Sublime Sips

Smitten with Harvest Juicery's cold-pressed juices

We've eaten fennel shaved, braised, roasted, sautéed and fried, but until Harvest Juicery arrived, we had never drunk it by the glassful, greedily.

The new juice delivery company makes nine fruit and vegetable juices, including a verdant fennel-orange-lemon-mint concoction that we'd happily sip every day.

Owner Krissy Sciarra went to the Culinary Institute of America and worked in kitchens and at Equinox. Harvest Juicery is the synthesis of these experiences, offering cold-pressed juices ($8 for 16 ounces, including delivery), each featuring organic or local produce in unusual, sophisticated combinations.

Watermelon-basil juice tastes of a vibrant summer day, with a kick of cayenne to jump-start the metabolism and promote blood flow. Tarragon and turmeric–considered a cancer preventative–flavor beet-orange juice. Melon juice is nearly candy-sweet due to the natural sugars of cantaloupe and honeydew, and is infused with lemongrass, cilantro and lime. For an afternoon energy boost, or a sports-drink alternative, it can't be beat.

Sciarra is working with a nutritionist to finalize a cleanse program; until then, she intends the juices to be supplements for anyone who wants an easy dose of vegetables or an on-the-go snack.