WESTPORT, Conn. -- Health lovers of fresh-pressed juices and smoothies will want to check out the newest location of Green & Tonic in downtown Westport.
One of state's fastest-growing food and beverage companies, which features cold-pressed juices, smoothies and plant-based food, will open at 70 Jesup Road in the heart of Westport’s shopping district.
The store will offer organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, cold-brewed coffee and a full plant-based menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including acai bowls, soups, salads, savory wraps, rice bowls, snacks and chia dessert items. The store will be host a community party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 23.
Hours for the store are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
“Green & Tonic’s philosophy and products are a great fit for Westport, said Jeffrey Pandolfino, chief executive officer and co-founder of Green & Tonic. “The Westport community has been so supportive and welcoming. They’re health conscious and into eating right and taking care of themselves both mentally and physically, and understanding the role that food plays in that.”
Before Green & Tonic, Jeffrey and Cai Pandolfino started Plum Pure Foods & Catering in Cos Cob, building it into a thriving operation. After selling Plum, the couple opened Green & Tonic in Cos Cob in 2011, eventually adding locations in Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.
Green & Tonic's focus on serving pure health food -- green drinks, smoothies, grains, vegan soups and sandwiches -- started with the Pandolfinos' own conversion about nutrition-conscious eating.
"We want people to feel better," said Cai Pandolfino. "Food should be like medicine. I've really spent the last several years focusing on exercise and eating the right kind of foods. It's been a fun ride so far. I think there’s a huge need for this in Connecticut"