The latest health food craze? Green Juice. (What is green juice? See my post on making it homemade-style…)
There are juice bars opening left and right – across the country from small town Maine to juice bar CHAINS with over 10 locations in a single city, and Hollywood is in on the juice party, too!
I went on a juice hunt across New York City, and it was quite a trip. Hundreds of dollars and several days later, from Green Bean Cafe on the Upper East Side to Magic Mix Juicery on Wall Street… a few places stood out.
To be honest and in truth, I love them all. There really is no competition. They are all doing service to the ‘wellness and health industry’ and more importantly all green juice benefits “the people”…
But anyway.. without further ado, some highlights of the best green juice in new york city:
Made famous by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngailis, Pure Food & Wine created a takeout space called “One Lucky Duck” that serves also as a juice bar. http://www.oneluckyduck.com/
Tiny Empire is seriously one of my favorites. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I love the cleanliness, freshness, originally and sleekness of this juice bar’s whole product offering.
Went to Candle 79. What can I say. It was awesome. I went more for the food, which was DELICIOUS :)… but anyway, check them out: http://www.candle79.com/ (100% Organic Restaurant, Upper East Side)
What would a post about green juice in nyc be without the staple of Organic Avenue making a feature appearance… With over a dozen locations (http://www.organicavenue.com/stores), this Juice Bar’s distribution is MASSIVE. The juice is good, and they are getting tons of press, uplifting the green juice market for everyone in the business :)
Liquiteria is great. A little less pricey than some of the other juice bars of NYC, but damn do they ever have their juicers -a-whirlin’! Great juice, great vibe…
Love this place, and they are expanding, too. More locations coming. Yummy yummy green juice.
Melvin’s Juice Box is legit. The darkest, deepest green juice I have ever had. Enough said.
BUT, IF I HAD TO THROW IN MY FAVORITE OF THEM ALL…
Juice Press. I love the “Gravity” drink (picture above). So grounding, so refreshing…
Their green juice ALWAYS tastes good.
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For more info: Check out this New York Times article with similar reviews of these places (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/fashion/the-juice-box-set-grows-up.html)
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