Monday, December 9, 2013
Just in time for summer, the Maine Squeeze Juice Cafe opened its Public Market House stand on Saturday, bringing fresh juices and smoothies to Portland's downtown office workers. You can find it on the second floor of the Market House, across from Kamasouptra. The cafe's Moulton Street shop has been satisfying juice and smoothie lovers in the Old Port for a number of years, and when the weather's nice there's always a line out the door.
The menu is the same and just as tasty at the Public Market House location. It features juices, such as Life Blood (carrot, apple, beets, lemon and ginger) and Super Juice (kale, spinach, cucumbers, parsley, celery and ginger); and smoothies including Green Light (kale, spinach, cucumbers, mango, pineapple, dates, orange juice, ginger juice and carrot juice) and Bermuda Bliss (mango, pineapple, banana, strawberry and orange juice).
Juices cost $4 for a 12 oz. and $7 for a 24 oz. Smoothies cost $5 for a 20 oz. cup. The Public Market House location of Maine Squeeze Juice Cafe opens at 10 a.m. and stays open until 6 p.m.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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