#BrunchLife Healthy Edition: Swapping Mimosas for Juice Shots at Healthy Scratch

Healthy Scratch / Photo x Morgan Culhane

This past Sunday, I decided to try a healthy brunchin’ alternative. I skipped bottomless mimosas, and started my Sunday Funday with a juice shot at The Healthy Scratch.

This super cute grab-and-go-cafe has a beautiful view of Canalside from the tables near the windows, as well as solo bar seating. I decided to sit and stay and treat myself to a solo brunch.

Healthy Scratch / Photo x Morgan Culhane
Healthy Scratch / Photo x Morgan Culhane

I ordered:

  • Caramel Cold Brew: Made with caramel and almond milk.
  • Detox Shot: Apple cider vinegar, lemon, and cayenne.
  • Grilled Veggie Sandwich: Grilled zucchini, squash & red onion, roasted red pepper, balsamic glaze, goat cheese, mesclun greens, and tomato on ciabatta bread.
  • Really Went Down Bowl: Banana cacao base topped with peanut butter, banana, strawberry, cacao nibs, chocolate granola, coconut, chia seeds, and honey.
  • Bring Me Back: Cold pressed juice with beet, orange, ginger, cucumber, lemon, and coconut water.
  • Get Lit: Cold pressed juice with pineapple, cucumber, kale, jalapeno, spinach, and macha.

The crisp crunch of ciabatta + creamy goat cheese + veggies, veggies, and more veggies come together to create a spectacular sandwich. I loved bite after bite because each had its own combination of flavors. The best part? This grilled veggie sandwich is nutritious.

Healthy Scratch / Photo x Morgan Culhane

Dessert for breakfast is the dream. When I saw the ingredients, I was sold. Peanut butter, chocolate, and strawberries, that’s my kinda bowl. Yummy, healthy, and protein-packed? This breakfast bowl is checking all the boxes. This was a treat, and somehow super healthy, too.

Healthy Scratch / Photo x Morgan Culhane
Photo x Healthy Scratch
Photo x Healthy Scratch

The Healthy Scratch has their very own brand of cold-pressed juices complete with clever names, bright colors, and refreshing flavors. I selected my drinks strategically, with a plan to detox, recover, and energize.

Pro Tip: Always start with a shot. The detox shot is just the hangover fix everyone needs after a night out, me included. I saved the Bring Me Back for post-spin class recovery and Get Lit for a boost of energy come Monday morning. The refreshing cucumbers paired with a hint of spice definitely works for both these juices.  

Photo x Healthy Scratch

Did you know the Pegula sisters opened the first location at the HarborCenter back in 2016, and the second location opened at Roswell Park Campus less than a month ago? Healthy brunchin’ is totally fun, and totally guilt-free, so the next time you make brunch plans think of The Healthy Scratch.


The Healthy Scratch

75 Main St., Buffalo

Open Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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