Located right off of Rittenhouse Square, nobody would guess Sip–N–Glo is not only pressing out juices, but they’re also harvesting their own honey. “We’re harvesting the first batch tomorrow!” Kristin exclaims. Created by Kristin Lubsen in 2013, Sip–N–Glo opens their second location (their first is on South and S Dehli streets) armed with an arsenal of new products and concoctions.
“It’s so simple,” Kristin explains of their tactile nature. “Just produce pressed into juice.” After a year in France, she turned her love of painting into an art she can experience with the customer. Her bubbly passion for juice appears all over the store. From the stylized fruit icons filling the ceiling to her promise to a child that she would “work on making rainbow juice,” at their request, you can see the care Kristin has put into this juicery.
While rainbow juice may not be in the docket yet, her roster is impressive. Start with the One Love ($8.95), a green juice with a tropical twist bringing the breeze of Costa Rica to wherever you are. Refreshing and light, it meets its pair in the HoneyLove ($8.95), a smoothie that combines cinnamon, spinach, yogurt and honey into a creamy delight.
The other smoothies fail to make as much of a splash, but that may change soon. With the arrival of autumn returns a store favorite, The Great Pumpkin ($8.95). The fresh pumpkin puree blended with an impressive selection of spices creates a decadent pumpkin drink that won’t ruin your diet. And they’re not just saying this; a nutritionist looks over each concoction created by Kristin and Casey, the menu specialist. This consciousness of health coming from the new nutrients found in cold press, and of course taste, are sure–fire ingredients for a winning recipe.
“This one is to make carrots sexy again,” Kristin says as she hands us the standout new Radiant Glo ($8.95) cold press. The bright carrot with hints of turmeric and earthy tea make it seem like Kristin may have accomplished just that.
Location: 257 S 20th Street
TL;DR: Filled with nutrients and surprising flavor, Sip–N–Glo is making creative juices worth the walk over the Schuylkill (even hungover).
Don’t miss: Radiant Glo ($8.95) juice and HoneyLove ($8.95) smoothie prove why this was voted Best of Philly two years in a row. The local wheatgrass shot ($3.95) has a sweet hint that really makes it a winner.
Skip: Better Together ($8.95) and All Day Energizer ($8.95) feel generic, while still tasty.
When to go: Start your day on a fresh foot or brighten your afternoon. They’re open 8am—8pm, seven days a week.
Price Range: $