Gourmet toast and juice bar Toastique, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on the Wharf this summer, will open its second location across the river on Wednesday, April 10.
Founder Brianna Keefe, who used to fuel up on protein-topped toasts during days as a college athlete, builds her growing brand’s lineup of made-to-order toasts, bright juices, and smoothies with seasonal and local ingredients.
Her latest 1,200-square-foot shop (1605 King Street Alexandria, Virginia) seats 20 people. It will target on-the-go workers, yoga lovers, and health food nuts. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Its namesake open-faced toasts ($10-$14) arrive on wood cutting boards. Orders include an avocado smash, a pastrami-spiced smoked salmon, and a Greek style with garlic hummus. Breads include sourdough, raisin walnut, and rustico variations.
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The Black Majik bowl is filled with on-trend activated charcoal, blueberry, blackberry, banana, and coconut water.
Six smoothies ($8-$10) include the dense Green Machine, packed with banana, pineapple, mango, spinach, kale, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and coconut water.
Colorful juices carry names like Detoxify, Metabolize, and Cure. They’re served in 8- or 16-ounce pours ($6-$10). There’s also nitro cold brew and kombucha.
Landlord Avanti Holdings Group is big on housing homegrown hospitality outfits; its Old Town portfolio also includes neighborhood cocktail bar The People’s Drug, Pendleton Carry Out Co, and soon-to-open Chop Shop Taco.
Demand for boutique health shops is strong as of late, with recent arrivals from South Block in Old Town and Fruitive in Dupont Circle.