The Madison area has several high quality juice bars. Whether you are visiting the capitol for business or have come to party on State Street, there is always time for a delicious and nutritious snack. Here are four of my go-to juice bar locations in Madison.
Dodo’s is located in the West Towne Mall and is the perfect place to stop and quench your thirst while out shopping. They are open six days a week from 10am until 9pm and on Sundays from 11am until 6pm. Dodo’s has excellent fruit smoothies many different types of real fruit on hand. They also offer combos (my favorite is strawberry-banana). The service is good and they will make your drink to order even if what you want isn’t exactly on the menu.
Natural Juice is a great choice for when you are in the University of Wisconsin-Madison area. It is located on the Library Mall near the University Bookstore. They have a nice selection of juices, smoothies, and other drinks and their servers are always friendly and accommodating. They are open 7 days a week from 8am until 5pm. Prices are reasonable with a small smoothie costing only $2.75. If you are hungry as well as thirsty you really should try one of their delicious overstuffed spring rolls.
Jamba Juice is an excellent choice in the downtown area. Located at 401 State Street with hours from 7:30am until 9am Monday-Friday, 8:30am until 9am on Saturday, and 9am until 8pm on Sunday, Jamba Juice consistently delivers a mouth-watering and healthy product. Usually I prefer independent juice bars to chains, but this Jamba Juice location is truly as good as any juice bar out there. Also, on a cold day (and we know that Madison gets its fair share!), one of their hot teas will warm you to your toes.
Located just down the road from Jamba Juice at 627 State Street is the Red Mango. It is open daily from 11am until 10pm. Though it is known primarily for it’s delicious selection of tempting frozen yogurts, the Red Mango also offers many different juices and smoothies on their menu. They also have an extremely friendly staff that will get your order to you anyway that you like it. If you are downtown with kids and craving a smoothie, the Red Mango is perfect because you can get a frozen yogurt for the little ones while you enjoy something a little more healthy.