There's a growing number of juice joints in Los Angeles, emphasizing the benefits of drinking to your health -- quite literally. Fresh juices have become so de rigueur these days that it's not uncommon to hear 'juice' used as a casual verb among Angelenos. And whereas we're not likely to ask anyone if they've juiced for our own reasons, we have tried a number of spots around town, curious about the claims of better health.
Christine Chiao Moon Juice
A juice habit is an expensive one to maintain -- with the majority of the spots charging an average of $6 to $7 per drink. At most of the shops, another underlying similarity is overt mention of the health benefits, from notes on the menu to signages-as-decor. Some health experts view the popularity of juice cleanse programs as a long-lasting solution with wariness. The advice remains to eat rather than drink your fruits and vegetables. Still given the schedule some might have, one benefit juices are a convenient way to pack in a high level of fruit and vegetable consumption -- that experts won't argue against.
We selected four of our favorites for the occasional, quick nutritional supplement and organized them according to alphabetical order.More »