Toastique will open its third area location in just two years, taking over the home of a recently shuttered juice bar in Navy Yard.
The spot for gourmet toast, acai bowls, and juice got its start in a neighboring waterfront neighborhood, at the Wharf development, in 2018. A second location followed in Old Town a year ago.
The new Toastique will soon slide into the former Juice Laundry space (1331 Fourth Street SE). Blogger Eat DC flagged the Juice Laundry closure at the foot of the Arris Building at The Yards. The cold-pressed juice company from Charlottesville, Virginia, opened in Navy Yard in summer 2017.
Toastique quickly pounced on the newly available space, which will get a rustic-chic renovation. Broker John Asadoorian confirmed the replacement tenant to Eater.
In an Instagram post announcing the news, the brand admitted expanding amid a pandemic is “risky,” but the move will enable all of its employees to return to full-time status.
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With our hearts filled with gratitude & vitality, we are excited to announce #3 Small businesses took a HARD hit during the pandemic & in the beginning we didn’t know if we were going to survive. Fast forward to less than a month ago, we were offered this spot from a juice shop that recently closed. And the answer was obvious. Yes it’s risky because nothing is certain at a time like this. But the only thing that IS certain is our employees’ loyalty to Toastique - their compassion & understanding as we were forced to cut their hours to ensure we’d still have a business after this was over. With this new location, all our employees will be back to full time & we will be able to continue to spread the health & love that Toastique shares with our customers each and every day See you soon Navy Yard
Founder Brianna Keefe, who used to fuel up on protein-topped toasts during days as a college cheerleader, builds made-to-order toasts, wellness shots, and colorful bowls loaded with fruit, and smoothies with seasonal and local ingredients.
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. Its locations are also offering delivery via Doordash.
Navy Yard’s Fourth Street SE strip continues to come to life this month. Middle Eastern restaurant Albi, new sibling cafe Yellow, and adjacent wine bar Maxwell Park just rebooted service with patio seating. And TaKorean, the fast-casual Korean-Latin American eatery that completely closed during the pandemic, will reopen on Tuesday, June 16 (along with its Union Market location) with a BYGO meal deal through Friday.