Bethesda has a new option when it comes to juices, shakes and smoothies. recently opened on Elm Street, the Washington Post reports.
“I got really frustrated with the fact that there was no juice bar in the area,” owner Amy Waldman, a Potomac native and avid juicer, told Patch when we first reported on the juice bar last July. “I’ve always thought it’d be wonderful to make the product for other people."
Back when we first interviewed her, Waldman told us the juice bar would be open in October. But permit problems led to a delay in the opening, the Post reported, and Waldman opened the shop Dec. 29 -- just in time to cater to Bethesdans resolving to lead a healthier lifestyle in 2012.
Along with shakes and juices, Artisan offers fruit-based purees and cleanses, according to the Post, with produce sourced locally.
The shakes offered at the juice bar are vegan, using almonds, bananas and coconut to add the signature creaminess, the Post reported. Some of the specialties Waldman offers include an orange lassi shake, made with almond, vanilla, coconut and cardamom; and a banana butter cup shake, blended with almonds, bananas, cinnamon and cacao, according to the Post.
The juice bar is located next to at 4903 Elm Street.