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THE 15 BEST JUICE AND SMOOTHIE SPOTS IN LA RIGHT NOW

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Nicholas Manning

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Whether you’re rewarding yourself after a tough workout, recuperating from being sick, or just strolling through your neighborhood, not much beats a cold, fresh-squeezed juice on a hot afternoon.

And with so many great juice spots in Los Angeles, chances are you're never far from a cold-pressed concoction. But not all juice bars are created equal and lucky for you, we’ve separated the rotten from the ripe. Here are the absolute best juice spots in LA!

This bright and trendy juice bar (formerly known as Clover) on South La Brea Ave. packs locally-sourced, organic produce in every cold-pressed juice they offer, making a stop at their charming shop a no-brainer. But what sets Little West apart from the rest is their unique ingredients — asparagus or dandelion, anyone? Don't worry, though, they know what their doing, and the flavor combinations they're serving up are nothing short of perfection. When you're in the mood for something sweet, go for The Quench made with watermelon, jicama, strawberry, mint, lime, and watermelon rind. And if you're in need of a boost, their Super Greens is here to help you out.

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Moon Juice

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Nothing puts you in better headspace than Moon Juice — and it’s all the rage in LA. They're out to help you up your self-care game in the form raw, organic juices, adaptogen-filled tonics, wellness shots, and "alchemizers" derived from raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts, and seaweeds. We’re not usually ones to buy into hype, but any of the sips from their three LA stores give us life. And, no you won't be “drinking the Kool-Aid” by giving the Moon Dust a try. But do come with an open mind, and don't be surprised if you end up sampling beverages made with mushrooms.

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Earthbar

Restaurant

Earthbar is an LA staple, not only because their juice and smoothie selections are seemingly endless, but because they have locations all over the city, including in a large handful of Equinox gyms (hello, post-workout refuel). Here, they're all about offering nutrient-dense, botanically-inspired blends that target specific needs. Got a cold? Reach for their Cold & Sinus wellness shot or immune-boosting Amazon Immunity smoothie. Feeling sluggish after a particularly brutal sweat session? Order a Lemon Greens juice. The best part? Everything they make is crafted with raw, organic, plant-based ingredients, so you'll always know exactly what you're drinking, and it doesn't include anything artificial.

Sounding more like a class at Hogwarts than a juice bar, this wellness-focused spot goes above and beyond “normal” smoothies and juices. Swing by their Westfield Century City or Sunset locations and you'll find thirst-quenching blended and probiotic tonics (basically smoothies) and steeped elixirs (pretty much a juice) featuring ingredients like ashwagandha, cacao butter, sea algaes, and all sorts of mushrooms. It's all part of their holistic, modern approach, and we gotta say, we're not mad about it. Oh, and the Greenhouse Chip tonic is insanely delicious — it basically tastes like a mint chocolate chip milkshake.

“It’s better to feel good” is the motto of The Juice Parlor on Cahuenga Blvd. in North Hollywood, and friends, we couldn’t agree more! Serving hand-crafted and organic juices, like the beet-, celery-, and kale-filled Dancing Shoes, and refreshing smoothies, like the Tiramisu featuring Groundwork cold brew coffee, you're sure to find something that will hit the spot. And if your had a rough week, the raw and fresh ingredients at the core of every experience here are guaranteed to liven you up and bring back that Spring In Your Step (coincidentally, the name of a delicious juice they serve)!

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This family-owned juice haven in Echo Park makes hand-crafted drinks aimed at promoting the healing and healthy development of the mind, body, and soul. From the Brain Juice to the Alkalizer smoothie, you'll feel ready to take on whatever the day throws at you after snagging a drink from this super-chic vegan cafe. The fact that everything is made from organic, local produce doesn't hurt, either. Fitt Tip: they also sell kombucha on tap.

Chances are you’ve seen or heard about Kreation Organic — there are a whopping 12 juiceries (not including their four kafes) throughout LA! If that wasn't enough, this place creates tons of unique, cold-pressed juices, which Angelenos can drink to DeStress (coconut, apple strawberry), or find Harmony (ginger, lemon, apple) within their busy lives. And for fans of spice, grab the Serenity, which blends turmeric, lemon, agave, ginger, and cayenne.

Like its name, The Juice in Atwater Village, Highland Park, or Sherman Oaks is straightforward and to the point. Serving 16 cold-pressed delicious and nutritious concoctions, plus an insane Charcoal Lemonade, this spot does away with extravagant naming conventions in favor of numbering its creations. Looking for something quick and easy? Get the [object Object] (carrot, coconut). Need to up your fruit intake? Snag the [object Object] (orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime), or grab the [object Object] (cucumber, romaine, spinach, parsley) when you want an extra dose of veggies. It's as simple as that!

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Pressed Juicery

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Whether you want to cleanse, refresh, or caffeinate, you’ll find a cold-pressed juice to meet your needs at Pressed Juicery's hot spots conveniently set up all over the city. And they make finding what you're looking for easy, categorizing their drinks by “greens,” “citrus,” “roots,” “fruits,” "refreshers," and "signature blends". In other words, you’ve got plenty of options. Try Greens 1 for a sweet way to drink your veggies, or sip on a Citrus 3 for rejuvenating boost. And the Vanilla Almond, complete with fresh almonds and dates, is a must-try when what you really need is a tasty pick-me-up.

There's a good reason we love this farm-to-cup juice bar, and it's because they're committed to crafting fresh (and we mean fresh) juices and smoothies made from fruits and vegetables that are handpicked by local farmers and delivered daily. So no matter which of their 10 locations you pop into, you know you’re getting the good stuff. Choose from green, greener, and greenest juices, or sip on one of their dozens of creative smoothie combinations — like Crunchy Monkey, made with cacao, goji, banana, and dates.

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JOE & THE JUICE

Restaurant

The “coolest vibe” award for juice bars and smoothie shops in LA definitely goes to Joe and the Juice — hands down. Case in point: they're so confident in their music selection, that they share their Spotify profile in the bio of their Instagram account. But besides their awesome taste in music and chill atmosphere, all four of their locations also serve some superb juice blends. And they all have really simple, straight-forward ingredients and fantastic names, like “Go Away Doc”, which is made with carrot, apple, and ginger.

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Nékter Juice Bar

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Have you ever had a juice that was great for you but was terrible? Same. Luckily, Nékter is solving that problem by making creative concoctions that help you feel good and taste good, too. They’ve got your usual green drinks, but if you’re feeling adventurous, they have a juice called “The Little Beet" that is bright pink and filled with cucumber, carrot, beet, lemon, orange, and fennel. Stop by any one of their many locations around the LA area to try them out for yourself.

Juices from MWL are truly crafted with love and 100% organic ingredients that aim to help you optimize your health and sneak more fruits and veggies into your diet. With their flagship store in Culver City and 50+ retailers across LA, you can find probiotic juices like Heart Happy (beet root, beet greens, apple, chaga, chia seeds, lemon, ginger, and essential minerals) or antioxidant blends like the Immunity Boost (graprefruit, orange, ginseng, ginger) all over town.

What do the words organic, conscious, and healthful have to do with each other? They all three describe The Hive’s approach to juice. This Santa Monica superfood bar uses organic ingredients whenever possible, designs their juices and smoothies with science and ancient wisdom in mind, and does their best to help you feel great from the inside out. If you need a recommendation, the Matcha Mint Chip smoothie speaks for itself, although you can’t wrong with the Bee’s Knees (packed with almond mylk, bee pollen, coconut, and more) either.

What began as a juice cleanse program soon blossomed into a gourmet healthy fast-casual cafe, but Beaming never lost touch with its wellness-based roots. Their cold-pressed juices and superfood smoothies have taken to nine locations across LA, where you’ll find items like the Rockstar smoothie with freshly-sprouted almond milk, coconut butter, dates, and more good-for-you ingredients. Or, test out the Salad Spinner juice with carrot, celery, cucumber, beet, apple, ginger, romaine, lime, and turmeric. Even better, you have the option to add a boost of superfoods to any smoothie for less than $2.

**Updated by Sarah Bratman, February 2019

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