Fans of juicing and plant-based food in Brampton often lament the lack of restaurant options. With the recent opening of Trish Juice near the corner of Main and Queen that seems to be changing. Vegans and vegetarians should be delighted by the juice bar’s various offerings.
The vivid yellow paint on the outside of the restaurant is quite welcoming, and the indoor décor is airy and bright. Big windows show off a nice view of the outside, while wood flooring and café chairs and tables lend a modern, yet homey touch.
The multiple baskets of fruit placed around the counter give you an idea of what treats are in store. There is also a tray of wheatgrass on display, an ingredient praised by juicing advocates for its vitamins and minerals, along with its antioxidant properties. All of the employees were helpful and friendly and willing to answer specific questions about the items on the menu.
Surprisingly, there is more to Trish Juice than just juice. They also offer handmade milkshakes, bubble tea, wraps, and salads. One of the more interesting items on the menu is the Smoothie Bowl. These are bowls of smoothies with chunks of fruit and other items—such as chia seeds or coconut flakes—on top. You can even create your own smoothie bowl by picking four fruits and Vanilla greek yogurt.
For our first foray into Trish Juice, however, we decided to order a juice and a smoothie and a salad. The employee informed us that the difference between juices and smoothies is that the juices are consisted of cold-pressed juice and ice cubes, while the smoothies are blended ingredients with crushed ice.
The Mojito (a cold-presed juice) contains cucumber, lime, pear, and mint and is exceptionally refreshing. The Super Green smoothie contains kale, spinach, banana, pineapple, green apple. It was creamier than the juice with a good balance of tart and sweet.
Other juices on the menu that seem appealing are the Energizer (Apple, Carrot, Ginger, Mint) and the Purifier (Broccoli, Beetroot, Blueberry, Apple, Carrot, Lemon, Ginger, Coconut Water). As for smoothies, the Cuban — which contains Pineapple, Mango, Orange, Lemon, Honey, Coconut Milk, and Mint — sounds fantastic, which means a second trip is a must.
The salad was a spinach, berry and feta cheese mashup with pecans and a vinegrette dressing. It was tasty and fresh. We recommend asking for the dressing on the side so you can control how much you’d like on your salad.
Trish Juice is a great addition to downtown Brampton’s ever-expanding restaurant community. They have plenty of options, incuding some to accomodate gluten-free and vegan needs. The hours of operation (open seven days a week) are convenient for those looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an evening treat.
11 Queen St W, Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1M8, Canada
Monday – Friday: 7AM – 9PM
Saturday: 7AM – 9PM
Sunday: 7AM – 9PM
**Note: Trish Juice current does not accept debit, only credit and cash.