Get pumped for summer by drinking your greens this spring. Below are our picks for the city’s 5 best green juices. You’ll be healthier, shinier, and happier with every sip. By Jessica Allen.
At Liquiteria, you can get your greens with a side of reds and yellows. The basic All Greens includes parsley, kale, celery, spinach, cucumber, and romaine. But you can also get an All Greens with apple, with lemon and ginger, or with apple, ginger, and lemon. In other words, this juice shop, which has been around since 1996, has got you covered, no matter what you’re thirsting for.
Drink Your Salad
Juice Press operates under the belief that “it’s what you leave out from your diet that leads to optimal health.” As a result, its juices are raw, organic, and never pasteurized, and they arrive sans additives, preservatives, and processed ingredients. Drink Your Salad includes beet, tomato, celery, parsley, kale, carrot, spinach, lemon, and “pinches” of cayenne, onion, sea salt, and garlic. Why chew when you can slurp?
Melvin Major Jr. “may be New York’s first celebrity juicer,” says the New York Times. Major honed his craft at a health food store in Greenwich Village, until a few years ago, when he was asked to run the juice bar affiliated with Miss Lily’s, an epicenter of coolness and Caribbean food in Soho. Among his signatures is the Green Light, a blend of collard greens, lemon, celery, ginger, green chard, kale, and parsley.
Hail to Kale
Juice Generation makes a couple top-notch green juices, including Get Ur Green On (pineapple, apple, kale, spinach, and mint) and Supa Dupa Greens (lemon, kale, spinach, celery, apple, cucumber, parsley, and romaine). But we like Hail to Kale. It’s simple, for one, consisting of kale, apple, lemon, and watermelon. It’s fruity, for another. And last, but definitely not least, it’s fun to say.
One Lucky Duck does more than just juice, but this raw, vegan restaurant does juice really, really well, thanks to its use of the Norwalk Juicer, a fancy piece of equipment that “minimize[s] oxidation and preserve[s] the maximum amount of nutrients.” Swan Greens blends dandelion, yuzu, spearmint, cucumber, pear, spinach, grapefruit, and tarragon. It’s a poetic name for a powerful drink.