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Vibez Juice Cafe: A Vegan Eatery + Juice Shop in Jersey City Heights

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Jersey City Heights is about to get a whole lot healthier. Vibez Juice Cafe, a vegan eatery and juice shop that opened in The Heights on July 25th, is on a mission to improve the health of the community by offering fresh, nutritious meals on the go. Their menu consists of various smoothie options, delicious juices, and tasty, light vegan fare that is made fresh and is always healthy. Read on to learn more about this family-owned treasure in Jersey City Heights. 

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The Background

This family-run cafe is owned and operated by Jersey City locals, Medjine Altino and her husband, John Altino. “We are very proud to have a small, solid team of professionals and friends and notably our business mentor, Harvey Goldstein, behind us on all levels,” Medjine tells Hoboken Girl.

The idea of opening a vegan cafe came from a few different places for the Altinos. John has been a vegan for the past 26 years and has witnessed first-hand the benefits of proper nutrition through this lifestyle. He explains how he’s rarely ever sick and always has tons of positive energy. Secondly, Medjine has been a math teacher for the past 18 years and has come to realize the value of nutrition in correlation with learning and academic achievements. Basically, proper nutrition is one of the most important factors influencing growth and immunity.

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“For us, the idea of starting Vibez Juice + Vegan Cafe is not about revenue, but more importantly about improving people’s lives. Living in today’s world, it seems like everyone has a lot more of everything except time. Everyone is always on the move and in a hurry, they don’t have time to cook healthy meals at home, but still want to eat healthily,” Medjine explains.

What’s The Menu

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Menu items consist of smoothies, juices, acai bowls, and savory, vegan food options that change daily but can include stewed eggplant, curry chickpeas, or teriyaki stir fry to name a few. They source all of their fresh ingredients for smoothies from local farmers’ markets and distributors.

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The most popular juice sold at Vibez is the “Strong Vibez” juice {made with celery, ginger, green apple, kale, and spinach}. When it comes to smoothies, Medjine recommends no.3, which is made with strawberry, almond butter, banana, and almond milk. Vibez also sells a variety of healthy snacks, vitamins, and protein powders on a shelf in the back of the cafe. 

“We are confident that we can fill that void for many people by offering an accessible platform of fresh, natural juices and smoothies, protein shakes, breakfast juices, soups, salads, organic herbs, and other dry natural products in the Heights section of Jersey City.”

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The “Vibe”

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The cafe is small and cozy, without too many frills but plenty of comfortable seating and a friendly atmosphere. They offer free WiFi and free alkaline water to customers. On some nights they will have live acoustic music entertainment featuring local and international artists, as well as community activities such as chess night for kids and free math homework help for grades 6th through 12th on Wednesdays. Vibez is also a great place to host private parties or functions and offers vegan + vegetarian catering.

The Details

Vibez Juice Cafe is located in Jersey City Heights on 82 Hutton Street. They are open every day from 7:00AM-7:00PM. Check them out on Instagram @vibezjuicecafe to find out when the next live music entertainment will be. Their website is www.vibezjuicecafe.com, and will soon offer online ordering and free delivery on $15 minimum orders.

Vibez Juice + Vegan Cafe belongs to the community and is a great place to chill, have business meetings, work, and socialize in a healthy environment. As their website states, instead of just reading about them, stop by and catch a vibe.

Have you paid a visit to Vibez Juice Cafe? Let us know in the comments! 

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Alexis moved to Hoboken after she graduated college in 2015 and fell in love with the area right away. She currently lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend, Ewan, and works in New York City as a fashion buyer by day and an aspiring entrepreneur by night. In her spare time, when she is not exploring the new, trendy spots around town, you will find her working out at one of her favorite local classes, singing along to the soundtrack of Wicked, or creating macrame wall art and home decor that she sells on Etsy.

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