Columbus’ German Village neighborhood hosts the latest business to join the growing roster of locally-owned juice bars. Alchemy Juice Bar and Café is a collaboration brought about by professionals with diverse food backgrounds. The founders are registered dietitian Alexis Joseph, local chef Dustin Brafford, and Abed Alshahal, co-founder of The Crest Gastropub and a regional leader in the Slow Food movement, a global initiative aiming to refocus food preparation on sourcing ingredients found in the local ecosystem.
The menu at Alchemy features juices, smoothies, soups, sandwiches and snacks. Some of the more specialized offerings are acai bowls and artisanal toast, featuring unique toppings such as avocado or kale. Several of the snack selections are produced by local vendors, such as R.A.W. Real and Worthful, Shagbark Seed and Mill, and formula O2. All bakery items are either vegan or gluten-free.
“We are dedicated to bringing fresh, wholesome, innovative food and drink that nourishes both the mind and body,” explains Joseph, Director of Nutrition at Alchemy. She coordinates onsite nutrition counseling and organizes monthly “Nutrition 101” seminars, in addition to assisting with food preparation and service.
The café is located on the ground floor of a building situated in plain view from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The building also houses a multi-level workout center called The Fitness Loft. Plans are currently underway to install a rooftop garden that will produce some of the ingredients used in seasonal menu items.
Location: 625 Parsons Ave. For more information, call 614-305-7551 or visit AlchemyJuiceCafe.com.