Watch: Go Inside Lawrenceville's New Cold-Pressed Juicery

Pittsburgh Juice Company's Naomi Homison gives the lowdown on juicing.

Photo by Laura Petrilla


Avid yogi and juicer Naomi Homison and her brother, Zeb, opened a cold-pressed juicery this winter in a former cinema. Their cold-pressed drinks, which have a three-day shelf life, range from fresh coconut water to carrot-apple-ginger.

Best menu option for hungry patrons?
Our power berry smoothie with protein powder, almond milk, [banana] and blueberries. 

Tip for novice juicers?
Keep it simple. Concentrate on one solid base for your juice, with a few other ingredients for nutrients and taste. 

Misconception about juice?
Just because it’s juice doesn’t mean it’s good for you. You need to look for other factors also; for example, low-sugar, high-alkalizing ingredients.

(3418 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/586-5060,

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More recently, there's been a push to teach youth fundamental cooking skills. The organizers of Camp Delicious, a new initiative of local nonprofit Luminari, hope to plant those seeds during the five-day summer camp. “Camp Delicious will encourage students to try new things and give them freedom to create foods that taste good,” said Hilda Pang Fu, Luminari founder, in a prepared statement. From July 7-11, teens will work with area chefs and nutritionist Leslie Bonci as they gain hands-on kitchen experience and take trips to such places as Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

(Camp Delicious at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland; July 7-11; $275 per student age 12-17; advance registration required;

Art Institute of Pittsburgh grad Ricci Minella likes to keep busy. On top of leading the Pittsburgh Urban Gardening Project, he runs the 'Burgh Bites Cart. Minella and his crew vend at his alma mater, downtown, and book gigs in other neighborhoods, such as Washington's Landing and Shadyside. Their fare is popular among the late-night crowds. Recent offerings have included Parma sausage baguette, with a peppered lardo option, and jerked chicken sandwich. Don't forget about the drinks — the crew takes the time to make basil, cilantro and strawberry lemonade.

Keep track of the @BurghBitesCart with our help by following @PGHmagEAT.


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