By Kristin Boza
Bani’s Beets opened at 10305 S. Hale to provide a nutritious way to energize in the morning. Owner Auriel Banister spent years testing her products at farmers markets and pop-up locations throughout Chicago before deciding to plant roots in her own neighborhood.
“We wanted to offer our product in a community that was in need. Growing up in the neighborhood myself, the rich history and recent young entrepreneurial trends in the area made Beverly a very attractive market,” Banister said. “Being near to the Metra, we have hopes of being the healthy options destination for commuters and locals. The community has been so supportive and welcoming, it’s truly been one of the most rewarding decisions we could have ever made.”
The cold-pressed fresh juice bar opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and even offers an online ordering option so customers can simply pop in to pay and pick up their drink, saving valuable morning time. Bani’s Beets also delivers for a nominal fee. The juices can be consumed immediately or refrigerated for up to five days.
Bani’s Beets is committed to providing natural and organic juice bottled in recyclable glass jars in 8 ounce, 16 ounce or gallon sizes. “Our nutrient-loaded juices are a quick, healthy and tasty support to a healthier lifestyle,” Banister said. “Each combination has been carefully designed to ensure our customers have a superior quality juice.”
Banister began her juicing journey six years ago, after committing herself to being a force of positive impacts in her community and world. As an undergrad and grad student at DePaul University, she learned about the importance of health in a robust economy. “I concluded that health would be the strongest indicator to the level of an individual’s contributions. Collectively, the fate of our long-term economic growth is a derivative of our mental and physical well-being,” Banister said. “I am dedicated to learning about, educating and promoting foods that combat diseases and illnesses to help build communities that are wealthy from the inside out.”
After a recent lupus diagnosis, Banister strives to eat as cleanly as possible. “I discovered that beets are essential to our liver, and the liver is the powerhouse of the body,” she said. “Beets are one of the few superfoods essential for a healthy diet, especially among those with compromised immune systems, such as lupus patients. Though many people shy away from beets, the health benefits are unbeatable, and we make it taste good too.”
Bani’s Beets offers a variety of healthy and flavorful juice combinations.
For more information or to place an order for delivery or pick-up, call Bani’s Beets at 773-599-9764 or visit their website at BanisBeets.com. This month hours will expand to include Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. November specials include B.Y.O.B. (build your own beet juice), subject to available ingredients, and $1 off an 8 ounce juice.