The concept of TOMGIRL Juice Co., was created by owner / operator, Gabrielle Kammerer. Born in New York City and raised in Connecticut, Gabrielle graduated from Bard College in 2004. Since then has worked as a French Pastry Chef, Chocolatier, and Fine Art Photographer. Her passion for health and wellness springs from her immense love of color and her belief in the self-healing body. No stranger to the kitchen, she creates juice that is immensely flavorful, full-bodied, and fun. Gabrielle is a joyful girl. You can feel the energy she puts into her recipes and her work. To learn more, just pop in the shop at 463 St Paul Street to meet her and the rest of the team. We love visitors! And we love working together!
TOMGIRL Juice Co. began in June 2009. A glass of aloe vera water and a house full of sunshine. Sharp but bright tasting and decorated with amino acids, Gabrielle started to make blended drinks with ginger root and agave nectar. Stunned to discover a vibrant effervescent quality – sparkling Aloe Vera water formed the beginnings of a great idea! Super foods and super fruits — all the colors of juice imaginable! She then began to research the natural healing properties of aloe when taken as an internal supplement. August evolved and heirloom tomato season was born! A rainbow tomato juice company! What a novel idea. Aloe vera leaves and tomato juice may seem miles apart — However, I invite you to imagine an artist with an infinite palette to interpret. TOMGIRL Juice Co. is about the thoughtful consumption of color. Lutein rich kale, rainbow chard and pineapple. Gabrielle Kammerer and her friend Jonathan Mikulak met and together formed a tempest. Rainbow juice for all! At Burlington's Tomgirl Juice Company.
What does TOMGIRL stand for?
Tomgirl Juice Co. was inspired by one simple question: Why doesn't tomato juice come in more colors? I had just witnessed an entire table full of these gorgeous jewel-like varieties. This peaked my interest and I dug a little deeper. I learned that the tomato was a fruit. This I knew! But it now struck a very different chord. My background in french pastry and the culinary arts also taught me something important: Things that grow together, go together. So where was the tomato originally from? Central and South American. What else? Cherries, Strawberries, Citrus, and Chillies. So this became my objective: to treat the tomato like a lady. To create an authentic tomato [the fruit] juice with other ingredients relevant to tomato's origins. Tomgirl means many things — but more than anything it stands for YOU! What are your origins? What are your possibilities? How truly abundant is your beauty and imagination. Let us Fill Your Life and unleash the possibilities!
TOMGIRL Juice Company formed to acknowledge many things. First the tomato. I loved chocolate, but more than anything loved cacao, the superfood. When I sought to discover other members of this category, I learned and felt that everything was this far away, expensive, and rare thing. What fruits and vegetables did we have too much of? What beautiful forms of vibrant + healing vegetation were right under our noses? Our feet? What about the tomato? What about dandelion and rose? What about apples, kale, and so many other things, that MOST importantly, can thrive locally!
Tomgirl Juice originally sought to become the first ever Rainbow Tomato Juice Company that worked with the tomato, the fruit. By honoring tomatoes origins, health benefits, heirloom tomato stories, and Central and South American heritage, the recipes from Tomgirl Juice Company are able to transcend the way tomato juice has historically been consumed. We are building recipes with color by pairing the tomato with other tropical fruits. We are creating Tomato Juice that is rooted in its naturally abundant, enduring, mysterious, and sensual femininity. As an artist, the story of the tomato really woke me up! When I saw how special it was as a fruit I became obsessed with celebrating this attribute. A beautiful bright and juicy fruit that came in every color I could think of. With a name like Tomgirl, however, I have never wanted anyone from the opposite sex to feel the least bit unwelcome in my space. Everyone is welcome and I celebrate the strength and special qualities of all beings and all ages. I simply believe in the untapped power and beauty of all people everywhere.
At TOMGIRL Juice Co. we believe that our best days begin and end with incredible food. Colorful, nutrient-rich, and satisfying meals, that make us proud and elevate our mood! Vermont enjoys rare access to some of the world's most dedicated local farming communities. For every juice we press and every vegan and vegetarian dish we make, local berries, bread and cheese, apples and leafy greens will come together — perfectly paired — to create the healthy and balanced meal we so often crave. Fresh-pressed juices are available in a striking array of colors. We are health and wellness centered, but most of all we believe in happiness. This is no ordinary juice bar. It is a destination from open to close — Brio Coffee is brewed daily and made available to stay or to go. We have a family style dining area with big beautiful windows. Guests are encouraged to stay and eat, bring a book, and gather company. TOMGIRL Juice Co. comes to Burlington to celebrate the soil and the rain. Our company mission is to Fill Your Life with what we believe it means to live healthfully.
TOMGIRL Juice Co. is a multifaceted concept. We are feeling and aspiration, style and self-expression. We are juice! We are color! We are local, raw, and roasted. And we believe our food and service provides exactly what the world wants the most – to feel healthy, aware and happy. To feel positively full of life! To know and love the foods we eat, to believe in our bodies and our abilities.
The word TOMGIRL has new meaning. TOMGIRL Fills your Life! TOMGIRL is a brand for everyone – all ages, all styles. Our philosophy as a company is that attitude is everything. We believe in feeling upbeat and choosing food and drinks that have the power to manifest lasting changes in our body. The goal of TOMGIRL Juice is to create a haven for healthy eaters. A lunch getaway for something colorful – a meal that is simple, beautiful and affordable. This philosophy extends further to our website and our writing, to the recipes we research and the foods and places we travel and photograph. We believe in educating our customers about the values of eating well and that there is incredible freedom to be found when we endeavor to develop these attributes. By participating in a TOMGIRL Juice Cleanse and enjoying our signature drinks, we believe that these seemingly small steps can help people accomplish great things.
We are healthy living enthusiasts! And believe that any desired weight loss or increase in wellness and overall energy begins and ends in the kitchen — with the foods we choose to consume. TOMGIRL Juice Co. offers assorted raw juice drinks and smoothies created specifically with color in mind. Colors after all, exist to represent a food’s inherent health properties.