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13 Super Fresh Smoothies and Juices in San Francisco

Everybody needs a break from coffee and cocktails from time to time

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One cannot live on coffee and cocktails alone (as much as we’d like to), so a big cup of fresh juice can be a refreshing substitute — and, when compared to options like soda — they can sometimes be a healthier one, too. Then there are smoothies, those not-quite-liquid, not-quite-solid drinks that feel like the PBS version of a milkshake. For some, a smoothie is a meal replacement, and for others, it’s a way to sneak in extra greens or supplements. That isn’t to say that juices or smoothies are purely prescriptive menu items! In this list of 13 of San Francisco’s best juice and smoothie spots, we’ve focused on places that make sure that every cup of sloshy fruits and vegetables also taste terrific.

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1. Urban Remedy

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1957 Union St, San Francisco
CA, 94123
(415) 801-2363
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Founder Neka Pasquale uses her background as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and certified Chinese nutritionist to create a variety of good-for-you raw and cold-pressed juices and tinctures. Her stores can also be found across the Bay Area, including Mill Valley and Napa.

2. Juicy Fruit

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768 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 989-3028

This Chinatown juice shop is one of the area’s best-kept secrets, a single-fruit juice bar that serves big cups of guava, strawberry, star fruit, and many more for prices as low as $4. There’s also a great roster of smoothies and whole-fruit blends. Juicy Fruit doesn’t have much of an online presence, so calling ahead is a good idea if you have a specific order in mind.

3. Nourish Cafe SF

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189 6th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 571-8780
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This cafe mini-chain (there’s also a location at 1030 Hyde Street) is all vegan, all the time. Check them out for a selection of tasty juices and smoothies, like the strikingly Instagrammable Dragonfly, made with pitaya, pineapple, banana, date,s and coconut milk. Juices run towards the standard combos like orange, carrot, and ginger, but are always fresh.

4. Cool Cravings

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1635 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 771-4900
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This unassuming deli and sandwich stop also offers some of the best fresh-made juices and smoothies in Lower Pac Heights, and some of the most affordable, too, with prices topping out at only $8.50 for a 20 oz cup. Hospital workers get 10 percent off, making this a favorite stop for workers at the nearby Kaiser and UCSF hospitals, who line up for smoothies like the “why eat?”, a mix of kale, mango, and pineapple.

5. Palmetto Superfoods

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202 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 234-0913
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Palmetto’s a partnership between a SF native sneaker shop owner and a Brazilian sister-and-sister team of restauranteurs, all dedicated to promoting “pure Brazilian açaí,” which they promise is light-years away from the açaí found elsewhere. The shop’s loyal fans agree, waiting in lines down Clement Street for Palmetto’s bowls and smoothies like the açaí cold brew, a concoction of acai, oat milk, coffee, banana, and blue agave. If that doesn’t get you going, nothing will.

6. Project Juice Test Kitchen

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364 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 423-3414
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This California chain has multiple locations across SF, and each spot uses certified organic ingredients and produce from local farms to squeeze cold-pressed juices, smoothies, elixirs, cleanses, and nut milks. There are bottled juices available for grab-and-go purchase, and other juice blends can be ordered on the spot (the Marina Greens, a mix of coconut water, orange juice, kale, spinach, and avocado, is a favorite). There’s also a panoply of smoothies, which can be ordered on the spot or in “packs” to prepare at home.

7. Juice Shop

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432 Octavia St, San Francisco
CA, 94102
(415) 757-0696
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Health fans can find Juice Shops across the city for their regular fix of housemade juices, elixirs, and cleanses, which they serve in grab-and-go glass bottles. The Deep Green is a popular favorite, pressing celery, cucumber, romaine, kale, spinach, parsley, and lemon — a 100% daily value of vitamin C. Glass bottles require a $2 deposit.

8. Sidewalk Juice

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791 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 529-6305
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Since 2006, Sidewalk Juice has served over 100 varieties of made-to-order juices, smoothies, kombucha juice blends, wheatgrass shots, and ginger shots from multiple locations across the Bay Area. Try the Green Energy Juice made with spinach, parsley, kale, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon, and ginger, or the Berries Valencia Smoothie using blueberries, strawberries, banana, orange juice, marion berry sorbet, and ice.

9. BeBeBar

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3809 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 874-9896
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This cute Brazilian juice shop is an excellent detour on the way to a warm afternoon in Dolores. It's got acai bowls, smoothies, and juices galore, including tropical options like mango and passionfruit. For non-liquid dieters there are also sandwiches and empanadas on hand.

10. Beloved Natural Cafe & Organic Juicery

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3338 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 800-6546
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This Mission District vegan spot is all about wellness, with a focus on tonics and elixirs. That doesn’t mean its menu is purely medicinal, however, as there are loads of delicious fresh juices to try, like their “golden shield” (grapefruit, orange, ginger, and turmeric). All their smoothies — and there are many — are offered with a long list of add-ons including ashwagandha, vegan omegas, and maca.

11. Pressed Juicery

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3901 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 285-1414
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With locations in Noe, Cow Hollow, One Market, and the Westfield Center in SF (as well as from Southern California to the East Coast) Pressed Juicery has gained fans for its seasonal juices, along with its “wellness” shots and its freezes (non-dairy soft serve concoctions). The Greens varieties are among the most popular, and you can also find lemonade and other juices with activated charcoal.

12. BOAVIDA

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3560 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 702-6262
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This Parkside cafe and market boasts some of the west side’s best smoothies, all of which are available with an optional shot of CBD. The Green Goddess is a top pick, with a fatty blend of avocado, almonds, vanilla, and agave that’s just sweet enough.

13. Juice Portal

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166 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 702-6015
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This West Portal juice bar is a favorite with folks who prefer a single source juice — 12 ounces of pure orange, apple, celery, or carrot will run you an affordable $5. There are also the standard pressed blends, and a smoothie lineup that includes items like the super-sweet “purple reign,” which is a blend of banana, blueberry, strawberry, peanut butter, maple syrup and almond milk.

1. Urban Remedy

1957 Union St, San Francisco, CA, 94123

Founder Neka Pasquale uses her background as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and certified Chinese nutritionist to create a variety of good-for-you raw and cold-pressed juices and tinctures. Her stores can also be found across the Bay Area, including Mill Valley and Napa.

1957 Union St, San Francisco
CA, 94123

2. Juicy Fruit

768 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

This Chinatown juice shop is one of the area’s best-kept secrets, a single-fruit juice bar that serves big cups of guava, strawberry, star fruit, and many more for prices as low as $4. There’s also a great roster of smoothies and whole-fruit blends. Juicy Fruit doesn’t have much of an online presence, so calling ahead is a good idea if you have a specific order in mind.

768 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133

3. Nourish Cafe SF

189 6th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

This cafe mini-chain (there’s also a location at 1030 Hyde Street) is all vegan, all the time. Check them out for a selection of tasty juices and smoothies, like the strikingly Instagrammable Dragonfly, made with pitaya, pineapple, banana, date,s and coconut milk. Juices run towards the standard combos like orange, carrot, and ginger, but are always fresh.

189 6th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118

4. Cool Cravings

1635 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115

This unassuming deli and sandwich stop also offers some of the best fresh-made juices and smoothies in Lower Pac Heights, and some of the most affordable, too, with prices topping out at only $8.50 for a 20 oz cup. Hospital workers get 10 percent off, making this a favorite stop for workers at the nearby Kaiser and UCSF hospitals, who line up for smoothies like the “why eat?”, a mix of kale, mango, and pineapple.

1635 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115

5. Palmetto Superfoods

202 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Palmetto’s a partnership between a SF native sneaker shop owner and a Brazilian sister-and-sister team of restauranteurs, all dedicated to promoting “pure Brazilian açaí,” which they promise is light-years away from the açaí found elsewhere. The shop’s loyal fans agree, waiting in lines down Clement Street for Palmetto’s bowls and smoothies like the açaí cold brew, a concoction of acai, oat milk, coffee, banana, and blue agave. If that doesn’t get you going, nothing will.

202 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94118

6. Project Juice Test Kitchen

364 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

This California chain has multiple locations across SF, and each spot uses certified organic ingredients and produce from local farms to squeeze cold-pressed juices, smoothies, elixirs, cleanses, and nut milks. There are bottled juices available for grab-and-go purchase, and other juice blends can be ordered on the spot (the Marina Greens, a mix of coconut water, orange juice, kale, spinach, and avocado, is a favorite). There’s also a panoply of smoothies, which can be ordered on the spot or in “packs” to prepare at home.

364 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. Juice Shop

432 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Health fans can find Juice Shops across the city for their regular fix of housemade juices, elixirs, and cleanses, which they serve in grab-and-go glass bottles. The Deep Green is a popular favorite, pressing celery, cucumber, romaine, kale, spinach, parsley, and lemon — a 100% daily value of vitamin C. Glass bottles require a $2 deposit.

432 Octavia St, San Francisco
CA, 94102

8. Sidewalk Juice

791 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Since 2006, Sidewalk Juice has served over 100 varieties of made-to-order juices, smoothies, kombucha juice blends, wheatgrass shots, and ginger shots from multiple locations across the Bay Area. Try the Green Energy Juice made with spinach, parsley, kale, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon, and ginger, or the Berries Valencia Smoothie using blueberries, strawberries, banana, orange juice, marion berry sorbet, and ice.

791 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117

9. BeBeBar

3809 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

This cute Brazilian juice shop is an excellent detour on the way to a warm afternoon in Dolores. It's got acai bowls, smoothies, and juices galore, including tropical options like mango and passionfruit. For non-liquid dieters there are also sandwiches and empanadas on hand.

3809 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

10. Beloved Natural Cafe & Organic Juicery

3338 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

This Mission District vegan spot is all about wellness, with a focus on tonics and elixirs. That doesn’t mean its menu is purely medicinal, however, as there are loads of delicious fresh juices to try, like their “golden shield” (grapefruit, orange, ginger, and turmeric). All their smoothies — and there are many — are offered with a long list of add-ons including ashwagandha, vegan omegas, and maca.

3338 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. Pressed Juicery

3901 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

With locations in Noe, Cow Hollow, One Market, and the Westfield Center in SF (as well as from Southern California to the East Coast) Pressed Juicery has gained fans for its seasonal juices, along with its “wellness” shots and its freezes (non-dairy soft serve concoctions). The Greens varieties are among the most popular, and you can also find lemonade and other juices with activated charcoal.

3901 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

12. BOAVIDA

3560 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116

This Parkside cafe and market boasts some of the west side’s best smoothies, all of which are available with an optional shot of CBD. The Green Goddess is a top pick, with a fatty blend of avocado, almonds, vanilla, and agave that’s just sweet enough.

3560 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116

13. Juice Portal

166 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127

This West Portal juice bar is a favorite with folks who prefer a single source juice — 12 ounces of pure orange, apple, celery, or carrot will run you an affordable $5. There are also the standard pressed blends, and a smoothie lineup that includes items like the super-sweet “purple reign,” which is a blend of banana, blueberry, strawberry, peanut butter, maple syrup and almond milk.

166 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127

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