Metro Roundup: Neighborhood Vitamin brings wholesome shakes, teas downtown

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A new shakes and teas shop opened on 18th Street.

Owner Faith Hurtado opened Neighborhood Nutrition last August at the former Lucky Cat Rolled Creams store at 2908 18th St S. Neighborhood Nutrition is Magic City Nutrition’s sister store in downtown Birmingham on the Battery.

Neighborhood Nutrition customers love to buy shakes and teas that not only taste good, but also make you feel good, said Hurtado.

“Our goal is to take things like protein shakes, vitamins, etc. and make them less intimidating and overwhelming,” she said. “It can be difficult, and often daunting, to make sure you are getting the good stuff you need all day. Our customers love to go and know they are getting these vitamins, nutrients and delicious drinks.”

Energy teas in the store are filled with B vitamins, vitamin C, and natural caffeine, she said. Each shake has 200-250 calories, 24-32 grams of protein and 21 vitamins and minerals – but tastes like a birthday cake or brownies. “It doesn’t get much better than that,” said Hurtado.

Hurtado signed the lease for the space in February 2020, just before the pandemic forced businesses to temporarily close so they didn’t open the store immediately.

“We weren’t sure when the time was right, but in August we finally decided to open our doors with no idea what might become of it,” she said. “But the Homewood community welcomed us with open arms and made it an incredible first half of the year.

“We thought it would be difficult to build relationships with our ‘neighbors’ through masks and quick interactions, but the community we were able to build through all of this was unreal. We are really honored to be a part of Homewood. “

Neighborhood Nutrition is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find more information on Instagram at @nbrhdnutrition.