The top 10 new juice bars in Toronto
Juice bars in Toronto continued to squeeze their way into an already saturated market this past year. These purveyors of liquid pick-me-ups can be found spanning the city, hawking restorative and refreshing fruit and vegetable blends.
Here are my picks for the top new juice bars to open in Toronto.
This restaurant in Corktown is focused on nutrient rich, minimally processed foods, and the lineup of house-made cold pressed juices and nut milks fits the bill. The Smooth Green is among the most popular picks; it's made with kale, green apple, basil and lime.
The Grow Op
The juice bar and eatery on Ossington bottles its own cold-pressed juices all in a basement "lab" along with hemp milks that make their way into smoothies. Order intriguing mixes like the Cold-FX-like Golden Potion combining turmeric, grapefruit, clementines, oranges, ginger and lemon.
Gud to Go
This entirely kosher operation on Eglinton Avenue West sells cold pressed staples like the Lively Lemon, a tangy citrus beverage sweetened with maple syrup. Another standout is the Better Berry (also $8), a bright pink blend of strawberries, blueberry, pineapple, apple and lemon.
Oats & Ivy
This former bike cart delivery service is now serving up healthy lunches and a lineup of juices made on-site (in a massive hydraulic cold press) in Liberty Village. Made with entirely organic ingredients, you'll find a juice menu featuring super-smooth chai-spiced almond milk, and favourites like the watermelon, lime and basil Ruby Soho.
The juicery on College at Ossington deals in potent, immunity-boosting juices like the version with apple, pineapple, chaga mushroom tea, grapefruit, and echinacea plus multi-day cleanse programs, fresh seasonal blends, and custom beverages made to order from a list of fresh ingredients.
Drink Juice Co.
This boutique juice bar in Leaside offers a line-up of all organic, cold pressed juices in nutrient-dense blends like the Fineapple, a sweet tropical bevy that boasts a little kick from jalapeno peppers.
The Organic Press
This juice bar in Kensington Market took over the former address of 4 Life Natural Foods this year and has introduced a line up of bottles filled with turmeric lemonade and bright red blends of beets and ginger.
The Fix and Co.
The Fix and Co. opened in Long Branch this year and aims to make healthy, convenient foods more accessible than ever. The menu lists juices, elixirs, smoothies and nut milks including house faves like the Antidote made with kale, celery, cucumber, dandelion greens. granny smith apples, parsley and lemon.
The new outlet in Commerce Court fuels the Financial District with signature raw and organic cold press juice blends, immunity boosting shots and detox cleanses. The Gold Rush, made with pineapple, cucumber, lemon, and ginger, is a house fave.
The sunny cafe on John Street is the second, much larger location of this juice bar originating in The Annex. The menu includes coffee, panini and salads too, but green juices like the zingy Mow My Lawn made with kale, spinach, green apple and ginger, are the real draw.
Photo of Union Juice.