‘Green & Tonic’ To Open on Forest Street

A plant-based foods provider that used to operate on Burtis Avenue is planning to open a new location on Forest Street. Green & Tonic plans to launch a store at 21 Forest St., according to its website and a sign in the window of the commercial space, formerly Embody Gourmet Fitness. 

Reached by NewCanaanite.com, a spokesperson for the company said there’s no firm opening date yet. According to a building permit issued by the town last month, about $18,000 is going into an interior fit-out of the commercial space, including lighting and carpentry work, and installation of a display case and sliding glass windows in the kitchen. 

Darien-founded Green & Tonic had launched a store in 2014 on Burtis Avenue, and closed that location last year. Green & Tonic offers a “healthy option for those seeking balance and harmony via food,” according to the company’s website. “The concept was rooted in plant-based food (before plant-based diets were trendy!) exploring the techniques and flavors that make good-for-you foods delicious, inviting, and accessible,” the website said.