What do you think of when you hear the word "juice?" Many Americans grew up drinking a glass of Tropicana orange juice every morning at the breakfast table or a bottle of Welch’s grape juice for school lunch. These juices may please our taste buds, but if you’ve ever taken the time to look at the labels, you might reconsider your beverage of choice.
Unfortunately, many store-bought juices are filled with added sugar, making them not as healthy as we thought. The only way to truly gain the full benefits of fruit and vegetables in liquid form is by drinking raw, unpasteurized juice. Because of this, juice bars, juice cleanses, and juicing in general is becoming more popular than ever.
Proponents of juice cleansing believe that the process will rid your body of toxins, as well as promoting weight loss and improving health generally. While consuming fruits and vegetables in whatever form certainly adds vitamins and minerals to your diet, many scientists and doctors consider "detoxing" a myth and counsel that water-fasting is more effective as a weight-loss aid. Whatever other effects they might have, though, the juices these places serve up are bright, bracing, and usually very tasty.
In 2013, we conducted a roundup of the 13 Best Juice Bars in America, and these establishments have only grown more popular since then. Now, with 12 more shops added to the list, we’re announcing our 2015 edition of the 25 Best Juice Bars in America.
In order to rank our list, we first took a close look 50 of the most well-known juice shops in the country and ranked them based on three categories: number of locations, menu variety, and healthiest juice options. Then, we narrowed it down to 25.
This year’s results included juice shops from all over the country, including KURE Juice Bar in Portland, Oregon, and dtox Juice in Atlanta, but our top spots are mostly located in New York and California.
All in all, a notable juice shop will serve a wide variety of the healthiest, most delicious juices and, whatever else they may do for your body, they'll leave you with a happy heart.
To see our complete ranking, check out our slideshow of the best juice bars in America.