Health benefits are clearly a priority when considering consuming a juice or smoothie over a can of pop or bottled craft beer, but all organic, natural, and healthy stuff aside, we want a smoothie or juice that flat out tastes delicious. This guide will help you locate the hot spot in your neighborhood that’s overflowing with fruity and veggie goodness.
Embody Natural Health
10320 Perry Highway 15090*724-766-5301
5400 Butler Street 15201*412-477-0767
Voted best Juice + Smoothie Bar in 2013, Pittsburgh loves Embody. They serve up a variety organic raw juices and smoothies tailored to your taste or even your specific health needs. Flavors named after the purpose they serve include Recovery (orange, banana, coconut, ginger, chocolate protein) and Digest (apple, beet, ginger, carrot).
Smoothies start at $5.99 and Juice at $6.99. Embody Natural Health also offers different milk bases and add-ins for about $1.00 each.
East End Food Co-op Café
7516 Meade Street 1520*412-242-7726
Open every day 8am-7pm
Using only organic ingredients, the Co-op café offers fresh, made to order creations just for you. Friendly staff members share their favorite combos and can fill you in on in season ingredients and specials.
Smoothie prices top off at $6.50 for a 16 ounce cup and juices come in three sizes and are priced from $3.50 to about $9.00. The Co-op offers a decent selection of additions starting out at $.50.
They offer 9 juice combos and 15 smoothie options including Johnny Gingerade (apple, ginger, and lemon), and Full Circle (kale, cucumber, celery, garlic, and carrot) and Blue Lagoon (bananas, blueberries, pineapple juice.)
Sunny Bridge Natural Foods
130 Gallery Drive 15317* 724-942-5800
One of Pittsburgh’s leading health and natural food product grocery stores, Sunny Bridge is located about 20 minutes south of town. Natural and organic locally farmed ingredients make up the delicious menu offerings.
Juices come in two sizes and are priced at either $5.99 or $7.49. Smoothies come in one size for $5.99. Boosts like wheatgrass and bee pollen can be added for an extra charge.
Flavors include the Brain Booster, a combo of apple, cucumber, and peppermint and Peach Pie, peaches cinnamon and stevia.
Juice Up 412
124 S Highland Ave 15206*412-229-7414
Health and wellness advocates, Juice Up 412 is doing fabulous things for people and communities prone to otherwise. Through social media, this juice bar maintains close relationships with customers. The reviews are outstanding, and the staff is actively involved in the community.
Juice Up has a small menu consisting reasonably priced drinks. ($4.00- $6.50) Unlike other juice bars, Juice Up 412 even offers growlers.
The newest addition to the menu, Blush, contains beets, oranges and ginger and is a hit with both kids and adults.