To Juice Or Not To Juice? Top 4 Hottest Juice Bars In NYC
Juice Bars are slowly taking over NYC as one of the trendiest health crazes to date. Even mainstream coffee shops like Starbucks are selling cold-press juices to keep up with this new fad. Everyone wants to look and feel great, and juice bars offer promises of boosted energy, clearer skin, and a slew of other health benefits. This trend is helping glam up eating your greens. If you find it difficult to eat your fruits and vegetables throughout the day, juicing is a good way to mindlessly get them in to your diet. Try creating juices with fruits and vegetables of various colors to get a variety of nutrients in your juice. Check out this guest blog by dietetic intern and blogger Stefani Pappas on the Top 4 Hottest Juice Bars in NYC.
The main issues with juicing start with the fact that the fiber in the fruits and vegetables is actually extracted during the process. Secondly, juicing can be pricey, and making a juice yourself at home isn’t the most convenient option. Lastly, going on a full juice cleanse can be pretty miserable, and can actually backfire due to the lack of fiber and protein in juices.
Juices shouldn’t necessarily replace your meals, but should be integrated into your normal diet. Instead of going on a full-blown juice cleanse, try to adopt a juice-a-day mentality. Incorporating one well-balanced juice into your diet can help you meet daily nutrition requirements, and will allow you to explore the amazing juicing options in NYC.
If you are buying a pre-made juice, take careful look at the nutrition label. You should be mindful of the serving size, calories, and sugar content of the juice. Try to keep all of these relatively low, and make sure that the serving size isn’t fooling you; if the serving size says 2, then there are two servings of that juice in one bottle, so make sure to double the nutrition label content if you plan on drinking the whole thing.
Here is a compilation of the top juicing hot-spots in NYC, plus nutritional information on comparable standard green juices from each juice bar.
Juice Generation– 69 Prince Street
This juice bar is simply stunning inside, and features a wide array of colorful fruits and vegetables behind the counter. Locally grown and pesticide-free ingredients are some of the many healthy features that Juice Generation offers in their products. They don’t have as many choices as their juice bar counterparts, but the options are still plenty. They have over 10 locations in Manhattan, so there is likely one near you to check out.
Juice Press– 171 W 4th Street
13 locations around the city, serving raw and unprocessed juices with no preservatives. Everything here is fresh, never frozen, and all organic. This is the perfect place for the hard-core juicing fanatic. Juice Press is my personal favorite juice bar in NYC, and also offers some delicious superfood smoothies.
Liquiteria– 170 2nd Ave
Looking for a spot with more hustle and bustle? Liquiteria is for you. The energy here is high and busy, and the décor is cheerful. One of the first places to offer cold-pressed juices in the city, Liquiteria is an upbeat place to stop and grab a juice. (pic credit)
Liquiteria All Greens With Apple, Lemon & Ginger Juice – apple, lemon, ginger, kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, celery, cucumber
Serving: 16 oz
Total fat: 0g
Total Carbs: 31g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Organic Avenue– 156 Sullivan St
Update 10/18: this place has closed!
This is one of the first spots to start up the raw and juicing trend in NYC. They use one of the best juicing methods called the Norwalk Press. All of these juice bars are pricey, but Organic Avenue is definitely up there in terms of cost.
Organic Avenue Sweet Greens– kale, swiss chard, collard greens, cucumbers, pears, organic lemon, mint
Serving: 14 oz
Total Fat: 1.5g
Total Carbohydrate: 40g
Try these juice bars out and see what you think! Each one has a very different vibe and offers a unique experience for the juicing connoisseur. Incorporating a healthy juice once in a while can help you fill your fruit and vegetables requirements, and keep you updated on this health trend.
I’d like to thank Stefani Pappas for guest blogging. Her posts are always great! Stefani is currently a dietetic intern pursuing her career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She is a Master’s in Clinical Nutrition Student at New York University. Stefani has a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University, with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She is a contributing writer for Elite Daily, member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and Equinox Fitness Instructor. Stefani is dedicated to leading a healthy and active lifestyle, and inspiring others to do the same. Follow her onTwitter & Instagram @stefhealthtips for more nutrition and fitness tips!
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