“I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?’” — Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carrol

 At Zeal one juice shot makes you stronger. And one small plate makes you full. And the shots contain the vitamins of an entire meal. Go ask Alice, when the red queen’s off her head.

 If your chasing health food in a bottle Zeal is the place to find it. Each sip full of anti-inflammatories, vitality, improved blood pressure, and lower cholesterol.Think of your friend the caterpillar when you munch amongst the produce. Spend the afternoon snacking, eating a lunch, or simply enjoying one of the many fruit or vegetable concoctions. If you’re searching for something fruity try one of their many smoothies. Tell ‘em you would like the Berry Good, for a punch of antioxidants. Chase the white cars down Pearl St. to the large wooden door, sit along a table with jars of pickled foods, and enjoy the spacious atmosphere as you sip and toast to your well-being.

When you’re friends don’t feel like a smoothie, take shots off the “juice flight.” Go ask Alice for the Kale one, earthy with a tangy after taste. Try the yellow one, for plenty of pineapple with just a subtle taste of jalapeño, it is sure to quench your thirst. Try the red one, full of beet juice and ginger. Perhaps the orange is the one you crave basil, lime, and pineapple that is just sweet enough. Or just query Alice for the weekly juice special and maybe find something fruity, and tame like kombucha. And if you’ve had a long cold journey try the golden milk, that tastes a lot like a curry coconut dish in a drink.


Oh Alice, did you find yourself amongst the large windows and healthy drinks, on 1710 Pearl St, in Boulder. I hope you leave feeling ten feet tall. Remember what the door mouse said, feed your head, feed your head, at Zeal.

*Style written like White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane


Sierra is a recent graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She loves creative writing and gut wrenching stories of people and their lives. Sierra is a gluten free snacker with an attention to food allergies, and is a self professed super taster. Her current obsessions include social justice, photographing human subjects, and binge watching Netflix shows. Sierra has lived in Rifle, Gunnison, and Fort Collins. She currently divides her time between Boulder, Denver, and Loveland soaking up all that the Front Range has to offer.