In a city where their farmer's markets are legendary, it's no surprise that locals love gorging on farm-fresh fruits and vegetable. So when it comes to their smoothie and juices bar you know your not going to find any additives or fillers just fresh flavours from the seasonal produce. Check out the list of the best smoothie bar in town for slurping down a healthy treat.
Native Juice Co.
Native Juice Co. is a weekend fixture at Oakland's Grand Lake Farmer's Market and the Civic Center Farmer's Market in Marin. The juices and smoothies you will find here are constantly tweaked according to what's in season and each is blended fresh while you wait. The smoothies are based in coconut milk and coconut water, rather than yogurt or sorbet and sweetened by whole fruits. The You've Got Kale is a healthy classic, while the Smooth Lavendator has a fragrant kick from lavender-infused coconut milk.
With it's five locations throughout San Francisco you are sure to find a place to stop in for their cold-pressed juice, "Superfood" smoothies and health-conscious breakfast and lunch menu. The smoothies are 100 percent gluten, dairy, soy and peanut-free made from ingredients like house-made almond milk, coconut meat, vanilla bean, chia jam and maca.
This cute Brazilian juice shop is an excellent detour on the way to an afternoon in Dolores. As well as their juices and smoothies BeBe Bar offers acai bowls, as well as Sandwiches and empanadas. The decor of the shop celebrates the local neighbour with tables, lighting and art created by San Francisco artists and menu items named after a handful of local kids.
Newly opened in South Park this take out bar serves raw vegan food, Paleo and Vegan desserts, cold-pressed juices, raw nut milks, and milkshakes. One of it's popular elixir's, the Master Cleanser, includes lemon, apple, goji berries, mint, stevia, and Himalayan Salt.
With two locations in the Mission, both serve over 40 smoothies - and nearly 100 drinks in all, including juice, kombucha and wheatgrass and ginger shots. They also offer dessert options like the Chocolate Chai and the Nuts about Nutella drinks which are sweetened by vanilla frozen yogurt. A favourite of the mini-chain is their Blueberry Almond Smoothie, made with almond milk, blueberries, banana, almond butter, vanilla and frozen yogurt.
Blue Hawaii Acai Cafe
After starting up in Hawaii this breakfast-lunch spot has come to San Francisco. The restaurant has gained a following for its acai bowls, poke bowls and all natural smoothies. The drinks are dairy and artificial sweetener-free, blended with organic soy milk and apple juice. Highlights includes the Lime Drop, a tongue-tingling blend of acai, berries and fresh lime, and the Pink Dragon, which contains dragon fruit and banana.
With eight outposts throughout the Bay Area, The Plant is a go-to, guilt-free for salads, sandwiches, juice and smoothies. Despite its growing size, the restaurants still sources all its organic ingredients from nearby farms and has a large selection of smoothies, from the eye-opening Banana Buzz (coffee, dates, banana, cinnamon, cocoa powder, almond and coconut milk) to the tart Clean Green (avocado, kale, pineapple, lemon, ginger, almond milk, apple juice and orange juice). All the smoothies offer the choice of almond, coconut or cow milk.