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Commodity Juicery

Commodity Juicery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoDisclaimer: *This was a complimentary private tasting. This post was not edited or written for monetary compensation, and are solely my opinions and observations.

I was kindly invited for a private tasting at Commodity Juicery through Zomato, and brought along two guests with me. One was into juices and healthy eating, so he was pretty excited. I have tried a few times with juices and smoothies, though I tend to only have them in the summer. Since I’m also for healthy foods, I was looking forward to it as well.

The place is more like a ‘buy and pick up’ place rather than a cafe where you’d sit down and read a book or something. There are 3 stools, but with one seat by the coolers with the juices that customers need access to, and the other one by the cashier, be ready to do some shifting.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery1idearabbit_commodityjuicery14 idearabbit_commodityjuicery15 idearabbit_commodityjuicery16 idearabbit_commodityjuicery19 idearabbit_commodityjuicery3The staff that was serving us was very knowledgeable with which ingredients were good for what, and which had what kind of nutrients. The healthy friend was really into kombucha, and he started asking all kinds of questions about it, and the staff was very knowledgeable about that too.

All juices are $10/bottle.idearabbit_commodityjuicery6We started off with their most popular drink, the #1 Sweet Greens. It was a tropical flavour, especially with the addition of pineapples It wasn’t ‘salady’ at all. It was light with a slight hint of cilantro that awoken your senses at the end. It was pretty to look at, but very good tastewise.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery7If you check out their website, it’ll will give you all the information you want to know in a very clean and slick but simple chart. The white clean shop is replicated on their very simple, but easy to navigate website.

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 2.08.26 PMNext naturally, was #2 All Greens. It had lemon and lime plus all veggies. It was zesty with the strong lemon taste. This was the only drink where the ‘ingredients’ settled at the bottom, so it’s a good idea to shake it before consuming. We were told that this drink was good for drinking at the end the day with which has magnesium to calm digestive system. idearabbit_commodityjuicery8#6 Purple Puppy. Along with the creative names for the drinks, they are also creative with the ingredients. They have put cucumber instead of grape to limit the sweetness. It feels like a balanced juice. Smells like beets – but in a good refreshing way.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery9 #8 Orange Roots. Very light and very pretty. It wasn’t overly sweet even though there were apples in it. They said the turmeric was organic. idearabbit_commodityjuicery10#10 Sunrise. This has fructose and electrolyte, so it’s good to drink at the beginning of the day to give you a boost. The flavour, which was zesty and tangy would also wake you up.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery11 #12 Matcha Mylk. I didn’t try this one as it has almonds and cashews. I’m allergic to nuts, so none for me.

Instead, I got to try the one of the Shots $4. I had the Relief Shot with lemon, ginger and some cayenne powder. I’m so glad they were just running out of the powder because holy moly! One sip and I felt my entire tongue and throat burrrrrrrrrn. It took couple gulps of water to calm it down. It is really strong, but I guess if you’re wanting something to really ‘zap’ you, this is the shot for you. Wow… it was incredible.

idearabbit_commodityjuicery12We also had a bit of the Masala bowl which had broccoli, cauliflower, bean sprouts, zucchini, red peppers, carrots, green cabbage, quinoa with ­ Masala dressing. It had a nice curry smell to it. Although I do love salads and often eat them, it was the first time I had a salad where all the ingredients were raw except for quinoa. It might take me a bit to get used to eating all of it raw. I think since I suffer from cold hands and feet, and even eating my regular salads can quickly drop my temperature (yes, I can start feeling cold and shivering after a salad!) I’ll save it for the summer time. idearabbit_commodityjuicery20Their straws are made from bamboo – which was really interesting. She mentioned that for the Greens, it’d be best to consume within 4 days and 6 days for carrots or beets.

To end it off, the dessert. Again, the Macaroons $4 had nuts, so only my guests had samples. They said it was really good, with coconut, cinnamon, sea salt, dates and almonds.idearabbit_commodityjuicery13idearabbit_commodityjuicery18The experience was very good. Clean place. Love their brand identity. Great tasting juices! Would return.

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Buddha Full

Click to add a blog post for Buddha-Full on ZomatoI met up with my friend who is pretty health conscious, especially when it comes to food, so I thought this place would be the perfect place to grab a bite. I was curious about the place, but was happy to hear that she enjoys their smoothies. They serve organic and gluten free food/juices and opened in 2010. The place is a bit hidden, and can easily be missed – I walked by it (though on the other side of the road)

idearabbit-buddhafull1 idearabbit-buddhafull2 idearabbit-buddhafull3 idearabbit-buddhafull4I decided to get their Fried Samosa $3.95. If you wanted to go healthier and get the Baked Samosa $4.50. For drink, I got the One Love $6.50 (14oz) which was really dark burgundy.
It was a hot summer day, and the cafe inside was sweltering hot and humid. After we picked up our orders, we took it outside onto the patio. There were several ants crawling on our chairs, and flying ants…
The heated samosa was really, really good. The size was quite generous and the softer shell than most other samosas I’ve had made it easier to eat. I would definitely come back for these.
The drink was rich. It had strawberries, pineapple, orange, beets with rose water. It seemed like all the goodness was juiced into one cup. Super dark colour that could easily dye, so watch out light-coloured clothes!
Service was satisfactory. The interior has a a couple of tables with seats and with a shop that included things like soap, jewellery, candles, etc.

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The Juicery

Click to add a blog post for The Juicery Co on ZomatoA friend had a gift card for this place, so she invited me over to try out their juices. Although I’ve juiced myself before, it was the first time going to an actual juiced exclusive place.
The interior is very open and got quite a character. It has a bit of hipsterish feel, but an upscale version from the look that downtown or Main street has. It was clean, with a large wooden table to relax at and enjoy your juice.

idearabbit-thejuicery1 idearabbit-thejuicery2I ordered the Lemon-Aid with apples, lemon, ginger, cayenne and alkaline water under the Citrus category which is meant for boosting your immune system, hydrating and promoting digestion. They didn’t have a small bottle (250ml) $7, so we both took the large (500ml) $10. Better bargain anyways, and with the cap, you can take home the rest for later.

It was sour (with the given ingredients, not a surprise), with a small punch of spiciness that hits after a while from the cayenne. Very refreshing and great for the hot summer days.

The cold-pressed juice is unpasteurized 100% organic. I’m guessing there aren’t any preservatives so the best before date was in 2 days.

The bottle is nicely designed. Simple, organic and modern with a hint of sophistication. You get your $1 back when you return the glass bottle. Mine is still sitting on the kitchen counter…

Friendly staff and a variety of selections to choose from. Like most other ‘organic’ and ‘health-conscious’ eateries/juiceries, the prices to reflect the quality and effort into making these drinks/food. But one must think not only about the short-term benefits of eating healthily, but the long-term effects and rewards of doing so.

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