Right here in our beloved city, there is also an assortment of these spots for you to get your fresh and healthy, cold beverage fix. We’ve listed some of the best juice establishments in the 012 just for you.
This is the juice locale that trades from the inside their mother company, Wellness Warehouse. There are four Wellness Warehouses or stores in Pretoria, and the company has branches across South Africa but the only café in Pretoria is at their Menlyn Maine Central Square branch. Their broad menu serves smoothies, smoothie bowls, green juices, antioxidant juices, super juices, and the option to mix your own juice. They have drinks such as The Purist, which contains beetroot, carrot, ginger, apple, and parsley; Cleansing Greens, which is cucumber, parsley, spinach, apple, and lemon and the Very Berry smoothie, made of strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, banana, and apple. They have shots of either ginger, wheatgrass, or the invincible on offer, the latter consisting of ginger, turmeric, lemon, and cayenne pepper.
La Coco C Food Purveyor
A bakery, a demo kitchen and a juice bar, this spot is on Graham Road, just off Solomon Mahlangu Drive in Hazeldean. They are known for their delectable and eclectic fare but also boast one of the best fruit and vegetable, cold-pressed, smoothie and shot menus around. The Red 03: Punch-Line is made with beet, pear, carrot, and ginger. The Green 02: Spike contains spinach, wheatgrass, cucumber, pineapple, lemon, and ginger. The Gold 03: Calm is grapefruit, pineapple, and mint. One of the shots contains apple cider vinegar, raw honey, ginger, and cinnamon, while the dark detox shot consists of activated charcoal, lemon, and water. At the juice bar, you can also add extras like chia seeds or organic hemp seed protein. Their website functions as a food blog and an online shop for buying or ordering their juices and cleanses.
ST Juice Bars
The largest juice bar franchise in South Africa, BOOST has six branches in and around Pretoria. Their menu features a vast range of fresh fruit and veg juice-based drinks. They also serve wheatgrass shots, healthy and delicious sandwiches and wraps, and protein and energy booster drinks. Some of the popular juices are options like Mango Magic, Banana Buzz, Grape Escape, Berry Crush, Kinky Kale, Veggie Juice, and Choc O’ Chino. BOOST also allows you to create or mix your own juice from an assortment of fresh and organic ingredients.
The Skinny Juice Co.
This completely organic online juice bar can deliver anywhere in South Africa within seven working days. Even though this is not a brick and mortar store, it has one of the widest selections of cold-pressed juices and related products. The range of cleanse and retail juices includes Skinny D-Tox, containing kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, green apple, lemon, and mint, Skinny Root, which is carrot, red apple, orange, and ginger and the Skinny Booster, containing blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, green apple, lemon, and celery, among others. This juice bar even has soup cleanses with a choice between butternut, tomato, and lentil.
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
This is an extremely popular franchise which was launched in 1997 in Taipei, Taiwan. It has since spread around the world with 1 400 branches in countries like China, USA, Malaysia and now South Africa. They are proud purveyors of the popular Taiwanese tea-based drink, bubble milk tea. They also serve a range of fresh juices, teas, coffees, chocolate drinks and yoghurt. Currently, there are several branches in Gauteng but the only one in Pretoria is at The Grove Mall in Pretoria East. Their 2 Jewels bubble milk tea is a popular choice.
Another online store stocking 100% natural, cold-pressed juices, cleanses, soups, and dairy-free smoothies, Juiced Co. gives you the option of pickup or delivery across the country. They also have a variety of stockists all over. You’ll be able to order their own range of booster drinks, detox teas and juice, as well as soup and smoothie cleanses. All their juices are in 350ml bottles. Dare contains apple, celery, cucumber, kale, lemon, parsley, and spinach. Radiate is beetroot, carrot, celery, lemon, apple, and orange. Recharge is orange, grapefruit, ginger, and lemon. Their website also features a must-read health blog.
SANO Juice & Smoothie Bar
This prominent vendor of juices and smoothies opened its first spot in Pretoria in 2014 but has its roots in Barcelona, Spain. With its beach bar influence, it has grown into several branches spread over town. SANO has stores in The Fields in Hatfield, Parkview Centre in Moreleta Park and Glenfair Boulevard in Lynnwood Manor. Their menu consists of three main items, namely juices, açai and smoothies. The juice category allows you to customise your own drink. You can choose from either an apple, orange, carrot, pineapple or grapefruit base. Then, two fruit options from strawberry, mixed berries, papaya, banana, pineapple, mango, grape, kiwi, or pear. Extras include ginger, muesli or celery. Açai berries come from the Amazon rainforest and are packed with anti-ageing antioxidants and healthy nutrients. SANO offers a choice of passionfruit, strawberry, coconut and mango açai booster drinks. Their extensive list of smoothies offers an apple, orange, pineapple or carrot base. All drinks come in either mediano or grande sizes.
http://sanojuicebar.co.za (Their website is under construction at the moment)
by David C. Steyn