Article by Kate Walker on the best and healthiest juice spots in Toronto.
Toronto’s Top Juices
Juice is nothing new but you have to admit, it’s getting attention like never before. From specialized bars to restaurants stepping up their cold-pressed game, there’s never been a better time for you and your little ones to drink your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. Read on for a look at Toronto’s top juices.
With a name like The Goods, you have to hope that the product is, well, good. In the case of this Dundas West spot, good is the understatement of the year. With a menu that includes full blend green juices (all organic, of course), cider vinegar coolers, real coconut water (read: fresh from the coconut) and a potent little pick-me-up called the Insteada, the only hard part will be deciding what to order. Stopping by The Goods usually means seeing regulars and and their little ones, sipping on a juice and mingling with owners Lisa Labute and Cat Parker who are always willing to share their impressive knowledge.
Location: 1255 Dundas Street West
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
An organic, cold-pressed juicery that offers doorstep delivery? Sounds to good to be true! Luckily, Greenhouse Juice Co is the real deal, providing incredible elixirs to families around the city who value nutrition and don’t want to compromise on taste. In addition to the standard juice bar fare, Greenhouse offers cleanse programs which are a no-fuss way to jump start your system, should you feel the need to. With two locations (and two more on the way) in addition to their delivery service, Greenhouse makes it a breeze to get your daily hit of health in the most delicious way possible.
Location: 5 Macpherson Avenue
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6pm
Saturday- 8am-6pm Sunday 9am-6pm
Nestled on Market Street, Evolution Food Co is like your favourite laid-back coffee shop only instead of jitter-inducing java, it offers a wide selection of juices and smoothies that promise to get your day started off right. Evolution’s juices are cold-pressed and feature fresh ingredients that you can feel good about. As an added bonus, their bottles are slender and made of plastic which makes them ideal for tiny hands to grab onto.
Location: 12 Market Street
Hours Monday-Saturday 7:30am-7:30pm
Yorkville knows quality and The Good Press is no exception. This happy little juicery is home to delicious delights like Ruby Tuesday(beet, carrot, apple, lemon, ginger) and Eye Spy (carrot, apple, lemon, turmeric) that will have even the most veggie-averse members of your family begging for more. Little ones will be all over the Kids’ Fave menu, which features tasty (and healthy) treats and on a warm day, the organic fruit popsicles are an absolute must-try.
Location: 87 Yorkville
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm
Located in the heart of The Junction, The Raw Chemist Juice Bar is a relative newcomer to the juice scene but what it lacks in history, it more than makes up for with high quality, incredibly delicious liquid nutrition. Raw Chemist uses the cold-pressed process which means that the majority of nutrients are preserved, something all mamas will be grateful for. Each juice is made daily and comes in a variety of flavours, guaranteed to please even the pickiest palates.
Location: 2984 Dundas Street West
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am-6pm