Cold-pressed organic juice bars that open up shop outside of Los Angeles or New York usually have to spend a lot of time educating the market about their product: what is pressed organic juice, why do people benefit from drinking it, and why a $9 cup or bottle of juice is worth the cost.
Scottsdale residents already are knowledgeable about the health advantages of juicing and also embrace an extremely healthy and active lifestyle. For those reasons, independent cold-pressed juice bars are trying to squeeze themselves into the city’s boundaries at an increasingly fast rate. Here are four juice bars to try while in Scottsdale:
Where once stood a fancy cupcake store voted to all things sugary and processed now stands NEKTER, a modern-looking California-based juice bar nestled in a fancy strip mall teeming with yoga pants-bedecked Pretty Young Things and moms looking for a healthy post-school drop off fix. Nekter features an expanded menu of cold-pressed juice blends, smoothies, acai bowls, vegan snacks and cleanse packages. The juices promise everything from radiant skin (The Glow) to bottomless energy (The Buzz) to antioxidant overload (The Cure). Another awesome things about this juice bar besides the ample free parking in front is they do $3 juices for children.
15425 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Across the street is another cold-pressed juice place attached to the grandfather of healthy clean eating, True Food Kitchen. You know any place that is built as an extension of Andrew Weil’s temple of healthy eating, must be good – and good for you! This Scottsdale Quarter location is a walk-up bar with no seating, but in the future, its owners, Fox Restaurant Concepts, will open more Juby True juice bars as both stand-alone stores and extensions of True Food Kitchen locations. Paying $9 for a Golden Child or Roots Radical juice is seems like a low price for living the clean, healthy lifestyle endorsed by Dr. Weil.
15191 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food,” wrote Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician who knew a little bit about health (see Father of Medicine; see Hippocratic Oath). The mother/daughter founders prominently display this message on their website along with a bit more modern-day hippie speak about vibrations and sunlight power. No matter if you are more clinical or free-flowing in your thought process, everyone will agree that the rapidly growing local chain puts its powers into producing the most delectable organic cold-pressed juices to drink while people watching all the action passing by this Downtown Scottsdale hot spot.
7119 East 1st Avenue, Scottsdale
Competition breeds excellence, and with Juice Core in close proximity to Kaleidoscope, there is no shortage of high-quality, delicious cold-pressed juices for the Scottsdale crowds. This is a spare space, with a few stools, a brightly chalked daily menu, and the stars of the place – the fruits, veggies and herbs that go into the cheekily named drink selection. The bar’s $12 signature Mother Earth concoction is their signature drink, but feel free to try the detoxifying Clean Up on Aisle 2, the immunity-boosting Are You Kidney’n Me? or the seasonal Peachin’ to the Choir.
7137 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale