MIDDLETOWN – Spring is here and with it comes the opening of Gypsy Juice, Lake County’s first drive-through cold-pressed juice establishment. Gypsy Juice celebrated its grand opening on March 31st. Located at 21016 Highway 29 directly across from Middletown High School, it offers a selection of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, lemonade and small bites. After months of painstaking planning, founder and owner Megan Sutton is excited to open the store, saying, “I really hope to bring health and well-being to our community.”
Sutton grew up in Middletown and now has a child of his own. She said she saw a need for healthier yet convenient options for the community and jumped at the opportunity to rent a shop across from the high school. Sutton, who also owns Beauty and the Blade, a cosmetic tattoo shop in Middletown, first hatched the plan for Gypsy Juice in 2014 while he was living in Sonoma. Sutton said, “This has been a dream of mine since I graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College Food and Nutrition for Healthcare in 2014.” When the pandemic hit, Sutton moved back to Middletown and said, “I remember how special this place is is” when she realized it was time to pursue her dream as many other businesses were closing and there were no options that offered anything healthy, especially on the go. Despite some unfortunate hurdles and a lot of bureaucracy, Sutton stated, “Having been a single mom for most of my child’s life, I’m thrilled to be able to build a business to possibly one day leave him.” With strength and determination, “Gypsy Juice” and provided the community with fresh and organic convenient options, especially for those with early morning commutes.
The menu is organic, with cold-pressed juices like Forbidden Ruby, Sweet Sunrise, and Salad in a Bottle. Smoothie selections include Rise and Grind and Gypsy Blue, along with honey-sweetened lemonade and a small selection of coffee and espresso drinks. They also have a selection of small plates like avocado toast and protein bites, and prepare all menu items using fresh, organic produce that’s sourced as locally as possible. Knowing how difficult it can be to meet your daily fruit and vegetable needs, Sutton wants to help make this easier for locals and offer customers “organic, plant-based protein” with the menu. For more information and the full menu, visit their Facebook page online or follow them on Instagram @gypsyjuicedrivethru