“I believe people are wanting to eat fresh, organic, local food because they’ve noticed they feel better when they do,” he said.
The trend also revolves around the idea of supporting the local community.
“They want to eat local to create a more secure food system and stop giving their money to large corporations,” Haberman said.
Gamble agreed that juicing is a new niche restaurant trend.
“I’ve had numerous calls from juice bars wanting to supply fruit and vegetables like kale for fresh juices or smoothie blends,” he said.