"The world needed an organic drive-thru,” Patricia Kaytia says as customers in cars receive superfood smoothies, açai bowls and wellness wraps through a tiny window at southwest juicery Fruits & Roots. “I believe in the power of food. Food does heal.”
Specializing in cold-pressed juices and all-natural eats, Fruits & Roots might be the most health-conscious hang to ease your hunger pangs. It’s all organic, uses no additives or refined sugars and all ingredients are either sourced regionally or made in-house. That muddled ginger? Ground onsite. The broccoli microgreens? Sourced from local grower Herbs by Diane, and surprisingly delicious, even without the housemade organic detox vinaigrette.
At the center of the vast and diverse menu: the cold-pressed juices and nut “mylks.” Kaytia has done an impressive job concocting lip-smackingly tasty juices, like All Green Everything, which gets its name from its kale, cucumber, spinach, cilantro, parsley, celery, zucchini, romaine, dandelion and apple, but the turmeric and lemon balance the green goodness for a multilayered sip that ends with a subtle yet satisfying kick of ginger.
Looking for something sweeter? Opt for the Cashew Cafe. Raw vanilla bean naturally sweetens the drink, while dates provide rich depth, ending in a caffeinated punch from local espresso.
Fruits & Roots’ juice jugs say “from farm to bottle, because Mother Nature knows best,” but the juicery is adding its own fun flavors to Mother Earth’s wholesome bounty. Fruits & Roots, 7885 W. Sunset Road #180, 702-202-0922; Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.