizza now, right?
At THORN + ROOTS, an URBAN ROOTS Experience, our mission is simple: to provide you (yes, you) with the freshest, healthiest, and overall good for you juices, smoothies, and food. You keep us in business so you’re our sole priority when crafting our signature products. Locally sourced ingredients, cold-pressed juices, and add-ons out the wazoo. You’re just not going to find a better combination of these three things on the planet. Seriously. It’s what we do.