Smoothies ($8), which are all dairy- and gluten-free, read like a who's who of healthful ingredients. They include the Green Street Tea with pineapple, spinach, matcha, lemon and coconut water; the Monkey Gone to Heaven with blueberries, banana, peanut butter, honey and coconut milk; and Pear Ubu with pear, kale, banana, almond butter and almond milk. Fresh juices ($6 to $7.50) are similarly packed with healthful ingredients, such as the Kurious Oranj with orange, carrot, ginger and turmeric; the Serious Green with kale, spinach, celery, lemon, ginger and mint; and the Beet Happening with beet, apple, carrot and ginger.
Beyond beverages, Carrot Flower is also serving salads, acai bowls; overnight oats; chia pudding; toasts topped with avocado, hummus or nut butter; and coffee, tea and lemonade.
Owner Audrey White and GM Cheri Clarkin grew up together in Falmouth, Mass. White is a longtime Jamaica Plain resident with an interest in health and nutrition who has spent a decade experimenting with smoothie and juice recipes. Clarkin has 20 years of experience in various restaurant roles, including as opening general manager at Myers+Chang and manager at 75 Chestnut and KO Pies, according to the cafe's website.
Carrot Flower, which is located at 703 Centre St., held a soft opening event for family and friends over the weekend before opening to the neighborhood Tuesday. It arrives on the heels of the opening of Juicygreens on South Street, another neighborhood option for smoothies, juices and other healthful fare.