TASTE OF THE TREASURE COAST
serving her own recipes would solve that problem.
JUST KEEPS GROWING
In 2015, the doors of Fruits and Roots Juice Bar and Vegan
Café opened. At first, the cafe occupied a small space in the
Shoppes at Colorado plaza. It then outgrew that location and
moved next door, outgrew that space and finally landed at
710 S. Colorado Ave. After business started picking up, the
café went from five to 25 employees.
“We started with five total crew members working at the
café,” Eichling says. “My father-in-law would help wash
dishes but suddenly we started to get busy and things
changed quickly for us.”
The original vision was to provide ready-made, fresh
salads and food. Eichling wanted to make sure plant-based
smoothies, juices and meals were easily accessible. She continues
to make that happen today and purchases at least 90%
organic ingredients — and if the local food-source allows, it’s
The Fruits and Roots crew starts its day several hours
before the doors open at 10 a.m. The cashew mylk used in
smoothies and oat bowls is made fresh daily. Vegetables,
fruits and other ingredients are delivered fresh daily. Food
scraps and leftover fruits and vegetables are used in stocks
The café has become well-known for its cold-pressed juices.
With this process, no nutrients are lost because no heat or
oxygen is used, only heavy hydraulic pressure to extract
liquid from fruits and vegetables.
“I think my go-to juice is the Root Juice,” self-proclaimed
snowbird Martin Igguary says. “After one sip you just feel >>