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Drink Up at San Francisco’s 9 Best Juice Bars

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These days, green juices seem as ubiquitous as bacon and burgers. Try as you might, you just can't avoid the onslaught of cleanses, kale smoothies and carrot juices. Why bother? SF is taking the juice trend on headfirst, and what better time to whet your whistle than now—while those get-healthy resolutions are still fresh.

From stalwarts to newbies, here's your definitive guide to the city's best juice bars (listed from north to south). Now go on, get green.

Have a favorite to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sidewalk Juice

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Skip the pretension by hitting up one of Sidewalk Juice’s two Mission locations. This neighborhood hole-in-the-wall whips up all-natural, made-to-order juices, smoothies, kombucha juice blends, wheatgrass shots, ginger shots, açaí bowls and healthy snacks. These 12 or 16 ounce juices pack a punch, with flavors like the Green Energy Juice, with spinach, parsley, kale, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon and ginger.

Thrive Juicery

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Juice bar meets coffee shop at this cozy Marina storefront. Relax on one of the plush couches as you enjoy cold-press juices and nut milks. The usual kale and cucumber suspects are here, but we’re partial to the Colada Greens, a refreshing blend of collards, pear, cucumber, lime, spinach and coconut water. Or treat yourself to the Chocolate-Almond Blast, with almonds, dates, cacao powder, vanilla, sea salt and filtered water. It tastes like decadent chocolate milk with none of the guilt. Check out the other location in Embarcadero Center One.

Juice Shop

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These petite yet sleekly designed shops (and trucks) offer 16 flavors of juice ranging from deep greens to vibrant reds. Perfect for when you’re in a hurry, these juices come pre-bottled but taste as fresh as if they were made to order. Cold-pressed and unpasteurized, Juice Shop offers tasty treats like the Pineapple Pear Chia and nutrient-packed options that’ll make Mom happy (i.e. the Deep Green, with celery, cucumber, romaine, kale, spinach, parsley and lemon). See the website for all six locations.

Pressed Juicery

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Who says juicing has to be bland? With an array of five green, three root, three citrus, three fruit and five signature flavors, the options are practically limitless at Pressed Juicery (located in four spots around the city). Drink the garden with the Greens 3, a nourishing blend of apple, celery, cucumber, ginger, kale, lemon, parsley, romaine and spinach. Or get a jolt from the Vanilla Coffee, with almond, coffee, dates, sea salt and vanilla bean. Bonus: Pressed Juicery offers a variety of vegan frozen treats that only taste bad for you.

Nourish Cafe

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This Richmond plant-based eatery attracts a veg-centric crowd using organic, whole foods and non-GMO ingredients. You can get healthy, hearty lunches here, but we’re thrilled about the simple and nourishing juices made to order. Try the Balanced, with spinach, apple, parsley, celery, ginger and lemon for a reliable green juice, or the Refresh, with pineapple, pear, cucumber, mint and lime for something a little sweeter.
If typical juices leave you hungry and unsatisfied, Jane on Fillmore is your new go-to. Organic dino kale, spinach, green apple and cucumber are blended together with lemon juice, a drop of agave and ice for a green smoothie that’s more protein shake than green juice. This drink will keep you plenty full—plus it's yummy. Add banana or ginger for a little extra kick.

BeBeBar

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Step out of San Francisco and into Rio de Janeiro at Bebebar, a colorful café right by Dolores Park. The real star here is the açaí bowl — owner Celinha is Brazilian, so she knows a thing or two about the superfood. But you can also get an impressive juice made with organic fruits and vegetables. Try the Lila, with pear, spinach, apple and mint or one of the Brazilian tropical juices—we love the freshly blended passion-fruit pulp. It’ll be hard to resist ordering a Brazilian snack to pair with your juice a la empanadas or Pão De Queijo, a gluten-free cheese puff.

Project Juice

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Looking to start the year off with a juice cleanse? Reset with Project Juice’s pre-packaged cleanses that take the guesswork out of juicing. The casual spot (also located in Hayes Valley, Mid-Market, Russian Hill and FiDi) offers an impressive array of cold-press juices, sprouted nut “mylks,” shots and wellness packs. Grab a bottled juice if you’re on the go, or get a made-to-order smoothie or juice like the Marina Greens, with raw coconut water, cold-pressed orange juice, kale, spinach, avocado, aloe, cold-pressed lime juice and spirulina. Feeling under the weather? Add a booster to kick that cold, hangover (or whatever ails you) to the curb.

Happy Moose Juice

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Juice the eco-friendly way at Happy Moose, where organic ingredients are cold-pressed and served in glass bottles, which ensures optimal taste, freshness and quality for a high-end and nutrient-rich product. The menu is filled with multi-colored juices and nut milks, such as the vibrant Tropical Roots, with pineapple, carrot, ginger and turmeric. Feeling lazy? Happy Moose delivers to all SF neighborhoods for $7 with a minimum order of $50.

Sidewalk Juice

Skip the pretension by hitting up one of Sidewalk Juice’s two Mission locations. This neighborhood hole-in-the-wall whips up all-natural, made-to-order juices, smoothies, kombucha juice blends, wheatgrass shots, ginger shots, açaí bowls and healthy snacks. These 12 or 16 ounce juices pack a punch, with flavors like the Green Energy Juice, with spinach, parsley, kale, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon and ginger.

Thrive Juicery

Juice bar meets coffee shop at this cozy Marina storefront. Relax on one of the plush couches as you enjoy cold-press juices and nut milks. The usual kale and cucumber suspects are here, but we’re partial to the Colada Greens, a refreshing blend of collards, pear, cucumber, lime, spinach and coconut water. Or treat yourself to the Chocolate-Almond Blast, with almonds, dates, cacao powder, vanilla, sea salt and filtered water. It tastes like decadent chocolate milk with none of the guilt. Check out the other location in Embarcadero Center One.

Juice Shop

These petite yet sleekly designed shops (and trucks) offer 16 flavors of juice ranging from deep greens to vibrant reds. Perfect for when you’re in a hurry, these juices come pre-bottled but taste as fresh as if they were made to order. Cold-pressed and unpasteurized, Juice Shop offers tasty treats like the Pineapple Pear Chia and nutrient-packed options that’ll make Mom happy (i.e. the Deep Green, with celery, cucumber, romaine, kale, spinach, parsley and lemon). See the website for all six locations.

Pressed Juicery

Who says juicing has to be bland? With an array of five green, three root, three citrus, three fruit and five signature flavors, the options are practically limitless at Pressed Juicery (located in four spots around the city). Drink the garden with the Greens 3, a nourishing blend of apple, celery, cucumber, ginger, kale, lemon, parsley, romaine and spinach. Or get a jolt from the Vanilla Coffee, with almond, coffee, dates, sea salt and vanilla bean. Bonus: Pressed Juicery offers a variety of vegan frozen treats that only taste bad for you.

Nourish Cafe

This Richmond plant-based eatery attracts a veg-centric crowd using organic, whole foods and non-GMO ingredients. You can get healthy, hearty lunches here, but we’re thrilled about the simple and nourishing juices made to order. Try the Balanced, with spinach, apple, parsley, celery, ginger and lemon for a reliable green juice, or the Refresh, with pineapple, pear, cucumber, mint and lime for something a little sweeter.

Jane

If typical juices leave you hungry and unsatisfied, Jane on Fillmore is your new go-to. Organic dino kale, spinach, green apple and cucumber are blended together with lemon juice, a drop of agave and ice for a green smoothie that’s more protein shake than green juice. This drink will keep you plenty full—plus it's yummy. Add banana or ginger for a little extra kick.

BeBeBar

Step out of San Francisco and into Rio de Janeiro at Bebebar, a colorful café right by Dolores Park. The real star here is the açaí bowl — owner Celinha is Brazilian, so she knows a thing or two about the superfood. But you can also get an impressive juice made with organic fruits and vegetables. Try the Lila, with pear, spinach, apple and mint or one of the Brazilian tropical juices—we love the freshly blended passion-fruit pulp. It’ll be hard to resist ordering a Brazilian snack to pair with your juice a la empanadas or Pão De Queijo, a gluten-free cheese puff.

Project Juice

Looking to start the year off with a juice cleanse? Reset with Project Juice’s pre-packaged cleanses that take the guesswork out of juicing. The casual spot (also located in Hayes Valley, Mid-Market, Russian Hill and FiDi) offers an impressive array of cold-press juices, sprouted nut “mylks,” shots and wellness packs. Grab a bottled juice if you’re on the go, or get a made-to-order smoothie or juice like the Marina Greens, with raw coconut water, cold-pressed orange juice, kale, spinach, avocado, aloe, cold-pressed lime juice and spirulina. Feeling under the weather? Add a booster to kick that cold, hangover (or whatever ails you) to the curb.

Happy Moose Juice

Juice the eco-friendly way at Happy Moose, where organic ingredients are cold-pressed and served in glass bottles, which ensures optimal taste, freshness and quality for a high-end and nutrient-rich product. The menu is filled with multi-colored juices and nut milks, such as the vibrant Tropical Roots, with pineapple, carrot, ginger and turmeric. Feeling lazy? Happy Moose delivers to all SF neighborhoods for $7 with a minimum order of $50.