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Pressed Brings Juice, Greens, and Paletas to the South End This Summer

The Beacon Hill shop's new location is almost ready

Pressed Beacon Hill Rendering

Pressed, a juice bar that serves light plant-based meals, superfood shakes, cold-pressed juices, and paletas (popsicles), originally debuted in Beacon Hill in January 2015. Now, a previously reported expansion to the South End is on track for a late summer 2016 opening at 643 Tremont St., according to co-owner Ashley Gleeson. (It'll be right near another vegan and vegetarian-friendly spot, FoMu Premium Alternative Ice Cream and Cafe, which is opening shortly at 655 Tremont St.)

The new Pressed location will have some new menu items, including an expanded superfood bowl menu, monthly rotating or seasonal juices, and some more salads and "healthy lunch options," according to Gleeson.

Gleeson tells Eater that they're using New World Design Builders as the design firm, as they did for the original location. (New World also designed Ken Oringer's and Jamie Bissonnette's New York City location of Toro, among other restaurants in New York and beyond.)

"Dave [Clendenin, co-owner] and I are so excited to open our second location right in our neighborhood," says Gleeson. "We literally live two blocks away! Giving back to our community and building strong relationships with our neighbors is something we feel really passionately about."

The original Pressed location (120 Charles St.) is currently open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The menu — from executive chef Joya Carlton, an alum of The Butcher's Daughter, a "vegetable slaughter house" in New York — includes dishes like pepita avocado toast, sweet chili and mango buckwheat soba, and a smoked E.L.T. (with eggplant "bacon").

[Image: Rendering of the original Beacon Hill location/New World Design Builders]

Pressed (South End)

643 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118 Visit Website

Pressed (Beacon Hill)

120 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114 Visit Website