With that New Year’s resolution still in the not-so-distant rearview and New York Fashion Week coming full steam ahead, we thought what better time to discuss the nectar of those healthiest of gods: fresh juice. There are, of course, a few different camps aficionados fall into. Cold pressed, blended, organic: whatever your preference, New York City surely has the juice bar for you. Below, we’ve picked out six local favorites.
The Butcher’s Daughter
There are few restaurants in New York City as Instagrammed as The Butcher’s Daughter. Outside, in summer, a sea of beautiful people dining on the sidewalk patio. Inside, all year long, a verdant oasis of hanging plants and flats of wheatgrass. The solid food here is worth trying, but it’s a great spot to grab a juice and go. They’ve got a handful of cold-pressed juices on their menu, plus some custom drinks with exotic ingredients like bee pollen, turmeric, and cactus pear.
19 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
Juice Press is exclusively a juice shop, and their focus on the fruity craft is evident in their offerings. This place makes some of the most delicious, good-for-you drinks in the city. There are multiple locations across the city, but we often find ourselves at the Mott Street location, which is halfway between SIXTY LES and SIXTY SoHo. When you’re feeling sick, there’s no better one-two punch than a Dr. Green Juice with a side of Ginger Fireball.
250 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
Another multi-location operation, Pressed Juicery offers elegant takeaway in an environment that feels more like a makeup counter than a juice bar. They’re also on the cold-pressed bandwagon, with a menu of options divided into Greens, Citrus, Roots, and Fruits. Grab a bottle of Greens 3, made with kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon, and ginger. For those looking to save some cash, put Pressed Juicery on your radar–though, do note that while it’s “natural,” it’s not necessarily organic. Can’t have it all.
103 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
Juice Generation does good juice, but they also do great smoothies and, uh, smoothie bowls, which are basically smoothies topped with chunks of fruit and other tasty things like shredded coconut and granola. Good if you’re a bit on the famished side. As for juice, the topic of this post, you’ll want to sip on their Supa Dupa Greens–made with spinach, kale, collards, and parsley–is, as they accurately advertise, like drinking a salad. Their Upper West Side location is a stone’s throw from 6 Columbus Central Park, a SIXTY Hotel.
117 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
If you find yourself in Williamsburg, Juicery Kitchen is the juice bar to try. They’ve got a full food menu packed to the brim with vegan, vegetarian, and macrobiotic dishes if you’re hungry. And, if you’re thirsty, their grab-and-go cold pressed juices are a very reasonable $8 per.
568 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Liquiteria feels, in many ways, the grand dame of New York City juice bars. Much has changed since they opened their doors in 1996, arguably leading the charge on this drinkable way of life, but Liquiteria holds strong. They practically invented cold pressed juice, and their options remain delicious to this day. We don’t want to pick favorites, but we dig the Killer XX, made with apple, ginger, lemon, and cayenne. Their Chelsea location on 8th Avenue is a good spot to hit before you gallery hop through the neighborhood.
102 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Photo courtesy of Mike Dorner