‘The Glow’ Cafe And Juice Bar

If you’ve been spending the last few months slacking and snacking it may be time for a change. Start getting healthy at this black-owned and operated cafe and juice bar on Admiral Street. Priscilla Edwards opened The Glow in March of 2019 and had gotten through that tough first year when . . .  Gail Ciampa writes in the ProJo:

The cafe was getting catering jobs. The community was showing up for their drinks and food.

But March 2020 happened, and coronavirus shut everything down.

“We closed the week after our one-year anniversary,” she said. “It was like ‘Happy Anniversary! We are closing.’” But in typical athlete fashion, she is bouncing back. “You always learn something, even with an L (for loss).”

As an athlete — she has a whole other full-time job as the Providence College women’s basketball associate head coach — Edwards believes in fueling your body properly.

The shop is at the intersection of Admiral and Douglas Avenue. I really like the little outdoor bistro table (below) on what appears to be AstroTurf made to look like watercress sprouts.

Charming photo of the owner in the Sandor Bodo slideshow. The drinks and bowls look so colorful, with fresh fruits and ingredients like turmeric, beets, spinach, and wheatgrass. Need something more substantial?  Get a big old fruit (or protein) smoothie and an order of vegan Jamaican patties: kale, lentil, or ackee.

Be true to your school! The Glow offers a smoothie bowl (I have no idea what that is) called Friar Pride Bowl, an activated charcoal and fruit blend topped with oreo, almonds, hemp seeds, and blueberries.

Order online. The Glow is open for curbside pickup and delivery.

Open Wednesday through Friday, 9am to 2pm/Saturdays, 9am to 1pm.

(We will continue to highlight black-owned businesses in the area.)

The Glow, 398 Admiral Street, 401.421.7000, (directions)

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