This story starts on Wednesday as I was heading home from work. As I was exiting my office I jumped head first into a discussion with Hess and a person I didn’t know about where one would get a smoothie after Field of Greens is closed. Being fairly lazy, I sent out a tweet asking my people this question:
— aGuyonClematis (@aGuyonClematis) October 30, 2013
One of the replies was that Palm Beach restaurateur Nick Coniglio had opened up a smoothie place right off of Clematis Street. This I had to try!
Bee Organics is located at 123 Datura St. this is just South of the waterfront park in Downtown West Palm Beach, between Barrel and Grain and ER Bradley’s.
This space used to be a hunting goods store, and for a short while a cool recycled clothes / sewing resource center. Bee Organics benefited from the hunting store build-out and kept the open format, raw wood walls and hard wood floors. Bee Organics segmented off part of the store for use as a Yoga studio that can handle a dozen people.
One of the owners, Andrea Pertnoy is a yoga instructor and not only will teach classes in the Bee Organics studio, but will also have a class in various spots on the waterfront on Sundays where half the money will be donated to various charities. The first charity on the list was one that works to raise awareness about the importance of bees in our environment.
The cafe only serves organic/fair trade food, which are hand-selected by owners Nick Coniglio and Andrea Pertnoy.
They have nice salads in a jar (pictured below), which you can either back to the office (or home) with you, or they can be plated so that you can eat them at a big wooden family-style table or at the bar. Also on the menu are organic raw and vegan items such as Pad Thai, zucchini noodles marinara, marinated kale and quinoa salad.
They also have cold drip coffee, kombucha tea (which I learned is a local fermented type of tea) and a large variety of traditional teas available.
Back to smoothies. Bee Organics has a pretty substantial menu with some very interesting sounding smoothies. I tried the “W.T.F?” smoothie, which consisted of almond butter, banana, ginger, coconut milk, dates & cinnamon.
I’m glad I found this cool little spot, big thanks to Virginia and Andrea for showing me around! I’m sure I’ll stop in again really soon!
Bee Organic is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will also be at the West Palm Beach Green Market, where they sell wheat grass shots and an assortment of fresh cold pressed juices. For more information on Bee Organics and a complete schedule of classes, call 561-651-9796 or visit www.bee-organics.com.
This blog entry is day 5 of my 30-Day blogging challenge where I have committed to post a blog every day.
Please read the previous blog entries in this series:
Day 4: Introducing BarCamp Palm Beach – Monday the 18th of November
Day 3: My top 5 Beaches in Palm Beach County
Day 2: City of West Palm Beach Chili Cookoff
Day 1: It’s November, and I’m Starting the 30-Day Blogging Challenge!