Crussh – Eastcastle Street
A recent discovery of mine, and I have to admit, from the outside the place didn’t look so promising. However, my mind was changed as soon as I tasted the strawberry juice/smoothie. It was called something super cliché like ‘strawberry cool’ or something, but don’t let that put you off!! Yes, they could be more inventive with their juice-naming, but let’s not hold something so small against them. The juice/smoothie was so good I even considered getting another as soon as I’d finished my first (I can be greedy like that). However, there was just something about it which didn’t quite make it my perfect juice (it was a smoothie hahaha). The search continues…
Wholefoods – High St Kensington
They vary so much from store to store so it’s harder to judge fairly, but I greatly enjoyed my ‘summer fruits’ juice/smoothie thing which was made fresh outside the Wholefoods in Kensington. I’m not sure how much choice there is, but if you like berries, this one is great. It’s icy, too (always a bonus – not like there’s ever cold weather in London). The great thing about Wholefoods is that it sells a ton of delicious-looking HEALTHY food. I know, I know, lots of healthy food looks unappetizing (quinoa – eww) but seriously, Wholefoods manages to make their salads look as appealing as a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. So yeah my point is, you can buy a juice AND some healthy food ( but it gets kinda expensive so normally I just walk around fantasizing about what I’d buy if I had an unlimited budget, which is fun too).
Joe and the Juice is the best smoothie & juice bar in the world. Everything’s made with fresh fruit and you have to be good-looking to be a juicer.
The only downside is that they’re expensive- £3.85 for a small and £4.95 for a large but it’s totally worth it: my favourites are the “energy shake” and “Joe’s sweet kiss”.
Originally Danish, jatj has been in London for a few years and stores seem to be popping up all over: near Oxford St, in Soho and on the Kings Road. And here’s the good news- there are more arriving all over Europe! Hamburg, Germany recently got one, and others are rumoured to be opening up….