With the New Year comes a time to reset, both mentally and physically. Here at Dining Playbook, we’re always up for a challenge and sometimes a juice cleanse is just what the doctor ordered. Boston is full of juiceries, many of which have cleanse options, vegan meals, and detox programs. Here are some of our favorites that will get you started on a healthier you in 2020.
Boston’s original organic juice bar brings you cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, vegan fare, and cleanses. Just outside Government Center, Cocobeet has quite a following. And for those of you in the burbs, they’ve got a new Wellesley location too. Cocobeet prides themselves on offering fresh, hand-crafted products that are all organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and locally sourced. They’ve got over 30 cold-pressed juices and smoothies, so you’ve got plenty to choose from. The Peruvian Sun is a refreshing mix of orange, carrot, apple, lemon, lime and maca that will surely brighten up your morning. Want something on the greener side? Go for the Green Genes, a blend of kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, lemon, apple, parsley, and ginger. Ready to cleanse? Cocobeet has plenty of options, from 1-day reboots, to 7+ day detoxes.
Formerly known as Pressed Juicery, Squeeze Co. made Boston’s juice scene even trendier. With locations downtown on State Street, in the Seaport, and at Assembly Row, Squeeze Co. is home to all the juices you can imagine. You’ll have to visit a few times to get through the menu, but we doubt that will be an issue. In addition to fresh-squeezed juices, their menu is full of boost shots, smoothie bowls, toasts, and even salads.
A juicery right in the middle of the Back Bay train station? Sure, why not. But with a second location on Dartmouth Street, Jugos quickly became a popular choice for healthy eating. Expect a menu ranging from juices and dairy-free milks to acai bowls and sandwiches. Need more than breakfast? Grab one of their to-go bottles for your commute. Ready to detox? Jugos has three standard cleanse options starting at $42/day, but feel free to get creative and choose your own adventure with a custom cleanse.
Mother Juice started as a food truck and is now a 3-location hotspot. Head over to Kendall Square, Newbury Street, or the Boston Public Market to get your juice fix. Mother Juice offers plenty of cold-pressed juices along with smoothies, raw vegan snacks, toasts, salads, and much more. Do yourself a favor and try the chia pudding for breakfast and the Buffalo Chickpea Salad for lunch. In need of a cleanse? Try their Cleanse & Reset option for a complete seasonal reset.
Juice Pressed originates in New York, but has taken over the Boston scene too. They’re basically all over the city, with multiple locations downtown, Fenway, the Seaport, and over in Chestnut Hill. The “JP Standard” offers a menu full of plant-based items that are organic, nutrient dense, and always delicious. You’ll find juices and smoothies, but also bowls, wellness shots, and plant-based entrees. We’re eyeing the Beauty Cleanse to kick off 2020. With a juice called Fountain of Youth, we’re ready to drink right up.
Life Alive stretches all the way from Lowell and Salem over to Cambridge, Boston and more recently, Chestnut Hill. The restaurant aims to bring healthy eating possible in a busy world, all the while spreading love and pleasure. Sip on a juice, latte, or smoothie, or dig into a grain bowl or salad. The menu is huge, and quite frankly, somewhat addicting. The locations are always packed, so pop in, order a few items, and listen to the cool tunes while waiting for your order.
Smoothies, bowls, and toasts, oh my! But of course, juice. Revolution Health Kitchen advocates a whole food, plant-based diet, and is backed by years of research. A huge perk to their menu is that each juice includes a brief description on the health benefits from drinking it. We’re super into the Sweet Beet Juice made with kale, beet, carrot, orange, apple, and lemon. And as Revolution Health Kitchen teaches us, it’s dense with minerals and full of healing love. We’ll sip to that.