Raw Republic Micro Juicery of Aventura Expands to North Miami – MyWellness RD

Raw Republic is Miami’s original “micro juicery” offering cold-pressed juice, smoothies, acai bowls, and grab-n-go foods. Everything is raw, healthy and delicious and each item packs a nutritional punch that keeps customers coming back for more.

At a time when many restaurants are closing, this concept is expanding, and has invited health food devotees to “join the Republic” and take part in Miami’s healthy eating revolution.

Native Miamians Zachary Stein, Jesse Gimelstein and Jordan Gimelstein are cousins and have now grown their wildly successful Aventura location to a second in North Miami Beach. Expansion plans are in the work – the team plans to open additional locations throughout Miami and South Florida.

We recently got a chance to visit the original location in Aventura and sat down with Jesse to learn more about the concept that manages to maintain a loyal clientele. He tells us that using the highest quality acai is one of the key factors that has led to their success. Additionally, he reveals that the acai used by Raw Republic is much more pure as compared to the watered down variations used by other establishments. We were glad to hear this because acai offers many health benefits and just like everything else, the less processing the better!

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of My Wellness RD, LLC

Raw Republic Aventura

P.B. & A : acai, banana, almond mylk, peanut butter; topped with: granola, cacao nibs, banana

I was able to taste the difference, this acai was less icy/watery versus other acai that I have tried. I like that the granola was on the plainer side… more like oats versus a more chunky/sugary granola. Also – definitely a win to see cacao nibs used versus the more processed cocoa!

Raw Republic Aventura

PRETTY IN PINK : pitaya, coconut water, banana; topped with: dried coconut, banana, flax seeds, honey

The bowls are currently available in one size but Jesse is considering offering a smaller size, too, so people can enjoy the bowls as a snack. The current size is more like a meal as it delivers around 400 calories, depending on the bowl, of course.

Raw Republic Aventura

Some of the raw juices offered include: What’s up Doc? Mylk Chocolate and Vitamin C. They have smoothies, too!

We also got to try some of the food items from the grab-n-go case including the Raw Kelp Noodle Pad Thai with cashews, veggies, and super-bee peanut dressing; Raw “Tuna” Salad and Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pie (below).

Raw Republic Aventura

We were pretty impressed with all of the raw foods we tried, especially the Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pie! By the way, the cinnamon rolls are available year round (and are one of the most popular food items offered) while this pumpkin pie variation is seasonal. Raw Republic uses organic ingredients although the restaurant is not currently certified organic due to the complicated nature of obtaining the certification although they may revisit the possibility, Jesse explains.

About Raw Republic Cold-Pressed Micro Juicery
Raw Republic Cold-Pressed Micro Juicery is a popular, vegan juicery serving a variety of cold-pressed juices, juice cleanses, smoothies, açaí bowls, and Grab-n-Go foods. Raw Republic has two locations: 20804 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180; and 14871 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, FL, 33181. For more information, visit www.drinkrawrepublic.com, call 305-705-4226 for Aventura or 305-957-5226 for North Miami Beach or email info@drinkrawrepublic.com.  Follow Raw Republic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Holli Lapes, RD, LD/N is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in South Florida. Holli is the founder of The South Florida Sage (http://thesoflasage.com/) a food & drink blog featuring culinary experiences from the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach area.

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes,
property of My Wellness RD, LLC

Disclaimer: I received a complementary tasting at Raw Republic

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