The light reggae music and wooden furniture give off a beach-vibe, but the menu options at the newly opened 3 Natives juice bar scream fresh-from-the-garden.
To appease the ever-growing raw juice craze, the Tequesta-based juice bar chain opened its fifth location in Boca Raton, where franchisees Amanda Folsom and Mike Christie hope the all-natural, mostly organic options will fit right in.
“There’s a very healthy, active lifestyle in Boca,” said Folsom, who runs the Abacoa location of 3 Natives, which opened in February. The juice bar’s most popular items include its acai bowls, with pureed acai berry, topped off with granola, yogurt and other combinations of fresh fruit, and its cold-pressed juices made fresh each morning and served in glass bottles.
The menu items, which include vegan options, are all $10 or less.
It’s the first in the chain to open in southern Palm Beach County, with locations in Tequesta, Jupiter, Juno Beach and Gainesville. Folsom and Christie are franchisees of the Boca and Jupiter locations.
While the restaurant is well-known for its juices and colorful acai bowls, 3 Natives, 1200 Yamato Road, also serves lunch options, like wraps and salads. It sets itself apart from other juice bars by using fresh ingredients delivered to the restaurant each morning, Folsom said. The juices are made at the flagship location in Tequesta every morning and delivered to Boca.
Folsom and Christie, both of Boynton Beach, hope the laid-back, friendly vibe in the juice bar makes customers comfortable with sitting and relaxing in the café.
“People already come in and we know their orders right away,” Christie said. “We have a solid group of regulars already.”