Tulsa World | article online
by Anne Brockman
Pure Food and Juice has called Brookside and the Center One shopping center home since 2016, but Cynthia Beavers has been promoting a clean eating lifestyle for 20 years.
“People think we’re just a juice bar,” Beavers says. But really, Pure is much more than that. A full menu featuring soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts are all plant based, gluten and soy free, as well as free of processed sugar, table salt and dairy. There’s also a full bar and robust cocktail menu.
Beavers updated the menu in December, adding several new menu items to its tried-and-true favorites, including the ever-popular nachos ($18) and pasta Bolognese ($14).
“I take healthy eating and make it taste unhealthy,” she says.
One of the new menu items is the chili cheeseburger ($18). A Beyond Burger is grilled and nestled into a toasted bun and covered in a beany chili and creamy queso. Lettuce, tomato and avocado round out this mouthful.
With the new year comes a few changes to Pure, Beavers says. She’ll be adding eggs to the menu and will be working with LocalFarmOK to source all her produce, as well as provide juice, smoothie and cleanse selections for the Tulsa-based delivery service.
A second grab-and-go case now resides at the store’s back door. Juices like the popular, and vibrant, Liquid Sunshine, Ocean Water and Cherry Limeade (prices vary) are always stocked in ready-to-drink bottles.
Three Buddha Bowls ($16 each) find a home on Pure Food and Juice’s new menu. The Thai Buddha Bowl, pictured, is a colorful collection of fresh ingredients.
Pure’s signature simple salad is the base layer, which is then embellished with jasmine rice, cucumber, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, zucchini, carrot, cashews and garbanzo beans. A creamy peanut sauce is served on the side.