Venti Caramel Machhiato anyone? We'll pass, opt instead for a freshly pressed beverage that’s packed with fruits, veggies and all those vitamins and minerals that keep us thriving through the day (not the sugar and caffeine that have us slumped over come lunchtime). Not only will you sip up your daily recommended amount of fruits and veggies (when was the last time you got that?!), but a healthy dose of disease-preventing properties too. Here are our favorite Juice Bars in NYC.
Liquiteria: This lively joint uses the Norwalk method of juicing which means that is contains 3 to 5 times more vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The juices are pressed daily and immediately bottled for a shelf-life of 3 days. Try the All Greens, a great way to get all those - you guessed it - greens. Or go for our favorite, Try the Killer, which has green apple, lemon and a peppery bite thanks to the double serving of grated ginger. 170 2nd Ave. (212) 358-0300
Juicy Lucy: It’s just a little tiny hole in the wall… but it packs a big punch. Lucy’s juices will cure whatever ails you with the Cleansing Tonic, Hangover Cure, Jr’s Skin Fixer, Stress Tamer and Cold Helper. If you’re feeling creative, they have a long list of fresh produce so you can create your own. On the go? Try the Wheat Grass or Apple Ginger shots. 85 Avenue A. (212) 777-5829
Juice Press: This chilled-out place also uses the Norwalk press method daily and never freezes their organic produce. They also limit the amount of air forced into the juice during extractions. Try their meals in a bottle like Drink Your Salad. Tomato Gazpacho, Sweet Potato Pie and The Meal. They also have Super Food Smoothies and make their own almond milk. 70 E. 1st St. (212) 777-0034
Juice Generation: Stocked with organic and local produce whenever possible, this juice joint also composts all the dry fruit and veggie pulp. Pick from Citrus Super C, Supa Dupa Greens, Jungle Love, Veg-O-Might!, or a Wheat Grass shot with an orange wedge chaser. 171 W 4th St. (212) 242-0440