As most local foodies know, Robin Krause, the owner of Unbakery and Juicery in East Brookside, is in perpetual motion. Her current “mindful eating” establishment—with its ever-expanding offerings of inventive raw foods, house-made mylks, live juices, and special H2Os within a quirky little modern, light-filled ’50s bank—is not her first, and it’s definitely not her last. Krause has been at it since opening a chain of Filling Station Coffee Shops in 2004 where she already served healthy options.
Krause sold her businesses and decided to educate herself in wellness. She received a raw-food culinary certification, took on an herbal apprenticeship, and graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, all reinforcing her passion for healthier food and drink options.
Krause has just graduated as a nutritional therapist practitioner, serving as a health coach and wellness supporter. She’ll soon launch Apothe, a line of wellness teas and adaptogenic powders and herbs. The tea selection will consist of AM Detox, PM Detox, Skinny Tea, Breathe and Ayurveda. Adaptogenic powders and herbs include beet-root powder, chlorella, reishi, chaga, and maca, to name a few.
She is also employing the science behind food for a healthy and healing approach to a new menu. This menu will be implemented at an exciting 4,000-square-foot midtown eating establishment due to open next spring. Yet to be named, it will be both a restaurant and an event space. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant will be designed in the bright, beautiful aesthetic of Unbakery and Juicery. Australian-inspired, it will be a plant-based menu accompanied with some good-quality meats. While most everything will be gluten- and dairy-free, there will be options, “Because who doesn’t love a good croissant or even waffles with ice cream?” Krause says. “I plan to cater to everyone with a broad menu of the best ingredients—no processed sugars, fillers, just whole good foods. I want it to be a fun culinary experience.”
The other 1,000 square feet, capable of holding 50-60 guests and offering full food catering and a bar menu, will be for events such as bachelorette parties, wedding showers, speaking events, meetings, and lots of how-to cooking classes for healing foods. You can learn to make bone broth, cheeses, power snacks, whole food basics, soups, sauces, and so much more.
“It’s really for the community,” Krause says. “I’ll open it up to other nutrition-savvy people, as a fully equipped space to host their ideal classes.”
Integrating her inclusive event space into Kansas City’s wellness community falls perfectly in line with the concept of positive leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit. And if you know Robin Krause, that all makes sense.
For health coaching, contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apothe Organic Beet-Root Powder (pictured at center) is high in vitamin A, B6, C, magnesium, iron, calcium, proteins, potassium, and disease-fighting antioxidants. It supports lower blood pressure, circulation, energy, endurance, and male sex stamina. It can be used in smoothies, soups, juices, and dressings to make them nutrient dense and has an amazing pink color that kiddos love. The Unbakery will soon be offering an organic beet latte with house-made almond mylk.