If you are a health freak, you probably already know that juice bars are having a moment. Springing up in all corners of the city, they are the now trendy must-go place for all hip and health-conscious Beirutis. If you don’t have a juice habit already, spring is the best time to start since it’s the season where we all vow to be healthier, considering that summer is just around the corner. Put away your pills and start drinking your vitamins and antioxidants!
Here are some of the best places to go in the city for a juice high.
If you are busy and always on the go, try their popular bottle of pomegranate juice (8.000LL). High in fiber, it will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed. You can find a convenient mini stand in ABC or a larger location between Sodeco and Achrafieh.
Located in Sioufi, you can get fruit and vegetable cocktails that will leave you feeling really energized. One of their best sellers is dubbed “Start Fresh” which is a crazy mix of cucumbers, romaine lettuce, spinach, apples, celery, parsley and lemon. It doesn’t taste as bad as you might imagine. Trust me, your body will thank you even if your taste buds are less than thrilled.
Just the name alone makes me feel energized. Located in Sassine Square, this place is home to a host of delicious choices to select from. A fan favorite is their rich and delicious avocado juice which has a high rate of mono-unsaturated fats which can keep hunger at bay, not to mention the high amount of potassium, iron, phosphorous and magnesium and a slew of other essential nutrients.
Located in Hamra’s Spears street, Ramadan Juice’s carrot juice never ceases to satisfy since its high in vitamin A and fiber. While everyone else in the vicinity will be chowing down on greasy shish taouk and fries, you can happily sip your juice and act all healthier than thou.
5. Fresh Juice 25
This colorful juice bar in Beirut’s equally colorful Bourj Hammoud district will make you feel like you are 25 again. The pineapples lining the counters will have you craving a cup. Not only is it delicious and will satisfy a sugar craving it also has fantastic health benefits like significant doses of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. Pineapple juice is also thought to help in weight loss regimens by preventing cravings during the day.