Rooted Juicery + Kitchen, a health-centric juice bar that boasts a variety of plant-based goodies—from smoothies and juices to nut milks and raw desserts—is bringing its love for sustainability and organic ingredients to Findlay Market and Covington with the opening of two new locations.
Owner Megan Tysoe, a Cincinnati native who opened Rooted’s original Oakley location in 2015, started her business at just 24 years old and has since expanded to Mariemont and downtown. With two new locations on the horizon this summer (one of which has a liquor license!), Tysoe couldn’t be happier.
“One of the reasons I’m so excited is because Findlay is just so focused on community and collaboration above all else,” Tysoe says.
Prior to discovering an opening at the market, Tysoe and her team were searching through multiple Cincinnati-area neighborhoods for a larger space for producing baked goods.
“And as we’ve grown, so have our offerings,” she says.
Tyose had thought about expanding to Findlay Market in the past but hadn’t quite found the right layout for her business. So, when she discovered there was an opening in the market that fit—the former Mainwood Pastry at 113 W. Elder St.—she was sold.
Armed with a culinary education at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC, Tysoe is ready to provide Findlay Market patrons with a new plant-based menu that includes baked goods such as cookies and vegan croissants. Today, Rooted offers a few plant-based desserts, including cinnamon rolls, pop tarts, muffins, and doughnuts.
However, thanks to a liquor license at the Findlay location, customers should also expect to see a selection of natural wine, cocktails, beer, and cider added to the menu. Customers will also be able to purchase a single-serve beverage to-go, perfect for a stroll around the market with a dessert in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.
The Findlay Market location will also include grab-and-go options as well as a variety of superfood elixirs, smoothies, and matcha and golden lattes.
In Covington, customers will have the opportunity to purchase coffee and non-coffee beverages such as juices and smoothies. This menu selection will be similar to the downtown location and will predominantly be a grab-and-go with limited outdoor seating.
Reflecting on her success with Rooted, Tysoe believes that having mentors, teachers, and a plenty of guidance over the years has influenced her ability to learn and grow as an entrepreneur.
“I also am blessed to have a really amazing team of people who can get behind the mission of food for health, both physically and mentally, but also just for the environment,” she says.
The Findlay Market location is expected to open soon; the Covington location is expected to open mid-to-late summer.