UPDATED FEB 26, 2020
Vancouverites are serious about their health. We’re getting pretty smart about it, too: we know you can’t be fooled into thinking that apple juice with a few spinach leaves tossed in counts as green juice. You want the real deal. And for that, you have to one of the best juice bars in Vancouver.
The Juice Truck is one of the OG players in the cold-pressed juice business here in Vancouver. Community is at the heart of all that they do, with regular events for both occasional smoothie sippers and hardcore cleansers alike. Hiking, Mama Mondays, and thought-provoking pop-ups — there is really something for everybody. If we’re talking nourishment, though, The Green Protein is our go-to. But don’t be fooled by the name; the protein comes in the form of delicious almond butter. Fancy a treat? Try the Almost Chocolate — it tastes like a milkshake.
Do you work out? Yes? We thought so. Meet our go-to place when we’re trying to work it. Eight Vancouver-area locations make it a convenient place to stop on route to work, and there, a completely customizable menu caters to all your nutrition needs. Want it vegan? No problem. Dairy-free? They can do that, too. Too many dates? They will just add less, no worries. But if you like to make your own smoothie at home, we should note that they are also a nutrient and supplement store. You’ll be making gains in all the right places.
A café as well as a juice bar, Glory’s five Vancouver outposts are the place to go if you want more than just juice. Their juice and smoothie menu is extensive (and the reason why they’ve landed a spot on this list), but their food equally sets them apart. Set yourself up with one of the acai bowls, in four flavours, topped with incredible house-made granola. They have us dreaming about bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Got a cold or feeling sore? Their turmeric and ginger shot is potent!
If you’ve battled the crowds on the Quarry Rock hike, you are probably going to need to refuel. We’ve gotcha. The Bluhouse Market & Café in North Vancouver has a full range of smoothies, as well as excellent savoury crêpes and baked goods. And if you’re going, make sure to look out for the Om My Greens smoothie and The Cove Crepe.
Abbotsford still counts as Vancouver, right? It’s worth making the trip out to the sticks to pick up a pretty bottle from one of their stockists. However, if the thought of leaving the safety of the city makes you shudder, you can just order online. Need help with the menu? The Bronzite nut mylk contains cacao powder, so it’s like a healthy chocolate milk. And in the winter, heat it up. Trust us.
With 100% organic, plant-based, whole food meals, desserts, juices, and smoothies, how could you say no to The Green Moustache? Find them in North Vancouver, Port Moody, and even in Squamish and Whistler — you really will be coddled for all the choices at all their spots. For the freshest, and purest juices and smoothies, look for their signature—yes, you guessed it—green moustache logo.
If you haven’t lunched at LeafyBox in Yaletown, it’s past time you do. The salad shop and juice bar prides itself on convenience, style, and their curated healthy menu of salads and bottled juices. Get ready to grab a Harvest Bowl salad—crafted with kale, sweet potato, and wild rice—and pair that with a cold-pressed juice. We suggest the Essential Greens, a classic green juice, or the orange-hued Funky Mint flavor with pineapple, apple, ginger, and mint. No matter what, it’s hard to go wrong.
Heirloom does it all. If you're plant-based, plant-forward, or just want a taste of green, start heading to Heirloom's fast-casual concepts in Ambleside and South Granville. Bonus for Granville: the juice operation is literally across the street. The juice shop dedicates its menu to freshly pressed juices and smoothies that are outrageously convenient to grab and go about your day. If we had to pick one? The Fire Extinguisher, a zesty blend with carrot, pineapple, orange, lemon, ginger, and turmeric.
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