is home to many ‘juice bars’ which focus on the production and distribution of nutrient-rich cold-pressed juices. The juice is squeezed through what is called an auger, without heat or pasteurization, which has been said to degrade nutrients. These juices, which are packed with tonnes of fresh fruits and veggies, have claimed to cure hangovers, help detoxify and purify, restore energy and clarity, and more, depending on their carefully calculated ingredients. Have a peek at our guide for the top 10 spots to get your juice fix in Toronto.
The Village Juicery is located on College and Bathurst and sells cold-pressed juices, shots, freshly squeezed juices, alkaline waters, ‘handmade’ nut milks, as well as reset programs which can be booked through consultations with their in-house nutritionist. Popular juices include the Be Green, jam-packed with bok choy, spinach, kale, cucumber, aloe vera, parsely, and lemon, as well as the Be Radiant for those looking for some glow. This juice is composed of 20% fruit and 80% root, with carrot, sweet potato, lemon, granny smith apples, and turmeric root.
Village Juicery, 540 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 647 344 0540
Eliminate Juice | Courtesy of Village Juicery
Restaurant, Vegan, Canadian, Dessert, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
The Grow-Op is a neighbourhood favorite, situated on Ossington and Dundas near Bellwoods Park. They have three cold-pressed juice options: carrot, pineapple, and jalapeno, beet, apple, ginger, and lemon, and spinach, celery, apple, cucumber, and lemon. Their menu also boasts some heartier options, like smoothies, salads, açaí bowls and more. For those who’s rather get their nutrition over with quicker with what feels like a mini-juice, their potent potions (like ‘The OG’) are pure nutrients.
The Grow-Op Juice Bar & Eatery, 222 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 416 532 9999
Summer Menu | Courtesy of The Grow-Op | Courtesy of The Grow-Op
Greenhouse Juice Co.
Greenhouse Juice Co. first opened its doors in 2014 with its Macpherson location. Since then, it has come to be one of the most popular shops of its kind in the city. In addition to their highly popular King Street location, Greenhouse also boasts four locations across the city (and two pop-up shops). They have also partnered with Pusateri’s, so you can find their juice in all of the grocer’s locations. They have 9 cold-pressed juice options, like ‘Rabbit, Run’ and ‘Wake Up’, as well as nut milks, hydrators, boosters, and 3 types of cleanses (gentle, standard, or green if you’re brave enough).
Greenhouse Juice Co., 420 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 416 546 1719
The Good Press
The Good Press describes itself as ‘the most fun place in Toronto to get juice.’ On Yorkville just east of Bellair, The Good Press specializes in juice (with 12 variations), though they even have made-to-order smoothies, bowls, and even fresh fruit popsicles in the summer months. They can cater special events and are available for delivery on Foodora for some emergency juice fulfilling.
Good Press, 87 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 416 962 4000
Spark Espresso And Fresh Bar
Restaurant, Vegetarian, Canadian, Coffee, Tea , Healthy, Soup, $$$
Spark Espresso And Fresh Bar
Located across Ossington station just off Bloor Street is Spark Espresso and Fresh Bar. Though they first opened as Fueled Fresh Bar in 2014, they’ve accumulated a good amount of press in the short time they’ve been open as Spark. With treats like avo toast and chia oats for their all-day breakfast, salad bowls for lunch, and some really good coffee for any time, Spark is an easy choice. They even have a loyalty program if you need another reason to go.
Spark Espresso and Fresh Bar, 739 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 647 849 0078
Spark | Courtesy of Spark
Restaurant, Canadian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Fresh is your quintessential vegetarian/vegan restaurant, with locations conveniently scattered across the city on Bloor, Spadina, Crawford and Eglinton. You can sit in or take-out (which on average takes about 20 min), as well as enjoy grab-and-go salads (though they often sell out quickly- so get there early). They have a large gluten-free menu for those with allergies, as well as green juices and smoothies, immunity shots, power shakes, and supermilks. What sets them apart, though, is the fact that you can create your own juice: choosing from their large ingredient list complete with unique add-ons like spirulina, oregano oil, maca, and more. Follow them on Instagram for updates about their exciting menu.
Fresh on Bloor, 326 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada +1 416 599 4442
Detox & Boost Juice Cleanse | Courtesy of Fresh | Courtesy of Fresh
Feel Good Guru
Feel Good Guru is located on Tecumseth, near Queen and Bathurst. Though it is a vegan restaurant, it is more of a lifestyle spot. The holistic menu includes a liquid pharmacy as well as ‘healthy comfort’, with options like noodles and breakfast bowls. There are juice cleanses (which you can order online) and hosted Yoga & Raw food retreats.
Feel Good Guru, 135 Tecumseth Street #2, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 647 748 5800
The Raw Chemist Juice Bar
Bar, Juice Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian, Canadian, Street Food, $$$
The Raw Chemist Juice Bar
The Raw Chemist Juice Bar is a Junction staple, with a bright and clean interior that is inviting to both veterans and newbies to the world of cold-pressed juice. The knowledgable staff will help you decide on a juice or shot (there are many combinations to choose from and each has a different purposes). There are 9 made-to-order juices, though, like most similar spots, you can include add-ons to their smoothies like maca and protein powders for an additional cost.
The Raw Chemist Juice Bar, 2984 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 647 350 0729
Bolt Fresh Bar
Bar, Juice Bar, Canadian, Street Food, $$$
Bolt Fresh Bar
Bolt is located in the super-trendy Queen West neighbourhood. Their menu is both gluten-free and plant based, of course including cold-pressed juices, but there are also açaí parfaits, smoothies, and salad/grain bowls. Their juices are highly popular with both locals and those who travel far and wide, like the ‘Second Base’, which contains cucumber, granny smith apples, kale, parsley, spinach, lemon, and last but not least, ginger. Each bottle is jam-packed with of 2-4 lbs. of fresh (organic) produce, so it’s worth the hefty price tags.
Bolt Fresh Bar, 1170 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 416 588 8103
Pina Vida | Courtesy of Bolt Fresh Bar | Courtesy of Bolt Fresh Bar
DeKEFIR is an ideal on-the-go staple, located in the Bay Adelaide Center. As shown by their name, they specialize in kefir, a probiotic-rich milk by-product similar to yogurt. All of their smoothies and kefir-based, though they include interesting add-ons (other than their highly popular strawberry and banana blend), such as grapefruit, mint, watermelon, fig, and more. Employees are super accommodating, and they will help you craft your perfect kefir smoothie.
deKEFIR, 333 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada + 1 647 352 2220