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Learn about Cincinnati's first cold pressed juice bar that has a unique variety of raw vegetable and fruit based juices perfectly paired with healthy food options.

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Off the Vine is Cincinnati’s first cold pressed juice bar.

Life long Cincinnatian and self-proclaimed health nut Cydney Rabe and her family have been calling Over the Rhine (OTR) home since 2008. Rabe opened her OTR-based pilates and fitness studio Core Movement in 2012.

It was this venture that uncovered a unique need for Rabe. “My inspiration to open Off The Vine came mostly from a personal passion and need. I was looking for quick healthy options to keep me going throughout the day with my busy teaching schedule, and felt there was a gap in the Cincinnati market for quick healthy options,” Rabe says.

This led Rabe to open Cincinnati’s first cold pressed juice bar, Off The Vine, in November 2014. Being the first meant that Rabe poured a lot of energy into educating customers about the process and benefits of fresh, cold pressed juice, something she had incorporated into her health regimen years prior. “Public response has been great. There is a lot of education that goes with being Cincinnati’s first cold pressed juice bar. It is a new idea to people and explaining all of the benefits that come in just one bottle of our juice really amazes people. I love seeing a first time juicer try our juices, especially some of the greens and roots juices. They [customers] are always so surprised by how good they taste,” Rabe says.

First time juicers are exactly what makes Off the Vine a unique venture. Rabe explains that “one of the things that Off The Vine really strives for is to create a comfortable experience for the first time juicer to come in and not feel intimidated by the idea of juicing. We offer juice flights so you can sample eight different juices to find out what you like.”

The juice menu is divided between green vegetable options that are paired with things like lemon and ginger, citrus juices which are fruit-based and paired with vegetables, honey and turmeric and root juices that largely contain root vegetables such as beets and carrots.

Rabe says their most popular product is Glow; a carrot, apple, pineapple, lemon and ginger combination that brightens skin, reduces inflammation and lends to hair and nail health. For those who are passionate about recycling and looking for a way to cut costs, Rabe says they have a bottle buy-back program. “All of our juice is served in glass bottles, which you can bring back to the juice bar for a discount on your next juice,” she adds.

In addition to cold pressed juice, Off The Vine also offers a unique variety of healthy food options that are perfectly paired with their drinks. Customers can order anything from the Mango Matcha Bowl to the Herb Out Salad. Seasonal raw shakes and house made nut milks are available as well.

Off The Vine cold pressed juice cleanse is a popular offering that starts at $55 and includes five 16 oz juices and one nut milk. Since their juice life is three days any cleanse that extends beyond that time involves multiple pickup or home deliveries, which Off The Vine offers. According to Rabe there are multiple benefits to a juice cleanse. “ [A] kick start to make more healthy decisions, losing that feeling of being bloated, gives you tons of energy, makes your skin glow, helps eliminate toxins and purifies the body,” Rabe says. “Clients are generally surprised by how much energy they have while they are cleansing and post cleanse.”

Off The Vine also offers catering, corporate wellness programs and parties in their juice bar (think bachelorette). Right now Off The Vine juice is only offered at their stores but they have a juice truck that will be making trips this summer to events and farmers markets.

Off The Vine is located in Over The Rhine at 1218 Vine Street with a second location that just opened in the At580 building downtown, located at 580 Walnut Street. For more detailed information about their offerings visit http://www.otvcincinnati.com/ for special events and new products, stop by their Facebook page.

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Following a lifestyle change of her own, a local woman is bringing plant-based food and drink options to Cincinnati. Read on for all the juicy details.

Rooted Juicery + Kitchen offers plant-based items on its menu.
Rooted Juicery + Kitchen is an organic juice bar and plant-based quick-serve restaurant.

Healthy juices aren’t just a tasty drink. For some people, like Megan Tysoe, it’s a lifestyle. Tysoe wanted to bring her hometown of Cincinnati a juice bar and restaurant concept that embodied her own beliefs on health, wellness and sustainability following her own health transformations and experiences with a plant-based diet.

In dealing with minor health issues such as anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and low energy, Tysoe decided to adopt a plant-based diet while incorporating detoxing and cleansing into her lifestyle.

“I wanted to share with the community that plant-based food and beverages taste delicious, are good for our bodies and the planet and are easily accessible,” says Tysoe.

So with that, Tysoe, alongside her mentor Chris Slawson, opened Rooted Juicery + Kitchen, an Oakley-based organic juice bar and plant-based quick-serve restaurant.

Tysoe has years of experience studying plant-based nutrition and attended a plant-centric culinary school. She also worked for Slawson at his organic plant-based restaurant called Christopher’s Kitchen in Jupiter, Florida – so Tysoe knows about plant-based diets as well as the ins and outs of running a plant-based eatery.

So with that, Tysoe opened Rooted Juicery in July 2015, though she adds it feels just like yesterday that the restaurant opened. Aside from mentor Slawson’s assistance, Tysoe says that opening Rooted Juicery also would not have been possible without her two partners Ron Tysoe and Annie Ilyinsky.

When it comes to the menu at Rooted Juicery, Tysoe says that there’s a wide variety of plant-based foods and beverages. “We have cold-pressed juices, nut milks, vitality shots, raw desserts, salads, sandwiches, wraps, dips, spreads, smoothies, smoothie bowls and more,” she says.

According to Tysoe, what makes Rooted Juicery unique is a number of things. She credits the team, the organic ingredients that are handpicked for nutrition content and are locally-sourced as much as possible and the focus on sustainability which includes composting all of the food waste, consciously recycling, filtering and alkalizing all of the water used in the kitchen.

Another big thing for Rooted Juicery is their desire to constantly evolve, create and innovate in whatever way they can to make customers happy. “We try to offer products that taste great, make you feel great, are quick and easy to obtain and don’t contain any junk,” says Tysoe.

Tysoe says that Rooted Juicery is already planning to expand. “We are working on opening two new satellite grab-and-go locations, one in Mariemont and one downtown,” she says. “We’re very excited!”

You can learn more about Rooted Juicery by visiting their website, liking them on Facebook or following along on Instagram.

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