Juice bars come in handy after too many late nights binging on wings, truffle fries and Miami’s best drunk food. Luckily, you’ll find no shortage of juice bars in Miami. It’s just one of the latest health trends to find its footing in the 305. Maybe you recognize its cousin, the acai bowl, from one of your trips to find the best acai bowls in Miami. Or maybe the best desserts in Miami is more your speed. Either way, we could all use a nice fresh juice every occasionally, and here’s where you can find the tastiest and freshest in the city.
Best juice bars in Miami
The pioneers of Miami’s cold-pressed juice scene, Jugofresh was instrumental in jumpstarting our city’s juice craze when it opened its first store in South Beach in 2012. The juicery has since practically taken over South Florida with two standalone locations (Wynood and Sunset Harbour) and hubs in seven Whole Foods stores. The juicery is famous for its grab-and-go juices like El Green-Go (apple, celery, spinach, lemon and parsley), Winter in Miami (beet, carrot, coconut water and lime) and our personal favorite: Saca Lo Todo (lemon, lime, ginger, cayenne and maple syrup). Juices range in price, from $8 to $12. Those in need of a small kick should opt for a shot. The $4 Saca Lo is said to be a hell of a hangover cure, though—going down—it feels a bit like being shot in the throat with a paintball gun filled with ginger and lime (in the best way possible).
Didn’t expect to find a trendy juice shop in West Kendall? You’re not alone but—believe it or not—Roots Juicebar is one of Miami’s best. Beloved for its Dragon Bowl (dragon fruit, pineapple, mango, banana and almond milk for $9.50) and smashed avo toast ($5.50), the organic restaurant also serves cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies and plant-based bites. Try drinks like the Love Potion #9 juice (pear, pineapple, beet, chia and ginger), the Cash Mylk blend (cashew, chia, date, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and Himalayan pink salt) or the Bloody Berry smoothie (raspberry, beet, banana, maca and almond milk). And if you’re feeling a tad extra, give your smoothie a boost with any of the Roots superfood add-ons: hemp seeds, goji berries, bee pollen or cacao nibs.
This cozy, bohemian gem serves up hippie-approved juice and coffee. Their specialties include the $8 Green Peace Juice (kale, spinach, celery, apple and pineapple), the $6 Marley Smoothie (banana, kale, spinach, peanut butter and almond milk) and the $5 Superfood Frap (an espresso blended with raw cacao, macs, agave, almond milk and cinnamon). All of the above should absolutely be enjoyed to stay, sipped in the restaurant’s adorable setting of wood floors, colorful carpet rugs and indoor greenery. The positive vibes are free.
Inspired by the Costa Rican mantra (which translates to “pure life”). Pura Vida is all about eating clean. Though its signature acai bowls are undoubtedly Pura Vida’s most popular item, the organic South Beach restaurant offers an impressive roster of fresh juices too: Green Deluxe (spinach, kale, celery, apple, parsley, cucumber, lemon), Skinny Beach (mint, cucumber, ginger, lemon, honey) and Lulu’s Lemon (lemon, ginger, orange, pineapple, organic chia seeds) are all winners starting at $8.95. If you’re stomach is still growling after a juice, you’ve got no shortage of options in Pura Vida’s hearty salads, wraps, pitas, quinoa and brown rice bowls.
Dr. Smood proudly prescribes cold-pressed juices—which they call “Smoodys”—health shakes, non-dairy milks and various healthy bites. The menu is color-coded according to health benefit. Whether you opt for a freshly blended live juice, cold-pressed detox juice or Yemenite Hawaj white coffee, you can rest assured that everything is organic, dairy-free and anti-inflammatory. In fact, they’ve even created their own four-ingredient performance bread for sandwiches that isn’t heavy on the nap-inducing carbs.
With more than three dozen all-natural smoothie varieties and nearly as many specialty juices to choose from (many of which start at just $5) Juice & Java has easily one of the most accessible juice selections in town. J&J boasts an equally hefty food menu, which customers can enjoy while dining either inside the cozy, warm restaurant or at a few sidewalk tables along the always exciting Washington Avenue. Among the food options are crepes, breakfast bowls, baked quesadillas, pita melts and more. When it comes to juices, consider the H-Bomb (lemon, lime, spinach, celery, carrot, apple, cucumber) or, for the slightly more adventurous, the Cure (carrot, celery, beet, cucumber, spinach, garlic, ginger, apple, lemon and lime).
Three cousins who all practice the raw food lifestyle came together to create this raw/vegan concept in their own backyard of Aventura. Raw Republic serves cold-pressed juices, shots, smoothies, acai and pitaya bowls, cleanse kits, grab-and-go bites and even raw vegan sweets. Among the latter are its specialty, raw cinnamon rolls with a sweet date spread (those babies go fast). The microjuicery also serves some of the most unique wellness shots in town. The Activate Me holds the bizarre trio of lemon, maple syrup and activated charcoal. The raw vegan eats are pretty distinctive too—as evidenced by the curry quinoa sushi rolls.
When he opened Ten Fruits in Downtown Miami, the resident Juice Master Alexander Vasquez developed a menu inspired by the nutrient-rich tropical fruits he grew up eating in Peru. Now, his casual juice bar reflects that simplicity in both its menu and its clean white interior. The juices, super smoothies and acai power bowls are all made without any added ice or water, only the natural ingredients listed on the menu. For something rejuvenating, grab a Green Day Juice (kale, spinach, celery, apple, parsley and lemon) and pair it with a house-baked Peruvian empanada. Your total should come out somewhere around $14.
Walk into Juicense, and its stark white walls will welcome you into an environment that feels as clean as the drinks you’re about to consume. Health coach and chef Mariana Diez launched Juicense as a way to help locals find their way toward a healthier lifestyle and the Coconut Grove shop offers a variety of juices, smoothies and nut milks—all made fresh in-house—as well as superfood toasts, chia seed pudding, raw oatmeal, acai power bowls, kale salad and a daily rotation of sweets. Juicense also offers several customized cleanses that are aimed at jumpstarting the wellness journey and some integrate food, unlike the usual strict juice cleanse.
Beehive Juice Bar is actually a small counter in the back of a South Miami health food store, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character. Owner Carlos Schichi and his tasty vegan eats have amassed a devoted following over the years (enough to follow him to a new storefront on SW 65th Avenue and Bird Road after a CVS bought out the entire strip where it was originally located). All of Beehive’s fresh juices and smoothies are unbelievably affordable ($5 or less) and include the essential mojito juice (mint, lime, beet, ginger, pineapple and cucumber) and the Kitchen Sink smoothie (banana, beet, pineapple, kale, carrot, dragon fruit and vegetable protein water). Other menu highlights include salads and sandwiches on sprouted Ezekiel bread, vegan empanadas, frozen banana custards and non-dairy baked desserts.