Why This Longtime Pharmacist Made the Jump to the Juice Business

Doc Bakers Farmulations juice | Photo via Instagram

Doc Bakers Farmulations juice | Photo via Instagram

One of Doc Bakers Farmulations’ popular juices around this time of year is the pollenSHIELD, made with organic mango, orange, blueberry, cherry and raspberry. Why is it called the pollenSHIELD, you ask? Well, as Angelo Greco, owner and juicer at the Doylestown juice and plant-based food spot, explains, all of these fruits help to lower histamine levels in the body. “If you’re exposed to something that gives you a histamine response, there’s a threshold where you’ll begin to sneeze and so on,” he says. So, the idea is, ingesting these foods that lower your histamine levels lowers the chances of you reaching that threshold when you step outside your door and are confronted with a pollen-filled breeze.

And good news for everyone who is rubbing their eyes as we speak: The shop, which has been open since 2013, recently began delivering their concoctions to Philly. Read more »

The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly: Juice Edition 

Photo via Facebook | The Juice Philly

Photo via Facebook | The Juice Philly

*Welcome to our occasional feature, The Best Thing I Ever Ate in Philly. We’re on a mission to find the most delicious, indulgent restaurant dishes for every kind of dieter—whether you’re gluten-free, vegan, raw and more. We’re all about occasional splurges, and that’s what this series is all about. We’ll talk to foodies to find out their favorite eats, but feel free to add yours in the comments. Bon appétit!

My weather app tells me that the temperature outside at this very moment is a balmy 76 degrees, and you know what that means? That means juice season has officially arrived, friends! As you probably know, nothing ruins juice season quite like paying upward of $8 for a drink only to find that it tastes like straight-up grass mixed with beet-flavored detergent. So, to help make sure your juice season goes smoothly, we asked some of our favorite folks from the Philly fitness world (you know how fitness folks love their juice) to dish on their absolute favorite juices around the city.

It’s safe to say there are a few clear stand-outs: The Juice Philly gets lots of love on this list, for both juices and juice blends (which have a more smoothie-like consistency), and Stripp’d Juice’s Jala at Ya Boy is clear winner in the green juice arena. Now, go ahead and bookmark this list, and refer to it the next time you’re thirsty. Read more »

Towners Juicery Now Has All-Day Happy Hours Twice a Week

Towners' juice fridge | Photo via Instagram

Towners’ juice fridge | Photo via Instagram

Uhhhhhh, can all juice shops start doing this, please? Towners Juicery, at 1255 East Palmer Street in Fishtown, announced on their Instagram that they’ll be doing twice-weekly all-day happy hours on Mondays and Thursdays. There’s no alcohol involved, but there are some pretty big price cuts on juice. Juice addicts, rejoice! Read more »

The Checkup: How to Make a Wine Smoothie — Yes, a Wine Smoothie

• “Wine slushies?” you ask? Yes: This is a fruity drink that people apparently consume come warm weather. And many of the recipes only call for two ingredients: wine and frozen fruit. So, wine slushies are basically spiked smoothies, meaning wine smoothies are pretty much health food. (I’m joking. Sort of.) If you’re not cringing at the thought, the folks over at Shape have plenty of recipes for you to try. [Shape]

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The Local Green Juice Designed to Turn Veggie Haters Into Veggie Lovers

Juice Dr. juices | Photo via Instagram

Juice Dr. juices | Photo via Instagram

“It tastes like apple juice filtered through turf” and “It hurts my soul” are just a few of the responses I got when I asked vehement vegetable haters to, despite their disdain for all things green and from the ground, try green juice. I’m not a complete monster, though — there was a legitimate reason for the taste test. I asked them to try the green juices, all three from Ardmore-based delivery juice company Juice Dr., to see what the vegetable averse thought of the juices, designed to woo even the biggest of veggie haters into a healthier — green-juice filled, obviously — lifestyle.
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Cheap Juice Alert: Stripp’d Juice Is Having a Sweet Post-Blizzard Flash Sale Today

Photo via Instagram | @strippdjuice

Photo via Instagram | @strippdjuice

Your workout for the day? Grab a bag, go to Stripp’d Juice (263 North 3rd Street), fill it with green juice and beet juice and turmeric shots, then walk home. Because we’re all about killing two birds with one stone (It leaves more time for Real Housewives marathons), and the shop is having a sweet sale today. Read more »

Gangster Vegan Organics Is Coming to University City

Gangster Vegan Organics juices | Photo via Facebook

Gangster Vegan Organics juices | Photo via Facebook

Fact: The juice world is full of creative product names. Because let’s be honest, juiced carrots aren’t going to sell themselves. But Gangster Vegan Organics, helmed by Vince DePaul, might just have the best juice names in the game. Think: Illmatic, Flava in Ya Ear, Soul 4 Real, Funkdafied and many more. There’s something about those names that just makes you want to down liquified kale, am I right? And soon, those cleverly named juices and smoothies will be making their way to University City. Read more »

Sip-N-Glo Will Give You Two Juices for the Price of One Today

Photo courtesy Sip-N-Glo

Photo courtesy Sip-N-Glo

Uh, if you’re heading out to lunch, you’re going to want to make a quick pit-stop at Sip-N-Glo. Today, to celebrate everyone’s return from wherever they went during Pope madness, the juicery is offering a special deal: Buy a juice or smoothie, get a free cold-pressed juice on them. (We suggest the Radiant Glo. It is the bomb.) Read more »

11 Fitness and Foodie Fall Openings You Should Be Excited About

Juice from Sip-N-Glo | Photo via Facebook

Juice from Sip-N-Glo | Photo via Facebook

Falling leaves and pumpkin craft brews — and bulky sweaters that make “just one more” pumpkin brew totally okay — are great and all, but you know what just might beat those fall favorites when it comes to the best thing about fall this year? The slew of sweet fitness and healthy-foodie businesses springing up around town, from a fitness studio with walls covered in hydroponically grown pick-your-own herbs to a new Sweetgreen location (aka salad heaven on earth) and many, many more.

Below, 11 spots you can look forward to stomping through crunching leaves to get to in the next few months, pumpkin spice latte in hand, if that’s what floats your boat (we don’t judge).  Read more »

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