Scottsdale visitors have a new place to enjoy a refreshing, healthy drink these days. Kaleidoscope Juice, a locally owned juice bar, just opened its fourth location in the city. The new Old Town location features a walk-up and bike-through window for diners looking for healthy food and drinks on the go.
The new location specializes in cold-pressed juices made with organic fruits and vegetables. The juices are blended with healthy accents like cayenne, ginger and oregano. The drink menu also includes a variety of smoothies, shakes and, if you're looking for a morning kick-start, organic coffee.
Kaleidoscope Juice, a popular Scottsdale juice bar, just opened a new bike-friendly location in Old Town — Photo courtesy of Kaleidoscope Juice
Brightly colored stools accent the outdoor community table. The space is bright, open and designed to provide quick service. There is also a grab-and-go cooler full of freshly pressed juice options. Kaleidoscope also prepares and sells its own line of juice cleanses. Juice delivery is available, as well.
If you want to grab a healthy snack with your drink, Kaleidoscope offers a wholesome selection of home-baked goods. Gluten-free options like zucchini muffins and peanut butter protein cookies will satisfy sweet teeth, minus the added fat or processed ingredients.
Kaleidoscope Juice is the brainchild of Alexandra Maw, an Arizona State University graduate who hatched the idea while still attending college and gained the support of her mother. The pair successfully launched the first location in late 2012.
Since its debut, Kaleidoscope Juice has acquired a local following. The store has developed its own line of signature cold-pressed juices, as well as a popular three-day cleanse. Kaleidoscope's brand of all-natural juices is even starting to make an appearance in grab-and-go coolers around the Valley.
Maw says that all the ingredients used by Kaleidoscope are 100% certified organic. The store goes through hundreds of pounds of fruits and vegetables each week. The juice bar doesn't let anything go to waste, though. More than two-and-a-half tons of pulp are collected each week, which the store donates to St. Vincent de Paul and other community gardens to enrich the soil and feed chickens.
The store hopes to host community-oriented events in the future, including lectures on health and nutrition. It also plans on offering yoga classes.
The new, bike-friendly location of Kaleidoscope Juice is located at 7119 East 1st Avenue in Scottsdale. There are three other locations of Kaleidoscope in Scottsdale in Phoenix, including one in downtown Phoenix. The juice bar is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.