Best Of 2021

Best Use of Walnuts: Rooted Juicery + Kitchen

As the name suggests, Rooted Juicery + Kitchen offers both health-focused beverages and solid food. In addition to the different made-to-order menus at each location, they also have a walk-up cooler — one full of cold-pressed juices and mylks and one with grab-and-go eats. You’ll find options like banana chocolate or matcha power bites, a vegan ricotta sandwich and plenty of bowls. If you can get your hands on a Mexican grain bowl, do so. It’s a blend of quinoa, black beans, guacamole, romaine, cabbage, cilantro, sauce and vegan cheese, plus walnuts that have been chopped and flavored to act like taco meat. Everything is vegan but you wouldn’t know it.