Owen + Alchemy is a Juicy New Spot in Logan Square
The New Year always consists of breaking old bad habits and creating new positive ones. My immediate New Years resolution was to start a healthy and organic diet. I found a healthy and practical solution that not only kick started my new year, but also progressed my diet into a lifestyle.
This one of a kind modern Chef-driven juice apothecary Owen + Alchemy located at 2355 North Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, Chicago has every type of juice! The eco friendly glass bottles are used to serve up the organic plant based smoothies, cold pressed juices, and nut milks. All labeled with the distinction of nutritional value and ingredients that is needed for each individuals request and benefit.
My first reaction to the hidden gem, was a sleek modern twist of a juice bar. Co owner Anne Owen said, ”We wanted it to feel different than the traditional “juice bar” concept, with an emphasis on more of a high-end retail experience for the customer.” On a personal level, I’m definitely attracted to minimalist, modern, and restrained design elements.”
Jared Van Camp, Owen’s business partner, is a classically trained chef and has worked with many local purveyors and farmers for years. “He knows them well, has been to their farms, and knows their practices intimately.” Owen said. ”It’s been our goal from the very beginning to source produce as locally as possible. We use the term “beyond organic”. By considering “beyond organic” small farms in the area, we’re able to support the local farming community and people who we know are doing things the right way.”
Having sampled pretty much every juice that is offered, and after learning extensively about cold-pressing from the staff and Owen herself, my pallet couldn’t be more pleased. Since I am indecisive, I chose a few of my favorite juices that I had the honor of trying! My favorite juice had to be juice #6: the perfect balance of kale, coconut water, parsley, romaine and ginger. Another fantastic juice was #14, which is a fruity refreshing blend with a spicy kick consisting of pineapple, jalapeño, and cucumber. Lastly, #54 hit the ultimate sweet tooth with hazelnut, cacao, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and raw local honey.
There are now healthy food selections up on their menu, which is another reason to go check out: Owen +Alchemy.