New York-style healthy living lands in Paris in the shape of a trendy, stylish, reasonably priced juice bar.
Picture this: a platinum blonde girl in faded Levi jeans and Birkenstocks cradles a freshly squeezed juice. She kisses her tattooed skateboarder boyfriend outside a kiosk, the words ‘JUICE BAR’ stamped across its front in big white letters. No, you’re not in Brooklyn – you’re on the Rue Lucien Sampaix, at the first juice bar set up by Marc Grossman six years ago.
You can come here for breakfast outside on the small terrace or in the bar’s slightly eccentric interior. We particularly enjoy the freshly pressed and blended organic juices like the ‘orange, banana, cherry and raspberry’, which immediately made us feel fantastic. And, of course, it wouldn’t really be Brooklyn without a fresh, home made bagel (strangely difficult to find in Paris, with some notable exceptions) filled with butter and jam, cream cheese or avocado.
For lunch there’s a wide choice of toasted sandwiches (prices range from €6.50-€8), a green salad (€4.50) with organic baby shoots, red cabbage, carrots and green beans, a soup of the day (when we go, it’s lentil and mushroom), carrot cake, and granola with red berries. Everything is incredibly fresh and beautifully seasoned, plus all at very reasonable prices. Going by how busy it is on our visit, it seems the whole neighbourhood has made Bob’s Juice Bar their go-to healthy eating spot.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER
|Venue name:||Bob’s Juice Bar||Contact:|
15 rue Lucien Sampaix
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm; Sat 8.30am-4pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Jacques Bonsergent|