Sunday, January 11, 2015

Welcome to the Neighborhood

I have an adorable habit of pretending it's not really that cold in Boston. I've lived here for 10 years and, up until this winter, I never got around to buying warm winter boots (I gave in only because Sorel boots are warm and cute). I routinely under dress for the weather and then I'm all surprised when I'm cold. I drink iced coffee when there is a better than average possibility of getting frostbite. I mean, iced coffee is just really, really delicious. And I make smoothies year round.

I have a love-love relationship with smoothies. I love smoothies. For breakfast, for a snack, for dessert, pre-workout, post-workout, whatever. I love smoothies. Banana, frozen blueberries, vanilla protein powder, almond butter, almond milk. Or, strawberries, frozen blueberries, peanut butter, almond milk. Or, frozen mango, Greek yogurt, almond butter, almond milk. I could go on. But you get it.

Pressed Boston opened today in Beacon Hill... Hooray! When I walk in, I am the most excited. And the staff is excited and all of the other customers are excited, so we are all excited together. So excited!

I order the Charge smoothie (raw cacao, almond butter, cold brewed coffee, almond milk). I really like it. It's a little crunchy - I think maybe from the homemade almond butter? - but really delicious. All of the Superfood smoothies are priced at $10 which, let's be real, is a little pricey. But let's be more real: a $8-10 price tag is now totally the norm for this kind of smoothie.

And like I said, it's really delicious and the shop is spectacularly trendy. It's an upper level Beacon Hill storefront with antiqued, paned windows but, inside, we're talking 2015, re-purposed materials, compostable straws, and bar stools with a Charles Street view. Hours are Monday-Friday 7am-8pm, meaning there's time to swing by between an AM run and work. Works for me!

Welcome, Pressed. Beacon Hill is excited you're here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Run Fast Travel Slow,

    Thanks for coming to celebrate our opening day. So glad you tried Charge and loved it - you weren't the only one...we sold out in the blink of an eye. Thankfully because we make everything in house we were able to replenish and have more for today.

    You are totally right about the crunch - its from the house made Almond Butter, Raw Cacao, and Cashews. We love that the gritty flavor gives it a lot of body and texture. Those ingredients also explain our pricing. We use the best of the best ingredients including local and organic produce when we can get it, tons of superfoods to include Matcha Green Tea, Spirulina, Maca, and tons of antioxidant rich foods. We also make EVERYTHING in house from our dressings, to our juice.

    Thanks again for the love.
    Ashley, PRESSED Boston