The subject of a feature in the excellent Chilango magazine is this inconspicuous little juice joint in Mexico City’s historic centre. Jugos María Cristina has been around since 1940 in this location and now has eight branches, making it the oldest juguería in Mexico City. It includes Salma Hayek as one of its past customers, and offers all manner of juices and smoothies in the classic combos as well as some more exotic ones too; we recommend you check out one of the nopal (cactus) concoctions.
Books and juices? Not such a classic combination – when you think of books, you thinks of tea, surely? – but one that works well at Fruta Editorial. Order a delicious fresh fruit juice in an innovative combination and get your nose stuck into one of the many books that are on sale at this self-proclaimed juice-library. Technically an editorial house, they seek to promote both their own publications and those of other independent publishers.
Fruta Editorial, Eje 2A Sur 180, Roma Nte., Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 5519 2884
Situated in the famed and excellent Mercado de Medellín, Las Delicias is an established and traditional Mexican juguería with a long history. With over thirty drinks combos, you’re sure to find a juice or smoothie that suits you. While they don’t technically market themselves as a smoothie stand, asking for some ice or milk to be thrown in will bring your drink closer to a smoothie-esque consistency.
Situated in both Polanco and Condesa, Ojo de Agua is quirky and cool; communal wooden table, glass bottle lamps and fresh produce displayed on the walls, it’s a fantastic final juice option in Mexico City. Their juice menu is huge and varied, so you can choose from classic combos or make up your own more exotic creations. They also serve sandwiches for when you’re in need of lunch or a snack.