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The Best Juice Bars in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / July 27, 2012

best juice bars torontoThe 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.

Juice Box

Juice Box

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 »

Fresh Restaurant

Fresh Restaurant

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 »

Sunshine Wholesome Market

Sunshine Wholesome Market

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 »

Juicy Hut

Juicy Hut

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 »

Romeo’s Juice Bar

Romeo’s Juice Bar

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 »

Ghazi Juice

Ghazi Juice

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 »

Cruda Cafe

Cruda Cafe

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 »

Sadie’s Juice Bar

Sadie’s Juice Bar

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 »

The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar

The Big Carrot Organic Juice Bar

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 »

Kale

Kale

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 »

Circus Coffee House

Circus Coffee House

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 »

Discussion

17 Comments

Karen / July 27, 2012 at 02:42 pm
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The best juice bar is in your own kitchen. I spent a lot of my paycheque at some of these locations until I purchased an inexpensive juicer and started juicing at home. Yes, it takes more time to do it yourself, but it is pretty easy once you get into it. And you can be more on top of what gets juiced. Most of these juice bars do not use organic produce. I have seen instances where they do not even bother to wash the produce! Do you really think that some student making minimum wage is going to care about pesticide residue? These bars are all about making money, so they are also way over-priced. Please don't get ripped off, people. DIY!
homonym / July 27, 2012 at 03:36 pm
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Jews bars? WELL I NEVER.
Juice Bar Experience / July 27, 2012 at 04:02 pm
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Now this is my kind of post. Well done!
umm / July 27, 2012 at 04:12 pm
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Pulp Kitchen.
Alex / July 27, 2012 at 06:15 pm
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I've tried a couple juices at Ghazi, and maybe it was just these ones (you know, the ones in the ice and water at the front of store), but not great at all. One was lemonade, and I'd say the lemonades at Aroma (same block) are a lot better.

Romeo's is awesome. Had one of these a month or so ago, and then went down to Fresh for one of theirs, and yeah, Romeo's was definitely the winner!
Abe / July 28, 2012 at 10:34 am
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Papaya Hut? Anyone?
lol / July 28, 2012 at 06:20 pm
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chinatown bubble tea spots are good
Paul / July 29, 2012 at 12:46 am
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Papaya Hut is awesome! It's an original in Toronto. Alot of Juice bars don't even have papaya juice, I ask, but they don't have. You can always get papaya juice at Papaya Hut!!!!!
Abe replying to a comment from Paul / July 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm
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You can have ANYTHING at Papaya Hut! Coolest dudes in the world, too! Avocado pita sandwich and an Incredible Hulk smoothie for under $10? Come on!
Cool replying to a comment from Abe / August 18, 2012 at 01:30 pm
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sounds like you work there, "dude"
Gabe / September 23, 2012 at 12:38 am
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Papaya Hut on Yonge St. This place is a straight up original juice bar. Always Good!!
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 11:01 pm
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Now this is my kind of post. Well done!
BOOBOO / October 18, 2012 at 03:32 pm
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WELL DONE ROBYN. LIVE A BIT NORTH OF THE CITY, BUT IF ROMEOS` WAS HANDY, I`D BE THERE DAILy 4 HEALTH INTAKE. BOB`S YOUR UNCLE.
Warren / October 19, 2012 at 03:32 pm
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I love The Big Carrot !!! Don't forget LIVE Food Bar http://www.livefoodbar.com/ & Jus Devie!!! http://www.jusdevie.ca/
John / January 14, 2013 at 08:43 am
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You guys forget to ad Jus de Vie, It's the only one that offers cold pressed juice.
peter / February 21, 2014 at 06:02 pm
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There's another juice bar downstairs, the Freshly Squeezed...I think they focus a lot on their smmoothies, but they do the vegetable juices there too and a lot more reasonably priced than Cruda. They just started Cold Pressed Juice.
Crazy busy there sometimes , though.
peter replying to a comment from peter / February 21, 2014 at 06:03 pm
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Downstairs of St.Lawrence Market

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