Here’s How To Drink Your Way Through The Coolest Juice Bars In Los Angeles
Los Angeles is without a doubt one of the more health-conscious (and stressful) cities in the country, so it makes sense that there’s a fresh juice bar on pretty much every block. And you shouldn’t deprive yourself of a trip or two when you’re visiting the city! You can rely on a juice bar for all kinds of drinkable fruit and veggie concoctions and all sorts of vegan and plant-based food options to go with it. Here’s how to drink your way through the best juice bars in Los Angeles.
The family-owned juice bar company Juice Crafters uses raw, gourmet and 100-percent natural ingredients to make their juices. Juice Crafters blends up “powerhouse smoothies” that’ll give you life after a workout. You’ll also find “wellness shots” that come in pill-shaped bottles with flavors like Jungle Jet Fuel, Flu Off, Cure Me Now, Indian Tonic and Make Me Einstein. All of the fruits and vegetables are handpicked by local farmers and delivered daily.
In the laid-back hillside area known as Los Feliz, The Punch Bowl is a trendy cafe that serves organic, raw and vegan juices and shakes, along with salads, desserts and all kinds of healthy and somewhat exotic ingredients. This one is respected by locals for being the real deal with a homey atmosphere.
Some of the most popular juices are the “Power Mint” with E3 Live, mint coconut cashew cream, mint leaves, cashew milk, banana, cacao nibs and coconut nectar, and the “Rita Hayworth” with evening primrose oil, strawberry, rosewater, coconut yogurt, raw honey, almond milk and coconut meat. You’ll also find a ton of healing juice shots that cater to just about everyone.
Moon Juice represents a holistic lifestyle and, according to the site, it’s a place for “plant-sourced alchemy to nourish and elevate body, beauty and consciousness.” The juice shop uses vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, nuts, roots and seaweeds to fuel its customers.
Moon Juice sells holistic powders like Brain Dust, Sex Dust, Power Dust and Beauty Dust along with adaptogens, which are herbs that bust stress and lower cortisol like ashwagandha and reishi. The extensive list of juices, milks, tonics and lattes isn’t cheap, but hey, it’s an investment in your health.
All of the juices at Kreation are never high-pressure pasteurized, so they deliver more nourishment and health benefits than traditional juicing techniques. The company uses farmer’s market certified organic fruits and vegetables that are purchased locally in Santa Monica.
They offer cleanses, cold-pressed juices, tonic juice shots, syringe juice shots and a lot of to-go wraps, sandwiches, salads, tapas, soups and raw snacks like kale chips, nut chips, dehydrated pineapple and strawberries, and health-focused energy bars with only ingredients you can actually understand.
This bright and airy boutique juice shop and café has everything from kombucha shots on tap to made-to-order smoothies along with vegan sandwiches and baked goods. Clover’s most popular concoction, called “The Clover,” has kale, cucumber, spinach, pear, cilantro, mint and lime. There’s also the “Mint Chocolate Sip” with protein powder, raw cocoa powder and cacao nibs, banana, vanilla, soy milk and peppermint oil. The shop aims to make high-quality juicing more accessible to everyone.
This juice bar goes way beyond the juice with all kinds of plant-based food and cleansing programs. You’ll find everything from vegan ice cream to coconut ceviche to elderflower kombucha to raw vegetable lasagna to chia puddings. Some of the juices and smoothies include carrot ginger curry, “The Salad Spinner” and mint chip. Beaming is on the pricier side but worth the trip.
Each juice at Nékter contains up to three pounds of fresh fruits and veggies. If you’re looking for a smoothie or acai bowl, this is the spot. The smoothies are filling and packed with nutrients. Just for checking in, you’ll get a free turmeric and ginger shot. Some of the most popular drinks on the menu are the Pink Flamingo (which comes out a bright magenta color) with pitaya, strawberry, pineapple, agave nectar and coconut water, and the tropical cooler with spinach, pineapple, banana, coconut butter and coconut water.