Spring is definitely in the air in YVR and with it comes the inevitable desire to spruce things up – at home, work and in everyday life. Simple things like nixing those extra glasses of wine during the week, eating healthier, and adding extra cardio to your workout regime are all ways to gear up for the bikini season ahead. Adding a simple single or multi-day juice cleanse to the mix is definitely something worth considering, too.
With several options having cropped up around town, getting started on one is easier than that slice of pie you definitely won’t want to indulge in. We’ve rounded up a few of our picks for top spots to head to for your health fix, so no more excuses. Let the juice cleanse begin!
The Juice Truck
These guys serve up cold-pressed juices to Gastown professionals and those in search of a tasty, healthy kick-start from their bright red, four-wheeled shop at the corner of Abbott and Water Streets. If you’re not in the area but still looking for a juice-based cleanse, they’ve now got their new ‘The Juice Cleanse’ that brings the goods to you. Pick from a 3, 5 and 7-day cleanse and hit the reset button on your body. In addition, they offer a Pick and Mix option for $65 to ensure you’re feeling properly fueled. With a Rejuvenation Tonic, Kickstarter blend, Hydration Tonic and Breath Easy blend, it’s a great way to get started.
Krokodile Pear opened their West Side juice bar last summer and has become a go-to staple for many locals looking to score a healthy sip. Options are plentiful with 1, 3 and 5-day cleanses available, extra juice shots readily served, and even a selection of smoothies. With quirky names like Khatsahlano, Golden Ears, Deep Cove, Cathedral Grove and Cypress given to products, they’ve definitely tried to give their offerings a local spin. Given the emphasis on purity of products and organic items on the menu, they try to source from BC farms and wholesalers who are either certified organic or follow organic farming principles.
The People’s Juicery
This juicery has a bevy of tasty organic options at their standalone Yaletown location. Featuring more than 70 different types of cold-pressed bottled juices and both 3 day and 5-day custom cleanse options, it’s an accessible way for anyone to get started (with a one day cleanse going for as little as $55). To accompany their daily dose of juices (available in-store or by delivery) they also dose you up with a 2oz lemon, ginger and cayenne shot to help with cleansing and improve metabolism.
The Juice Box
Another Vancouver-based business that helps you plan your best juice cleanse – and delivers it to your door. Using glass bottles, they’re dedicated to both the environment and prevention of any additional toxic chemicals leaching into their products (and your system). Cleanses are 100% organic and combine a variety of juices (they currently feature ten different styles) that can be adjusted to taste. All cleanses were developed in consultation with resident Nutritionist and Integrative Healing Arts Specialist Keyrsten McEwan.
Vitae Juice is a newcomer to the Vancouver juice cleanse scene and offers a selection of 100% natural cold-pressed juices, raw and unpasteurized, and delivered to your door directly – with three core cleanses offered (the Restart, Revamp and Reform) as well as mix and match options to compliment. With twenty different juice categories to choose from – everything from coconut based, spicy, vegan to matcha are covered – there is definitely a cleanse to suit all tastes.
What are some of your favourite juice cleansing joints in YVR? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.