If you love refreshing beverages and getting your daily dose of vitamins, then we have two words for you this season: juices and smoothies. In the heat of spring in the city, who wouldn’t fancy a cooling orange juice with banana and grenadine? Or how about an energy boost with a smoothie made from banana, organic cocoa, and a shot of coffee?
Whether you want to start your morning at the traditional juice stands of the Centro Historico or take it slow with a noon smoothie in Roma’s best-known spots, here is our list of the six best smoothies & juice bars in Mexico City, for all tastes and budgets.
Jugos María Cristina
With more than 70 years and four generations behind the business, Jugos María Cristina is the oldest kid on the block in the Historic Center of the capital. The juices are so delicious that celebrities and even Mexican presidents have frequented this establishment. We recommend trying their classic juice aptly named “Centro Histórico” made with orange, papaya, and strawberries. If you crave more unusual flavors, try the “Martha Chapa” made with jicama and apple or the “Frescor de Miami” with pineapple, orange, and prickly pear.
Venustiano Carranza 35, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 6305 1199
As Happy as Larry
The name of this juice & smoothie bar is taken from the British expression also be known as “as happy as a clam”, or rather, a worm in Mexico. At As Happy As Larry you will find cold-pressed juices like the “All Green” made with kale, lemon, mint, and agave syrup, or the “Heart Beet”, with beets, carrots, and cayenne. For smoothie lovers, the “Larry’s Best Choice” is the most requested for its special recipe of banana, organic cocoa, a shot of organic coffee espresso, vegan protein, and coconut milk.
T. 55 2563 9801
Jugos Canadá is another juice stand with a long tradition in the Historic Center. For 20 years their location on Avenida 5 de Mayo has been known for their large fruit display on the wall that is replenished twice weekly from the Central de Abastos. Their most popular juice is the “Tropical” made from orange, banana, and grenadine and there is also a small food menu, so for breakfast try their fruit cup with honey and yogurt.
Av. 5 de mayo 47, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5518 3717
Half & Half
This project began in 2017 when Mexican entrepreneur Regina Lozano del Bosque sought a wider distribution of healthy foods. Six years later, Half & Half has become a favorite juice bar in CDMX for its variety of flavors, including smoothies made with ingredients like cocoa nibs, hazelnut spreads, cardamom, and chai tea, among other ingredients. Take advantage of their seasonal menu and treat yourself to a cocoa or matcha waffle.
T. 55 7045 3369
Backed by the philosophy of offering the highest quality fresh food, this restaurant located in Lomas de Chapultepec offers a fusion of flavors between Latin and California cuisines. Their juices contain protein and include ingredients ranging from natural coconut water, turmeric, ginger, to cayenne pepper. As for the smoothies, our favorite is the “Super Stamina” made with organic açaí berry, strawberries, banana, pineapple, and fresh orange juice.
Avenida Prado Norte 560, Lomas de Chapultepec, Miguel Hidalgo
T. 55 5282 5415
My Juice by Margu
This juice bar is famous for its menjurjes, that is, combined juices. Here you will find more than 10 different mixtures with clever names like “Dinero ven a mí” (Money come to me) made with orange and banana, or “Acapulco en la azotea” (Acapulco on the roof) with orange, papaya, and carrot. There are also mamey, chocolate, mango, or guava smoothies, to name a few. If you visit on Fridays, ask for the “Chilaquiles Mykonos” with the special house combo and egg.
Calz. Manuel Villalongín 88, Renacimiento, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 4888 7149