Our Six Favorite Juice Bars in Orange County

Whether it’s to cleanse on the go or put some pep in your step, juicing remains popular.

Vibe photograph by Mariah Tauger

No longer are raw juice bars serving just the green, grassy stuff. Today, you can find delicious brews and elixirs that take seasonal fruits and veggies to new heights. Our six favorite juice hot spots in Orange County will help you drink your way to better health.

1 Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice
With its neon signage and verdant green topiary walls, Vibe Organic Kitchen & Juice looks every bit the part of a feel-good, eat-good haven. Find a rainbow array of 100 percent organic juices, pressed fresh to order. We’re partial to the Spicy Greens, with pineapple, cucumber, kale, jalapeno, and lime—the touch of heat and a little tart and tang is a refreshing mix. There’s also the Energizer Bunny, with carrot, apple, lemon, and ginger for extra zip. For something a bit more substantial with a jolt, try the Breakfast Buzz, a smoothie made with cold-brew coffee, almond butter, banana, cinnamon, maca, dates, coffee beans, and housemade coconut milk. $9 to $12. 1000 Bristol St., Newport Beach, 949-478-4118, eatdrinkvibe.com

2Pulp Juice Bar
The latest juice bar to open in Orange County, Pulp stands out from the pack with its reusable and resealable packaging and unique fruit juice combinations. There’s the popular Pear Me Up, with pear and strawberry juice—it’s not too sweet. Choose from nearly a dozen other juice blends, including the Bloody Scarlet, with strawberry, orange, pear, and beet juice or the Lime Crime, with carrot, lime, and turmeric. Can’t decide? Get the Flight Shot, and you can try five of the signature juices. $6.50 to $8. 1525 E. Katella Ave., Orange, 714-771-2588

3Impact Juice Bar
What this little box of a shop lacks in space and ambience, it makes up for with great customer service and even better elixirs. The Anti-Inflammatory—with turmeric, carrot, lemon, ginger, pineapple, and apple—is a balanced medley of flavors, as is the Golden Fuel, a bright mix of carrot, lemon, ginger, pineapple, orange, and apple. Add chia seeds for $1. You can always opt to build your own drinks, and if you’re feeling like braving those potent wellness shots, the least bracing of the bunch is the strawberry and ginger. $6.50 to $12 for juices; $3 for wellness shots. 142 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714-833-9889

This tiny juice-bar gem is as cheeky as its name, a play on getting customers “seduced by juice.” And you might, especially with its selection of “drinks with benefits” like the Matcha Green Tea Iced Latte, with organic coconut milk, matcha green tea, chlorella, pink sea salt, and agave. Deliciously robust but smooth, it’s one of the best versions we’ve had—and it’s purported to boost your metabolism as well as detoxify and alkalize your body. We love the citrusy Fat Burner, with grapefruit, ginger, lime, and orange. The Blue Mojo, with pineapple, chia seeds, and protein algae, is believed to have antioxidant benefits. Feeling under the weather? Try the Nature’s Flu Shot, a potent dose of lemon, garlic, ginger, turmeric, agave, cayenne, orange, and apple cider vinegar. $3.50 to $11. 2744 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949-759-3500, sejuicedbar.com

5Pressed Juicery
Now one of the largest cold-pressed juice chains with locations all over the U.S., Pressed Juicery remains a steady standby for grab-and-go juices. If you’re a die-hard greens fan, go for the Greens 3, with pressed apple, celery, cucumber, kale, lemon, parsley, romaine, spinach, and ginger for an energizing kick. For something more tart and refreshing, get the Citrus 2, with apple, pineapple, mint, and lemon. Better yet, try the juices in frozen form for a healthy treat—all locations boast a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soft-serve station. We love the Roots Freeze, with a sour blend of beets, carrots, apple, lemon, ginger, dates, and coconut. Add fresh raspberries for a guilt-free dessert. $6.50 to $8 per bottle, $5 to $8 per freeze. Locations in Tustin, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, and Newport Beach; pressedjuicery.com

For those who like to enjoy their juice with a meal, there’s Babette’s—one of the few full-service restaurants in Orange County that also offers its own house-pressed juices. Try the carrot-ginger juice, a sweet, eye-opening concoction that’s balanced by the pepperiness of the ginger. For a grown-up spin, you can order a cocktail at the bar made with pressed juices, like the Just Beet It, with beet, lime, serrano pepper, tequila, and mezcal. $9 per juice, $14 per juice cocktail. 7962 E. Coast Highway, Newport Coast, 949-715-9915, babettesoc.com

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