When do you ever leave a restaurant feeling healthier than when you arrived? You get that feeling at Kale Me Crazy, a new upscale juice and smoothie bar now open in Inman Park.
Founded by Yogli Mogli CEO Roi Shlomo, Kale Me Crazy is dedicated to healthy eating with a focus on organic, vegan and gluten-free menu items.
The juices are cold-pressed fresh each morning from fruits and vegetables that are pesticide free, non-GMO and locally sourced (when available). The process of cold pressing best preserves the produce’s nutrients, vitamins and enzymes.
If you’ve never had kale or other leafy greens in a juice, you may be surprised at how delicious and refreshing they can taste, especially with added sweetness from apples or spice from ginger.
Veggie juice newbies should try the Kale Yeah! Made with kale, spinach, cucumber, apple and lemon, it’s the most popular cold-pressed juice on the menu. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous try the Go Green, made with kale, spinach, romaine, chard, cucumber and celery.
If you want something non-green, try the Beet Up. Made with beets, apple, lemon and ginger, it’s crisp and flavorful, and lovely deep magenta in color (so you may want to double check your teeth before any meetings).
The juices range from $4.50 to $8 a bottle and should be consumed within three days as they are made without preservatives.
The more filling smoothies are made to order and come in a variety of flavors and colors. Try the Green Dream, made with kale, spinach, pineapple, apple, mint leaves and coconut water. Another top pick is the Tropical Trippin’, made with orange, mango, pineapple, coconut yogurt and coconut milk. The smoothies range from $6.50 to $7.50.
There is also the option of adding herb and powdered supplements, like turmeric, spirulina, vegan protein powder and chia seeds. Not sure what to add? Knowledgeable “juicetenders” can help you select what’s best for your needs and taste.
If you like wheatgrass, Kale Me Crazy has you covered. Try the KMC Shot, which has a kick from the addition of ginger and cayenne pepper and comes with a lemon juice chaser.
If you want something more substantive try the Açaí Bowl. Made with pureed açaí berries, coconut milk, dates and blueberries, then topped with shredded coconut, granola, mint and raw honey, it is sure to jump-start your day.
Kale Me Crazy also offers vegan pastries including cupcakes that non-vegans will still enjoy. Look for salads and vegan pizza to be added to the menu in the future.
Whether you’re craving a health boost morning, midday or at night, Kale Me Crazy can accommodate your schedule. It is open for dine in and carry-out from 7:30am to 8pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.
Kale Me Crazy, 300 N. Highland Ave Suite B, Atlanta 30307. (404) 600-5048
photo credit for first two photos: Joe Micelli