FAIRFIELD and NORWALK, CT
The Stand Juice is one of our favorite local juice bars. Carissa, the owner, first introduced me to green juices and the power of juicing six years ago when she opened her first store.
When my son became diagnosed with celiac, she took a keen interest in preparing food and smoothies safely for him. She will prepare anything off her holiday menus for him and trains her staff about cross-contamination. She’s also very generous with sharing her recipes.
Our favorite Almond Chocolate Chip Energy Bites and this Olive Tapenade both come from her. She just wants people to eat and enjoy healthy, fresh food. The menu is simple, with some constant and some seasonal items. She works hard to source locally and minimize waste. We’ve tried nearly everything on the menu but love the Hummus Avocado Salad, the Smoothies and juices — and of course her sweet treats!
Restaurant website: The Stand Juice Company