Drink to your health at popular Victoria juice bars

Thirsty? Sure, you could reach for a sugary soda or lean on the caffeine crutch of coffee, but why not treat your body (and your taste buds) to something better? Packed with energy-enhancing nutrients and bursting with fresh flavours, a healthy jolt of juice may be the answer. Find it at one of these fine local juice bars.

Jusu Bar

1
513 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3

Drink to your health at JUSU, Victoria's original cold-press juice bar. The cold-pressing process is said to better preserve flavours and the benefits of produce without the use of damaging heat, blades or air blasting. JUSU's beverages are sourced from 100% organic, non-GMO produce to create nutritious and delicious juices, smoothies and shots. Mylks (non-dairy nut milks), hot elixirs and acai bowls are also on the menu.

FreshCoast Health Food Bar

2
202-3749 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8P 5N4

Power up with guilt-free snacks, smoothies and juices at the Shelbourne Street location, or look for their food truck for juice on the go. Hip and healthy beverage choices include Mystic Beet (beet, carrot, ginger, lemon, celery) and Dragon's Lair (grape, green apple, mango, dragon fruit, cucumber). Since you're being so good drinking all that healthy juice you can afford to treat yourself to one of FreshCoast's yummy frozen yogurts as well.

Cafe Bliss

3
A-556 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N7

This organic live food juice bar delivers with fresh and flavourful fruit and vegetable juices, green juices, super food smoothies and wheatgrass shots. Drink with confidence, knowing that Bliss uses only 100% organic, wheat- and gluten-free, fresh and local raw plant source ingredients prepared at low temperatures. Menu options vary depending on seasonal and local availability, so check back often to see what's new.

Rebar

4
50 Bastion Sq, Victoria, BC V8W 1J2

A cool, culinary institution in downtown Victoria, Rebar aims to nourish your body, mind and soul. In addition to a meal menu that's a healthy foodie's dream, you can stop in for one of Rebar's custom juice and smoothie creations. Each beverage is made to order and packed with fabulous and fresh ingredients such as blueberries, lime, beets, grapefruit, spinach and more. Wheatgrass drinks, tonics and coconut coolers are also available.

Ogden Point Ice Cream

5
89 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 0A6

At this friendly ice cream shop, real fruit and Local Island Farms yogurt combine to create smoothies tempting enough to distract you from the Ogden Point Banana Split (well, most of the time, anyway). Choose from fun flavours like Mango Magic, Blueberry Banana Blitz and Super Green With Carrot, and add a booster of whey protein, multivitamin, fibre blend, or green blend to take things up a notch.

Rawthentic Eatery

6
108-4440 West Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 3E9

At this local eatery, "live and healthy meets gourmet and delicious" in a selection of raw, vegan and gluten-free, dairy-free items. Fresh smoothies and juices include a KALE'licious Green Power Smoothie with banana, pear, ginger, raspberry, local cold-pressed apple juice, and, of course, kale. Or perhaps you'd prefer the Skinny Dip Juice with apple, ginger, pear and lemon. Pair your drink with a healthy-but-decadent dessert for a guilt-free treat.

Jugo Juice

7
3147 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8Z 6E3

One of two Victoria locations of the popular chain, Jugo Juice serves up a wide selection of straightforward and tasty smoothies and juices when you’re craving a quick and healthy treat. Stick with the Jugo Classico for a basic blend of strawberries, banana, apple juice and orange juice or go for green with the Mighty Kale; a blend of kale, spinach, mango, pineapple, apple and orange juice.

Booster Juice

8
110-176 Wilson St, Victoria, BC V9A 7N6

Another popular franchise, Booster Juice is more fast food style than rivals – helpful when you’re rushed. Open until 8pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends, it's convenient for grabbing a freshly squeezed juice, smoothie or wheatgrass shot on the go. Choose from an extensive list of boosters to pack more power into your smoothie; including hemp hearts, ginseng and echinacea.

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