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THE 7 BEST JUICE AND SMOOTHIE SPOTS IN BALTIMORE RIGHT NOW

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Charlotte Nagey

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Years ago, trendistas were snuggling up to juice bars all over LA to cleanse, reset, and detox. Today, things are only busier in the world of juice — and they’ve taken over our quaint little city.

In a society where we are always 100% on the go, the concept of grabbing a quick juice or smoothie is the nutritious alternative to a quick bagel or McGriddle. Or could it be because cold-pressed juices and smoothie cups are just so Instagram-worthy? Thirsty yet? Let’s take a quick tour of Baltimore’s best squeezes.

Feeling a cold coming on? Skip the doctor, and get a flu shot here at Corner Juice Bar, located in Canton. A prescription of apple cider vinegar, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, garlic, and flaxseed oil is sure to bring you back to life. Fitt Tip: Corner Juice Bar also provides the hangover cure —a shot of wheatgrass. You’ll have that pep back in your step and be ready to head over to a boozy brunch in Canton Square in no time!

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Plantbar

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Looking to spice up your life?! Try one of PlantBar’s crazy recipe mix-ups! Their hot pink watermelon/lemonade concoction includes jalapeños to get your metabolism fired up for the day ahead. And not only does PlantBar bring freshness to your taste buds in the form of juice and smoothies, but they also have a whole raw food catering line. Sweet potato pad thai and spirulina lime mousse parfaits; need we say more? Looking for a vegan’s ideal date night? Spend an evening at their next Raw Food Rave — they’ll provide the glow sticks and music; all you have to bring is your appetite.

It’s true — everything is better naked. Get your head out of the gutter; we mean raw foods! Naked Lunch is the cutest little juice bar serving up the goods inside Hampden’s MOM’s Organic Market. Fresh-pressed juices are made right behind the counter, so you know they are 100% organic and raw. And if you’re in the mood for kombucha, feel free to add it to your juice or try one of their rotating flavors. Here’s an idea: if you’re hangry while shopping around for the freshest produce, grab a juice before trolling the aisles.

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Pure Raw Juice

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Pure, raw fruits and vegetables take juice or smoothie form— the reason why this local hot spot got its name. You name it, they’ve got it: fresh cold-pressed bottled juice, smoothies galore, acai bowls, juice cleanse programs, and raw snacks. Did we mention kombucha on tap? Fill’er up next time you’re in the Federal Hill area.

Welcome the new kid in town, Earth Shake! We Baltimoreans have been going out of our way to check out this new quaint juice bar in Locust Point, and for good reason — they’re all about Baltimore Pride. Where else could you find a juice named after our local sports teams?! Grab a “Raven” or an “Oriole” to go, but don’t expect to save it for later. You’ll chug that juice before you can say “Juicy Juice Juice Box” five times fast.

Stall 11 sets up space in Remington’s R. House. Honestly, they’re kale’n the juice game, backed by their mission of providing “good, honest food.” All ingredients—some eclectic—are sourced from local Maryland biodynamic farms. They’ve got a small menu, but it’s to the point — the smoothies have a base of coconut yogurt and almond milk (good news for those with lactose intolerance), with fun flavors and additives such as cardamom and hemp seeds. Stall 11 also caters weddings with a “farm-to-fork” menu—food for thought for all those future brides out there.

Intelligent Nutrition, a philosophy set to expand the mind and palate. At Liquid Earth, the list of fresh squeezed juices and raw smoothies is infinite, with specialties such as the Ginger Coldsnap Cure (with bee pollen!). Liquid Earth prides itself on its “living food” menu, meaning all juices and smoothies are made of local produce — nothing from a can, jar, or bottle.  Sip on one of their enzyme-rich libations while escaping into the artwork from local Fells Point artists featured on the walls.

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