About The Gem Organic Food & Juice

Our goal inside the GEM has always been to share vibrant habits that bring immunity, energy, and optimal health.

The first free-standing organic juice bar in Dallas, The GEM was founded in 2012 by Mary Kathryn Bass and Leslie Needleman, CHHC. Leslie discovered firsthand the power of organic juice, clean food, and a plant-based, anti-inflammatory diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Together with her disco soul sister, Mary Kathryn, they both fell in love with a healthy, happy lifestyle that included mind, body and spirit—and found they could use food as medicine to heal and to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

“We want people to experience the great taste and good feeling our GEM offerings bring,” says Bass. “Then we tell them it’s organic and vegan and it usually involves kale!”

The GEM has been fueling Dallas with organic food and juice for the last 10 years, and it continues to be a place where people of all ages, color and creed can Shine Brighter together.

Our Creed

At The GEM, we believe in sharing the love—the peace, the happy and the organic food and juice! We live by Our Creed and we pass the love to you in everything we do!

WE BELIEVE in 100 % organic food and juice.
WE BELIEVE in raw health-enhancing juice with heart and soul.
WE BELIEVE that pure, wholesome food is medicine for the body, mind and soul.
WE BELIEVE smoothies, juices and foods should be clean.
WE BELIEVE soups should be made completely from scratch.
WE BELIEVE in the highest quality ingredients.
WE BELIEVE all calories are NOT created equal.
WE BELIEVE a healthy lifestyle can be exhilarating and uplifting.
WE BELIEVE in composting and recycling.
WE BELIEVE disco music is a cure for anything that ails the soul.