Newlyweds Nathaniel and Emily Larson of West Babylon opened House of Juice in West Islip on August 9th. This new business is located in the Great South Bay Commons shopping center off of Sunrise Highway in West Islip and is open 7 days a week (Monday – Friday from 6:00 AM-8:00 PM and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM).
Don’t let the name deceive you, they sell a lot more than just juices! House of Juice also offers smoothies, acai bowls, wraps, paninis, avocado toast, and daily breakfast or lunch specials.
“This is the lifestyle that we live by,” said Nathaniel and Emily. “We felt this was the perfect location for this business.”
Mr. and Mrs. Larson first met on Fire Island, where they both worked in delis. Aside from owning and running this new business, they are also successful young professionals in their own careers. Emily is a school librarian at St. Anthony’s High School and Nathaniel is a real estate salesperson with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s.
The couple designed House of Juice with a lot more in mind than just selling food and drinks. House of Juice places high importance on allergen-safety, especially since owner/operator Emily has severe allergies herself. They want community members with allergies to feel like their business is a safe place they can eat. They offer a variety of allergy-friendly substitutions for just about every major allergy, from gluten to dairy to tree nuts.
Additionally, they want to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Therefore they will be donating all of their compost to local farms!
A grand opening event will take place later this month, but until then, stop by, say hi and grab one of their delicious menu items!
Pictured Above: Emily & Nathaniel Larson