Juice bars may sound funny and a little bit dated—like something from the '80s such as pink hair and epaulets. But the idea, that quick rush of adrenaline and the healthy benefits of an all-natural vitamin-packed pick me up is brilliant and wildly beneficial. Besides, lots of people have pink hair again.
With Sip-N-Glo being right across from a Whole Foods grocery means that this particular block of South Street is health-and-well-being central. Sip-N-Glo has an imaginative blend of fruit, plant and vegetable juices, shakes, smoothies, drinks that challenge the palate as well as enrich one's life. See: the Heart Beet (beet, carrot, celery, apple, lemon and ginger), Green Balance (chocolate plant fusion protein, chia seeds, kale, spinach and almond milk) and the deceptively simple, but energizing, Glo Up (carrot, orange and lime). South Street's outpost also features a Superfood Add-Ins bar stocked with bee pollen, spirulina, chlorophyll, echinacea syrup and more.
932 South St., 267.273.0639
Yellow Juice Bar
Regulars at Rittenhouse favorite Yellow Juice Bar typically go for the tall Blood Cocktail (a bold red elixir of apple, beet, ginger, lime and carrot) and the Green Day (spinach, cucumber, celery and kale). Like any good saloon, you can always get a quick belt—an Organic Wheatgrass Shot of fresh-cut, farm-grown wheatgrass, which is super high in chlorophyll. There's the sweet Banana Twirl which tastes like ice cream, but is actually fresh frozen raw banana custard.
2046 Sansom St., 267.519.8296
Four Seasons Juice Bar
All of Reading Terminal Market is one huge veggie, fruit and spice stand, but Center City workers and conventioneers going back-and-forth to Pennsylvania Convention Center use Four Seasons as a respite of healthy replenishment. Nothing fancy, and the favorite here seems to be the big gulp kale-lemon-ginger-celery concoction.
51 N. 12th St., 215.925.4448
P.S. & Co.
Downtown's favorite organic cold-press palace P.S. & Co. is a little more green grocer than juice bar. Still, you can grab bottles like the Nut Milk Sampler (almond, hazelnut, brazil nut) for your time in Philly or sit and sip menu items such as The Fitler Square (cucumber, swiss chard and grapefruit) or The Tulum (spinach, lime and pineapple).
1706 Locust St., 215.985.1706
Charlie Was a Sinner
Swanky Midtown Village vegetarian restaurant Charlie Was a Sinner is technically a bar rather than a juice joint but do try some of its signature organic cocktails such the Wheatgrass Shot (green chartreuse, wheatgrass), the Ask Again Yes (Espolón tequila, rhubarb, lime and agave) or the Goin' Down Easy (lemongrass infused Beefeater gin, yellow chartreuse and lemon). And then tell me you're not juiced. Ha!
131 S. 13th St., 267.758.5372