Living in Chicago means constantly indulging in delicious food. Take a break every once in awhile with these juice bars in Streeterville and River North.
Hi-vibe Superfood Juicery
160 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
A haven for vegans, paleo eaters and the health-conscious, Hi-Vibe started offering their 100% organic menu (featuring juices, shakes, bowls and bars) as an alternative to traditional Chicago fare, in 2014. They are one of the few places that offer bulletproof coffee (coffee with grassfed butter and brain octane oil). Although items could be pricey, the serving sizes and taste more than make up for it. The place is a grab and go shop that could get busy during the day, so it’s best to call and place your order beforehand.
900 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Wellness Grub opened its doors to the public in 2015. Since then, it has sprouted 3 branches, all next to Equinox locations around the city, to give gym goers a healthy option for their pre- or post-workout meals. Juices are nutrient-dense and freshly made on the spot. Co-owner Brian Ottman spent years in California learning about nutrition to perfect his recipes.
51 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Started by two moms that have a passion for raw food, Chicago RAW (a name meaning, “Raising Awareness Worldwide”) serves whole, no-nonsense 100% fully uncooked plant based products, which makes it a must-visit for vegans and celiacs. Although they primarily serve food, they do have a good selection of juices and smoothies (try the Signature Green Juice!). Favorite food menu items include their carrot muffins (which are dense and freeze well), raw burgers, raw lasagna and spirulina mint pie.
The Lifeway Kefir Shop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plz Ste 238 Chicago, IL 60654
Although kefir (a fermented milk drink alternative to frozen yogurt) is their main offering, this shop also serves a wide selection of smoothies (made with kefir of course!) and freshly pressed juices. The green cleanse juice (with celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, apple and lime) is a favorite. Wait for their weekday deals, where they give discounts or free upsizes on products.
Raw Juice Bar at Protein Bar
352 N Clark, Chicago, IL 60654
With multiple locations across Chicago, Protein Bar is the best location for a quick health food fix. Their Beetbox (apple, cucumber, beet, carrot, ginger) juice is a crowd favorite, while the Corazon (apples, beets, carrots with a kick of Chipotle) comes in a close second. While you’re at it, grab one of their heavy burritos or a chili bowl – no more than a few minutes wait, even during the lunch hour. And if you have any requests, they have a lot of substitutes, whether for milk or protein.
Will you be checking out one of these juice bars in Streeterville and River North?
Author: Maddy Osman, an SEO Content Strategist who has a passion for blogging. Her lifestyle blog, ChicagoCheapAss, shows young adults how to find the best deals and values in Chicago!