Juice bars have become increasingly popular among health-conscious Americans. And some of the most health-conscious Americans live in San Francisco. In a city where residents are (in)famously committed to consuming only the finest, freshest ingredients, it only makes sense that the juice bars would rank among the nation’s best.
There are many great juice bars raising the bar in San Francisco. They tend to be concentrated downtown in the Financial District and in the Mission and Marina districts. Here are six standout San Francisco juice bars, in no particular order:
Happy Moose Juice (842 Valencia St., at 19th): Arguably the city’s best cold-pressed juice bar, this pop-up transforms Range into an organic juice joint every day from 9am-3pm, except Mondays. Try their signature Refresh and So Clean, Strawberry Fields or, if you dig ginger, the Tropical Roots.
Pressed Juicery (3901 24th St., between Sanchez and Noe): This Los Angeles transplant now has locations throughout the city, but this one’s still the best. They’re known for their cleanses, although they have raised some eyebrows and ire regarding their use of plastic bottles and the fact they’re from LA. Seriously, though, this place serves up some seriously good juice.
Living Greens (1501 Cortland Ave., between Bradford and Peralta): Tucked away in Bernal Heights, Living Greens boats an impressive lineup that features organic, cold-pressed juices and cleanses. They also offer fresh daily deliveries and sensational seasonal specials. They’ve also opened a location in the FiDi at Bush St. and Trinity Place.
Estela’s Fresh Sandwiches (250 Fillmore St., at Haight): Seriously damaged by a fire a couple years back, this venerable Lower Haight sandwich shop moved to 891 Bush in the Tenderknob. But now they’re back in their original location after the building was fully renovated. In addition to some of the city’s freshest sandwiches, Estela’s also offers an impressive selection of juices and smoothies. Try the Five Fingers of Life. Oh, and the Bush Street location is still there too.
Judahlicious (3906 Judah St., at 45th): Way out in the Outer Sunset you’ll find one of the city’s best vegan eateries and juice bars. The Garden Fire (greens, celery, lemon, cayenne pepper, bee pollen, and apple cider vinegar) is a real winner, as is the Acai bowl.
Native Juice Co. (250 Montgomery St., between Bush and Pine): Their juices might have some of the most clever names in town– Peach for the Stars or You’ve Got Kale, anyone? But those cute names are not just some gimmick. This place ranks right up there with the best juice bars in the city because they only use the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in their colorful concoctions.