Want to be haute and healthy? If you live in Los Angeles the answer is probably yes. Health-conscious Californians have been well aware of the benefits that fresh juice has to offer for years now while the rest of us are just catching on. Whether you’re looking for a nutritional makeover or a safe way to shed a few pounds, check out our picks for the top 5 juice bars in LA.
1 Pressed Juicery
Pressed Juicery is a juice bar that specializes in making raw juice cleansing products and information available to the public. This is the place where many Hollywood celebs and fitness gurus get their juice on and it’s not hard to see why. The flavors of their juices are yummy and not what you might expect. Try the almond milk, a blend of almonds, dates, vanilla bean, sea salt, and filtered water. Besides being delicious, these products are easy to get your hands on; in addition to their location in Brentwood they have a fully stocked juice truck in Malibu and all of their juices are available online. If you’re not sure which cleanse is right for you but don’t have time to stop by the store, the website is laden with information to help steer you in the right direction.
2 Planet Raw
If you’re looking for a totally raw experience, check out Planet Raw, an organic raw vegan restaurant that caters to Hollywood’s elite. In addition to the extensive food menu, this place offers many tasty and healthy beverages. The pure herbal enzyme elixir is a favorite of ours because it tastes great and helps with digestion. If you feel like sipping on something a little more exotic, stick your straw into an entire Thai coconut and scoop out the inside when you’re done for an extra sweet treat. Stop by this posh eatery for anything and everything raw.
3 Beverly Hills Juice
This special juice bar has been in business since 1975 and is considered by Hollywood’s elite to be the godfather of the industry. Owner David Otto makes sure that all his juices are made using a hydraulic press, which according to him, is the most nutritionally beneficial method of extraction. All of the ingredients in their beverages are made with local produce and a majority of their produce comes from the Farmer’s Market. For something fruity try the “Banana Manna” shake made with vegan ice cream, bananas, and your choice of almonds or sunflower seeds. Or, for something a little greener, try a blend of carrot, beet, and celery juice – it’s yummy and will give you plenty of energy to make it through a tough day at work.
4 Café Gratitude
If you’re looking to mingle with Hollywood’s finest while grabbing your morning juice, look no further than Café Gratitude. This spot offers 100 percent organic vegan fare and specializes in raw foods as well as juice. The juice and smoothie portion of the menu boasts 14 beverages, most of them offered in two sizes, with fun and interesting additions like avocado and maca. Try the “I am Worthy”, a healthy blend of kale, beet, celery, apple and ginger juice. Whether you feel like sipping and sitting on a bench outside or curling up on comfy couch with your freshly prepared juice, this place has everything.
5 Earth Bar
Earth Bar is a classic juice bar with a posh twist. Everything from their large wooden bar to their celebrity clientele makes this place a must-try. All their juices are freshly pressed, squeezed, and prepared and they offer prepackaged drinks for those who are in a rush. If you’re in the mood for something hearty try the WEHO breakfast, which includes bananas, organic raw almond butter, almond milk, vegan protein, and homemade granola. Or if you want something light, try any of their fresh juice blends; they’re all delicious and packed with nutritional goodness. The staff is both knowledgeable and friendly and more than happy to help you make an informed juice drinking decision.