Favourite Five Food + Drink

Favourite Five: Juice it up

Juice/cold-press bars are now almost as common as the plethora of coffee houses that have sprung up all over the capital. Take a break and grab a green juice for when you need a vitamin hit on the go, or for when you’re feeling a little under par and need a much-needed health boost. Our top five best places to imbibe your preference for green or frankly any colour of the rainbow are below:

Press Juice Bar
Double-filtered, cold-pressed, takeaway juices and cleanses – all raw and unpasteurised are on offered to those ready to embrace the juice way. ‘Greenhouse’ juices lead the way with a rainbow of colours. Press are dedicated to serving and delivering the best cold-pressed juices and healthy foods in London and nationwide. These juices add nutritional value to those with a hectic work schedule and active social lives through the purity of their ingredients providing the maximum level of vitamins, enzymes, minerals and nutrients possible in one swift gulp!
Denman Street | Selfridges Oxford Circus | Spitalfields | Cheapside

Joe and the Juice
How could you have failed to have spotted a branch of this juicing empire with its super diverse menu. Juice options range from hedonistic mixtures such as ‘Hell of a Nerve’ (strawberry, elderflower, banana) to health-conscious options such as ‘Go Away Doc’ (carrot, apple, ginger). Well worth a visit; you are likely to stumble across a branch pretty easily so check it out and continue the juice movement.
High Holborn | Dean Street | Broadwick Street | Regent Street | Baker Street | Hampstead High Street

The Detox Kitchen
Buzzing Carnaby Street provides a home for this bastion of clean-living. Juices are made in their head kitchen in Battersea. Adept at blending together juices such as carrot, apple and ginger and you end up with a juice called Fabulously Focused it’s worth playing this little gem a visit. Not to mention how the humble courgette and cucumber can become a leading ingredient in the Green Machine. You can have your juice to have in or take away alongside salad bowls, hot dishes and sweet treats. Their mission is to pack each juice and dish with as much flavour and nutrients as possible because it should delicious, enjoyable and nourishing and the Detox Kitchen succeeds.
Kingly Street | Mortimer Street

Portobello Juice Cafe
Notting Hill’s Portobello Road utilises the produce home sourced daily on it’s doorstep from the local Portobello Market. This nugget of wonderfulness offers fresh juices, freshly blended smoothies, protein shakes. There is an established list of best sellers such as ‘Flu Fighter (carrot, celery, beetroot, spinach, lemon, ginger, honey) or go off menu if you fancy a trip to the wild side. In case you are feeling extra brave, order a ‘Black Magic’ super smoothie containing activated bamboo charcoal and coconut water. Moreover this is a juice cafe loyal to its locality and also supports the vibrant local arts scene by regularly displaying works by local artists. Juice and Art sounds like a delightful spot for some much-needed mindfulness and self-care.
Portobello Road

The Good Life Eatery
The Good Life Eatery are on a mission to be part of your everyday life and with their mixture of inspiring and different flavours contained within their cold-pressed juices they can be. Names such as ‘Pineapple Immunity’ (pineapple, coriander, coconut, ginger) and ‘Drink Your Salad’ (spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, parsley, cos lettuce, lemon, ginger) are contained on their menu. Their cold-pressed juices are made using a custom-made hydraulic extractor to ensure all the healthy bits (vitamins, trace mineral and enzymes) are retained for longer. The Good Life Eatery also offers nut-milk drinks, smoothies and intense juice ‘shots.
Marylebone | Chelsea | St John’s Wood | Belgravia