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Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

The juice bar is officially here, South Florida. It's slowly becoming a trend, shops popping up here and there with their own line of fresh-squeezed or hydraulically pressed fruit and vegetable juices.

These days, almost everyone is aware of the cleansing and healing properties fresh fruit and vegetable juices have over our bodies. When you drink the juice from whole foods, you are drinking concentrated nutrition. But did you know the method of extracting the juice and the type of produce you use -- just plain old responsible juicing -- are important factors when it comes to getting a cup of green liquid or a healthy, nutrient-dense drink?

Luckily, if you don't want to juice at home, now Broward and Palm Beach counties have a number of places that juice for you. Where did they all come from, what makes one juice different than another, and how did we ever live without them? Find out here.

See Also: Does Cold-Press Juicing Live Up to the Hype?

Today, juicing has become big business, a Hollywood celeb-style fad making bold claims that juice drinking can help remove toxins, cleanse your digestive system, and aid in weight loss. Does it? Researchers on both sides argue evidence supporting and refuting these claims -- but what we do know is that a diet high in fruits and vegetables does reduce the risk of certain diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, while aiding in weight management. Add that to the fact that most Americans don't eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, and the alternative is finding a way to chow down on a pile of fresh produce every day.

The alternative? Just juice it. To respond to the growing fad, juice bars have set up shop, proudly proclaiming the use of high-tech juicers that extract juice under high pressure, activating and "protecting" all those vital nutrients and enzymes. However you choose to hydrate, fuel, or cleanse, here is our list of the best juice bars in Broward and Palm Beach counties that do all the juicing for you.

Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

10. The Vegan Cafe

A small, aging strip mall in West Palm Beach -- located amid a plethora of fast-food establishments -- may be the last place you'd expect to find a vegan lunch spot. But just a few miles west of I-95 off Okeechobee Boulevard, that's exactly what you'll find with the Vegan Cafe. Owner Moe Senechal has filled his small shop with a wide array of health-focused fare, from fresh juice to fermented foods. Since opening in July, already a few local vegan-loving "celebrities" have stopped in to check out the small café, including Hippocrates Health Institute codirectors Anna Marie and Brian Clement. Several large tables allow for the lunch crowd to eat in and enjoy a chalkboard menu of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and a serve-yourself soup bar that changes daily. There's also a short menu of raw, vegan eats. And for the fully committed vegan, an entire wall is dedicated to shelves showcasing colorful jars of Senechal's own homemade, probiotic-infused fermented foods. The menu of juices is scrawled across the chalkboard menu, fun names like "garden of greens," "pink panther," and "sunrise." You can also order a 16-ounce smoothie for just $6.99 with funky flavors like apple berry pie, go go yogi, and chocolate thin mint.

Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

9. Marando Farms

Check out Zen Bar for a cold-pressed organic juice or a refreshing smoothie. It has shots of wheatgrass and E3 "Brain On" blue algae, which helps you focus. Check out other E3Live and Sunwarrior products. It has a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so you can choose one of the delicious blends or customize one yourself. In addition to local, 100 percent raw coconut water from Nomad's Gold -- or raw yogurt and cow's milk from Joash's Dairy -- there's plenty of fresh and wholesome foods to buy at Marando to help make your healthy eating habits easy and local.

See also: Juice Cleanse: What It Is and How to Do It

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Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

8. JuiceBerry

The next time you're in the mood for something fast, easy, cheap, and tasty, don't settle for traditional fast food. If you happen to be in the Boynton Beach area, swing by JuiceBerry instead. One part juice and smoothie bar, one part vegetarian-vegan lunch stop, JuiceBerry is serving fast, fresh, and easy nutritional chow at a really, really good price. We love the do-it-yourself menu board that lets you create your own juice for less than $10. Need a little inspiration? The menu offers plenty of recipes you won't see anywhere else. Thinking about taking some home for a cleanse? They do that too. For just $55 -- more than half the price of those other juice spots -- JuiceBerry offers its own line of juice cleanses. Just order, pick up, and take home or to work. The most popular is the "rainbow cleanse," so named because of the color of the six juices, starting with a green immunizer.

Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

7. Fresh First

Fresh First in Fort Lauderdale is South Florida's first 100 percent gluten-free eatery and juicery. Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's yachting district, the area's transient global community requires it serve internationally inspired -- healthy -- fare using organic ingredients and superfoods with a modern twist, making it one spot where you can find guilt-free, allergy-free, gluten-free dining all under one roof. That includes a small line of signature juices in a rainbow of colors, including the green, orange, red, pink. Or you can "taste the rainbow" with a specialty juice that has everything in it, including cucumber, celery, cabbage, carrot, tomato and beet.

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Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

6. Field of Greens West Palm Beach

Best-known for a customizable experience, Field of Greens -- FOG for short -- allows guests to choose from a list of salads and sandwiches, all mix and match. Want that salad on a wrap? Go for it. Think a sandwich would be perfect without the bread and just a platter? It can be done. Guests at each of the three locations (Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and Wellington) can select from more than 100 meal combinations that incorporate sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads. Now, that same creativity can be found with a new juice menu, available at the West Palm Beach location only. Priced incredibly well, a 12-ounce juice rings in under $6, while a 16-ounce is $7. Likewise, 16-ounce smoothies or postworkout protein shakes will run you $4 to $5. Like most of the FOG menu, the CYO (choose your own) gives you a personal pick of any of the fruits and veggies available, something typically given an upcharge at other juice bars.

Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

5. Downtown Juice Factory

This health-centered juice bar and eatery opened in the lobby of the Broward Financial Center last summer, offering area workers the option to grab a healthy liquid lunch, sandwich, or salad in place of fast food or pricey seat-and-eat restaurants. The menu has more than 15 juices, each with varying combinations of oranges, carrots, kale, ginger, lemons, beets, and apples. A few of our favorites to kick off a cleansing new year? Try the "weight loss" featuring grapefruit, celery, and pineapple or -- our favorite -- the detox green, a combo of apple, cucumber, lime, ginger, and lemongrass.

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Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

4. Juiceateria

Juiceateria in Boca Raton promises its consumers one very important thing: that it buys only the freshest fruits and vegetables sourced from reliable purveyors. That means avocados from California, citrus from locally grown farms, and nuts and grains from hand-picked farms in the Midwest and Northeast. As it arrives, every fruit and vegetable is washed in a special rinse so you're getting nothing but the food. All the sourcing and science aside, what you'll get at Juiceateria is a 16-, 24-, or 32-ounce choice of more than a dozen recipes like "the cure," which combines beets, broccoli, apples, kale, parsley, celery, and grapes -- all a good source of antioxidants. It also offers one-, three-, five-, and seven-day cleanses that allow you to consume about 15 pounds of fruits and vegetables per day.

Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

3. Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen

Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale opened in 2012, long before many of today's South Florida juice bars were even a twinkle in their founders' eyes. As the first cold-press juicery and one of the leaders in the area's healthy eating movement, husband-wife-and-14-month-old-daughter-team Adam, Michelle, and Mya Kanner decided to do "their part to build a community" of health-conscious eaters and -- of course -- juice drinkers. At Myapapaya, the juices are extracted using a custom-made three-ton hydraulic press, which minimizes the changes that fruits and vegetables endure during a typical juicing process; releasing essential vitamins and minerals into each 17-ounce bottle and giving the drinks a three- to four-day shelf life. There's the "go green" with kale, spinach, romaine, celery, parsley, cucumbers, lemons, ginger, and apples. Or try "get rooted" with beets, spinach, apples, carrots, and ginger for a great blood-cleansing and digestive-support juice. We love the "Hawaii 5 Glo" with grapefruit, oranges, lemons, aloe, and pineapple that helps boost immunity and aid in digestion. They also offer fresh, young Thai coconut water for the ultimate post-workout hydrator.

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Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

2. Raw Juce

Raw foodism is the new way to eat. From vegetarians to vegans, today eating only raw, uncooked foods -- just the way nature intended -- is becoming more popular. But is it really necessary or better than heated, pasteurized, and processed? Just ask Boca Raton resident Barry Rabkin, one of the founders -- and also the source of inspiration -- for Raw Juce, the new juice and smoothie bar that came on the scene last summer, promising Boca Raton an all-organic cold-press juice bar and raw food lunch spot. We couldn't wait for them to open their door so we could see what all the fuss was about. And since they did, the juicing game hasn't been the same. Each juice has been custom-blended to allow for maximum taste and nutrition, many offering super foods like chia seeds, spirulina, and E3 Live (the blue-green algae supplement). After a few recipe tweaks, the favorites are out, like the popular "greenergy," an all-vegetable concoction that combines superfood spirulina with cucumbers, kale, celery, parsley, lemons, ginger, and raw clover honey. Looking for something a little sweeter? If so, try "raw greens" with parsley, spinach, broccoli, kiwis, lemons, green apples, ginger, kale, and chlorella. Our favorite: the "kickin' greens," so named for the kick of heat from the cayenne blended with celery, romaine lettuce, pears, red grapefruit, and a splash of E3 live. Looking for a custom juice cleanse? You can find one-, three-, and five-day cleanses here as well.

Ten Best Juice Bars in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

1. Swami Juice

Boca Raton-based Swami Juice had an exciting -- and fruitful -- 2013. The brainchild of late founder Boca Raton's Stephen "Jak" Jakobot's signature juices has grown from just five recipes to more than ten in the past year alone, including his original "sunscreen," made with carrots, oranges, apples, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Swami also offers several "green" drinks dubbed "The Bush Doctor," "Yo Greens," "Swami-ade," and a new, all-vegetable "Zeus Juice" full of bok choy, fennel, kale, Romaine lettuce, and turmeric. Swami has also become well-known for its one- to five-day juice cleanses, priced $65 to $325. And unlike many cold-pressed bottled juices that add too much fruit to appeal to the masses, the high-vegetable content of each Swami recipe has made them popular for local patrons battling illness through nutrition thanks to a two-step, cold-press process that ensures maximum nutrient content is retained for each juice. Broward residents, fear not! Swami opened its first full-service Fort Lauderdale juice bar in November, where you can pick up any of their bottled juices and a good selection of raw and vegan snack foods. Stop in during "happy hour," when select juices are on sale for $8. Looking to cleanse? If so, the new juice bar located at 5975 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale (954-769-1662) has a special treat: an infrared sauna you can use for 30 minutes each day as part of your three-day cleanse for an extra $15. It also offers nutritional counseling pre- and postcleanse free of charge. Cleanses are $65 per day, but for the new year, take advantage of $10 off per day (just use the healthy habit code). Can't make it to either location? Both offer free delivery when you purchase six juices or more.

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