As evidenced by the many posts that have been penned on the topic (like here and here), juicing is quite a popular trend amongst all of us Philly Mag staffers, not just here at PW. But the thing is, over the years, juicing has become so popular, and so many juice spots have opened up in Philly, that we’ve needed to keep up to help our readers know what’s best.
If you have yet to give juicing a go, consider your upcoming nuptials the perfect time to get onboard: We know a ton of brides who have incorporated juicing into their quest to get dress-ready, either by guzzling several ounces each day supplementally, such as drinking one for breakfast, or by doing a juice cleanse or two in the months prior to the Big Day.
To get you started, we've rounded up the juice bars and local cleanses that'll put you on the right track towards rocking that dress.
Where: 1701 Arch Street, Center City and 113 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield
What: Stop into this juice and burrito bar for made-to-order juices served neat or on the rocks. Go for classic options like apple, orange, and carrot juices or sample their signature flavors like Green Lemon-Aid (apple, animo greens, lemon) and Ginger Snap (apple, ginger, lime).
Where: 1225 Walnut Street, Center City and 1917 E. Passyunk Avenue, South Philly
What: Inside this health-conscious cafe you'll find a juice bar that's cranking out fresh-pressed concoctions by the cup full. We suggest you begin your foray into the world of juicing with Fuel's Hangover Helper, a combination of carrot, apple, and orange, or The Hulk, which features cucumber, spinach, lemon, and apple.
The Juice Room
Where: 7127 Germantown Avenue, Mt. Airy
What: Liver Live, Blood Love, and La Playa are just a few of the creative sips that owner Malikha Washington is whipping up at her cozy Mt. Airy juice bar. Here you can also boost your juice with a variety of additions like protein powder, fresh ground flaxseeds, and organic acai powder. Washington recently began bottling her juices as well so keep your eyes peeled for her products at places like the Weavers Way Co-op.
Where: Multiple Philly-area locations
What: By now you've probably heard plenty of buzz about the Lithe workout, but did you know they have a selection of a la carte food items and meal plans too? Go all in with Lithe Foods' 3-Day Detox Plan (a 1,300 calories per day, 100 percent vegan, mostly liquid diet full of juices, smoothies, soups, and veggies) or just grab a few of their fresh-pressed juices to-go. We're partial to the Kale Lemonade and the Smile Sparkle Shine with grapefruit, pear, and apple.
Pangaea Earth Foods
Where: Available for home delivery and at multiple Philly-area locations.
What: Local esthetician Erika Ianoale of Rescue Spa is the mastermind behind the juice company Pangaea Earth Foods. Not only do we love their door-to-door delivery service but their selection of juices guarantees that even the pickiest of palettes will find a favorite flavor. We recommend Pangaea's Bridal Clean Living detox plan which comes with five juices to consume each day. Daily, weekly, and monthly plans are available, just give them a call to order.
Where: 119 South 21st Street, Rittenhouse
What: Next time you pop into Pure Fare for a healthy lunch, try out their variety of fresh juices. The low calorie sips come in an array of bright flavors that are especially refreshing for summer. Fill up on a fresh-pressed blend of pineapple, beet, and lime juices or opt for the grapefruit, celery, and parsley combo.
P.S. & Co.
Where: 1706 Locust Street, Rittenhouse
What: One step into this organic, gluten-free, vegan, kosher parve cafe and you'll never want to leave. The gorgeous, rustic interior makes P.S. & Co. a super relaxing spot to enjoy a light snack and a nutritious fresh juice. Buy their tonics by the bottle or stock up with their Bridal Pack of 25 juices to be consumed over the course of a week. Unique flavor profiles (like The Mandalay which contains watermelon, cucumber, peppermint, and rose geranium) make this a must-try.
Ryan Crowns Juice Club
Where: 1425 Arch Street, Center City
What: What began as a juice delivery service (you could catch Ryan Crown making deliveries on his bike during the wee hours of the morning) is now a full-fledged juice bar with fans all over the city. And not only can Crown put together a pretty tasty juice, but he's extremely knowledgable about the health benefits of juicing. Stop in to learn more and to build a cleanse that works for you.
Where: 932 South Street, Washington Square West
What: Can't decide which drink to choose from Sip-N-Glo's extensive menu? Create your own! This South Street favorite can build a custom juice based on your flavor preferences, with a variety of nutritious add-ons to throw in the mix too. Owner Kristin Lubsen also offers a daily cleanse that includes six bottled juices, which you can order for as many days as you'd like.
Where: Multiple Philly-area locations
What: This seasonally-inspired chain is also home to sweetpress, the restaurant's line of cold-pressed juices. With just a handful of flavors available, each one is packed with nutrients and designed to either purify, hydrate, detox, or energize you.
Where: 929 South Street, Washington Square West
What: Whole Foods' South Street outpost is one of their exclusive locations that offer cold-pressed raw juice. The colorful drinks are made in-store and come in a variety of fruit and veggie combinations depending on the season. Our current favorite is the strawberry, watermelon, and lime blend that's in stock during the summer months.
Yellow Juice Bar
Where: 2046 Sansom Street, Rittenhouse
What: It doesn't get any easier than the online ordering and free local delivery available at Yellow Juice Bar. Choose from a wide selection of fruit and veggie juices or take a swig of one of their high performance medleys which include ingredients like protein and rice bran powder.