Trinket Lewis first started questioning her diet in 2013, after a trip to South Africa with her partner, Glenn Wilson. There, rather than eating a typical American breakfast of breads, eggs, and processed meats, they feasted on local fruits, vegetables, and freshly squeezed juices at the start of their day, and found themselves feeling more vitalized than they had in a long time.
Lewis and Wilson’s forthcoming juice bar, MoreLyfe Juice Co., is their attempt to give Atlantans a taste of the experience they had in South Africa. Focusing on healthy, juicy alternatives to typical fatty, salty American fare, MoreLyfe will offer customizable, freshly squeezed juices based on customers’ dietary needs in a bright, welcoming environment.
The space itself, at 2287 Cascade Road in Cascade Heights, used to be a gas station, and is currently under renovation. When it’s finished, the juice bar will have a minimalistic, sophisticated, and cheerful vibe, complete with a colorful display of fresh fruits and vegetables and a stocked bookshelf for customers to peruse while sipping their drinks.
Lewis and Wilson also plan to curate daily playlists based on the energy of the day (the Sunday soundtrack, for example, will include a variety of gospel tracks), which they’ll share on streaming services.
“I’m from Oklahoma, I grew up on meat and potatoes,” says Lewis, who, after her first raw juice cleanse, found out that not only had many of her health issues cleared up, but she was also pregnant. “The power of food is real. I want MoreLyfe to be a place where people can come and learn about the healing powers of nature and food.”
The couple plans to open MoreLyfe Juice Co. this summer, hopefully by July. And whether you’re contemplating juice cleanse or not, is there anything better than a cold, fresh juice in the dead of summer?