Organic produce. Health food. Juice bars. What images come to mind? Rustic wholesomeness, raw wood and chirpy chalkboards, most probably. Time for a change? Just what Chicago’s rather rebellious Owen+Alchemy thought too.
In Logan Square they have created a juice and wholefoods bar that is part enchanted forest, part curiosity museum, part modern herbalist’s coven. Plants hang in geometric cages, bell jars showcase ingredients and a living moss installation ups the 02 levels. All combined in a convivial atmosphere, inspired by the gnarled wooden table that dominates the space.
This sense of collaboration continues into the invigorating menu, concocted and co-curated by a circle of chefs and herbalists to cast a spell over health-conscious Chigagoans. Bet their mushroom soup’s magic too.