Get juicy! There are plenty of healthy, happiness-inducing juice drinks and treats available right on Melrose Avenue. It’s a perfect way to power up for a day of shopping and browsing. Trendy spots serve up unique flavor combinations that are juice-tacular, good for body and soul.
Veggie-centric dining in this fast-casual spot includes a variety of lovely juices and smoothies. Enjoy treats such as the OG Original Green with a zippy combo of kale, spinach, apple, celery, cucumber, lemon, and ginger. Or how about the sweet and delicious Honey Cream, which is a blend of pineapple, coconut, ginger, and carrot? Then for a spicy swirl, there’s the Volcano, made with carrot, beets, grapefruit, ginger, and yep, habanero chilies. And when it comes to smoothies, popular blends include the Blue Bonanza, a rich mix of almond milk, blueberry, banana, plant protein, and almond butter. Nuts for Cacao Nibs satisfies that chocolate craving in the most healthy of ways, with coconut milk, cinnamon, banana, cocoa nibs, honey, cacao, dates, and maca. Feeling a bit decadent? Then take part in the venue’s Retox While You Detox plan – you can add a shot of high-end alcohol to any juice or smoothie, from Ford’s Gin to Cana Brava rum.
7661 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
“Come and get it while it’s cold,” is a motto of this sexy juicery that offers fresh, raw, vegan, organic, cold-pressed juice. Reasonably priced, open daily from 9 to 7, you can sip on the outside patio, at the community counters, or take to go. Juices, smoothies, wellness shots – they’ve got them all. The wide-ranging menu includes 7 different kinds of juices. Popular choices include Californication with kale, cucumber, parsley, and apple; Disco Lemonade, made with fresh orange, grapefruit and lemon; and the Pin Cup, a potent mix of beets, apple, orange, and ginger. Smoothie hits include the Golden Girl, a rich and protein-filled treat of almond milk, hemp seeds, cacao, cinnamon, matcha, and cardamom.
7473 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Yes, there are crepes and waffles and other sweet treats at La Crème, but you’ll also find a bevy of reasonably priced fresh juices. The classic green juice keeps it simple and delish with apple, celery, cucumber, kale and spinach. Add a little bite to the flavor with carrots, beets, apple, celery, spinach, and ginger with the Veggie Ginger Juice. Or try the perfect morning wake-up with the Wrinkle Free Juice: cucumbers, ginger, and orange. And in the smoothie category, the Purple Haze is among the most popular, made with blueberries, banana, and vanilla ice cream. The Avocado Banana Milkshake is hardly a slouch either, a combo of banana, avocado, and vanilla ice cream. And for a smoothie on the lighter side, banana, blueberries, strawberries and mango make the Tutti Frutti both light and sweet.
Fresh organic juice is a mainstay at this spot, with a best-selling G-Immunity boosting your day and your immune system. This juice mix features broccoli, carrots, ginger, celery, kale, parsley, apple, and lemon. The Nutri-Tonic is also popular, and consists of celery, cranberries, grapes, strawberries, and pineapple for a tangy treat. Or try the signature Coconut Kale Smoothie, made with coconut meat, coconut water, banana, kale, cinnamon and agave. Talk about nutritious and delicious. And don’t miss the Protein Smoothie, a hearty blend of hemp protein, banana, almonds, coconut meat, coconut water, and agave that will keep you going no matter what your day brings.
7261 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
At Ubatuba’s Melrose outpost, the coolest thing to try is this cheerful spot’s Smoothie, with acai, banana, strawberries, and a choice of low-fat dairy milk, soy milk, almond milk, orange, apple, or pineapple-coconut juice as a base. Choices: you gotta try them all. Or go entirely juicy with a fresh squeezed orange juice.