Roots is a true hidden gem.

Dean and Jodi opened R.A.W. Fitness in Northvale, NJ with the focus to create a family- friendly, cost-effective, no-excuse environment that got people healthy and in great shape. They would see their members working very hard to get healthy in the gym, but forget that intention when it came to food. 

They decided to open Roots around the corner, offering smoothies and juices for after workouts. Dean and Jodi would joke that they "finally found a place where they could eat."

Their mission statement with the gym coincided with their thoughts on food:

"We believe in moving the way the body was designed to move.

We lift, carry, push, pull, drag, run and laugh. We are outdoors more often than in.

We focus on the entire body rather than isolating individual muscles."

They believe in eating food that the body was designed to digest.

Eating what grew outdoors from the earth instead of created in a laboratory.

They focus on using the entire plant rather than isolating parts and extracts.

For over ten years, Roots has stayed true to its mission of introducing wholesome, plant-based food to the community and it definitely doesn't stop there. Roots offers a way of life that supports long-term holistic health. This includes fitness, yoga, music, art, animals, nature, life skills and so much more. Take a look at our upcoming events and weekly classes here.

Roots is what it is today thanks to everyone who has ever stepped through the door and contributed to the mission in their own unique way. 

Roots is currently serving in Northvale, NJ Tuesday - Sunday with plenty of cozy indoor and outdoor seating. 

Meet the Roots Team

Every member of Roots is on their own personal wellness journey,

dedicated to growing into the best versions of themselves. 

They are passionate about providing nourishing food to the community

and educating others on a variety of personal development modalities. 

 "The most amazing place I have ever been to! Best staff and best food.

There's never guilt after eating or drinking

anything from here.

Best environment to relax and hangout with friends in the hammock!

Definitely the best cafe around." 

— Erika C, Yelp Review

"Yes, Roots is Raw/Vegan/Organic and Gluten-Free, but the one thing missing from that statement is that it is delicious, satisfying, and addictive. I am not vegan, and my every day diet is not Raw or gluten free, however, I visit this cafe often."

— Annette M, Yelp Review

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