TWO new food and drink brands are opening in Oxford.

Juice bar chain Joe & The Juice will open a new shop in the Westgate Centre later this month.

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The brand specialises in coffee, fresh juices, and smoothies, with a food menu that includes an array of breakfast bowls, salads, and sandwiches.

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Founded in Copenhagen in 2002 by Kaspar Basse, Joe & The Juice has locations across the globe and the Westgate Centre will become its second destination in the UK outside of London.

A new brand Plants & Grills has opened a kiosk within Westgate Social.

Its menu caters to all tastes and dietary requirements with healthy, tasty and sustainable meals. Their 'hero' dishes include Grilled Korean Chicken Flatbread and Portobello Mushroom Sandwich.

Amit Joshi from Plants & Grills said: “We are excited to be making our debut in a location that encourages independent restaurants, and it’s the perfect starting point to begin our bricks-and-mortar journey as a brand.

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“We feel that our inclusive concept will work well with the consumer base already established at Westgate Oxford, and we are excited to be a part a community-driven destination that is such an important part of the city.”

Brendan Hattam, centre director at Westgate Oxford, said: “At Westgate Oxford, we strive to offer our guests the best possible experience, and Plants & Grills and Joe & The Juice are great brands to enhance their experience.

“These new openings highlight the diversity and balance that we are looking to achieve, combining global names and independent operators. We are particularly excited to be part of Plants & Grills’ journey as their audience grows.

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This news follows the recent openings of two new toy brands at the Westgate Centre in time for Christmas shopping this year - MINISO and Hamleys.

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