New Year’s Resolutions – we all have them and sort of try to keep them (at least for a week or two). So whether yours is launching a revolutionary new baby product or finding a creative way for your tots to get more fruits and veggies, we can help. Especially with the latter one (if we had a million dollar idea for a baby product, we’d be working on it right now!). From spinach and kale to broccoli and berries, a super way to sneak your littles a power-packed punch of extra nutrition is through fresh juices. Luckily, there are countless shops around LA that have turned juicing into an art form over the last couple years. Some are a step too far and will leave kids cold, but these top 5 kid-friendly hotspots will have your tikes yelling, “Gimme green juice!” over and over and over. You’re welcome.
Juice Served Here
Juice Served Here’s flagship store on West 3rd Street pours raw, 100% organic, cold-pressed juices that your family can actually sit back and enjoy in-house, as opposed to most juiceries that are grab-and-go. Between the incredibly flavorful concoctions utilizing locally sourced produce, a bright interior space with plenty of communal seating (including a back patio) and free Wi-Fi, you and your littles will definitely want to hang a while. Juice is available for the road as well if you’re in a hurry. For the greenies (and polar bears) out there, you’ll be jazzed to know the shop uses glass bottles instead of plastic and even offers an incentive program for recycling them back to the store. The fave sip for small-pints is “The Pixie” – a mouthwatering blend of orange, pineapple and strawberry. Cheers!
8366 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, Ca 90048
Phone: (323) 944-0409
Other locations: Juice Served Here also has a brand spanking new Pasadena shop and can be found at The Juice Window at The Commissary in Culver City as well.
After years as a food editor and apprentice chef to Suzanne Goin at Lucques – Moon Juice founder, Amanda Chantal Bacon, took a leap of faith to open her own shop dedicated to completely organic, hydraulically pressed juices that are addictively delicious. And boy did it pay off! With an uber popular store in Venice and a new location in Silver Lake, Moon Juice delivers over three pounds of raw, unpasteurized, organic produce in every single bottle. Just imagine trying to get your tots to eat three pounds of anything healthy without wrestling them to the ground. Kiddos will totally dig flavors like “Carrot Lime Coconut” and “Beet Aid” along with the scrumptious assortment of Moon Milks (ambrosia for the lactose intolerant) the shop offers as well.
507 Rose Ave.
Venice, Ca 90291
As one of the valley’s newer healthy hotspots, Totes Juices, hits a home run with families by offering littles their very own menu of juices called “Mini-T’s.” Perfect for smaller juice connoisseurs, these 12 oz. bottles of hand-pressed yumminess are much easier to handle and showcase fantastical flavors like “Veggie Sundae” (organic spinach, kale, green apples and parsley), “ABC’s” (organic apples, carrots and broccoli) and the ever so fab “Almond Mylkey Way” (organic raw almonds, dates, carob and cinnamon). Even better, Totes also features cold-pressed popscicles called “Totesicles” which are crazy popular with the younger set. Finally, a reason to head over the hill. (We kid! We love the valley.)
13569 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423
A delightful and airy atmosphere, super friendly service, and a rotating menu of dynamite cold-pressed juices and smoothies using the season’s best produce – Clover delivers on all fronts. Cautious tikes will especially dig “The Quench” (watermelon, lime and mint) and “The Clover” is suprisingly appealing to those that will drink their greens (with kale, cucumber, celery, spinach, pear, cilantro, mint and lime). And if your wee ones are craving a bit more than juice, the store also features amazeballs sandwiches, salads, and vegan and gluten-free baked goods. Parents needing a caffeine boost will be equally thrilled to spy Stumptown Coffee on the menu too.
342 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, Ca 90068
Other locations: Clover also has a walk-up window attached to The Churchill Restaurant on West 3rd Street.
Parents with busy tots on the go know there’s not always time for a proper sit-down meal as much as they’d love to fit one in. With multiple locations around Los Angeles, it’s easier than ever to find a Pressed Juicery close to home, and it’s a much healthier alternative than a drive through the golden arches. Quick and convenient storefront walk-ups are the name of the game here, but so is drool-worthy juice. Organic juices are pressed daily with great combos like a seasonal blend of yam, apple, cinnamon and nutmeg or the “Roots 4” blend with carrot, apple and ginger (this one is not only delicious, it’s super filling and will tide even ravenous little ones till the next meal). Mini 8 oz. bottles – perfect for tiny hands – are also available at select locations. To find a Pressed Juicery near you, click here.
Does your family have any juice spot faves? Give us the 411 in the comments section below.