I like to eat balanced meals.
For example, I like to balance out all my carbs with a lot of fat. (I recommend pasta alla gricia for this).
Or, I like to balance out my dinner with a spot of gelato.
I will even balance out my meat with a side of potatoes.
Balance is everything.
Eventually, between the cheese and cured meats, I will occasionally admit that I could really go for a kale smoothie.
On those days, I drag myself downstairs to Nuovo Mercato Testaccio, and slowly walk by Mordi e Vai, to stop at Zoe’s for lunch.
Ok. I do love gricia, but I also love me some fresh fruit and veg.
Zoe specializes in estratti – fresh juice.
Beetroot? Bieta? No problem.
Whatever you want, they will juice.
The fresh pressed juices are amazing, but the lunch specials are even better.
For €10 you can get your choice of juice, sandwich or salad, and fruit salad.
Quinoa AND avocado in a salad? Plus pomegranate?! And sprouts??
Be still, my Californian heart.
Virtuosity for €10?
Via Beniamino Franklin, 12
00153 Roma, Italy
Open: Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 3:30 pm.