Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beaucoup Juice

I've been collecting bloggable experiences the last several weeks and neglecting to blog about them! I'm going to start now by sending you to the good folks at Beaucoup Juice over on Freret Street. Very cool joint...Anyone who dares to omit obscenely sugary syrup from sno-balls in New Orleans automatically has my respect! (Though I have to admit there's a special place in my heart for the occasional, obscenely sugary, syrupy, "nectar" sno-ball. Emphasis on occasional. Otherwise, you'll find me here!)

I've always liked Beaucoup Juice, but when I went in on a Saturday "to do research" for this blog entry, the vibe was especially good. Hanging out at the counter were three guys from the community garden from which owner Dylan Williams sources his local ingredients. Another of them was DJing in the back corner, keeping time to some Popcaan:

I'd love to know more about the community garden, and wish I'd had more time to sit and chat with these guys. (Specifically, I'd like to know if they use organic, or better yet, veganic farming practices.)

The gardeners
The menu is delightful to look at -- but hard to choose from, at least for a decision-averse person like many options, and they all sound delicious. (This photo doesn't do the menu justice; it covers a whole wall!)

I usually get the passion fruit sno-ball, but this time decided to have a fresh juice experience. Of course I couldn't decide on one from the menu, so I let Dylan concoct something special. I practically inhaled the creation: a frothy carrot-ginger-kale-spinach-pineapple combo that left me wanting more.

Owner Dylan Williams
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Beaucoup Juice recently had paninis added to its menu; I wish there were a Daiya option. Maybe someday. Finally, Dylan said they're going to be getting into dessert soon, and he is interested in selling vegan baked goods! (Attention vegan bakers!)

Beaucoup Juice ~ 4719 Freret St. ~ NOLA ~ 504.430.5508

1 comment:

  1. If these are the same snow balls they were sellin at Wednesdays at the Square, at least last Summer, they are AWESOME! I had the pineapple and the watermelon and they rocked my world!