Don’t take the drama surrounding Organic Avenue and Pure Food and Wine as a sign that the green juice trend is showing signs of slowing down. Green juices–and the promise of weight loss and detoxification–are everywhere and they’re here to stay. But they’re far from created equal and with most concoctions hovering around $10 a pop it’s important to indulge wisely.
Here’s to painting the town in the right shade of green.
Opened in February 2016, Wicked boasts a long list of organic cold-pressed or fresh-squeezed juices. Get them in a bottle or as a made-to-order mix like Awaken (carrot, ginger, cucumber, apple, and lime), Performance (pineapple, ginger, and apple), and Wake Me Up (banana, vanilla, coconut meat, agave, cacao powder, espresso bean, and cold pressed coffee). And if that’s not enough you can add on any one of more than 30 supplements like bee pollen, turmeric, and flax oil. Nut milks, “healing waters,” salads, and some seriously delicious desserts are also on hand. Go.
Be prepared to hear a lot more from this fast growing chain that comes to NYC by way of the West Coast. In addition to their current two, Pressed Juicery plans to open six new locations in New York City this year. What sets this chain apart is their competitive pricing (juices are $6.50). Better yet come summer you can enjoy Freeze, their version of soft serve–it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and made from the same ingredients as their juices. Go.
In addition to herbal massage treatments, facial treatments, and the likes Naturopathica Chelsea boasts a Vitality Bar that serves up herbal tonics, elixirs and teas, cold-pressed juices and kombucha on tap, as well as healthy snacks. The wellness retreat has specialists on hand to help you pick just the right liquid cure for everything from your hangover to that cold you can’t seem to kick. Go.
At the forefront of the healthy fast-casual trend, you’ll only need to spend about $10 for a plate of farm-fresh food to go along with your cold pressed juice (the Union Square location also boasts a kombucha bar). Go.
As a pioneer in the space Juice Press owner Marcus Antebi has amassed nothing short of a cult following for his meccas of health. Boasting grab-and-go raw cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, homemade raw foods, desserts, flavored waters, and salads Juice Press also offers cleanses. They bill themselves as “the best organic beverage, food and wellness brand on the planet” and with their fast growing number of retail locations, many New Yorkers seem to agree. Go.
While they may be best known for their super addictive acai bowls, Juice Generation has a long list of smoothies, fresh juices, cold pressed juices, shots, and boosters (including ones that can pass TSA…). Go.
Melvine’s Juice Box
The juice bar affiliated with the ever-popular Miss Lily’s stocks booster shots (think aloe, wheatgrass, and ginger) and simple juices (including unique ones like fresh coconut and pear juice) in addition to a hearty list of blends like the Harry Fontabella (rice milk, banana, granola, and blueberry or strawberry) and the Peanut Butter & Jelly (banana, granola, organic peanut butter, rice, soy or almond milk, and blueberry or strawberry). Go.
The Butcher’s Daughter
From the owner behind Apothem and Pulqueria, The Butcher’s Daughter, appropriately enough, stocks smoothies like the Hangover Killer (pineapple, cilantro, chili, young Thai coconut, evening primrose oil, and yuzu) along with cleanses, elixir shots, nut milks, coffee, teas, and food. Go.
Blossom Du Jour
Known for their wide variety of juice cleanses (each of which comes with five juices and one nut milk per day), you can also find a long list of vegan, organic, and kosher fast-food options including healthy bowls, wraps, and gluten-free sandwiches…you know, should you crave something chewable. Go.