Think of juicing like spring-cleaning for your insides — and with bathing suit season approaching, it’s about time you tidy up. Here are three new spots that make drinking healthy easy to swallow.
Charlie Gulick is the dairy-free milkman: With his wife, Lina, and brothers, Ben and Jake, he launched Juice to You as a delivery service for freshly squeezed juices and cleanse kits. But with their new spot — and six-pack carrying cases — you can pick up your Deep Green direct. All juices are fresh pressed each morning with a hydraulic press (code for badass juicer) using 100 percent organic fruits and veggies sourced (when possible) from farms within a 200-mile radius.
Juice Shop, 1994 Union Street, at Buchanan Street (415-834-5161 or juicetoyou.net).
Former Blue Bottle baristas Luisa Alberto and Derek Castro debuted SF’s first-ever pop-up juice shop over Memorial Day. Now armed with fresh produce sourced from local farms, they take over Pause Wine Bar every weekend morning. We especially love their seasonal flights. The ruby red grapefruit, tangelo, and navel orange concoction is almost as good as a cocktail — and better for you.
Pause Wine Bar, 1666 Market Street, between Rose and Gough Streets (415-637-7343 or sowsf.com).
Talk about juices made from the heart. The Mexican-style juice bar is run by mother-and-son duo Socorro and Cesar Ramirez, who whip up smoothies, fresh juices, and raspados (Mexican shaved ice) from traditional, secret family recipes. To celebrate their grand opening today, they’re doling out free samples from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Drop by for a shot — of kombucha, that is.
Corazon Juicebar, 3275 22nd Street, between Valencia and Bartlett Streets (415-735-4111 or corazonjuicebar.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Sōw SF