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.