Juicing is all the rage these days and in Los Angeles, juicing is an art form. Find the nest juice purveyors in the city. It’s true, the benefits of juicing are well documented all over the internet, in books, magazines, and we totally get it! It’s an easy way to get your fix of fruits and veggies, boost your immune system, flush out toxins, and rejuvenate with an extra dose of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes! Whether you just want a daily dose or you want to go for the full on cleanse, where does one begin? Since February is American Heart Month (Go Red For Women) and eating a plant-based diet has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, we figured it was the perfect time to highlight our #BestofLA Juice Bars! Cold pressed, high speed and hand squeezed, here’s a few of our local favorites!
Kreation – Stop in and try the Master Cleanse! It’s a great metabolic/ immunity system booster, weight loss, purifying, 100% organic, 100% raw, gluten-free, pasteurized elixir! If a smoothie or juice isn’t enough to fill you up, they have a great selection of grab and go food, and yes, even “Sinners and Saints” desserts! If you want to go full throttle, you can go online and order one of their many Kleanse packages, from a Heavy Metal Detox to a Premium Detox, and they”ll deliver it straight to your home or office! While you’re on their website, be sure and check out their fabulous food chart! It’s a colorful and informative display of greens, fruits, grains, and spices and all their benefits, that even the kids might find fun to look at!
Juice Served Here – With locations from Downtown, Silver lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, Studio City to Pasendena its easy to get your hands on one our favorites juices – the Charcoal Lemonade! Made with Alkaline Water, Activated Charcoal, and Raw Sugar Cane Juice (which by the way, is hand cut from freshly harvested stalks, power washed & hand fed, two by two, into a cold roller press), its SO good!! We also love the that you can customize an 8 juice carton with your favorites, like Jinja Greens or Block Rockin Beets, or subscribe to their 1,3, or 5 day detox program AND have it delivered to your door! These guys have been featured in Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, New York Times, and InStyle with an almost cult-like following; Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde, Jane Lynch,and Gwyneth Paltrow just to name a few!
Pressed Juicery – Three friends, Carly, Hedi, & Hayden, came together with one goal in mind. They had all been positively impacted by incorporating cold-pressed juice and juice cleansing into their lives, so they decided to bring delicious, premium, and nutritious juice to everyone! They have 16 locations in southern California, where you can choose from signature, citrus, seasonal, or simple refreshers! But, can we just say how in love we are with their Almond Date Milks – they are seriously heaven in a bottle! They also offer a number of cleanses and free home delivery subscriptions, plus they have great tips for Making the Most of Your Cleanse on their website! Check it out!
Earthbar – Walk into almost any Equinox Fitness in Southern California and you’ll find this gem! Starting out as a ‘food as medicine’ juice bar, they have evolved into so much more! They even have an Earthbar Vibrance Clinic in West Hollywood that offers nutrient I.V. drips and injections administered by health care professionals, plus a “Lounge Hour” with 20% off all menu items from 5:30pm-7:30pm every evening!! Imagine that – a healthy Happy Hour? Yup! Stop by any of their Southern California locations for power smoothies, (Must-Try – Radiant Skin Power Smoothie), fresh juices, or try a shot of their E3Live – Organic, wild harvested blue green algae rich in B vitamins and tons of other healthy stuff!! They also carry an entire line of Vitamins and Supplements so you can stock up on some Probiotics while you’re there too!
JuiceCrafters – This family owned juice bar has a cold-pressed juice method thats’ 80 years old and uses a hydraulic press system designed for minimal exposure of the fruit to harmful heat and air. Their Alkaline Tonic is the perfect post-gym workout or late afternoon refresher and re-energizer! Get your juices made-to-order in any one of their Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Downtown LA & Newport Beach locations! Three of our other favorites: Sun Life Organics (If you’re headed to Malibu), Paleta (if you want to get it delivered) and Suja (you can grab this at the grocery store)
LAURA NIX GERSON is the CEO of Nix|Gerson Media and the Founder of MomAngeles a site she launched because she was planning a lot of playdates and her friends kept asking her where to go and what to do. So it seemed easier just to put it all online in one place. In a past life Laura was a publicist, event marketer and web producer….oh wait, she still is. Laura has contributed to Modern Mom, CBS Local and Babble. Her greatest joy is story telling, sharing local finds and connecting people. Follow her @MomAngeles.