The Best Juice Bars in Toronto
The best juice bars in Toronto offer the respite your stomach (and nerves) need from that four-espresso-a-day habit. Or is that just me? In any case, you can always tell a great juice bar by the abundance of ingredients on its counters, with bright yellow bananas and carrots galore inviting you to put down that Americano and try something a little more colourful. Fresh fruits and veggies are key, and these Toronto juice bars would press nothing less.
Here is the list of the best juice bars in Toronto.
Proof that looks aren’t everything, especially when it comes to juice bars. Fast-walkers are likely to miss this Church and Wellesley stronghold, though it presses out some of the finest juices this side of, uh, Church. You won’t find too many fancy options here, just a solid roster of fruit and vegetables juices, along with consistently delicious smoothies and protein shakes. More »
All of the Fresh restaurants around Toronto offer an impressive list of juices and smoothies, each one paired with an apt and creative name (someone was obviously on wheatgrass when they wrote this drink menu.) In any case, I don’t think it’s the nostalgia that keeps the “Yellow Brick Road” smoothie on people’s lips. Fresh’s juices are always fresh (fancy that!), unique, and well-balanced. More »
Good for a plain ol’ glass of sunshine, or something a little more dynamic such as an “Eye Opener,” and mix of ginger, orange, carrot, apple, and ginseng. Sunshine Wholesome Market is notable for its exclusive use of certified organic ingredients, along with the fact that it just so happens to be attached to a grocery store. This juice bar offers a good mix of pre-determined concoctions, as well as an easy create-your-own option. More »
If you can handle the mayhem that is the Downsview Park Merchant’s Market, Juicy Hut offers rewards in the forms of fresh cane juice and low prices. A labour of love for juice bar owner John Huynh, who regularly mans his Juicy Hut stand slinging out fresh cups of soursop and pineapple. Lots of refreshing fruit, vegetable, and smoothie options. More »
Brings new meaning to the word “local.” This juice bar doubles as a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, meaning you can buy your fresh kale, bananas, and strawberries here, and drink them here too. You certainly can taste the difference of direct-from-the-terminal, with superb juice blend options such as the ever-popular basil pear, and the nutrient-packed “Romeo’s Wake-Up” juice. More »
Another spot that doesn’t exactly win in terms of aesthetics, but Ghazi Juice knows have to make greens disappear in a healthy blend. The juices here are pretty well-priced (look out for student specials) and serve as an easy call for after a show at the Bloor. When in doubt, can’t go wrong with Ghazi’s $2.99 freshly squeezed orange juice. More »
With its own juice cleanse program and everything, this juice bar and raw café can be found on the lower level of the St. Lawrence market, where ginger, lemon, and plenty of fruits and fresh greens are blended in abundance to create Cruda’s signature smoothies and juices. And if you happen to catch owner Claudia Gaviria, do ask for her recommendation. More »
Vegan ice cream and carrot apple juice; Sadie’s serves up the best of guilt-free indulgence. As the first juice bar (at least by name) to arrive on the Kensington Market scene, Sadie’s is still reaping the recall benefits, albeit, with good reason. Super smoothies, great juices, and plenty of snacks to pair alongside. More »
Juice and organic produce shopping; the best way to never shop hungry (thirsty?) again. True to its name, The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar sticks to organic ingredients, tossing in protein boosts, superfoods, and other add-ins at customers' requests. Don't forget about those delicious vegan milkshakes. More »
Its most popular juice is also its namesake, with the kale, apple, lemon combo leading the pack at this organic juice bar. You won’t find too many outrageous ingredient options here, but rather a standard set of fresh fruits and veggies that can be mixed and matched to create your own drink. Add matcha powder and protein for smoothies for a little extra punch. More »
Nevermind the name. Circus Coffee House makes some seriously delicious juices and smoothies. Prices are quite good compared to some of Toronto’s other juice bars, with nothing lost in terms of the quality, freshness, or taste of these fine juices. Not every juicer offers garlic among his ingredients, but Circus owner Ron Duff knows its power. More »