The best juice bars in NYC are serving up some creative concoctions with serious health benefits.
New Yorkers may love their coffee, but lately green juice is competing as the most common cup that city slickers are carrying. Yet, with increasingly endless options to grab a glass on the go, it’s often difficult to discern which juice bars are worth checking out.
To solve this conundrum, we scoured the NYC streets in search of the very best places to score some liquid greens. We discovered a surprising variety of flavorful juices packing some serious health benefits, and chatted with the experts to get all the details.
If you’re not in New York City, you can still get a glass of the good stuff because we got all of the amazing (and easy!) recipes for you to make at home!
The Juice Shop at 22nd st & 6th ave
If a truly extensive juice menu is what you seek, than head straight to The Juice Shop – and make it fast because this hip locale’s line is doubling by the day. Furnished in mostly recycled material, an endless variety of juices line the wall of this brand new bar that aims to be more laid-back than its trendy counterparts.
“Our goal was to create a healing menu of juices that also taste good,” says founder and CEO Brian Schoenberger. From chlorophyll water to blueberry flavored raw cashew milk, the options are endless, but the Dare Devil definitely has the makings to become a summer favorite. “We added cayenne to the watermelon juice to give it a kick, but also because it’s great for circulation,” Schoenberger explains. “Watermelon is a great hydrator and lemon is packed with Vitamin C. When you combine all three you have a refreshing juice that has some incredible health benefits.”
Beat the heat and stay refreshed by sipping on The Juice Shop’s Dare Devil juice recipe:
15 oz watermelon juice
1 oz lemon juice
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Juice all ingredients and combine.
D’Vida Health Bar at 357 W 49th street
Among the bustling scene of the World Wide Plaza lies a juice-lovers sanctuary called D’Vida Health Bar. Founder Mark Kozhin and Co-Owner & Nutrionist Milena Kozhin have created an impressive offering of juices and smoothies, and D’Vida uses both centrifugal and masticating juicers to make ready-made and bottled products.
If you’re looking to see some beauty benefits from indulging in these tasty juices, than try the D’Vida Glow – Clear and Radiant Skin and Hair. “The juice contains Vitamin C, D and keratin, which combined have incredible effects on skin and hair,” explains Kozhin.
Get salon results by sampling the D’Vida Glow – Clear and Radiant Skin and Hair juice recipe:
1 oz kale
1 oz spinach
6 oz orange
1 oz parsley
5 oz apple (green preferably)
1 oz lemon
Juice all ingredients together.
Westside Market at 2840 Broadway & 110th st
At Westside Market, the Fresh squeezed Kale & Orange Juice reigns supreme as customers’ go-to juice. According to COO, Ian Joskowitz, this juice is a favorite because the oranges offset the bitterness of the kale, creating a delicious sweetness.
“People prefer this juice as it’s quite nutritious and provides essential vitamins that keep you full until your next meal,” Joskowitz explains. Vitamin C in the orange juice is an immunity booster, while Kale provides calcium and antioxidants. “Kale also contains a source of fiber and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease,” Joskowitz adds.
Stay satisfied for hours by trying the Westside Market’s Kale & Orange juice recipe:
6 Kale Leaves
1. Combine Kale and Oranges into a blender or juicer.
2. Blend until all items are liquefied.
3. Makes about 16 – 20 oz of juice.
Red Mango at 701 2nd ave & 38th st
According to Red Mango’s chief juice concoctor, Dan Kim, their Sweet Green Zing juice is flying off the shelves! The refreshing juice is made fresh to order at Red Mango before it’s bottled for your convenience. Kim explains that the reason this juice provides such amazing health benefits is because you get more of the good stuff.
“Juicing is an effective way to flood your body with super high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients that you normally can’t consume directly eating whole pieces of produce,” Kim explains. “Why? Well, typically when we eat raw or cooked fruits and vegetables, we aren’t able to eat as much as we might want or need to because fiber easily makes us full.”
To get all the goodness from your greens try Red Mango’s Sweet Green Zing recipe:
2 apples (green preferred because they have less sugar than red apples)
4 stalks of celery
6 leaves of kale
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 inch piece of ginger
1. Clean all produce with 1 part apple cider vinegar and 7 parts water
2. Put all ingredients through a juicer.
Grape & Vine at 52 W 13th st
If you reach for a cold glass of OJ first thing in the morning, than you’ll love Grape & Vine’s Orange Crush! The zesty blend of oranges, carrots and ginger is the perfect juice to kick-start your day, and the combination offers some awesome benefits.
“In addition to the benefits of Vitamin C traditionally found in orange juice, the ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body, while the carotenoids found in the carrots help prevent heart disease and stroke,” reveals Grape & Vine chef Kevin Heston.
Jump start your day with Grape & Vine’s Orange Crush recipe:
5 large oranges
10 large carrots (approx. 3 lbs)
2 pieces of ginger (approx. 16 oz)
Juice all ingredients. Recipe yields about 32 ounces.
Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.