The juice

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Most Mothers tell their children to eat their vegetables but we reckon that Mums in LA must be instructing their offspring to drink their veggies instead. How else to account for Angelenos’ addiction to juicing? Sure residents in La La Land still crave their non fat macchiato no whip concoctions at local cafes but cold-pressed vegetable and fruit blends made with freshly plucked kale, cilantro, celery, beets and spinach – perhaps seasoned with lemon and cayenne pepper for added kick – is definitely the drink du jour.

Spending the summer – or part of it – in LA? Here’s four places where you can make like a local and join the Angelenos for a daily juice fix…

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The Punchbowl (Los Feliz)
This juice joint features a menu of seasonal juices and smoothies made with some unusual suspects such as dandelion, tarragon and grapefruit. The menu changes often and is dependent on available produce. thepunchbowl.tumblr.com

 

Pressed Juicery (Studio City)
Boasting several locations, including one in San Fernando Valley, Pressed Juicery is arguably the rock star of juicing having been founded by a team of entertainment professionals. The shop’s six-pack samplers provide just the right amount of nourishment. What’s more, these guys will deliver to your hotel (or home/office) too. pressedjuicery.com

 

Sustain Juicery (Downtown)
Not all juiceries are created equal and here the staff puts the squeeze on various juicers meaning not every fruit and veggie is pressed but it’s all made to order using organic produce. Daily specials are displayed on the chalkboard and the staff see themselves more as bartenders than blender operators by presenting drinks in coupes rather than cups! sustainjuicery.com

 

Erewhon Natural (Westside)
Tucked inside an organic market of the same name, Erewhon offers grab and go glass bottled juices as well as made-to-order drinks, such as coconut Bulgarian rosewater. erewhonmarket.com

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