As the year draws to a close, we’re looking back on our greatest, tastiest and healthiest hits. Read on for some favorites, handpicked by the Clean Plates Team—and you.
Readers’ Pick: Our story on LuliTonix juice and veggie blends was your favorite of the year. We’re fans of the trend of blending whole fruit and vegetables into flavor- and fiber-packed drinks, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed on how you change up your green juice routine in the new year, too.
Tressa Eaton, Editor: One bite of Anita’s Creamline Coconut Yogurt and it’s clear that Anita Shepherd has made the ultimate non-dairy yogurt. We treat every creamy spoonful of this coconut concoction like gold around pasta sauces and with seasonal fruit.
Ashley Spivak, Director, Clean Plates Guides: Who can say no to maple grilled cheese? The Drive Change food truck serves tasty “farm-to-truck” food with a side of social justice by hiring, training and empowering formerly incarcerated youth. We’d love to see more mission-oriented business like this one next year.
Nick Fauchald, Editorial Advisor: Sarah Sproule and her rooftop salt business, Urban Sproule, prove that just about any backyard has untapped edible possibilities. The stunning virgin raw salt and interesting infused versions (like Montauk squid) are enough to convince anyone that they can be more local in their cooking.