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We wish we lived in a world where enjoying healthy homemade meals was as convenient as snagging a grease-coated, double-fried burger from the local fast food joint. But our busy schedules make that reality near impossible most of the time.
Fortunately, Seattle is stocked with prime juice and smoothie spots. As long as you time your visit right, or plan your schedule around a 10- to 15-minute wait in line (that’s what Instagram is for), you’re golden. Whether you’re looking for cold-pressed, caffeinated, or maca-infused, these go-to juice spots have you covered.
This health-conscious eatery downtown has everything you need when you’re on the search for an uber-healthy pick-me-up: amazing smoothies, juices, and lattes all available in a beautiful, light, and airy space. Not only that, everything is made in-house and crafted with hormone- and antibiotic-free produce, and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Must-tries: the Good Morning Brew smoothie (with cold brew coffee), the Sunny Juice, and the Matcha Mocha.
If you been to Bumbershoot music festival, an outdoor yoga class at Gas Works Park, or Bite of Seattle, then you’ve likely tried a sample of Pressed Juicery’s amazing cold-pressed drinks. Theirs come pre-bottled, making them a great grab-and-go option when you’re headed to the gym or are in a time crunch but want a healthy snack. And unlike a lot of juiceries around, they also offer one-, three-, and five-day pre-packaged juice cleanses making them your go-to if you’re in need of a good detox. Just don’t leave without trying the surprisingly delicious Strawberry Almond blend. You can find them in Westlake Center, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, and Bellevue Square.
When people just can’t get enough of your product, you know you’re onto something. Of course, that’s a good problem to have. It’s also exactly what happened to the juice cleanse business Kari Brunson and Brandin Myett started a few years back. From selling at the farmers market to a pop-up spot at Le Bete and now a 25-seat cafe in Capitol Hill, Juicebox is a Seattle favorite for juices, smoothies, or wellness shots. If you’re in the mood for a full-on meal, they have you covered there, too, offering veggie-centric dishes for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch.
With four locations spread throughout the Downtown Seattle area, chances are you'll come across one of Juicy Cafe's storefronts during your urban commute. Which is lucky because their PB + J smoothie is reason enough to stop by. Made with blueberry, strawberry, banana, raw, peanut butter, and mylk it's a sweet and filling treat you don't have to feel guilty about. But if an extra dose of greens is what you're after they also have plenty of juice concoctions that should do the trick, like the Lucky 7 featuring jalapeños (for an extra kick), pineapple, cucumber, celery, spinach, kale, and lime.
With over 40 locations across the US, you’ve probably been to Emerald City, that is, if you’ve at all dabbled in the smoothie scene. It’s a fact that this place was started in Washington, which pretty much guarantees it a spot on this list. But its extensive smoothie selection doesn't hurt, either. The menu is packed with fresh-fruit blends and veggie-infused creations that you have to taste to believe. So stop by in the morning for a Sambazon with acai, strawberry, cranberry, and almond milk or a Mocha Bliss, we won't tell if you make up an excuse to swing by in the afternoon, too.
This vegan restaurant-meets-coffee shop—open in West Seattle, Queen Anne, and Greenwood—is known for mixing, mashing, and blending up a mean, healthy soy milk-based smoothie that you'll be craving long after you left the shop. Case in point: their absurdly tasty Choco Maca and Avocad-O delights, both of which are made with organic ingredients sourced from partners across the state of Washington. And when you need an extra boost, you can add organic vegan protein powder to any made-to-order smoothie. Oh, and did we mention they also offer fresh-pressed juices? Try the Pure Bliss and thank us later.
This trendy Belltown spot is every juice junkie’s dream. Between juices, smoothies, and acai bowls, this place has more options than we can count. It doesn’t matter if you’re more of a green juice or coconut maca smoothie kinda person, either, Jars Juice has you covered with cleverly-named drinks that will curb any craving. So whether you’re vegan, chasing those gains goals, or just enjoy a fresh, good-for-you beverage, you’re sure to find something here.
Verve Bowls believes in creating a community that supports a healthy lifestyle, so it makes sense that they’re all about dishing out deliciously nutritious bowls and smoothies. With plenty of menu options to choose from, you’re bound to find something to satisfy your taste buds. Chocolate? Try the Chocolate My Heart. Tropical? Go for the My Oh My. Good luck trying not to pop in every time you pass by one of their three locations in Fremont, Ballard, and Capitol Hill.
At Fit Bar, they are all about raising the bar. So it should come as no surprise that their West Seattle and Renton locations you’ll be greeted with a bevy of smoothie bowl options created with high-quality ingredients. Since your spoon into a classic acai bowl (they call it The Brazilian) with banana, strawberry, blueberry, granola, or the not-so-usual Admiral bowl which features hemp hearts, goji berries, and mulberries, among other toppings. Either way, we guarantee you’ll be back for more.
Gluten- and dairy-free friends, this one’s for you! Everything at HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe doesn’t include either and is super tasty to boot. They also earn bonus points for sneaking all sorts yummy, healthy superfoods into all of their creations. At this Queen Anne spot you can choose from an expansive menu featuring smoothies, acai bowls, juices, and elixirs. But one of our favorites is the Creamsicle smoothie — a healthy twist on a childhood summer favorite. What’s not to love?
Bellevue’s Juice & Glow believes in the nutritional power of raw fruits and veggies, herbs, nuts, and seeds, and they’re out to spread the word through juice. Which is why offer freshly-squeezed orange, apple, and grapefruit juices, but also house-made mixes that are to-die-for, like their Thrive juice with chard, spinach, cucumber, and green apple, among other wholesome ingredients. Want something heartier? They also serve delicious, good-for-you smoothies (we recommend the Magic, with pineapple, pear, parsley, and lime) in addition to tonics, remedies, cleanses, and other healthful goodies.
**Updated by Kiley Beck, February 2019