Disclaimer: I visited Thirst Juice Company and received free samples of juices in exchange for spreading the word about Thirst Juice Company. I was not paid to write this post.
I’ve been going to NYC quite a bit for work and I think that it is safe to say that there is pretty much a juice shop anywhere you go in NYC. Since Boston doesn’t have as many juice places, I definitely splurge while I’m in NYC.
However, I think things are starting to change. Recently a bunch of juice shops have been starting to make their way to Boston. One of those stores is in downtown Boston–Thirst Juice Company!
I was invited by one of the owners Heather to stop in and get a taste of some of their products. I have been turning down a lot of blogging opportunities lately because I have been so busy with traveling and work. However this opportunity was particularly appealing to me because I loved Heather and her husband Chris’s story and juices.
How it Started
Heather and Chris were practicing law in NYC. When they weren’t busy at work, they were trying to stay fit and happy. The couple has always been pretty fit and maintaining that habit is important to them both. In high school, Heather played tennis and soccer and later got into running when she was in college. She never ran more than 5 or 6 miles until she got to college. She started to run a bit more distance to get rid of the freshman 15. Once she reached her goal, she realized that she actually enjoyed endurance running. Before you know it, she had 11 marathons under her belt! I could relate to her because I wasn’t really a runner but all of a sudden realized my passion for it and started to become a marathon addict. I’m only at 5 marathons but hope to some day be at 11 like her!
Healthy exercise habits usually lead to healthy eating habits. Heather and Chris love eating and understand the importance of finding healthy foods that are extremely delicious too. They were so passionate in helping others with this mission that they wanted to quit their corporate jobs to dedicate all of their time to their passion (hm…sounds familiar!). I guess you could say they had a “thirst” for being happy, staying active, exploring and living a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to also pursue a healthy lifestyle. This is why they opened Thirst Juice Company.
Thirst Juice Company makes both small batches of cold-pressed juices and uses a centrifugal juicer to make made-to-order juices. Centrifugal juices should be enjoyed the day of and the bottled cold-pressed juices can last up to 3 days. I like that they offer both options.
Being a sucker for green juices, I had to try the cold-pressed Green Dream which has kale, cucumber, pineapple, jalapeno. The juice I had wasn’t super spicy but I could really taste the flavor of the jalapeno. I also had the Buddahbeet (beet, pear, pineapple, ginger) and Field of Greens (escarole, cucumber, apple, jalapeno). Green Dream is probably my favorite of the ones I tried because I like the sweetness the pineapple adds.
Smoothies are always great if you want a little more substance to your drink. Post-workout one day I splurged on the Pink Unicorn that had strawberries, mango, banana, almond milk, protein powder. While I was visiting with Heather I had the Bad Monkey which has banana, almond butter, cacao nibs, cacao powder, dates, coconut milk, ice. Both were really great and I am looking forward to trying the Mint Condition (mint, pineapple, blueberries, cucumber, ginger, coconut water, hemp seeds).
Acai bowls are pretty much smoothies in a bowl! I got to try the coconut acai that had coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut flakes, acai, banana, agave, topped with banana, shredded coconut and granola. I liked it so much that I got one last week after a workout for breakfast. I also am intrigued by the Chili Chocolate acai bowl with cacao powder, cacao nibs, chipotle chili powder, acai, almond milk, banana, dates, agave, ice, topped with granola and hemp seeds. This may be next on my list of acai bowls to try!
If you are looking for something else, Thirst also has soups, Bob’s Red Mill oatmeal in the morning, coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasting Co., and a selection of teas and snack items!
They also have catering and delivery options (see more here).
What I like about Thirst Juice Company
Thirst Juice Company is aiming to make juice more accessible to Boston. Their juices don’t have a lot of the fancy add-ins in them so that the general public (like Dave) is not scared off by them. Instead they offer them as add-ins options so that if you want them, you can have them. If you don’t, you don’t!
Thank you Kristina for joining me for juice and taking the beautiful photos!
Connect with Thirst Juice Company
44 School Street
Boston, MA 02108