Sure, we love our venti, sugar-free, double-shot, extra-hot Peppermint White Chocolate Mochas just as much as the next Angeleno, but we can't wait until the day that juice bars outnumber the chain coffee shops that litter our city streets. It's inevitable, really — between the yogis and the celebs, spots that offer up health-conscious drinks are quickly becoming more popular than Prius dealerships.
And, whether your resolution is to slim down or stay healthy, a go-to juice spot (and a little motivation) is the secret weapon that can keep you from derailing that diet. So, make 2013 the year of looser waistbands, more energy, and clearer skin — with a little help from these 16 juice bars. But, before you say sayonara to those hard-to-pronounce coffee-drinks, repeat after us: Apple Lemon Double Ginger. Because, honestly — just saying the name is half the battle!
With multiple outposts (West Hollywood, Brentwood, and DTLA to name a few) and a truck, it's no wonder celebs like Nicole Richie are often spotted with their Citrus 3's and Green Alkalizers. For the new year, Pressed is offering customers a limited-time discount on its popular three-day cleanse — the 24-bottle package typically clocks in at $285, but will only set you back $199.
Pressed Juicery, 8714 Santa Monica Boulevard (near Huntley Drive); 310-854-4407.
Come for the Toxic Flush (cantaloupe and watermelon) or the Immunity Builder (carrot, celery, apple, beets, and wheatgrass), stay for the eclectic music and quirky arrangement of art that litters this Westlake spot. Sure, it takes the crew more than a minute to prepare that smoothie and sammie, but the items are so worth the wait, considering the fruits and veggies are chopped before your very eyes.
Tribal Cafe, 1651 West Temple Street (near Belmont Avenue); 213-483-4458.
Yes, this place is located at The Farmers' Market at The Grove — but think of it as the healthy oasis buried beneath all the fatty fare. For just $4.50, grab yourself a honeydew and mint combo before you make your way to the shops, you'll need the energy — trust us!
èple, 6333 West Third Street (near South Gilmore Lane); 323-939-3753.
Liquid Juice Bar, 8180 Melrose Avenue (between North La Jolla Avenue and North Kilkea Drive); 323-300-8070.
Raw Cane Super Juice Bar, 5301 West Sunset Boulevard Suite 7 (near North Hobart Boulevard); 323-537-6611.
Photos: Courtesy of Pressed Juicery; Tribal Cafe; Pressed Juicery
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