What happens when a husband-and-wife DJ team with a passion for healthy eating joins forces with an Alain Ducasse-trained chef? The answer is Juicery Harlem, Harlem’s latest fresh juice bar.
The joint venture between Jappy Afzelius, who did a stint with Ducasse at Chez Allard Bistro in Paris before assuming the reins at Filipino-American restaurant TSISMIS on Orchard Street, and Sasha Hart and husband Jay Vallo serves up cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and a growing list of vegan meals and sandwiches. Among the current edible highlights are avocado toast, crowned with radish, cherry tomatoes, and a mixed salad on country bread, and the açai bowl, a blend of strawberries, blueberries, banana, and coconut flakes.
The juices, all cold-pressed in-house from all-raw ingredients, include such novel combinations as Orange and Cream, made with orange and sweet potato, and Rise and Green, fashioned from green apple, cucumber, pineapple, and mint.
Innovative smoothies are also on-hand and include such alluring combinations as the Mangonana, made with mango, pineapple, banana, flax seeds, Greek yogurt, almond milk. The signature Harlem Shake is an unlikely combination of mango, baby spinach, avocado, banana, blueberries, chia seeds, coconut cream, and almond milk.
Juicery Harlem, 370 Lenox Avenue (at 128th St.).