Sip On A Smoothie Or Juice From One Of These Black-Owned Shops
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Sip On A Smoothie Or Juice From One Of These Black-Owned Shops

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Spencer Jones
Spencer Jones Jul 21, 2022

Whether you’ve finished a run or just need something refreshing to counter the heat, there’s nothing like a smoothie or freshly-made juice. You’ve probably heard of the major chains like Jamba Juice, but why not patronize Black-owned shops offering the same products? Many of these Black-owned businesses also offer snacks and meals, and some have options that are vegan-friendly.

Check out these 7 Black-owned businesses offering tasty smoothies and juice.

1. Ruby Jean's Juicery - Missouri

This shop is dedicated to promoting healthy living using mostly fruits and vegetables.

It’s named after the late grandmother of its founder, Chris Goode.

Stock up on hand-crafted juices, performance shakes, and smoothies. There’s also an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, as well as all-day bites.

Catering is offered for special occasions as well.

2. Juiceheads - Georgia


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This business calls itself “Atlanta’s best juice bar” and they’ve been covered by Essence as well as 21 Ninety.

The organic juices are made to order. Mama’s Favorite has orange, apple, lemon, and pear. Rabbit Snack has an “earthy” taste with kale, ginger, beet, carrot, and apple.

You can grab vegan meals and snacks here and the shop is open seven days a week.

If you’re worried about where to put your car–there’s no need. There’s free validated parking for Juiceheads customers.

3. Fresh From Hell - New York


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If you’re going to be in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, check out Fresh From Hell.

Not only do they have beverages, but they also specialize in Açaí bowls. Take your pick of the classic bowl, Hell’s Kitchen Sink, Smart Cookie, Chocolate Lover, and Nutty & Nice.

The Acai bowl is available as a smoothie, too.

4. BKLYN Blend - New York


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Hop over the Brooklyn Bridge to patronize this juice bar and health food restaurant in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

There’s also a location on Livonia Avenue in East New York.

Check out the spinach waffles for breakfast or Saratoga shrimp sandwich for lunch.

The reviews are excellent. One customer wrote, “BKLYN Blend serves the most delicious juices and smoothies with both smile and heart. Not just a great business for the locals, BKLYN Blend knocks it out of the park for large off-site groups as well. Always a reliable reset and a refresh. Thank you.”

5. Malamiah Juice Bar & Eatery - Michigan

This shop was founded in Grand Rapids in 2013 by Jermale Eddie. He was inspired to start it after watching a documentary about the benefits of juicing.

The mission is, “to elevate community wellness through healthy products, local partnerships, and youth employment.”

There are a number of fruit and vegetable juices on sale in the shop. There are also cleanse plans, which are ideal for weight loss.

6. Super Juiced - California


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You’ll find this Black and queer-owned business in Oakland. It started as a pop-up; making appearances at events all over the Bay Area.

The owners were inspired to open up shop after noticing a lack of healthy options in Oakland. For them, good food and drink are essential to nutrition and healing.

The menu includes “organic freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, superfood smoothies, healthy breakfast options,” and more.

7. Juicy Box Bar - New York


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Another Brooklyn-based business, Juicy Box Bar has a great vibe.

Smoothies and wellness shots are available and be sure to check out the Happy Hour.

The food menu is nothing to sneeze at with wings, crab cakes, and jerk Caesar salad available for brunch.

On Wednesdays, there’s THC Sip And Paint.

Related: 5 Black-Owned Juice Bars In The U.S. To Keep Your Immune System Healthy This Winter

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