I dare you to find a juice bar more collaborative, community minded and reasonably priced than Ashkers on Elmwood. With healthy wraps, sandwiches and breakfast served all day long, you're also able to enjoy healthy freshly-squeezed juices for $3.99. The space exudes warmth, friendliness and radiates a certain homeyness. With an in-house chiropractor (Dr. Mark) and a School of Music, as well as conference room that patrons are able to reserve free of charge; there's plenty of reasons to find yourself at Ashkers…not the least of which may have been the latest Elite Event (if you were lucky)…'Tis The Squeeze-On To Be Yelpy!
Yelp Elites were treated to "beautifully arranged fruit platters, a huge green salad, a garbanzo bean one, cut veggies and herb dip, generously portioned sandwich wraps, fair trade coffee, and fruit-infused chilled water." Let's not forget those delicious dessert scones and garlic knots, Karen M! As the evening went on, Elites were able to get complimentary massages courtesy of Dr. Mark, enjoy the photo booth we had set up and try the unveiling of the brand new juice bar concept, where guests could pick out their own fresh fruits and veggies for a DIY-juicing session. All the while, light piano music was lively played by a talented Ashkers employee.
Elites loved it:
"A totally healthy kick". Great company, great food, great music…. and a focus on healthy living. The food was fantastic… I've been to "Askher's" in the past and loved it, but now have a new appreciation of the place after hearing the owner, Angelo, talk about his vision for making it a community space for healthy living…. mind body, and spirit. WONDERFUL!" -Jody G
"Angelo and the Ashkers crew rolled out the red carpet for this event. We were treated to a make your own juice bar, lots of wonderful food tastings, the option of a short chiro session, trivia, live music and even an impromptu surprise 60th birthday celebration (for Angelo's mother)." –Kristin H
"Everything I had was amazing! The garlic knots, garbanzo bean salad, chocolate chip scones, and our very own fruit/veggie juice concoction we were able to create was the best part of the event. Wasn't aware how much fruit and veggies go into one of those drinks until you actually put it together yourself." -Steve W
Their creativity and fun-minded spirit shines through everyday with fun promotions like: "Get a free juice if you bring in a parking ticket from the city of Buffalo on the same day you get it." As Mark S so eloquently put it: "When a community comes out to support a business, that's great. When a business supports a community, that's amazing which is just what Ashker's has done. Not only is this a wonderful juice bar with a delicious menu but it also serves the community in many other ways. It's an art venue, a music venue, a physical health venue, a conference center of sorts and putting it all together is a friendly, outgoing family."
Before the night was over, lucky Elites winners 2 VIP tickets to Mass Appeal, a $10 gift card to Gelateria Luca, a week long juice cleanse, a complimentary session with Dr. Mark and even a free music lesson. Everyone who checked in left with a Yelp tote!
Huge thanks to Angelo, Sarah, the entire staff at Ashker's and all the Yelp Elites who made it for the fun evening! Last but not least, Paul F…for the wonderful photographs (like his page on FB here).
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Until next time, Buffalo!
Buffalo Yelp, Community Manager