New Orleans-based restaurant The Daily Beet to open Fayetteville location

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A mostly-vegetarian restaurant and juice bar with two locations in New Orleans is set to soon expand to Fayetteville.

The restaurant, called The Daily Beet, will be located in the Ice House Building on West Avenue, just off Dickson Street at 339 N. West Ave.

Owner Dylan Maisel got his start running a bicycle-based juice bar called JuiceNOLA in 2015. A couple years later, that business moved into a food hall called St. Roch Market, which led to Maisel eventually opening his first Daily Beet location in New Orleans’ Central Business District in 2017. Just two years later, the restaurant opened its second location.

The Daily Beet’s menu varies a bit by location, but generally focuses on healthy breakfast and brunch items, salads, bowls, along with smoothies, cold-pressed juices, coffees, and teas. The only meat we spotted on either menu was a lox dish served for breakfast.

Maisel is no stranger to the restaurant business. According to a article, his parents operated vegetarian restaurants in New York and Vermont.

The restaurant sources much of the produce it serves from local farmers, according to the company’s website.

“We partner with local farmers who share our purpose: to provide sustainable nutrition to promote a vibrant community, and our belief that healthier bodies means a healthier planet,” the site states.

Maisel said he and his family plan to relocate to Fayetteville to open the new business, but will continue to also operate his New Orleans-area locations.

If all goes well, Maisel said he hopes to be up and running sometime in the spring of 2024.