March 9, 2012
Attention health-conscious Dallas readers. While in NYC and LA you can find fresh juice bars on every corner, until now the only Dallas juice bar I’ve known about is inside Whole Foods on Park Lane. For me that means a lot of time stuck in traffic on Northwest Highway. But now there is also The Gem, a juice and smoothie bar located inside Duo, the culinary shop and cooking class venue at Inwood and Lovers. The Gem’s menu consists of all fresh juices, smoothies with protein and other boosts, tea, coffee, and a trio of salads that includes hummus, kale, and quinoa. Everything I’ve tried so far has been excellent: Green Glow and Ruby Slipper juices, Chocolate Diamond smoothie, and the salads. Hello, new daily ritual! 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.