Juice has been spreading over London over the last few months, with new bars, hatches and even delivery services becoming available. Consuming a bottle full of pulverised fruit and vegetables is proving popular with Londoner’s trying to be healthier. If your new year resolve is still going strong, there’s no shortage of options to neck some spinach and celery juice instead of a coffee and a Twix for a mid-afternoon pick me up.
Joe and the Juice
One of the first juice bars to hit London, Jo and the Juice is a Danish company who first opened its doors in Copenhagen nearly a decade ago. Londoners have been enjoying its eclectic blends since the first international outpost opened in London in 2012. The ‘Fibre Active’ juice is a meal through a straw, a great hunger buster and packed full of creamy avocado. If you’d rather combine a pick me up with something a bit more hardcore, baristas are on standby for anyone needing ‘a cup of Joe’.
46 Dean Street, London W1D 4QD
Nearest tube: Oxford Street
Peckham’s first juice bar opened up in early 2014 and has taken south London by storm. It mixes up eclectic flavours, from wasabi to the native Madagascan baobab. All the produce is bought locally at stalls on Rye Lane and juiced on site just under the station. Ali Baba has made a bit of a name for itself with its hard edged aesthetic and has been collaborating with Soho clothes shops and indie delis around the city. If you’re venturing south then Ali Baba, and its Peckham setting, certainly offers something different from what you’ll find in tidier corners of the city.
125a Rye Lane, London SE15 4RY
Nearest tube: Peckham Rye Overground
Blend and Press
Blend and Press is a cold-press juice bar on a quiet passage in the heart of Covent Garden. Neal’s Yard is home to Neal’s Yard Remedies, famous for their midnight blue bottles of lavender oil and almond face cream and Wild Food Cafe, London’s best vegan cafe. And with Blend and Press offering cold-pressed kale, beetroot and carrot this is truly a health freak’s dream. If you aren’t in the mood for a super-juice then the almond, date and cacao milk is a guilt-free treat.
16a Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP
Nearest tube: Covent Garden
The Columbia Road Juice Company
This juice shop is a hatch fashioned out of a corridor and doorway adjacent to Nelly Duff Gallery. The flower market has been a hit with the Sunday flower market goers. As well as their fresh juices, the Columbia Road Juice Bar are teaming up with another local, The Hardihood, selling raw and vegan food.
156 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Nearest tube: Hoxton Overground
Having a raw juice bar underneath this clothes shop makes it even easier to while away an entire afternoon on Dover Street. Raw Press is in the basement of the fashion brand Wolf & Badger’s flagship store. As well as its range of 12 colourful cold-pressed juices and nut ‘mylks’, a range of raw salads, coffee and tea are served. It’s a great place to rest your feet and arms after an afternoon shopping.
32 Dover Street, London W1S 4NE
Nearest tube: Green Park