Leslie Needleman and Mary Kathryn, co-owners of The Gem Juice Bar, learned they were both in love with a healthy, happy lifestyle that included mind, body and spirit. It was Bass who urged The GEM idea alongside Needleman’s new nutrition foundation and her “Diamonds on Your Inside” counseling program (which inspired the name of the juice and tea bar, “The GEM.”)
They spent hours testing the perfect combinations of ingredients to ensure that everything would be approachable, but also tasted delicious.
“We want people to experience the great taste and good feeling our GEM offerings bring,” says Bass. “Then we tell them it’s organic and vegan and it usually involves kale!”