Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Skyebird -- East End Market

My daughters and I visited the End End Market on Corrine Drive when it first opened a week and a half ago.  We didn't stay long because of the opening weekend crowds, and my daughters were whining that they wanted to have lunch at home.  I decided that I had to drop in again after reading Celiac in Orlando's blog post on the East End Market.  You can read it here

Today, I stopped at Skyebird Juice Bar & Experimental Kitchen to try one of their smoothies.  The Creamsicle immediately caught my eye because it contains persimmon, one of my favorite fruits. 

Skyebird has a great selection of cold pressed organic juices.  I almost tried the Tropical Kale with kale, pineapple, cucumber, and ginger when I realized that the creamsicle was not available today because the persimmons were still ripening. 

Krystal, the owner of Skyebird, recommended Skye's Fave smoothie with strawberries, and told me that all of their juices and smoothies are organic and gluten free.   

Skye's Fave contains kale, blueberries, banana, raw almond milk, and chia.  It was such a beautiful color, and so refreshing and delicious!  

If you take your mason jar home, wash it, and bring it back, you can save 50 cents the next time you visit Skyebird.  Mine is chilling with my persimmons. 

I also stopped at Fatto in casa in the East End Market to check out their gluten free cookie selection.  They sell three different cookies that do not contain any gluten ingredients, like the pine nut cookies you see in the picture.  They contain almond paste, pine nuts, egg whites, and sugar.  They are made in a facility with wheat, so there may be a danger of cross contamination. 

I will definitely be visiting East End Market again soon.  It's just a couple of blocks from Baldwin Park, and I am looking forward to trying the Creamsicle smoothie at Skyebird the next time I go back. 

November 12, 2013 Update

The Creamsicle Smoothie is delicious!  

January 15, 2014 Update

I stopped in at Skyebird this morning to try one of their organic juices.  

As you can see from their menu, there was a lot to chose from.  

I ended up ordering the 16 oz Immune Roots with sweet potato, carrot, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and almond milk.  I really enjoyed it, and it makes me want a juicer for my home even more than I already do!  I'm patiently waiting for my birthday.  

I noticed that Skyebird now has a raw zucchini pasta and a salad in a jar.

When I asked about them, I was shown these jars and told that you tip them upside down to spread the sauce/dressing.  I look forward to trying them.  

I asked if Skyebird had any menu items with gluten, and was told by the chef that everything is gluten free.


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