Lesley and Artis Turner have opened Pressed, a casual spot serving pressed sandwiches (panini) and salads, reports Ian McNulty at The Advocate. The Turners have perfected their sustenance game via food truck and food stall service, and have now opened their standalone shop at 919 St. Charles Ave., inside the Center for Philanthropy inside the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Pressed isn’t just about casual and grab-and-go panini and adorned greenery — it’s also heavily featuring other new and up-and-coming local food businesses, like Big Easy Bucha (which makes kombucha, natch), the Puddin’ Shop and Girls Gone Vegan. In line with their name, Pressed will also sell fresh juice blends — made by Major Joose.
The airy shop has a modern design and inspirational quotes — The Advocate reported: “One day or day one? You decide” — abound, both on the walls and on the restaurant’s packaging. The decor works with Pressed’s location within a philanthropic spot; the clientele will cater not only to hungry folks nearby, but also people attending meetings and trainings at the center.