6. Cocoa Bean Juice and Salad Bar

Cocoa Bean

Open since June 2021, Cocoa Bean Juice and Salad Bar is the creation of Francesca Cassandra Denis. The name refers to what Denis’ mother would call her soon-to-be child. Denis, who is of Haitian descent, opened Cocoa Bean with health and wellness values in mind, using fresh produce to stay true to Caribbean flavors and cultures. Many food and beverage options are inspired by locations within various Caribbean islands.

On the food side of the menu are salads ranging from Tropi-kale Caesar to N’ap Boule noodles with Haitian pikliz (or pickled cabbage and carrots). Wraps are filled with garlic, spinach, black beans, and red bell peppers, alongside homemade hummus. The restaurant also serves patties made with codfish, wild salmon, pumpkin, and callaloo, as well as various fruit bowls with honey. Drinks pull from the flavors of the ABC Islands, St. Martin, Barbados, and Grenada, incorporating ingredients like cayenne and ginger to add more punch. There are over a dozen smoothies made with superfoods such as chia seeds, bee pollen, goji berries, turmeric, and raw cocoa, with bases ranging from coconut water to tamarind juice.