Freshly made juice and smoothies, made to order or in small batches, are now easily available in Berlin, and the city is starting to follow in the footsteps of New York and London when it comes to healthy drink options. Unlike mass produced juices, freshly made and, in particular, cold-pressed versions do not undergo heat treatment and therefore appeal to those who are looking for tasty, nutrient-packed alternatives.
A varied range of delicious drinks is available in the city, whether sold in health food cafes or in third-party outlets. For visitors to Berlin who do not have access to a kitchen during their travels, juice bars provide a quick and convenient way of maintaining a healthy diet.
Many juice bars in Berlin use organic ingredients and are concerned about social responsibility and you may see healthy living workshops advertised too.
Owner Nils Bernau spotted the health juice trend when he was living in London, and has since brought the concept to Berlin via his smoothie and juice bar, Liquid Garden. A must-try blend is the Kickstarter, featuring orange, lemon, green apple, celery, cabbage, ginger, parsley, avocado, wheatgrass and chilli. Afterwards, instead of throwing the pulp away, Bernau bakes it into gluten-free bread, which he uses for his Powerstulle sandwiches.
Liquid Garden, Stargarder Strasse 72, 10437 Berlin, +49 0176 8000 3378
Los Angeles Cold Press
Bringing the taste of the American West Coast to Berlin, sisters Cindy and Nancy Bachmann set up Los Angeles Cold Press. The juices are cold pressed daily and the company says it uses 100% organic ingredients that are locally sourced. There is a focus on seasonal fruit and vegetables, resulting in a frequently changing menu. Alongside these gourmet juices, the bar, located at Departmentstore Quartier 206, also sells tonics, nut milks and packaged super foods.
Los Angeles Cold Press, Departmentstore Quartier 206, Friedrichstrasse 71, 10117 Berlin, +49 0176 6098 2301
Daluma Juice is an elegant and minimalist juice bar in a trendy area of Mitte. The business focuses on three fundamental principles: sustainability, taste and nutrition. To this end, the team serves raw and organic juices, some with witty names, such as Beet Box and Run Forest. Salads and smoothies are also available, making this a great spot for a quick breakfast or a healthy lunch.
Daluma Juice, Weinbergsweg 3, 10119 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2095 0255, daluma.de
Daily Dose Juice
Said to offer the first cold-pressed juice in Berlin, the people behind Daily Dose Juice are passionate about healthy yet convenient alternatives to processed foods and refined sugars. Made with organic ingredients such as coconut water, ginger and pineapple, a Daily Dose Juice is a delicious way to boost your intake of nutrients. The drinks are available to buy from Sing Blackbird Vintage and customers are advised to order in advance as supplies are limited.
Sing Blackbird Vintage, Sanderstrasse 11, 12047 Berlin, +49 (0)30 5484 5051