London's Latest Cold-Pressed Juice Bars
If you had dismissed last year's trend for cold-pressed juice as a passing fad, think again. These vitamin-packed drinks and smoothies are becoming a staple with more and more juice bars popping up all over town. Here are four more cold-pressed juice hot spots that should be on your radar.
The Lowdown: London's latest juice concept opened this week offering specially crafted variations inspired by Los Angeles juice bars. As well as refreshing combinations (pineapple, mint and cucumber or celery, ginger and lime), they also offer 100% pure vegetable juices made using locally sourced ingredients like pure kale juice containing over two lbs. of fresh kale in each bottle.
Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, W1D 7DT
What: The Juice Well
The Lowdown: Will Ricker (E&O) along with author, filmmaker and juice advocate Joe Cross opened this Soho juice bar with the intention of getting Londoners looking and feeling their best. Each 500 ml bottle is packed with over a kilo of fresh vegetables and fruits. Aside from the standard green juices, they also offer the Pinamour (pineapple, mint, aniseed), Deep Purple (carrot, cucumber, beetroot) and Spicy Gazpacho (tomato, red pepper, cucumber, celery, watermelon, lemon, red chile, olive oil).
4 Peter St., W1F 0DN; 020 7439 9399
The Lowdown: This tiny juice bar at The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch is essentially a hatch dispensing seasonal juices like the refreshing Ruby (beetroot, carrot, apple and cabbage), shakes (avocado and greens) and herbal waters. The menu changes with the seasons.
Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St., E1 6JQ
What: Lab Organic
The Lowdown: The juices on offer at this somewhat clinical, all-white space in Covent Garden are made fresh every morning using a hydraulic cold-pressed juice-extraction process to conserve all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals and good enzymes. Don't miss unusual mixes including Coco Turmeric Healer made with ginger, powerful Indian spices and coconut water or Green Lemonade packed with antioxidant-rich spinach, romaine leaves, cucumber and celery.
58 Neal St., WC2H 9PA