Based on the premise that everyone could use more plant-based foods in their diet, husband-wife duo Collin and Shandy Greenleaf opened Healthy Bonez Beverage Company, serving raw cold-pressed juices, dairy-free smoothies, and açaí bowls topped with house-made gluten-free granola. They started with a food truck, which you may have seen parked outside Market Street Grill on Kirkland’s Market Street. But they recently put on the parking brake and opened a brick-and-mortar storefront in Totem Lake at the corner of 124th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 124th Street. It’s tucked behind the driving school and Ken Zaburo Sushi restaurant, but drive around to the back for an HB Beverage fix.
“We want to provide a wellness opportunity people can get behind by eliminating preconceived ideas about what ‘healthy’ tastes like.”
“We want to provide a wellness opportunity people can get behind by eliminating preconceived ideas about what ‘healthy’ tastes like,” said Collin.
Originally from the Big Island, Shandy worked for years behind a bar as a first-rate mixologist. Her beverage skills now include blending cold-pressed juices for optimal flavor. A juice press works differently from a centrifugal juicer and leaves crucial enzymes intact, meaning a longer nutritional shelf life. Some customers stock up with a six-pack for the week. Others just grab one or two for the road. The juices have nothing added: no sugar, no coloring, and no junk. Flavors include activated charcoal apple lemonade — it may be black in color, but it’s bright and fresh on the palate; a seasonal watermelon-lime; spicy beet with ginger, apple, lemon, and lime; and a slew of other refreshing options. A 16-ounce juice costs between $6 and $7, or get set for a week with 64-ounces at $26 to $30.
“We are hell-bent on seeing Kirkland become a destination location for food and drink,” said Collin.