Photos: Juicery Harlem/Wai Ng
A new juice shop in Harlem is offering some celebrity cred. Juicery Harlem is a collaboration between Executive Chef Jappy Afzelius (TSISMIS) and celebrity DJ Sasha Hart and husband DJ Jay Vallo. Together they are showcasing freshly made fruit juices and smoothies. DJ sets will also be performed by the owners.
Chef Jappy, who worked and trained under Alain Ducasse at Chez Allard Bistro in Paris and Benoit Bistro in New York, is offering unique flavor combinations like the Orange and Cream, made with orange and sweet potato; and the Rise and Green, made with green apple, cucumber, pineapple, and mint. Juicery Harlem’s Goodnature Juice Press System allows juices to be made to order in under three minutes and to retain freshness for up to 5 days while refrigerated.
Vegan food options include an Açai Bowl with strawberries, blueberries, banana, and coconut flakes; Avocado Toast with avocado purée topped with radish, cherry tomatoes, lemon, and a mixed salad on country bread; and a Tuna Melt with organic wheat bread, wild tuna, and locally sourced muenster cheese.
The interior, designed by Harlem resident Natalie Lewis, features large windows offering a picturesque view of Lenox Avenue. The space is adorned with floral-patterned wallpaper, light brown reclaimed wood, a white-marble bar, and open kitchen. Booth seating doubles as an area for live DJ performances.
Harlem Juicery is located at 370 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY
For more information, visit www.juiceryharlem.com