UPDATED FEB 21, 2020
Boston has officially caught on to the cold-pressed juice, acai bowls, and smoothie trend. It's pretty ridiculous… and we couldn’t be more pumped about it! Let the juice and smoothie sampling begin, starting with these local spots.
A juice spot smack in the middle of a train station shouldn’t be this good. But Jugos is beloved by Back Bay travelers for its on-the-go options. Want to sit down and enjoy your juice? Check out their newest location in the South End. Wherever you go, expect a huge menu ranging from acai bowls to dairy-free milks to sandwiches. Meanwhile, the juice options—each packed with a different combination of your favorite leafy greens—keep your taste buds happy. Grabbing more than one? They have a “to-go” bottle option so you can stock up for the day.
From day one Cocobeet built a loyal fanbase with their juice bar just outside the Government Center train station. And now with their Wellesley spot, all the people in the ‘burbs have fallen in love with them, too. They pride themselves on being Boston’s original organic juice bar, offering fresh, local, and hand-crafted products daily. If you do the math, that’s more than 30 cold-pressed juices and superfood smoothies + plenty of grab-and-go vegan meals for the takin’.
Somerville (and now Worcester, too!) is home to the delicious juice and smoothie shop: NU Kitchen. The juices will quench your thirst, the Supercharged Smoothies will leave you full and energized, and their booze will leave you nice and tipsy. Wait, what? You heard that right — this eatery carries beer and wine on the menu. But, only at their Somerville locale, because, ya know, it’s all about balance.
With locations all over Boston, Squeeze is a tried-and-true pit stop for Bostonians refueling their energy. The made-to-order, cold-pressed juices are perfect for reaching your daily intake of vitamins because all of their drinks are jam-packed with invigorating ingredients. Think: greens like spirulina, kale, cilantro and even jalapeño (La Verdad, if you’re interested). Then again, their bowls, smoothies, and energy shots are also packed to the brim with nutritional goodness, so any menu choice you make will be solid gold.
Priding themselves on being 100% organic and GMO-free, Revolution Health Kitchen hopes to educate and encourage its customers on following a healthy lifestyle. Take one look at their menu and we’d say they’re making it pretty easy to do just that. This Back Bay/South End (it’s kind of on the border) carries everything from hearty soups to detoxifying juice cleanse packages to meal plans. This revolution never tasted so good.
What started as a food truck has grown into a fully fledged juice haven with shops in Kendall Square, Boston Public Market, and Newbury Street. Stop by for a no-fuss menu of cold-pressed, organic juices and smoothies made from the most local of fruits and veggies. If you’re feeling hungry, you’re in luck. You can’t go wrong with any of the raw vegan snacks, breakfast bowls, or salads. We recommend pairing a drink with either the chia pudding or overnight oats, which are way more satisfying than you’d expect.
With names like F&%*ing Genius Blueberry Protein and OMG! My Favorite Juice, this Boston fave is as hilariously creative as it is delicious. Their juices and smoothies are all about boosting you up — that means your metabolism, immunity, focus and energy. Plus, you can find a Juice Press at six different spots around the city, so getting your hands on their tasty treats is even easier. Looking for something to nosh on to complement your juice of choice? Answer: Pesto Mushroom Noodle Jar. So so good.
Kwench Juice Cafe knows how to make a mean juice. From raw and simple to extra flavorful and complex, this Financial District gem serves up juices and smoothies that will suit literally any palate. Don’t leave without checking out their acai and pitaya bowls, though. If you’re looking for a suggestion, we say go for The Capitol — the peanut butter takes the bowl to the next level.
This healthy oasis in Brighton and Fenway/Kenmore near Symphony Hall stocks its pantry with a hefty menu of nutrient-dense foods with an added bonus of being all vegan and organic. Their salads and bowls will leave feeling rejuvenated, nourished, and 100% satisfied, but you’ll definitely want to check out their juices and smoothies, too. Here you’ll find an extensive menu of liquid goodness, plus, anywhere that’s got cashew cheesecake on the menu is A-okay in our book.
You can easily spot this place in the North End, and that’s because The Juicery has a line out the door nearly all hours of the day, and for good reason. You’ll find juices, smoothies, acai bowls, wheatgrass shots, and supplements for any meal. And while their juices and smoothie combinations are fairly traditional, they’re still delivering with flavor. It would be a good spot to bring people just testing the waters — or, you know, juices.
The trendiest locations in Boston just got a little trendier. If you visit the Harvard Square, Newbury, or Wellesley areas, you’ll find Pressed Juicery — a juicery giving juice the deluxe treatment. Their menu of ready-made juices feature powerhouse ingredients like greens, roots, citrus, coffee, spices, and more. Don’t forget to give their popular plant-based soft- serve menu a look either. You’ll mostly likely have to visit here twice (or more) to get through all their flavors.
Priding itself as Boston’s first cold-pressed juice bar, Nourish Your Soul keeps offering Bostonians a steady variety of green, fruit, veggie, lemonade, milk, and coffee. If that weren’t enough, they also carry smoothies, health shots, vegan milks, good-for-you bites, and much more. Plus, the founder of this Medford hotspot brings her corporate expertise into the health scene by offering wellness programs to businesses — because who doesn’t need a more nourishing work life?
Pure Cold Press’s clean and inviting atmosphere may be enough to get you inside. But, then again, there’s so much more that’ll keep you coming back. Have your pick of cold-pressed juice and smoothies that may appear simple but are deceptively complex and delicious. You shouldn’t be fooled by the name, either. While they specialize in juices—the cold-pressed and made-to-order kind—their menu features coffee, sandwiches, salads, and even breakfast pancakes. See, we knew you’d want to stay.
Here in Boston, we just can’t get enough juice. So, it’s fitting that the Jamaica Plain gem Juicygreens has become a go-to juicery. A local couple wanted to open a shop where people could get quick and healthy bites. And they did just that. They serve cold-pressed juices (made with a hydraulic juicer to ensure freshness and texture) in addition to smoothies and some serious South American arepas. Make sure to add this spot to your list for a whole menu’s worth of healthy goodies.
The brains behind Fresh Press know what makes a great juice. First, start with organic ingredients and make sure they’re extra fresh. Then, take out all pesticides, GMOs, and preservatives. The result? A menu with plenty of cold-pressed juices and smoothies that are healthy as they are bold. For starters, try their Classic Cayenne or Green on Fleet. And, with an equally enticing menu of bowls of all shapes and kinds (Grains, Greens, and Smoothie), this downtown juice shop might become your new favorite snack spot.
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