These five new Chicago juice bars are here to save you from another bland kale salad. Pop in and they'll help you stick to your get-healthy resolution in delicious ways.
Real Good Juice Co.
Juice isn't the only resolution-approved option at Real Good Juice Co. You'll also find smoothies, salads, granola, and ceviche. But if juice is what you’re after, the Old Town spot delivers with creative names like Juice-Tin Bieber, Juice Springstein, and Punky Juice-Ster. Football fans with an itch for philanthropy should order the Culter #6: The recipe was a collaboration between the juice bar and Bear's quarterback Jay Cutler, and will share a portion of its sales to support the Jay Cutler Foundation. 1647 N. Wells St., 312-846-1897
FruVe' xPress Juicery
From fresh, cold-pressed juices to made-to-order acai bowls, FruVe’ xPress Juicery isn't a one-superfood-fits-all kind of spot. Every offering at the recently-opened shop in the South Loop is organic and vegan, and each juice bottle is packed with up to four pounds of natural fruits and vegetables. The Apple Pie, a blend of apples, carrots, and coconut cream, is perfect for winter; it provides comfort-food tastes while keeping you on track. 1130 S. Wabash Ave., 312-374-4502
Organic and locally sourced are the names of the game at Harvest Juicery. Each of the West Loop shop's juices features unexpected herbs and spices for a taste-bud kick, like sea salt and mint grapefruit juice. The team rightfully calls themselves the "21st-century milkman," delivering a good-for-the-soul beverage that'll fit with your New Year's goals. 1012 W. Lake St., 312-265-0182
Beatrix offers its juices all day so you can pop in and grab one while walking around River North or order one while you’re dining in for lunch. When you’re ready to take it up a notch, try one of seven juice cocktail options. A favorite is the Ruby Red Drop, which mixes Grey Goose with fresh grapefruit juice and lime—it still counts as healthy eating in our book. 519 N. Clark St., 312-284-1377