Jamaica Plain's robust and varied restaurant scene is about to get bigger and healthier because Carrot Flower, a health-conscious business offering smoothies, salads and more plans to open on Centre Street.
The menu includes vegan smoothies that are low in sugar, build-your-own and to-go salads, acai and pitaya bowls that you can customize with toppings, house-made nut milks, health shots like turmeric and wheatgrass, vegan soups -- and of course, avocado toast.
Jamaica Plain resident Audrey White is the founder of the business and is focused on health and nutrition. White told Jamaica Plain News that she has teamed up with Cheri Clarkin, who knows the restaurant business from her 20 years working in the Boston area as a GM at Myers + Chang and Cunard Tavern, as well as other local restaurants.
White began making her own smoothies and juices at home a decade ago and has spent the last 10 years creating and perfecting her recipes, according to Carrot Flower's website.
Through the years, White has fostered her understanding of healthy eating due to being Type 1 diabetic. White's desire to open up her own juice and smoothie restaurant was fueled by not being able to find healthy, low-sugar options for herself.
Carrot Flower is scheduled to appear at the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association's (BAPA) Wednesday meeting to discuss its application for a common victualler license with take-out at 703 Centre St. Antiques store Cobwebs, currently in that location, will close in December after 26 years of business.
White told Jamaica Plain News she is aiming to open in early spring 2018.