The Roots team, feeling the LOVE at a 2017 company "meeting"

We sell juice, but our business is making people feel good!
— Bill Durnell, Owner


Roots is LOVE. Love OF FRIENDS. LOVE OF community. And love OF real, whole food.

Founded in 2012, Roots is the only gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, meat-free, guilt-free café in Valparaiso, Indiana. Best known for the more than two dozen hand-crafted juices and smoothies we make. we also feature baked goods, dairy-free parfaits, raw truffles, vegan-soups, salads, wraps, and quinoa bowls made in-house daily.

Roots is the alternative to those typical fast casual dining options that leave you feeling bloated or just plain bad.

Our team of lovely and dedicated human beings are diverse in their backgrounds yet share a passion for our mission--making you feel good. And we call our company meetings "LOVE-Fests," because we just can't seem to get enough of each others' company.

Long-time downtown Valpo residents, Carrie and Bill Durnell are the owners the nurturers-in-chief of this one-of-a-kind, community-based small business.