In October 2014, Katie and Will Ross opened the Greenroots Juicery stall at the Christchurch Farmers Market. Fast forward six years and they’re still trading at the market but are also operating Barefoot Eatery, a CBD spot for all things nutritious and delicious, seven days a week.
Located within The Welder, Barefoot Eatery’s menu is full of colour, wholesome ingredients, locally sourced produce and a lot of love. While there is still a strong focus on juice, the cafe offers smoothies, açai bowls, waffles, burgers, soups and cabinet treats that all fall into the ‘extremely moreish yet good for you’ category.
For breakfast, Barefoot’s waffles are an absolute must-try. They come topped with combinations like homemade Nutell and chia jam or peanut butter and blackcurrants. Made with organic flours such as buckwheat, almond, brown rice, coconut and cashew, these creations are naturally gluten free, organic and vegan without sacrificing even an ounce of yom.
If you are visiting for lunch or dinner, be sure to check out the Barefoot Burger. Kumara, carrot and hemp hash is topped with a veggie seed pattie, lettuce, tomato, plant based mozzarella and pickled slaw. Sandwiched between a gluten free sourdough bun this is a veggie burger in a league of its own. Add house made cashew cheddar cheese to take it to the next level.
Get your smoothie fix with options like the PB&J smoothie. With Bay Road peanut butter, Maca powder and raspberries, it's reminiscent of the childhood treat but packs a punch in terms of health benefits and nutrition density.
And don’t miss Barefoot Eatery’s selection of Greenroots juices, either. One of most popular, Garden City, is made only from Canterbury sourced ingredients. With the perfect balance of bitter and sweet, it’s anything but a chalky green juice, and each 275ml bottle contains 600 grams of fresh produce grown in our own backyard. Berry Ade is another long time favourite, and the cold pressed turmeric tonic features alkalised water, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and ginger to support the immune system. If you simply can’t decide, check the juice fridge - it’s a rainbow of colourful bottles at all times of the day.
So grab your mates, your mum, your bubs and even your dog, and head down to Barefoot Eatery at The Welder to discover a nourishing and fun café experience.