12 Local Juice Bars & Smoothie Spots in Minneapolis
Fresh picks for fresh, cold-pressed juice, acai bowls, and smoothies to fuel your adventures.
Life in Minneapolis is all about balance. While Minneapolitans are known to warm our spirits with a molten cheese-stuffed Jucy Lucy and tater-tot hotdish, we’re also just as fond of a fresh pressed juice or smoothie when the craving strikes. Luckily, the city is full of excellent juice bars offering a rainbow of cold pressed juice and smoothie bowls to satisfy that need for a fresh, colorful treat. Whether you’re fueling up for a lakeside bike ride on the Grand Rounds scenic byway or enjoying a refreshing snack before a Vikings game or concert at U.S. Bank Stadium, these juice bars and smoothie places in Minneapolis offer an excellent counterpoint for everything else on your must-eat list.
The Dripping Root
Catiesha Pierson’s community-based wellness hub in south Minneapolis’ Howe neighborhood offers a healthy safe space for all as Minnesota’s first Black-owned juice bar. Offering fresh cold-pressed juice, acai bowls, and unstoppable resilience, the Dripping Root challenges the white-dominated wellness industry to step up and stand up for wellness for everybody. As Catiesha believes—and the colorful mural on the juice bar’s wall proclaims—“When you feel good, you glow different.” And the long lines at this instant local favorite can attest to the success of that message.
Green juice lovers rejoice—Impulse is one of the best spots for 100% organic, vegetable-centric cold pressed juice in Minneapolis. With blends like the Goodhue with chard, kale, celery, cucumber, spinach, parsley, and lemon, or the Puddlejumper with bok choy, fennel, spinach, pineapple, orange, and mint, this vegetable-loving spot in South Uptown also offers a daily juice blend available on a sliding scale pay option in an effort to make organic cold-pressed juice more widely accessible to the community. Impulse is also a great place for a juice cleanse in Minneapolis—just call 48 hours ahead for a custom cleanse or bulk order.
Offering Vietnamese Ché—traditional homemade beverages, dessert drinks and puddings—Bambu is an exciting destination for truly unique smoothie concoctions. Try the Fruit Addict chè trái cây with lychee, longan, red tapioca, jackfruit, palm seed, jello, pandan jelly, coconut, and coconut milk or a Sinh Tố Vietnamese Smoothie (we love the Mango Dazzle with rainbow jellies). Feeling the need for a tropical vacation? The whole young coconut cut fresh and served simply in its shell with a straw will transport you to the island of your imagination.
Honour Coffee & Raw Juice
Appropriately located within walking distance of many of Northeast Minneapolis’s best breweries, Honour offers an excellent healthy alternative (or addition) to a pint. Home to house roasted coffee and raw juices cold-pressed daily, Honour’s blends support the sustainable, organic practices of local farms. Try the Green Hornet with pineapple, kale, cilantro, jalapeño, and turmeric root for a healthy juice with a kick or the Chocolate Nut Milk with raw cashews, Medjool dates, raw cacao, coconut butter, vanilla, and Himalayan sea salt for a creamy treat. Honour also offers one- and three-day juice cleanses offering a mix of juices, nut milks, and power shots.
Vibe Organic Juice Bar
Located just east of Minneapolis in St Louis Park, Vibe offers organic cold pressed juices, wellness shots, and smoothies, as well as healthy loaded toasts, raw wraps, and local kombucha. After an indulgent night out, try the Hangover Shot—a zesty blend of coconut water and lemon, with peppermint and wild orange essential oils—or a Deluxe Acai Bowl loaded up with shredded coconut, cacao nibs, cashews, chia seeds, and goji berries.
Tao Natural Foods
Known for a vibrant menu of organic vegan, vegetarian, and healthy omnivorous dishes, Tao on Hennepin is also a restorative destination for fresh, housemade organic juices, smoothies, and “potions”—blends of anti-inflammatory herbs available hot or iced, like the Moon (to ease tension with cacao, kava, skullcap, nutmeg and cinnamon) or the Sun (with turmeric root, ginger, black pepper, amla fruit, camu camu, magnesium, and hawthorn berry). Based on Taoist principles of health achieved through a simple, balanced life in harmony with nature, this spot offers a holistic experience intended to restore and refresh on all levels.
The Wedge Community Co-op
Like any good community co-op, The Wedge in Uptown offers a reliable juice and smoothie bar alongside healthy deli lunch options and groceries. Pick a house blend or build your own juice or smoothie from basic ingredients, then boost your concoction with supplements like spirulina, collagen, or CBD. Feeling a little more indulgent? Try the housemade vegan frozen coconut soft serve, available in chocolate, vanilla, or twist.
Crisp & Green
While this healthy haven with several locations throughout the metro area is best known for their signature loaded salads, it’s also a great spot for fresh vegan smoothies. Try the Mother of Dragonfruit (with dragonfruit, banana, pineapple, coconut milk, and vanilla pea protein) or the Rise & Grind (offering a buzz with banana, cold brew coffee, oat milk, cashew butter, and vanilla pea protein).
Established in 2014, this Twin Cities clean eating destination caters to conscious diners of all stripes, from organic and vegetarian to gluten free, vegan, or paleo. Naturally, that includes fresh raw juice (like the Skinny with organic spinach, organic cucumber, mango, ginger, alkaline water, and lemon) and smoothies (like the Tropicali with banana, pineapple, mango, lime, salt, coconut milk).
This fully plant-based cafe shares space with Modo Yoga Minneapolis, making it a one-stop wellness sanctuary where you can work up a sweat with a hot yoga class, then grab a mango turmeric smoothie bowl with mango, banana, kiwi, raw dates, ancient grains gluten-free granola, and toasted coconut, or a blended kale mint lemonade. Good vibes are plentiful here, as all staff members are paid a living wage and receive unlimited free yoga classes.
Gray Fox Coffee
Searching for a full menu of smoothie bowls in Minneapolis? Gray Fox Coffee & Wine is calling with a rainbow of blended breakfasts, lunches, or snacks in four colors: Red (with strawberry, banna, beet root, and granola), Purple (with boysenberry, blue spirulina, strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and granola), Blue (with tropical fruit, blue spirulina, dried mango, chia seeds, coconut flakes, and banana), and Green (with mango, kale, banana, spinach, blueberry, and hemp seeds).
This swiftly expanding local chain founded in Minnetonka dishes up island-style, ultra-Instagrammable superfood bowls—all gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based—like the neon magenta Nauti Bowl with acai, pitaya, granola, banana, cacao nibs, and peanut butter, or the rainbow-layered Big Island Bowl with blue majik, acai, pitaya, mango, coconut, vanilla chia, granola, strawberries, goji berries, and hemp seeds.
A family owned and operated business, Bliss puts its focus on their house-made sorbet. They sell acai sorbet bowls, sorbet parfaits, and smoothies, all geared toward being delicious and flavor packed, while still focusing on your body and your health. Plus, all the Health Bowls & Dessert bowls are gluten free, dairy free & vegan.