CHARLOTTE'S BEST JUICE AND SMOOTHIE SPOTS

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UPDATED MAR 8, 2020

Charlotte’s juicing scene is here to change the game. Whether you’re popping off the Rail Trail in need of a post-run pick-me-up, or want to go full throttle with a juice cleanse, these Charlotte juice bars have just what you need.

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ANNA SIMPSON

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Living Kitchen brings a fresh concept to Charlotte in the form of an organic, plant-based, mostly-raw menu. Included in the lineup is a juice bar, serving up cold-pressed juice blends that will definitely treat your taste buds. If you’re in a rush, order online ahead of time, and grab your juice to go. Or, take things to another (plant-based) level with their juice cleanse packages — you’ll feel rejuvenated in no time. And don’t fret if the location isn't convenient for you — Living Kitchen has a juice truck that pops up in different spots around town (just check the schedule on their website).

From fresh-pressed and blended juices to smoothies to acai bowls to grab-n-go bottled drinks to juice cleanses, the options at this hot spot are seriously endless. In need of an ice cream fix but could do without the dairy? Nékter has you covered — they serve up delicious dairy-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free cups of "Skoop", a plant-based frozen treat made with cashew milk. It's vegan, creamy, and delicious — what more could you ask for?

Everyone needs an excuse to peruse the shops at the 7th Street Public Market in Uptown Charlotte, and Viva Raw can be just that. Working with all raw, seasonal ingredients, this place cranks out fresh juices that you might just become addicted to. And if you’re in need of a detox, they offer juice cleanse packages, too. If you can’t make it Uptown, no worries — they understand convenience is everything. Not only do they have pick-up locations across the city but they can also deliver to your home or office in Viva Raw's Tuk Tuk. Juicing has never been so easy.

This fruit and vegetable bar serves up drool-worthy, fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, and essential shots from its NoDa digs (and we just can’t get enough). Grab your juice, check out their health-focused CBD and vitamin offerings, and then peruse the funky and unique stores along North Davidson St. Fitt Tip: had a little too much fun last night? They claim to have the Hangover Remedy — just ask!

Brothers Josh, Jacob, and Jason opened Green Brothers Juice to provide fresh, healthy, and delicious fuel for the masses, and let’s just say, they’ve got a good thing goin’. Stop by one of their three locations in Dilworth, the Duke Energy Center, and the Bank of America Plaza for a "Nutty By Nature" bowl made with pitaya, strawberry, banana, and almond milk and "Aww Kale Yeah" juice made with kale, celery, pineapple, lemon, and jalapeño that’ll give you just the boost you need (and definitely hold you over ’til dinner).

Whether you are feeling the burn from a killer sesh at CorePower Yoga or you’re dripping sweat from Flywheel, Juice Bar is a perfect post-workout pit stop. Serving up juices, smoothies, and healthy on-the-go eats, Juice Bar stays true to its name. Get down with any of their six greens-based smoothies — they make consuming veggies so incredibly simple (and delicious!). If you’re interested in doing a juice cleanse (like the classic Essential Cleanse), set up your order in-store, they’ll help you figure out just want you need.

Clean Juice has hit its stride, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down in Charlotte. They’re currently serving fresh, cold-pressed juices over 10 locations in the Charlotte area. But it’s not all juice here, they’re also treating us to tasty açaí bowls, protein smoothies, and bites like the millennial necessity Avocado Toast. And if your body needs to reset and detox, order one of their juice cleanses — you won’t regret it.

As soon as you walk into Berrybrook, you know it’s old school — these guys have been in the juice business since 1972. Berrybrook is a Dilworth staple and knows a thing or two about serving up healthy eats. From traditional fresh-pressed juices to juice-based smoothies and out-of-this-world vegetarian sandwiches, Berrybrook brings its A-game. If you’re tight on time, be sure to call ahead with your order. If not, grab your drink and plop down on one of the outdoor wooden swings to fully enjoy your antioxidant and vitamin boost.

This suburban spot doesn’t skimp on sustainably sourced, 100% organic juices. Its cafe serves healthy breakfast and lunch items all day, but its menu really lights up when you get to the in-house cold pressed-juice, smoothies, and elixir shots. Try their signature alkaline cucumber juice, or start your day with their supercharged “Raw Power” smoothie (additional cold brew optional). Bonus: with an extensive menu of add-ons, you can easily switch your order up every visit.

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