There’s nothing that makes you feel more virtuous than drinking a tall glass packed full of fruit and veg. We swear we feel ourselves getting healthier by the second! If you want to get your juice fix, check out some of our favourite juice bars in South Africa — some of them are even online, so you can get juicing wherever you are!
Boost Juice Bars
Well-known for their skinny smoothies and delicious fat-free fruit crushers, as the name suggests, Boost Juice Bars also serve up tasty freshly squeezed juice. They have a variety to choose from, and you can also add a range of ‘boosters’ packed with protein, vitamins and immune boosters to your drink. Best of all, they’re a juice bar franchise, so you’ll find their juice bars all over South Africa. Visit boostjuice.co.za to find one near you.
Leafy Greens Cafe
Situated on a tranquil organic country farm in Muldersdrift, Leafy Greens Cafe is worth a visit whether you’re into juicing or not. Ingredients are handpicked daily from the farm and they offer healthy food, juice cleanses (which last from one to five days) and tasty gluten-, wheat- and sugar-free smoothies. Find out more at leafygreens.co.za.
Looking to do a juice cleanse or detox? Juice Revolution will deliver you your cold-pressed juice wherever you are in South Africa. They freeze the freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices, to lock in all that vitamin and mineral goodness — all you need to do is defrost them overnight when you’re ready to start. Fab! Go to juicerevolution.co.za and see what all the hype is about.
We couldn’t do a post about juice bars in South Africa without featuring the ever-present Kauai, the healthy brand that most people associate with gyms. We’re all familiar with their smoothies, but their menu now includes raw juices, too, with good-for-you fruit and veg and all sorts of super foods. Try the Flu Shot juice with ginger, honey, lemon juice and cayenne pepper — the perfect winter pick-me-up. See the menu and find a Kauai branch near you at kauai.co.za.
Bliss Juicery is another Joburg-based juice bar we love. In fact, it’s very close to the Essentials offices and we’ve been known to sign-up for a day or two of their rainbow juices when we feel like we need to get back on the health wagon. Book your cleanse in advance, or pop into the shop and see what tickles your fancy (if you see us there, say hi). They even deliver within a 15km of the store in Craighall; go to blissjuicery.co.za to set it up.
Juiced supplies small batches of cold-pressed juice to restaurants and health shops in Johannesburg and Durban, but they also deliver fresh, raw juice all over South Africa. They also offer great value-for-money packages, so you should definitely check them out if you’re a regular juicer. Plus their juice cleanses were designed with input from a dietician. And if you’d rather not just subsist on juice for a few days, you can even do a juice and soup cleanse! Visit them in Braamfontein or visit juiced.co.za.
If you’re looking for a juice bar in Cape Town, we suggest visiting Crush in St George’s Mall. You can order various raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes, plus, of course, all sorts of fruity juices and dairy-free smoothies. Check out the menu at crush.co.za.
Another online juice bar that delivers their cold-pressed juice to everyone in South Africa, Nurish has a whole lot of juices designed to do everything from revitalise and ignite to erase your cellulite (where do we sign up?)! Order your raw, unpasturised juices from nurish.co.za.