We all know nothing hits the spot after hardcore workout quite like a fresh-made juice. And in Austin, there are plenty of places to choose from. But not all juice spots are created equal. So, we've rounded up a list of the city's best. The next time you're on the search for a delectable concoction packed with fruits, veggies, and superfoods, we've got your back.
Raw, cold-pressed, and 100% organic. Honestly, what more could you want? This Austin staple officially opened their doors in April 2016 and have been a booming success ever since. Their juices come prepackaged and chock full of clean nutrients (like fresh spinach, turmeric, lemon, and ashwagandha) that each serves a purpose, meaning they don’t throw ingredients in just because. Stop by their quaint South Lamar space to pick up one of their dreamy, made-to-order or bottled creations. And if you're not in the neighborhood, you can also find their juices at tons of retailers around town. Hit up their website for a list of coffee shops, markets, and eateries that have the hookup!
You could also call this spot straws and spoons because you'll need one or the other to sip your smoothie or snack on your acai bowl at this local hot spot. So what else can you expect from this cafe-health bar concept? Think menu items that combine delicious and nutritious ingredients, like fresh fruit, nuts, granola, and other superfoods, into grab-and-go blends. And if you can't decide what to order (it happens), The Power Potion, made with pitaya, pineapple, banana, peanut butter, vanilla Vega protein, vanilla, and almond milk, is a solid go-to. Check 'em out for yourself at one of their five Austin-area locations.
This spot might be Austin’s most well-known juice and smoothie bar, and for good reason. Not only do they have shops located on just about every corner in the city, they also offer a juice menu that is practically endless. When you're on the go, pop in for a pre-made, cold-pressed bottle (hello, Watermelon Chia Pep) and when you've got some time to spare, order up a fresh, made-to-order delight. With hipster vibes, healthy lunch bowls, superfood tonics and lattes, and downright delicious drinks, JuiceLand knows how to keep the locals coming back for more.
In need of a quick, healthy pick-me-up? Look no further than Jugo in the heart of Downtown Austin and in Rosedale. Their juices are made with simple, locally-sourced ingredients, like orange, cucumber, kale, and ginger, resulting in fresh flavors that are second to none. Even better? They compost all of their excess produce and ship it back to area purveyors they sourced from to use on their farms. Oh, and if you're looking for something a little more substantial, grab one of their yummy snacks or grain bowls while you're at it.
The Soup Peddler’s owner (David) began his journey by delivering soups to the South Austin locals on his bike (go figure). And, after opening his first brick-and-mortar in 2010, he began integrating juice and smoothie options into his famed soup menu and hasn’t looked back. Now a self-proclaimed “liquid emporium”, this local favorite (with five area locations) is a one-stop-shop for soups, smoothies, healthy snacks, and, of course, juice! Swing by for one of their signature selections or try out the daily juice special — there are no bad choices.
No juicing amateurs here! Since opening their first location off good ol’ Barton Springs Rd. in 2003, this neighborhood juice bar has expanded to six locations in the greater Austin area, with three spots in Houston. From their cold-pressed bottles to their made-to-order combos, even the pickiest member of your crew will find something satisfying to sip on. And you won't have to worry about what's going into your drink, either. Daily Juice Cafe prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients with no added sugars or processed foods. They do more than juice, too! Try out their acai bowls, hot soups, or garden toasts the next time you're nearby.
Now, just because these juices are not made-to-order doesn’t mean they should be overlooked. Snap Kitchen crafts incredibly flavorful cold-pressed juices and blends featuring all sorts of unique ingredients that we’d be hesitant to add to our shakes at home (like garlic and cilantro). But, trust us — it works. For the less adventurous, though, they have plenty of options not so far off the beaten path, like their Super Greens made with cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, and lemon (that's also paleo, vegan, dairy-, and gluten-free!). Fitt Tip: their seven Austin locations also offer meal planning, perfect for when if you have a particularly hectic week coming up.
If you haven’t heard of Peoples, it’s about time you have. It’s Austin's favorite pharmacy because of their holistic vibe, amazing wellness center, and delicious deli featuring tasty and healthy organic offerings (hello Zesty Kale and Quinoa salad). Not only do they offer locally- and sustainably-sourced, veggie-packed menu items (many of which are gluten-free!) they also sell a slew of raw, cold-pressed juices and smoothies that alone are worth a trip. And with locations all over Austin (central, Westlake, north and south), you've got no excuse NOT to check them out.
Parked on S. Congress, this incredible Austin trailer offers a ridiculous juice and smoothie menu that few places can even come close to touching. We're talking juice cleanses, green juices, fruit juices, root juices, and juice shots, plus tasty smoothies you'll be thinking about long after you've left. Although S. Congress is their main squeeze, you can find their juice truck at events and locations all over Austin, so keep an eye on their social media for the scoop. Bonus: not only do they offer fresh-made drinks, they also dish out granola bowls, salads, and sandwiches, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options available.
This good-for-you concept in Downtown Austin has it all — coffee, bowls, smoothies, and some of the freshest juices you’ll find in the city. While they only have a handful of options to choose from, these sips are handcrafted to perfection and include superfood ingredients that most places will charge you extra to add in, like bee pollen, spirulina, and MCT oil. And you know what pairs well with a refreshing juice blend? A dairy-free gelato bowl. Yes, they serve those, too.
**Updated by Nickie Harris, February 2019