Frequently Asked Questions
How does Raw Republic cold-press?
At Raw, we cold-press juice utilizing a proprietary slow grind and press method, which reduces heat and oxygen exposure to our end juice product. This helps retain our juices vitality while squeezing every last drop of nutrients. At-home and smaller commercial juicers often utilize a ‘centrifigal juicing method which tends to spin (aerate) and heat the juice, leading to faster degredation and loss of nutrients and vitality.
Where do you make your juice?
We make our juice in the cities we sell our juice: New Orleans, LA & Austin, TX. This is to ensure our organic juice is delivered to you as fresh and vibrant as possible.
Where does your produce come from?
Our produce, nuts and seeds, flowers and herbs come from the highest quality organic farms and sources. We consciously source every vendor we use, and utilize local growers whenever possible. Currently, our local farms include: L’Hoste Citrus, Southern City Farm, Two Acre Farm and Adam Strain Honey.
Our intention is to create the most healing, nutrient dense products for our customers. In our opinion, organic and high quality ingredients are the cornerstone of that equation. By choosing organic, we believe we reduce our chances of consuming toxic pesticides and fertilizers.
Do you deliver?
We currently offer weekly deliveries and subscriptions in Austin, TX; New Orleans, LA & Northshore, LA. We use a delivery partner to deliver within a 5-mile radius of our store, for same-day orders.
Do you recycle?
Raw Republic recycles and composts our waste on-site. We encourage you to rinse your bottles and containers and recycle our packaging at-home!
Are your products organic?
Raw Republic uses more than 95% organic ingredients. Some ingredients cannot be certified organic, and rarely, some organic ingredients are out of stock. We say 95% to account for that, but our mission is *all organic always.*
How long are my juices fresh for?
Raw Republic does not pasteurize or process our fresh juice to extend the shelf-life. Therefore, depending on the recipe, our juices will last a short 72-hour to 5-day time period. A ‘best by’ date is displayed on each bottle, and your juice should be delicious until the end of that day.
Can I freeze my juices?
We dont, but you certainly can! We recommend that you pour a little off the top to avoid expansion.
Vegan? Gluten-Free? Nut-free?
In general, our menu is designed to be plant-forward, gluten-free, and refined-sugar free. We do utilize some animal products that we believe to be nutritionally healing and beneficial such as ghee, collagen, and raw honey in limited products. Raw Republic will also sometimes source local fermented sourdough (which is not gluten-free) for our toasts. Please note that our kitchen can not avoid cross contamination with any of the above products or with nuts.
Are your products safe for kids/ pregnancy/ breast-feeding.
We recommend that your food and drink choices be decided upon by you and your trusted healthcare providers. Raw Republic chooses not to pasteurize our products in order to retain the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that we drink juice for! However, consuming unpasteurized products does pose a risk of consuming harmful bacteria, which you should consider and discuss with your healthcare provider, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or immune-compromised.
Cleanses & Detox Packs
Why should I cleanse?
We like to think of our cleanses as a way to pause, reflect and reset from normal life routines—and to provide the body a flood of nutrients and hydration while doing so. Historically, cleansing and fasting have been used as a way to bring balance back into people’s lives and bodies. We believe the body provides us with subtle cues on what will work best for us, in each moment. If you’re inspired to try a cleanse, perhaps your body is communicating to you what it needs? That’s for you to decide 🙂
What is the Level 1 Cleanse?
Our Level 1 Cleanse is a unique blend of smoothies, juices, tonics and housemade plant mylks. The incorporation of smoothies will provide you with some whole-food fiber, which can help keep you satiated and keep things moving ;). All products are numbered in our suggested consumption order. If you can, begin with drink 1 upon rising, and continue by drinking the next numbered product every 2-3 hours. Your ‘snack’ can be enjoyed anytime during the day, but many of our customers like to save for a pre-bedtime soother.
What is the Level 2 Cleanse?
Our Level 2 Cleanse includes a variety of juices, tonics and housemade plant mylks. This is our most colorful cleanse and can work well for people who’s digestive system need a deep respite from breaking down food. All products are numbered in our suggested consumption order. If you can, begin with drink 1 upon rising, and continue by drinking the next numbered product every 2-3 hours. Your ‘snack’ can be enjoyed anytime during the day, but many of our customers like to save for a pre-bedtime soother.
What is the Level 3 Cleanse?
Our Level 3 ‘Mostly Green’ Cleanse is our cleanse designed to provide lots of greens and very few fruits. It includes several of our green juices with lemon (and technically-speaking, cucumber) as the only fruit, as well as our herbal wellness tea. This cleanse kit is lower calorie, and while it can stand alone, it also incorporates beautifully with a healthy, fresh meal or snack. All products are numbered in our suggested consumption order. If you can, begin with drink 1 upon rising, and continue by drinking the next numbered product every 2-3 hours. Your ‘snack’ can be enjoyed anytime during the day, but many of our customers like to save for a pre-bedtime soother.
What is the Detox Pack?
The Detox Pack is a highly hydrating, nutrient-dense 6-pack designed to support the removal of toxins in the body and flush the system. Includes our Lemon tonic, a charcoal drink, a root-vegetable juice, a coconut water, power shot, living water, and a small, cold brew coffee (to support elimination + provide clean energy). The Detox Pack also works well as a hangover kit.
How long can I cleanse for?
You can purchase any number of days of cleanses, and we will create a different mix for you each day. Please note, due to expiration times, we generally suggest up to 2 days of pickup/delivery at a time.
Can I exercise while on a cleanse?
Movement and exercise of any kind can be helpful for circulation and elimination, especially during a cleanse. We recommend tuning into your body and potentially lowering the intensity level of your exercise while you’re consuming less calories during a cleanse. Stretching, yoga, pilates and walking can be beneficial compliments to your cleanse. As always, we trust you to make the best decisions for your body.
Sustainability & Our Products
Do you recycle?
Yes. All of our current packaging is a post-consumer recycled material and can be re-recycled. We encourage all of our customers to recycle our packaging at their homes, as our bins get full quickly with produce shipping boxes and materials.
Do you compost?
Yes. All of our compostable, organic waste is donated to local farm and turned into supernatural soil for the community.
Do you use local farms and suppliers?
Yes, we use organic local suppliers whenever possible. Some of our current suppliers are L’Hoste Citrus, Southern City Farm and Two Acre Farm. We also source raw honey from a variety of local bee farms.
How do you support the local New Orleans community where your store is located?
Raw Republic regularly donates to our local non profit community and creates community events for the purpose of fundraising for our non profit partners. New Orleans partnerships include: Son of a Saint, Sideline Pass, and The Children’s Museum.