Even though it is truly the most wonderful time of the year, many of us feel both stuffed and sluggish after we’ve fallen prey to the classic case of holiday overeating. At this time of year, we all need to incorporate more fruit and veg into our diet, so here’s a roundup of where you can get the best juices and smoothies in the city.
The Juice Merchant at Franklin’s Table
If you’re in a rush and not looking to venture through the city to get your juice fix, The Juice Merchant at Franklin’s Table on 34th and Walnut is an easy on–campus option. They have options from conventional juices like Twisted Apple, which features beet, pineapple, apple, and lemon, to more daring combinations like Kale with a Kick, which contains kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, lime, and jalapeño. They also offer smoothies, avocado toasts, salads, and fruit bowls if you’re looking to make a meal out of your visit.
Address: 3401 Walnut Street
With locations in Rittenhouse, Bella Vista, Fishtown, and Old City, it’ll be easy to get to Snap Kitchen during your next weekend excursion from campus. From their best–selling ‘super greens’ juice to their chai cashew shake to their turmeric tonic, Snap Kitchen has cold–pressed juices and blended smoothies fit for any craving. In addition to that, they have quick meals, sides, and snacks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Multiple locations: 1901 Chestnut Street, 601 S 10th Street, 1325 Frankford Avenue, 243 Market Street
While it’s highly likely that you’ve seen one of SoBol’s certifiably grammable açaí bowls on some kind of social media, they also serve smoothies if you’re looking for a sweet and slightly healthy pick–me–up close to campus. They have four flavors: Açaí, Super Green, Very Berry, and Pitaya Plus.
Address: 3736 Spruce Street
Located in Old City not far from attractions like Franklin Square and Race Street Pier, Stripp’d Juice is the perfect stop for locally–sourced, cold–pressed juices and more. With inventive flavors and interesting names like Jala At Ya Boy (red grapefruit, apple, jalapeño, kale, lemon, blood orange), Wise Pine (pineapple, sage, cranberry), and Woodermelon (watermelon, mint, lime), it’s easy to find appealing flavors for even the pickiest eater. They also serve nut milk blends with their in–house almond milk (with one even inspired by PB&J!), as well as fruit bowls, cleanses, eggs, and toasts.
Address: 263 North 3rd Street
Sip N Glo
Sip–N–Glo’s juices and smoothies always seem to be able to strike the balance between being tasty enough that you forget it’s healthy, but healthy enough that you don’t feel bad about indulging. They have seasonal juice and smoothie flavors like Happy Harvest, Flu Fighter, and Chai Spice as well as regulars like Pineapple Charcoal Lemon–aid and Heart Beet. They also sell nut mixes with fun combinations like cacao and cherries, and nut butters with flavors like coconut cardamom cookie and peanut butter cup.
Multiple locations: 932 South Street; 1700 Sansom Street; 257 South 20th Street