With the new year approaching, we’re going to start thinking about ways to get healthy — and JuiceLand, which food and drink publication the Daily Meal recently rated as the third best juice bar in the U.S., is one of them.
The Daily Meal’s team of writers decided to evaluate some of the better-known juice shops in the country after noticing their rise. Since 2013, these shops offering people raw, unpasteurized juice without the added sugar of many store-bought juice brands like Tropicana have only become more popular because “proponents of juice cleansing believe that the process will rid your body of toxins, as well as promoting weight loss and improving health generally,” the Daily Meal drink editor Lindsey Gaterman writes.
“The juices these places serve up are bright, bracing and usually very tasty,” she adds.
To find the top 25 best in the U.S., the Daily Meal “first took a close look at 50 of the most well-known juice shops in the country and ranked them based on three categories: number of locations, menu variety and healthiest juice options,” she writes. “Then, we narrowed it down to 25.”
And JuiceLand is number three. Here’s what Gaterman and the Daily Meal have to say about our beloved hometown juice bar:
“Since it was founded in 2011, Juiceland has opened 15 locations across America (the original is in Austin). The menu consists of juices and smoothies with comical names, such as the Funky Meter, Valley Girl, Hot Pink and Cool It Now, as well as some all-natural food items. JuiceLand offers 27 juices total, which are all cold-pressed and made with locally grown organic ingredients. JuiceLand has three cleanses: the Rookie, Happy Medium and Green Reviver. Not only does it provide a plethora of delicious drinks, but it also has an Immune Booster Box, complete with a bottle of juice, a hot drink and a healthy shot.”
If you’ve never tried juice cleansing and wonder how consuming only bottles of liquid fruits and vegetables for a few days might go, read the Statesman’s Matthew Odam’s piece on his own experience with a JuiceLand cleanse. The liquid diet won’t be easy, but by the end, you’ll feel pretty good.