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As we mentioned a few weeks back, Roots Bistro has been planning to open up a little sister spot next door. That spot -- a juice bar -- is now open. Roots Juice is a fast-casual juice bar as well as a cafe, offering a small vegan menu that partner Rebecca O'Brien calls "the crunchy little sister" to the bistro next door.

That menu includes items such as vegan zucchini muffins; a selection of gluten-free and grain-free pastries; granola with coconut yogurt and seasonal fruit, raw "squashta" with shredded carrot, cilantro, tomato, pumpkin seeds and almond sauce; cold soba salad with cashew, sweet corn, cucumber and Korean BBQ dressing; fresh vegetable nori rolls; chevre, avocado and sprout sandwiches on house-made foccacia, plus chocolate fig mousse.

As for the juices, look for selections like the Alchemy with carrot and ginger; Green Age Dreams with spinach, celery, parsley, cilantro, lime, fennel and cucumber; Beet It with carrot, jalapeno, cucumber, celery, spinach and beet; Kale Take with kale, cucumber, spinach, pear, apple and lime; and Elixir #1 with orange, apple, ginger and cilantro. There are even smoothies available, such as the Up with peach, strawberry, orange, ginger, agave and maca; Kombu-cha-cha with banana, ginger, vanilla, cherry and kombucha; and OMGoji with Goji berry, strawberry, agave, coconut oil, vanilla and almond butter.

Roots Juice is currently open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours to come.

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Katharine Shilcutt