Starting the New Year off on a health kick? We’ve got your back with our list of the city’s best juice bars. The totally slurp-worthy selections at these local juice shops masterfully blend fruits and veggies into creative concoctions that will delight even the most discerning taste-buds. Scroll on to find a friendly neighborhood juice bar near you to order up nutrient-dense, sippable fixes your whole family will love.
OH! Juice Cafe
Whether you choose to belly up to the bar at the newish Oh! Juice Cafe' in Encinitas for a juice tasting or get your order delivered to your home (think: modern milk-man) Oh! Juice makes it uber-easy for you and yours to get your daily dose of organic, locally sourced, cold-pressed juice. The lush juice flavors rotate seasonally. Currently in the rotation are tasty, healthy elixirs including Cookies 'N Protein and Berry Exotic.
90 N Coast Hwy. 101, Ste. 212
Encinitas, CA 92024
Beaming Cafe's flagship location in Del Mar opened its doors in 2012. The long line of customers waiting to get inside was a surefire sign of things to come. The popular local hot-spot now has 8 locations throughout San Diego and Los Angeles. The self proclaimed “Organic Superfood Cafe” is raising the bar on the traditional juice cafe experience. In addition to their robust menu of healthy entrees, tasty salads and gluten and dairy free baked goods, they offer potent juices the likes of 'Get Preggy' and 'Knocked Up' geared specifically for expectant moms and women trying to conceive. All of this and they cater to the younger set with kid-friendly smoothie flavors including Berry Delish and Mint Chip. And before you leave, don't forget to try the Banana Chocolate Chip bread — the ultimate "healthy" treat.
Aren't we always telling our kids to make smart choices? Well, choosing Choice Juicery is leading by example! The menu is full of organically awesome ingredients that also happen to be gluten-free, dairy free and 100% plant based. All of the smoothies come as a bowl as well, which means they can be topped with granola, fresh fruit or any number of "superfoods" like chia seeds, goji berries or coconut flakes. With flavors like Orange Dreamsicle, Superhero and PB&J your little health nut will soon be choosing smoothies over ice cream any day.
The name says it all! Greens Please in Poway is all about the good stuff... or is it the stuff that's good for you? Either way, all of their blends include 6 types of powerfully healing, dark, leafy greens, chia seed, flax seed, kelp and alkalized water. We swear our immune system is getting stronger with each and every sip. The abundance of antioxidants and nutrients are transfixed into a delightfully yummy drink like the Green-Ya-Colada. We're not exactly sure how they do it - but we're so happy they do!
12202 Poway Rd. #100
(Corner of Oak Knoll Rd.)
Poway, CA 92064
This fun-loving company started by Arleigh Rose is a local treasure. Their mission is to "refresh and nourish the soul by using the best quality ingredients fresh from local farms." Visit Juice Wave in Mission Beach for the bohemian vibe and to give your taste buds a real treat. Kids go crazy for the 'Strawberry Fields Forever' blend and you'll love the bursting with veggies 'Dirt Rich' concoction. If you need an extra jolt of caffeine with your fix, the Bump and Grind is for you! There's something for everyone at The Juice Wave.
3733 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109
Juice Alchemy caters to both your desire to cleanse and your urge to satiate your sweet tooth. Run by San Diego natives who support local farmers and the community, you'll find a stellar collection of juices formulated to make you thrive on the menu from 'Sunshine' and 'Super Juice' to 'Hangover' and 'The Detox.' They'll even whip up a customized juice or smoothie for you if you have an idea of what you'd like. Additionally, they offer, "if you are feeling down or under the weather let us know because we have a juice for that!"
3156 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
We love that the woman behind Northside Shack is a mom of three who followed her passion for food to open this quaint and welcoming cafe where kids and families can also get a healthy meal. In addition to serving up a vibrant seasonal menu of juices like 'Cactus' which includes cactus, organic aloe vera juice and mint in its ingredients, 'Green Candy' which combines organic apple juice with a host of healthy additions like parsley and turmeric and 'Cold/Flu Buster' with an impressive list of hydrating and immune boosting properties like ginger and coconut water, Northside Shack has also been proclaimed "home of the world's best acai bowls." Turn your juice bar outing into a meal by pairing your beverage with an antioxidant rich organic acai bowl. Be sure to order your little sidekick the 'Grom Blend' which boasts blueberries, grapes, kale, banana, almond milk and agave.
1255 Rosecrans St.
Point Loma, CA 92106
––Aimee Della Bitta & Beth Shea