So you just finished that long workout of yours. Now you’re looking to refuel before crushing the rest of your day.
How about a fresh-squeezed, locally-sourced, organic, made-to-order, juice or smoothie? We’ll take that drool on your face as a yes. So what are you waiting for? Head to these juice and smoothie joints around Austin, for a grab-and-go snack that’s actually good for you.
Raw, cold-pressed, and 100% organic, oh my! Honestly, what more could you want in a juice? Juice Society officially opened their doors in April 2016 and it’s already a booming success. Their juices are all prepackaged and packed full of clean nutrients that each serve a purpose, meaning they don’t just throw ingredients in just because. This quaint little space serves it up in a new South Lamar district surrounded by just about everything you can think of having to do with fitness, food, and shopping! It makes for a pretty clutch stop on a beautiful outing with friends or family.
Parked on S. Congress, this incredibly Austin trailer offers ridiculously healthy and refreshing vegan and vegetarian options. Although S. Congress is their main squeeze, they pack up shop and drive to events all over Austin. Bonus:Not only do they offer freshly squeezed juices but also menu items like smoothies, granola bowls, salads, and sandwiches!
You could also call this spot straws and spoons because that’s how you sip your smoothie or snack on your acai bowl. Each menu item combines delicious and nutritious ingredients, like fresh fruit, nuts, granola, and other superfoods, into grab and go concoctions. If you want something to sip, go with a blender. But if you want to spoon, the bowl is your best bet. Be on the lookout for Blenders and Bowls locations popping up all over Austin.
This spot might be Austin’s most well-known juice and smoothie bars. JuiceLand offers a ton of options and even more ways to customize them. And with 14 shops around the city, you can be positive they’re cranking out a lot of juice. With hipster vibes and down right delicious drinks, JuiceLand knows how to please the locals and keep ‘em coming back for more.
Soup Peddler’s owner (David) began his quest by delivering soups to the South Austin locals on his bike (go figure). After opening his first brick and mortar in 2010, he began dabbling into the juice and smoothie business alongside his famed soups and hasn’t looked back since. Now self-named “liquid emporium”, The Soup Peddler is sure to be your one-stop-shop for soups, smoothies, and, of course, juices!
From being born and raised off of good ol’ Barton Springs Road back in 2003 to expanding with 11 locations around Austin, Houston, and Nashville, these guys obviously know a thing or two about juicing. From the simplicity of a Pure & Simple to the coconut/kale combo of the Depth Charge, even the pickiest will find a juice to guzzle. They pride themselves (daily) on their quality of ingredients and RAW, cold-pressed (never processed) juices.
Now, just because these juices are not made-to-order doesn’t mean you won’t get a refreshing feeling and an easy to grab-and-go. Snap Kitchen packs these incredibly flavorful juices with all sorts of crazy ingredients that we would never willingly add to our shakes at home (like garlic and cilantro.) Sounds weird, we know, but their “Antioxidant Juice” pours it on HEAVY and makes the immune system feel like new again. Of course, they have options not so far off the beaten path – like their “Energy Boost”, a is watermelon-based and “Carrot Ginger Elixir” which, well, is just that.
Tucked into the beautiful South Congress Hotel, Mañana is one of our favorite little secret spots. While their coffee and tea are certainly standouts, their rotating selection of juices should never be overlooked. The cold-pressed juices feature delicious locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. Grab one for yourself, and take a seat in the beautiful, green-filled lobby of the hotel for a perfect rest spot on the popular South Austin street.
Daily Greens is one of our favorite local Austin juice companies for good reason. They’re firm believers that green juice makes life better… and we are too. The cool thing about this company is you can find their expertly cold-pressed juices bottled up all around town (their Springdale Rd. location is more for production). Walmart, Wheatsville, and tons more places sell these amazing bottled greens. Choose from a bunch of different flavors — some sweeter with hints of watermelon and fruity notes, some spicier with jalapeño kicks! And if you need a little #MondayMotivation, just head over to their Instagram for some serious juice inspo.
We can’t talk about anything Austin food without mentioning some food trucks, right? Level Up is the only double-decker food truck in Austin, and it serves up some amazing juices and smoothies. Their nutrient-rich menu is waiting for you, parked on S 1st Street. And when you go, take note of the nerdy flare that we can’t help but love. With funny named juices like the Shia Labeet, Level Up proves why it’s an Austin favorite and here to stay.
If you haven’t heard of Peoples Pharmacy, it’s about time you have. It’s every Austinite’s favorite pharmacy because of the entire holistic experience. Along with an amazing, experience wellness center, they also have a deli to further their cause for holistic healing with some of the best, healthiest offerings around town. Here, you can find tons of raw, cold-pressed juices and smoothies as well as other delicious veggie-packed menu items. And with locations all over Austin (central, Westlake, north and south), there’s no longer an excuse for you NOT to check it out.
One of the newest juice bars to join the North Austin neighborhoods, O’ Joy not only makes delicious drinks but know giving back is what makes it all worth it. The husband and wife power couple, Michael and Ghena, let the juice flow from their North Burnet spot. And both are extremely passionate about sustainable food practices and healthy living. With the purchase of any menu item, a meal is donated to a child living in poverty in a developing country. Did we mention they use local/organic products whenever possible?
True Food Kitchen might not be exaaaaactly what comes to mind when you think of a traditional juice joint. But don’t be mistaken — their menu features super refreshing, health-infused drinks that no doubt deserve a spot on this list. At their downtown location, you’ll find gems like the Kale Aid and tons of other veggie-packed creations. And be sure to get your matcha fix as well with the super delicious Honey Lemonade. Pair it with one of their amazing food items and you’ve got yourself a meal made in health-food heaven.
Oh, you like juice, huh? Don’t expect “just a juice” when you hit up this North Austin Spot – they set themselves apart from the others with their attention to detail on the veggie and fruit combos. The Juice Spot focuses on three components when making their signature juices: Health, Energy, and Fun! So if you’re having trouble deciding, let the name help you decide. But we’re going to be honest, gang. There’s really no going wrong here.
Wheatsville isn’t just your average locally-sourced grocery market. There’s a hot bar to die for, tons of veggie/vegan options, and an entire juice bar made fresh in front of you. With locations south and north, Wheatsville offers plenty of juice concoctions to choose from — or be creative and whip up your own from personal favorite veggies (well, they’ll whip it for you). Don’t forget to snag a container of their buffalo popcorn tofu to top your salad, and thank us later.
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