Best Juice Bars In Orange County

June 29, 2016 6:00 AM

(Credit: Nekter)

(Credit: Nekter)


While smoothies have always been popular, the latest craze is fresh-squeezed juice. Whether it is being squeezed-as-ordered or bottled ahead of time, juice is a great way to get your servings of fruit and veggies each day. Choose from green juices filled with leafy vegetables, sweet juices packed with colorful fruits or a combination of the two. No matter which you pick, you’re sure to have a healthy drink that tastes just as wonderful as it looks. These are some of OC’s best juice bars.

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(Credit: Tracy Tassill)


The Art of Juicing
1080 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 464-0203
www.theartofjuicing.net

All of the juice at The Art of Juicing is organic, making it a great place to get healthy, fresh-squeezed juices. Farmed locally and cleaned in an acidic alkaline solution, the offer the high quality drinks, crafted in a pressed juicer to ensure that most of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes make it into the drinks. Their pressed juices are blends of a variety of fruits and veggies. Try the Everyday Greens juice, which is a blend of apple, cucumber, lemon, kale, red chard, celery, parsley, ginger and dandelion. Another popular mixture is the Immune Booster, which consists of carrot, apple, ginger, lemon, orange and turmeric. Those looking for a bit of detox can sip on the Liver Cleanse, made up of carrot, beet leaves, beet, lemon, cucumber, ginger and apple. Their sustainable practices extend to their cups, which are made out of plant materials, and their recyclable containers. The Art of Juicing is located inside the Art of Fitness gym in Laguna.

(Credit: Nekter)

(Credit: Nekter)


Nekter Juice Bar
5655 East La Palma Avenue
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
(714) 386-1300
www.nekterjuicebar.com

Nekter is one of the most well-known juice bars in Orange County, offering a wide selection of healthy juices to choose from. Their signature juice, The Greenie, is filled with nutrient rich vegetables that aim to suppress hunger like parsley, spinach, kale, cucumber and celery. It also has some lemon and apple to add a bit of sweetness. If you’re looking for detox juices, try the Toxin Flush or the Green Apple Detox. Both have apple, lemon and ginger, but the Toxin Flush also has parsley and spinach and the Green Apple Detox has cucumber, fennel and kale. The Lighter Beet offers a lighter taste, filled with cucumber, carrot, beet, lemon, orange and fennel. Or, try the zingy citrus blend of The Sublime—lime, orange, parsley, kale, spinach and cucumber. If you’d rather, you can create your own blend too. Choose a base juice of carrot, orange, celery, red or green apple and add kale, spinach, parsley, ginger, lemon, cucumber, beets or fennel. There are additional locations in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Corona del Mar, Orange, Tustin, Brea and Yorba Linda.

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(credit: Kenzie K./yelp)


Growl Juice Pub
152 North Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
(657) 333-9448
www.growljuicepub.com

Located at the Circle in Old Towne Orange, Growl Juice Pub specializes in cold-pressed juice. They bottle their juice, selling it for around $9, so you can’t get it made-to-order but it is still very fresh. Try the carrot-and-orange-filled Old Towne Crush or the veggie-filled Green Gold. They offer a unique Burgundy Greens, which is a deep purple color and contains kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, beets, parsley, lemon, apple and ginger. For a spicy juice, try the P.S. Habanero, which has celery, red bell pepper and habanero mixed with pineapple, cucumber, orange and lemon. They also sell six packs of the juice and for each bottle you return to the store, you get a discount on your next juice so be sure to bring your bottles back. They offer shots like the standard wheatgrass or their Immuni-Fire, a blend of ginger, lemon and cayenne. Growl Juice Pub is also a popular spot for acai or pitaya bowls as well as fruit smoothies.

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(credit: Mimi Y./yelp)


PorroVita
3000 Newport Beach Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 873-8344
www.porrovita.com

A smaller juice bar, PorroVita still offers a big punch. With three sizes all sold for $10 or less, there are plenty of options as far as both ounces and flavors go. PorroVita offers nine unique juice blends, including Tiger’s Blood—beet, ginger, lemon and apple—and Lipstick, made up of spinach, kale, celery, beet and apple. Kale lovers will enjoy the Kale-I-Fornia, a blend of kale, spinach, apple, cucumber and parsley. Another kale-filled option is the Kale N’ It, though it contains pineapple so it has a little more citrus flavor. If you prefer your juice in bulk, you can also choose to purchase by the gallon. PorroVita also offers its own juice cleanse, called the Balboa Cleanse, which is a great way to clear out the toxins brought in by processed foods and feed your body tons of antioxidants and vitamins. The cleanse comes in one, three, five and seven day supplies, with six bottles of raw juice for each day—for breakfast, brunch, lunch, an afternoon snack, dinner and dessert. They also offer acai bowls and build-your-own smoothies as well as ginger and turmeric shots.

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(credit: Hanson N./yelp)


Birdie Bowl & Juicery
3313 Hyland Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 873-7479
www.mkt.com

The all-natural ingredients at Birdie Bowl & Juicery help the juice bar to deliver delicious and healthy drinks. They have a variety of green juices, including Green Classic, Pure Greens, Hydracure and, the sweetest of the bunch, Pineapple Zinger. If you’re coming down with a cold, Master Citrus-Aid is a great option to get your dose of Vitamin C. The Ruby Citrus Twist is comprised of beets and carrots. They also offer a carrot-filled Golden Chia, the Coral Bliss and the Minted Melon, which is a blend of watermelon, mint and lime. The shop also has a six-bottle cleanse that comes with or without chia pudding. Customers may also be interested in the fresh-squeezed orange juice, traditional ginger shots or apple cider vinegar ginger shots. In addition to their cold-pressed juices, Birdie Bowl offers whole fruit, date shakes, acai and pitaya bowls, nut mylk and smoothies.

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(CREDIT: Amanda L./yelp)


Acai Republic
632 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 617-4962
www.acairepublic.com

With deep purple walls and a floor-to-ceiling sign detailing the benefits of acai berries, it’s clear that acai is their main focus. Inspired by cafes in Brazil (which just so happen to be where acai hails from) they offer salgados, or Brazilian pastries, and smoothies along with their fresh squeezed juices. Customers can get fresh orange or carrot juice, but they also have special blends as well. The Sunshine is a mixture of both orange and carrot; add beet to make it a Red Sunshine. Ginger and lime make up the Samurai Limeade. Acerola Orange Juice simply blends acerola cherry and orange juice. Possibly their most unique juice is the Mr. Green, a blend of collard greens, Swiss chard, cucumber, avocado, apple, green beans, grape, spinach and pineapple. Both the small and large sizes are less than six dollars.

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(Credit: Juice Crafters)


Juice Crafters
220 Marine Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 478-3899
www.juicecrafters.com

Juice Crafters’ cold-pressed juice is bottled using five pounds of organic produce along with a hydraulic press. They have 17 different types of juice so it may be hard to choose just one. They have many different green juices, ranging from Green to Greenest Plus along with Green Guru, which consists of cucumber, celery, romaine, lemon, ginger and cayenne. They also have Root Guru with beet and kale and a Cleanse Guru with pineapple and coconut. Some more unique juices include Fresh and Clean, which includes watermelon, apple, carrot and ginger, and the Clean with grapefruit and mint or the Rose Apple juice. They have four different cleanses as well: the Master Cleanse, the Vitamin Guru, the Repair and Enhance and the Signature Detox. They each have different benefits, but all of them are filled with the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and nutrients possible. The Juice Crafters website also reveals the detailed benefits of each type of juice as well as which vitamins it contains and when and why you should drink it.

Ashley Ryan is an Orange County native that loves traveling, live music and photography. She blogs at Pure Wander and freelances for a variety of publications including Newport Beach Magazine and Laguna Beach Magazine.

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