Neka Pasquale, a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and certified Chinese nutritionist, had a fresh concept in mind when she launched Urban Remedy in 2009.
The boutique chain—San Rafael, Mill Valley and a third opening in Santa Monica this spring—has taken on the juice realm with 100% organic, gluten-free snacks and Wellness Kits packed with ingredients such as E3 Live and burdock root. There’s zucchini fettuccine for lunch, cold-brewed coffees with nut milks and PB-free PB&J chia shakes for afternoons in the car. Plus, chocoholics can freely indulge with an impossibly fudgy coconut brownie that isn’t packed with sweeteners. 1904 Fourth St., S.R.; 15 E. Blithedale Ave., M.V.; 415-755-4347; urbanremedy.com.
Written and edited by Alison Clare Steingold.