Summer cold got you down? Get a boost from the tonic technicians behind the counter at the Tonic & Juice Bar at Erewhon Natural Foods Market. The bar's juice, shot and tonic menu is extensive — popular drinks include the “tequila shot” (wheatgrass, ginger, lemon and cayenne pepper) and a “green goddess ice cream” (made with spirulina). But the true draw is the talent behind the counter; there's a wealth of knowledge in this little outpost, which specializes in Eastern herbs and new-age nutrition. (There's even an in-store naturopathic doctor!) Recount your symptoms, and these wizards will whip up a concoction from off the menu — one that will kick your summer cold to the curb. A hot tonic filled with reishi mushroom, isatis root and gynostemma tea? Just what the doctor ordered.
7660 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax, 90036. (323) 937-0777, erewhonmarket.com.—Mary Haynes