The juicing craze has swept the nation over the last decade, mainly because it's an easy and delicious way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet. Not only are you getting hydration, but also vitamins and minerals that benefit your hair, skin, nails, digestive tract and more. If you're not up to the challenge of purchasing a juicer and making your own, check out one of these cool Sarasota juice bars.
11577 State Road 70, Lakewood Ranch, (941) 751-1119, 3natives.com
This franchise has locations throughout Florida, but the newest in Lakewood Ranch is the perfect spot to hydrate. The shop has six signature juices, including black lemonade with charcoal, beet, orange and apple, "lean n' green" and more. Wellness shots include pineapple, turmeric and ginger. They also have salads, wraps and açaí bowls.
8211 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton; (941) 358-8182; 2480 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota; (941) 923-8640; cropjuice.com
CROP offers a variety of 100 percent vegan and gluten-free cold-pressed juices. You can order leafy green juice cleanses, fruity blends or wellness shots with superfoods like turmeric, ginger and elderberry. The shops also have healthy snacks made in store, like vegan doughnuts, cookie bites and more.
1377 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 312-6707; 476 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 388-2848; greenzebracafe.com
This family-owned-and-operated restaurant sells healthy meals and drinks on St. Armands Circle and in downtown Sarasota. Juices include fun combos like Pure Gold (pineapple, ginger, orange and lemon), Summer Breeze (kale, pineapple, spinach and cucumber), Green Energy (mostly greens) and more. Dine-in and carryout available.
935 N. Beneva Road, Suite 617, Sarasota, (813) 613-3836
This juice shop sells juice cleanse packages for one, three or five days that you can order online for pickup. The juice menu includes simple and delicious flavors like pure celery juice, Golden Orange, Green Detox, lemonade and more. You can also get a breakfast wrap or coffee.
(772) 465-1122, orchidislandjuice.com
This woman-owned company is based in Fort Pierce, Florida, but sells its products in local stores like Detwiler's Farm Market, Whole Foods Market and Publix. While the company is best known for its hand-pressed orange juice, it also offers pure grapefruit juice, blood orange juice and lime and lemon juice. Or try combos like orange beet, orange and pineapple or strawberry lemonade.
1430 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, (941) 914-5515, sarafresh.com
Located next to The Overton in the Rosemary District, this storefront offers juices, smoothies, açaí bowls and vegan ice cream. Try flavors like Sugarbaby, with watermelon and lime; Bright Eyes, with carrot, apple and lemon; or Jalapina with jalapeño, pineapple juice and cucumber. Catch SaraFresh at the Sarasota Farmers Market, too.
411 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 993-1449
Stop by this new addition to Sarasota's juice scene located in Burns Court. Try a fresh squeezed watermelon lemonade, a Sarasota Sunset juice made with carrots, apple and lemon or a delicious twist on beet juice--mixed with strawberry and lime for a tropical flavor. You can also get a smoothie, tea or gourmet toast.
8226 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 822-0463, vitalitybowls.com
Vitality Bowls makes eight flavors, like the Re-Hydrator, with pineapple, mint, apple, kale and coconut water; Intensifier with apple, beet and celery; or Detoxifer, with lemon, ginger and cucumber. You can also enjoy celery juice, orange and carrot juice.