Help! I have a drinking problem. Not that kind though- the good kind! Juicing is all the rage in New York. From cleanses for weight loss to detoxing for energy and health, these top five juice bars will give you a health kick worth drinking over.
1 The Juice Press
This juice joint takes your health seriously, ensuring that you’re getting the maximum nutrients and enzymes with their cold pressed juices. Stop by their store for made-to-order drinks which allow you to choose the ingredients of your smoothie or juice or take advantage of their delivery service which will deliver your order daily. They also offer one, three, or five-day cleanse programs. If your still hungry after a fresh juice, go for their salads, sandwiches or breakfast options which will all leave you feeling healthy and satisfied.
70 E 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
2 Organic Avenue
With four locations in the city and five distinct programs to meet your health and cleansing goals and nourish your body and spirit, Organic Avenue has a cult-like following. Most impressively, their staff of experts are always helpful in explaining and leading you in the right direction achieve your health goals.
The juices contain the highest quality plant-based nutrition on the planet! Unlike many cleanse programs, our juices are hydraulically extracted through a First-Cold-Press-Process* and are made and delivered in a chilled environment. This method ensures stable, nutritious juice that's full of good enzymes and lasts for up to 96 hours. Our juice is made and delivered fresh daily, bottled in glass (or, when shipping, bio-plastic, which is non-toxic to people and to the environment) and is entirely organic.
Organic Avenue, a favorite of photographer Ryan McGinley and others for its LOVE detox cleanses, organic- and raw-food workshops, and retail items like organic clothing, has been on the move. In July 2009, owners Denise Mari and Doug Evans unveiled a 4,200-square-foot manufacturing space and kitchen in Long Island City, an upgrade from the 300-square-foot kitchen in the basement of their 101 Stanton Street spot. Another oversize expansion is a 4,000-square-foot bi-level space in the old Rothko location on Suffolk Street, which will offer "a greater information and education component," says Evans, including more classes and workshops on topics of interest to the raw and vegan lifestyles. Also planned is a live-food lounge and elixir bar offering (alcohol-free) "cocktails" made of alkaline water and fresh-pressed juices.
116 Suffolk Street (between Rivington & Delancey)
212 358 0500
1021 Lexington Avenue (between 73rd & 74th)
43 8th Avenue (between Jane & Horatio)
156 Sullivan Street (between W. Houston & Prince St.)
The juice bar Liquiteria has been serving the city's health conscious and uber cool for over ten years. The smoothies, elixirs, tonics and herbal blends are sold to serve you energy and detox your body but the col pressed juices are always flavorful and fresh. There’s also a small selection of vegetarian and vegan-friendly food.
4 Juice Generation
Open for over ten years, fresh fruit line the walls of these healthy juice bars, where smoothies, wheatgrass shots and concoctions would impress even the most experienced juicer. From hot to cold mixtures, these juices blend interesting flavors and produce healthy and vibrant flavors.
171 West 4th Street (btwn Cornelia & Jones Streets)
5 One Lucky Duck
One Lucky Duck is known for and strives to be the ultimate source for the best of raw and organic, eco-happy daily living, eating and juicing. With a celebrity following, restaurant, products for sale and a take-away juicing bar that will blow your mind and body away.
125 E 17th street