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WHAT DOES “COLD PRESSED” MEAN?

It means juice with superpowers. We use a hydraulic press to extract juice from fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods (nuts and seeds) to ensure the vitamin, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients remain intact. Hydraulic juicers use a tremendous amount of pressure to gently and slowly extract the liquid from produce maintaining the integrity of its cellular structure. This method creates little to no heat, resulting in a healthier, tastier, nutrition-rich juice bursting with bright colors – you know, superpower juice.

WHY WOULD YOU DRINK THORN + ROOTS JUICE RATHER THAN EAT THE WHOLE FOOD?

We eat the whole food, too. Our juices are not meant to replace your daily fruits and vegetables. Unless you are doing a specific cleanse, cold-pressed juices are meant to complement your diet, giving you a boost in micronutrients (vitamins, minerals), enzymes and phytonutrients.

WHY DOES COLD PRESS JUICE COST MORE THAN THE JUICE I BUY AT THE GROCERY STORE?

We use top-quality produce to craft our juices – up to six pounds of produce in each one. Basically, we’re giving you 16-24 servings of produce in each THORN + ROOTS. The stuff you see in the grocery store has been mass-produced and heat-pasteurized, with chemicals added in to give it a long shelf life while maintaining its color and flavor. If that isn’t enough, that same chemical-laden grocery store juice takes quite a journey to get to you: from manufacturer to truck to warehouse where it sits for a while before the final leg of its journey where it goes on another truck headed to the grocery store shelves where it can often sit for several months. Our cold-pressed juice is locally made with the highest quality ingredients to give you a fresh, nutrient-rich, delicious experience. Bonus – our juice will not only have your taste buds jumping for joy, it’ll give you the extra boost you need to accomplish that to-do list buried on your desk. What we’re trying to say here is that we think you’ll find our prices very reasonable. You get what you pay for – at THORN + ROOTS, that includes fresh, high-quality, nutrient-rich yumminess. Now time to order that healthy lunch.

WHERE ARE YOU GUYS?

THORN + ROOTS is located in Saratoga Springs, New York and in Burlington, Vermont:

  • Saratoga Springs, New York: We’re in the Fresh Market plaza (46 Marion Ave), just a couple of doors down from our awesome neighbor and nitro coffee supplier, Kru Coffee.
  • Burlington, Vermont: In the heart of downtown Burlington, VT, you can find us at 92 Church Street. If you’ve ever been to Burlington, you know Church Street is the social hub of the city.

If you haven’t been in to see us, drop what you’re doing and get here ASAP. Seriously. Now. In two cities known for their awesome scenery and vibrant culture, we at THORN + ROOTS are trying to add another aspect to the 518 + 802 – Saratoga Spring’s and Burlington’s best juice bars serving healthy food. When you think of these two towns, 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.

ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS GLUTEN FREE?

No. However, we do have gluten-free products on our menu. You should try them – they’re totally delish.

ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS DAIRY FREE?

No. Although much of our menu is dairy-free, we have a few items containing locally-sourced dairy.

ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS VEGAN?

No. We’re equal opportunity eatery. To be able to serve everyone – and we mean everyone – we offer vegan items and items containing locally-sourced animal products on our menu.

WHY DOES THORN + ROOTS SUPPORT LOCAL 1ST, ORGANIC 2ND?

One of our goals at THORN + ROOTS is to support our local farmers and the local community by delivering the freshest and highest quality product. 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 work with real farmers who deliver real food, in real time using sustainable practices. We work with farmers we know and trust – people committed to growing the highest-quality produce. We source organically whenever possible. Giving you healthy lunch options wouldn’t be the same without them.

WHY DON’T YOU PASTEURIZE YOUR JUICE AT THORN + ROOTS?

Because when we say we’re serving the highest quality product, we mean it. At THORN + ROOTS, we want our customers to get all of the nutrients available – and to do that, we serve cold pressed juice. To optimize the nutritional benefits, our juice is cold pressed daily to maintain all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients. Our produce is thoroughly washed before it is juiced. Like any produce, fresh raw juice may contain harmful bacteria and may cause illness in children, the elderly, pregnant or lactating women and those with a compromised immune system.

WHY DO YOU USE PLASTIC CUPS?

Our cups are compostable and BPA Free – good for the environment but we also think it makes juice and smoothies taste better. Go ahead, try one.

WHY DO YOU USE PLASTIC BOTTLES?

Our bottles are BPA free and made from the most recyclable material available. Much lighter to ship than glass – this decreases the overall carbon footprint. So, when you’re done filling up your bod, toss it in the nearest recyclable container. Or, bring it back to us and we’ll recycle it for you – Mama Nature’s been good to us and we’re happy to return the favor.

WHY SHOULD I DRINK COLD-PRESSED JUICE?

Cold-pressed juice offers high quality, plant-based nutrition. What? No way. Yes way. Our juice contains more vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants and enzymes than juice made from traditional centrifugal juicers or juice found at your grocery store. Our cold pressed juice is raw and unpasteurized. Because it isn’t heated, cold-pressed juice has a longer refrigerated shelf life than centrifuged juice. Centrifuge juice creates heat – proteins within the juices start to break down and the juice must be consumed within 30 minutes to get the nutritional benefits. So, forget about taking a sip and folding the laundry or starting dinner.

I AM ALLERGIC TO NUTS. CAN I HAVE YOUR COLD PRESS JUICE?

Most of our juices are nut-free; however, they are manufactured in the same kitchen we manufacture our nut milk and other nut products. Before you place your order, please let us know if you have a nut allergy.

WHY IS IT BENEFICIAL TO CLEANSE?

Cleansing has many physical, mental and emotional benefits. Everyone – no matter how healthy they may be – absorbs toxins from the environment. Toxins are everywhere – from air born pollutants to cleaning products, skin creams, food additives and more, we’re all exposed to them. Cleansing gives you the boost you need to help your body say “see ya” to these toxins. A juice cleanse also gives your digestive system a holiday. This allows your body the energy to restore your cells.

I’M A DIABETIC. CAN I DO AN THORN + ROOTS CLEANSE?

Our juices do have natural sugars – please consult your physician to advise you on doing a cleanse. In general, juice cleanses are not usually recommended for diabetics.

WHO SHOULD NOT DO A CLEANSE?

If you are unsure about your health and doing a cleanse, we suggest asking your doctor. As a precautionary statement, avoid cleansing if you are: pregnant, nursing, trying to conceive, pre-diabetic or diabetic, using prescription drugs, have certain active cancers, liver disease, hepatitis, bipolar disorder, or you have allergies to any of the cleanse ingredients. It is advised children under 18 should also avoid doing a cleanse.

IS VISITING THE STORE THE ONLY WAY TO ORDER?

As a matter of fact, no. We have a very convenient order online feature on this very site. A few clicks later and your healthy lunch order is in the making. We know you’ve got a million things on your to-do list, so order your juice, come pick it up, and be on your way. It’s that easy.

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.

46 MARION AVE,SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866 | 92 CHURCH ST., BURLINGTON, VT05401