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There’s nothing better than throwing back a refreshing cold-pressed juice after a killer cycling class, a muscle-burning run along the seawall, or a challenging hike.
And luckily for Vancouverites, Greenderful, an organic juice and salad bar in the city’s bustling Chinatown is the health food haven we didn’t know we needed.
Thought up by husband-and-wife duo, Wendy and Edward Phan, Greenderful serves up plant-based juices and salads that are as delicious as they are nutritious.
Think energizing concoctions like Kale Nation, Green Tonic, and Yummy Tummy all made with all-natural ingredients like kale, beets, chia seeds, ginger, and lemon. If smoothies are more your jam, order up the Morning Kickstarter or Sport Recovery. They’re packed with nourishing foods like almond milk, banana, raw cacao, and medjool dates (just to name a few).
And at Greenderful, they’re doing things a little differently. All of their juices are cold-pressed daily using a slower process than usual, which helps to preserve the nutrients and important enzymes you need to tackle your day. No preservatives, sugar, or water are added to their juices, either (hello, au naturel).
It’s not all flavor-packed sips at this local juice spot. They’ve got a selection of tasty salads made with spinach or kale and topped with unique house-made dressing. And their vibrant Rainbow salad made with spinach, arugula, avocado, quinoa, red cabbage, radish, carrot, pumpkin seeds and a blueberry vinaigrette is Instagram-ready.
Round things out with a cup of traditional matcha, a matcha latte, or a matcha on ice for a refreshing summer treat.
What makes this Greenderful even more awesome is that they care as much about the environment as they do providing the community with healthy, nourishing eats.
All their smoothie cups are made out of 100% renewable resources that are compostable and biodegradable and their salad bowls are also made from 100% recyclable materials. Now that’s something we can all get behind.
Stop by the shop at 636 Main St. to get your fix of all things green.
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