Here’s some juicy gossip: Local juice bar Jrink, which started seven years ago as a delivery service, is returning to its roots to avoid layoffs as long as possible. While three of its four locations are shuttered (including the store near Eastern Market). The Logan Circle shop, 1630 14th Street NW, is still open for takeout. Jrink is also ramping up delivery and expanding its menu to reflect partnerships with other companies. So far, the list includes Whisked cookies, Small Planes Coffee, Wellfound Foods sandwiches, and Soupergirl.
“With COVID, closing most of our locations and watching friends’ businesses struggle, it felt only right to begin offering more products outside of juice,” Jrink founder Shizu Okusa told Eater DC. “Many customers are working from home, businesses have the capacity, and we all want to keep our employees, so we need to drive volume.”
Soon, Jrink’s site will expand to include Gordy’s Pickles, veggie chips from Snacklins, and Amazi Foods, a local company that sells fruit snacks made in Uganda. Okusa said that all the new partners are minority- or women-owned, and “honestly just good-hearted people.”
For more information and to place orders call 202-459-7785 or visit www.jrink.com.