With the openings of west-London based chic juice outlets like Raw Press, Imbimbery, Daylesford Organic and many others, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the capital’s well documented juice revolution stopped at Soho. Thankfully, this isn’t the case – on sweltering days like these, a refreshing, nutritious cold-pressed juice can be enjoyed just as easily in Bethnal Green as you can in Palmers Green.
What’s more, East London’s juice bar scene has a much more laid back vibe – some are juiceries in their own right while others are part of a spin studio, hotel, bar, or restaurant – and there’s almost always a coffee machine in sight, suggesting more of a seamless integration with the area’s buzzing coffee culture. Concentrated somewhat around Shoreditch and Hackney, it’s common to see people glowing and/or rosy-cheeked, sipping a juice at the Ace Hotel in the latest activewear as if they have just tumbled out of Frame, Boom Cycle Shoreditch or TenPilates.
So here is a list of the best juice bars in East London:
After a highly successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, the ‘anti-diet, anti-cleanse’ juicing gang at East London Juice Co have set up in Boxpark at the top of Bethnal Green Road, a stone’s throw away from Brick Lane’s buzzing markets and bar scene. It’s minimalist interior is reminiscent of Climpson’s Coffee on Broadway Market, only it serves you superfood shots, a great range of juices and elixirs.
Location: 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY
This place is a gem – not least because it gives you the perfect excuse to hang out at the louche Ace Hotel bar when you’re on a detox – or if you’re fortunate enough to be staying at the hotel – you can order it as part of room service. Lovage offers a gorgeous juice and shake menu, as well as nut milk drinks, hot infusions and herbed waters, all made fresh in-house with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. Oh yes.
Location: 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ
Sister outlet to the Marylebone flagship bar, Roots & Bulbs is brought to East London courtesy of one of the area’s most glamorous spin studios, 1Rebel. It’s currently also revamping its food menu, so expect some even better plant-based bites to accompany your green juice or power smoothie. Perfect post workout fuel for when you’ve been for either a ride or a bootcamp class.
Location: 1Rebel, 3 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8LE
Cold pressed juices in a Peruvian restaurant? Yes indeed. Redchurch street, best known for late night drinking at places like Loungelover and being the best place to hang out for the art-filled bonanza that is First Thursdays also has a juicy outpost. Not only does Andina feature menu items that are vegan and gluten free (so, no FOMO for us plant based people when we’re eating out) but if you’re off the grog, you can also indulge in one of their delightful juices or superfood smoothies.
Location: 1 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ