Things Are Getting "Juicy"
The Ultimate Guide to Juice Bars in The Palm Beaches
Once touted as something only health nuts did, “juicing” has taken over South Florida, with juice bars popping up throughout The Palm Beaches. People just can’t get enough of pure, raw, deliciousness fruits and veggies in liquid form. Whether you need a morning pick-me-up or a post-yoga refuel, or if you’re new to the trend and want to take in more fruits and vegetables – there’s a place for you. Here’s a roundup of some hot spots to get your daily dose of essential vitamins and nutrients in a bottle:
Rock Steady Juice Joint & Acai Bar
201 N US Hwy One, Suite C5B, Jupiter; rocksteadyfl.com
Why We Love It: This juice joint holds the title of the first all-organic juice bar in South Florida. Nothing is accepted or served unless it’s 100% certified organic.
What to Drink: “Sweet Sensi,” loaded with strawberries, pineapple, and oranges. This is a perfect match for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth, without added sugars and sweeteners.
What to Chew: Acai bowls, sandwiches, wraps, and sweets.
Insider’s Tip: Word on the street is that a second location is opening this December in the Village of North Palm Beach Plaza, next to Jupiter Donut Factory.
6 Northeast 5thAvenue, Delray Beach; juicebuzzdelray.com
Why We Love It: Located in Downtown Delray Beach, it’s the perfect spot for hipsters who want to grab a drink on a hot sunny day and stroll down Atlantic Avenue after an afternoon of downward-facing dog.
What to Drink: “Detox Rox,” filled with celery, cucumber, coconut water, parsley, cilantro, lemon, and ginger. It promises to rid your body of toxins and leave you feeling rejuvenated.
What to Chew: Aside from juices and smoothies, the bar also offers acai bowls, with tasty toppings like granola and bee pollen.
Insider’s Tip: Beat the line and pre-order online.
Meraki Juice Kitchen
328 Fern Street, West Palm Beach; merakijuicekitchen.com
Why We Love It: From the owners of Christopher’s Kitchen, this grab-and-go plant-based café and juice bar is an urban oasis for those seeking a healthy lifestyle. The shop serves up cold-pressed juices and tonics, as well as gourmet coffee, and organic wine and beer. Meraki plans to do big things for the health-conscious community in Downtown West Palm Beach.
What to Drink: “Passion,” filled with pineapple, strawberry, pear, apple, orange, ginger, and trace minerals.
What to Chew: Gluten-free baked goods, dairy-free soft serve, soups, salads, and bowls. Try the “Live Pizza” and the “Coco Whip.”
Insider’s Tip: Ask about their customer loyalty program and earn points to receive surprise rewards.
199 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite E, Boca Raton; theseedboca.com
Why We Love It: Farm-to-table? Meet farm-to-cup. Fresh, cold-pressed juices at The Seed are locally sourced and cold pressed with certified organic produce to ensure the best-tasting juices possible.
What to Drink: “Don’t H8 Hydr8” mixes coconut water, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, and beet into a hydrating liquid concoction.
What to Chew: Pair your juice or coffee with a fresh pastry. Feeling adventurous? Try a matcha green smoothie bowl.
Insider’s Tip: Text “THESEED” to 88202 to join their mobile VIP club, and receive discounts and information about upcoming events.
Modern Juice Company
287 E Indiantown Rd, Jupiter; modernjuiceco.com
Why We Love It: Located only five minutes away from the beach, Modern Juice Company is a popular hot spot for surfers and paddle boarders to chill, recharge, and (most importantly) hydrate. Besides that, the company is committed to helping each customer on the path to a healthy lifestyle, one bottle at a time.
What to Drink: “Pipe Cleaner,” a refreshing blend of cucumber, kale, celery, lemon, and ginger.
What to Chew: Two words: acai bowls. A popular selection is the “Citrus Sunrise Acai Bowl,” prepared with pitaya (AKA “dragon fruit”).
Insider’s Tip: If you’re ordering a smoothie and you bring your own cup, you will receive a dollar off.
Multiple Locations: Tequesta, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton; 3natives.com
Why We Love It: Once a hidden treasure in Juno Beach, 3 Natives now has five locations in Florida, and two more on the way. Despite its success, they still stay true to their values of delivering fast, healthful food with a fun twist.
What to Drink: “Loaded Greens,” as its name implies, is stocked full of green vegetables. If you'd like something with a little more fruit juice, “Peary Berry Chia” with strawberry, blueberry, pear, pineapple, and white chia seeds is the way to go.
What to Chew: Delicious acai bowls, made-to-order wraps and salads, and freshly-baked bagels all for $10 or less.
Insider’s Tip: If there is something you don’t want to order as part of your acai bowl, they allow you to substitute ingredients free of charge.
Multiple locations: Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton; rawjuce.com
Why We Love It: With drink names like “Zeus Juice” (pineapple, cucumber, kale, and jalapeño) and “Mo Green” (cucumber, spinach, kale, grapefruit, ginger, jalapeño, and lemon), it's hard not to crack a smile when you place an order.
What to Drink: “Tasty AF” delivers a delicious drink to quench your thirst, using pineapple, Granny Smith apple, coconut, orange, blueberry, kiwi, strawberry, and coconut.
What to Chew: Acai bowls, raw oatmeal, omega crunch bowls, salads, wraps, and raw desserts.
Insider’s Tip: This shop is big on sampling, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed with options, just ask for a sip. Bonus: check in on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp), and receive a free shot of your choice.
Java & Juice Bar
600 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth; javajuicebar.com
Why We Love It: Located on Lake Avenue across from Starbucks, this little juice and smoothie bar is one of Lake Worth’s best kept secrets.
What to Drink: Choose your veggies (carrot, cucumber, beet, apple, lemon, ginger, garlic, parsley, spinach, kale) and make your own unique combination.
What to Chew: Wraps, soups, and salads. The curried chicken salad wrap is the best, hands down.
Insider’s Tip: Call in your order if you’re in a rush, and it will be waiting there for you when you arrive.
3100 NW Boca Raton Blvd #408, Boca Raton; swamijuice.com
Why We Love It: Swami knows what’s good for your body, and you can find it packed into every 16-ounce bottle of juice. You’ll get the maximum nutrients in every sip! As if that wasn’t enough, juice junkies can order a day’s worth of juice and have it delivered straight to your door for free.
What to Drink: “Sunscreen,” promises to boost your immune system and decrease inflammation with carrot, orange, red apple, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Other fun-to-say and even better to drink options include, “Beet It Kook” (pineapple, beet, carrot, ginger and turmeric) and “Yo Greens” (cucumber, swiss chard, kale, celery, parsley, sunflower sprouts, ginger and lemon).
What to Chew: Assorted protein bars, granola, and raw nuts from local businesses.
Insider’s Tip: For every 10 bottles that are returned, they will give you one juice for free.