Whether you’re looking to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet to kick-start a new year’s health resolution or to simply maintain good health, here is a list of the best juice bars in Vancouver.
Since opening the doors to their permanent retail space in July 2015, Nectar Juicery has been holding fort at the corner of West Hastings and Abbott, selling its cold-pressed, nutrient-rich, glass-bottled juice. Using only organic ingredients, owner Tori Holmes and her team offer a concise list of flavours, each based on a desired wellness outcome for the drinker. Energizer, for example, is a vibrant orange-coloured juice made with carrot, orange, Hawaiian turmeric, ginger, lemon, and black pepper, and is designed to heed the call of the late afternoon grumbles, when you might otherwise reach for a coffee or a junky snack for that kick of energy.
Address: 102 West Hastings Street
Krokodile Pear is a popular cold-pressed juice bar in Van, that has recently become more readily available to downtown dwellers, thanks to a newly opened juice bar located within the new Frank & Oak flagship store. Packed with loads of local, organic (whenever possible), seasonal ingredients, Krokodile Pear’s fruit and veg-based blends offer an essential vitamin boost. Conveniently packaged in local sustainable plastic bottles, Krokodile Pear’s cold-pressed juices contain a high level of valuable nutrients and enzymes, which are often lost in traditional juicing.
Address: Multiple locations (please check website)
Health nuts searching for a raw, gluten-free, unpasteurized juice on-the-go should make a point to drop by The Juice Truck. Not only are these guys credited for wheeling the cold-pressed juice trend right onto the streets of Vancouver, but they also offer a range of wholesome and delicious botanical blends packed with all sorts of good stuff. You can find the truck at the corner of Water and Abbott Street, or visit the brick and mortar store in Mount Pleasant.
Address: (Truck) Corner of Water and Abbott Street
Address: (Shop) 28 West 5th Avenue, Mount Pleasant
Hidden in a shopping arcade off Mainland Street, UP JUS offers a range of vibrantly-coloured grab-and-go drinkable cold-pressed juice blends that are brimming with essential nutrients. Working out of the UP JUS kitchen, Chef Alvin Lam uses his culinary background to formulate recipes that are nutrient-rich, retaining as many enzymes and minerals as possible. The UP JUS fridge is stocked with a tempting array of raw juices, which include cold-pressed beauties like Strawberry Apple Lime, and the Minty Green, a gun-powder green beverage made from kale, cucumber, romaine, mint, cilantro, parsley, and lime.
Address: 108–1058 Mainland Street, Yaletown
This slender, open-concept juice bar specializes in made-to-order fresh-pressed juices. Hand-prepared upon ordering, customers can witness exactly what goes into their cup. Radicle strives to select the freshest produce, and offers a balanced menu of juice blends, like The General (Kale, Apple, Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Parsley, Cucumber & Lemon) and Red Dawn (Grapefruit, Beet, Lime & Ginger).
Address: 3088 Main Street, Mount Pleasant
This new health-conscious addition to East Van, offers a varied selection of enticing cold-pressed juices, alongside a variety of smoothies, snacks, and meals. The juice menu at Commodity is numbered and colour-coded–orange for root vege-based drinks (like those made with yam, and/or carrots), pink for cleansing, blue for nut mylks, and green for, well, greens–and each item is also noted for its sweetness level, on a one-to-five scale.
Address: 3975 Fraser Street
With three locations in Vancouver, one is never too far away from one of Glory Juice Co.’s invigorating concoctions. Offering 100% organic cold-pressed juice, nut beverages, juice cleanses, raw shakes, and superfood bowls, customers are guaranteed a daily dose of vitamins with every order they make. Packaged in a ready to drink bottle, Glory Juice Co. provides an easy and convenient way to get important vitamins, minerals and enzymes into your diet, whilst helping you stay hydrated. An all-time favorite juice combo is the vibrant green, veggie-packed #1, comprised of organic, green produce (kale, celery, cucumber, parsley, lemon and ginger).
Address: Multiple locations (please check website)
Get your daily dose of fruit and veg in the form of cold-pressed juice at North Van’s The Juicery Co. Using high quality natural and organic ingredients to formulate their products, The Juicery Co. offers a wide range of flavour combos. Known to boost the immune system, hydrate, and promote digestion, The Botanist, comprised of pineapple, pear, mint, fennel, and ginger, is one of The Juicery Co.’s most popular blends.
Address: 254 East 1st Street, North Vancouver
Forgo your coffee and begin your morning with a wholesome and delicious juice blend at Coal Harbour’s first cold-pressed juice shop. Those looking to press “the reset” button should grab a bottle of the aptly named RADical Dextox juice. Comprised of cucumber, pear, radish, kale, and bell pepper, the RADical Dextox is said to be detoxifying, low in calories, and even promote weight loss.
Address: 1110 West Pender Street
Just Juice Bar offers a range of cold-pressed juices, which are prepared fresh daily using a special cold-press process with minimal exposure to nutrient-damaging heat, light, and time. The result maximum nutrient retention. Choose between a variety of blends; Greens, Roots, and Fruits and Veggies. Those searching for a mighty health kick should try the Health Rocket–a vibrant orange concoction of pineapple, carrot, orange, coconut water, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and lemon.
Address: 1107 Davie Street
In addition to its Abbotsford lab, Sexy Juice is now operating a storefront and lounge in Fairview. The menu boasts a variety of nutrient-dense cold-pressed juices, (like the Restore Tonic, which is comprised of hibiscus, chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, maple syrup, and alkaline water), curated smoothies, salads, house-made vegan soups and sandwiches, and grab-and-go breakfast items.
Address: 108-1529 West 6th Avenue, Fairview