Hudson Valley Juice Bars to Visit for Smoothies and Healthy Sips

The fruit-filled shops serve green smoothies and nutritious drinks galore.

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Try green smoothies, energizing wellness shots, and veggie-packed drinks galore at these go-to Hudson Valley juice bars.

By Abby Audenino, with additional reporting from Rebekah Hendricks

Smoothies and juices have become all the rage in recent years, and for good reason. If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious to sip locally, head to these fruit- and vegetable-filled shops in the Hudson Valley for green juices, smoothies, and other nutritious options. 

Capital Region (Albany & Rensselaer County)

Collar City Cold Pressed


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Collar City Cold Pressed started as a small-scale vendor at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market, where local growers and farms would bring founder Jessica Garrity fresh fruits and vegetables that she would use to make juices to order. Now, Collar City Cold Pressed has taken up permanent residence at 137 2nd St. in Troy, but Garrity still values the business’s origins. Collar City’s whole operation is zero-waste, and any of the juices found on the shelves were bottled less than 24 hours ago. Additionally, 60-90 percent (dependent on season) of Collar City’s produce is sourced locally, so you can feel good about supporting small business and local farms when you run in to grab a juice the next time you’re passing by.

Loco Juice & Smoothies


Stop by this juice and smoothie shop on Madison Avenue for healthy sips as well as superfood bowls, artisanal breads, and breakfast toasts. The immune booster smoothie is a popular choice, made with orange, lemon, apple, carrot, and ginger. As for bites, Loco’s banana and pumpkin breads make a scrumptious snack, as does the avocado toast sprinkled with pink Himalayan salt and sesame seeds.

Columbia County

Little Rico Juice Café & Wellness Bodega



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Little Rico is a locally sourced juice bar that works to positively impact local farmers and the community in the Hudson Valley and in Puerto Rico. Little Rico is committed to the environment and composts all of its juice pulp and produce scraps to be used in its home garden. It also uses a local food waste collection company called the O Zone to repurpose food waste. The Hudson hotspot has a diverse menu of juices, smoothies, and superfood bowls, as well as gluten-free and dairy-free foods and baked goods from which to choose.

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The Maker Juice Bar



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The Maker Hotel in Hudson has expanded its horizons to include a juice bar that contains superfoods and probiotic- and nutrient-dense ingredients to enhance overall health. The menu contains four juices and four protein shakes that visitors can treat as a base for their beverages. From there, they can pick from the lengthy list of supplemental boosters and additives categorized by health benefits, some of which include wheatgrass, which boosts metabolism and brain function; collagen, which benefits smoother skin, healthier joints, and stronger bones; and maca, a Peruvian plant with mood-boosting energy.

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Dutchess County

All Shook Up Café



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Expect vintage décor but modern drinks, for those who prefer their juices with a jukebox. All Shook Up Café provides a ’50s vintage diner feel mixed with a modern menu that features an extensive list of sandwiches, paninis, and burgers in addition to juices, shakes, and smoothies. All Shook Up also features a short menu just for kids that includes meals named after classic television shows. Plus, it was featured as a location in the HBO MAX original series The Sex Lives of College Girlsdisguised as a donut shop in Vermont.

BLISS Juice Bar

Red Hook

BLISS Juice Bar was founded in June of 2020, when owners Annie and Michael took over and revitalized their local juice bar, which had been in danger of closing its doors due to the pandemic. BLISS is a plant-based shop that utilizes fresh, locally sourced ingredients in its cold-pressed juices and has a focus on overall wellness. In addition to its wide variety of juices, BLISS also offers various juice cleanse options, ranging from mini-cleanses to five-day cleanses.

Chakra Bowls



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Chakra Bowls is located inside Poughkeepsie’s Eastdale Village, a foodie hub in Dutchess County. Chakra Bowls offers smoothies and smoothie bowls and has a lengthy kids’ menu that includes pint-sized versions of the adult smoothie bowls and toast options. It also features its original “Chakra Unblended” line in which you can pick your favorite smoothies. From there, the Chakra Bowls team will give you a cup filled with all of the ingredients, and all you have to do is add your milk of choice and blend it together.


Hopewell Junction


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Not only are fresh cleanses available at this location, but catering for all of its delicious juices is also an option. Fresh commits itself to creating delicious and satisfying foods that are also good for the body. With an extensive list of salads, soups, grain bowls, and baked goods in addition to the smoothies and juices, Fresh makes it hard to decide what to order first. Fresh also offers fruit bouquets and arrangements, along with catering for all of its delicious juices, salads, and wraps.

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The Green Bowl

Wappingers Falls


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The Green Bowl offers vegan, gluten-free, and keto options to serve every diet and lifestyle. In addition to this, The Green Bowl prides itself on being low-waste and serves all of its goods in 100-percent biodegradable containers. Pair one of the fresh smoothies with a breakfast sandwich, Nutella toast, or açaí bowl to really start your morning right.

Greene County

Joust Juice Bar & Café



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Joust offers a variety of juices with interesting additives such as ginger, turmeric, habanero, and cilantro. Joust also takes orders for custom juice blends, so long as you give the shop 24 hours notice. If juice isn’t necessarily your jam, Joust also offers coffee and tea, as well as toasts, grits, rice bowls, and even a specialty mushroom sandwich, complete with bourbon barbecue sauce, vegan coleslaw, and Joust hot sauce on a Kaiser roll. In the summer be sure to check out their Yoga & Brunch sessions on Saturdays featuring yoga classes followed by a feast of plant-based options from local chefs. Joust has an anticipated opening in Catskill in January 2023.


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The Juice Branch

Catskill, Hudson

The Juice Branch is a grassroots company with locations in Catskill and Hudson whose mission is to bridge the gap between customers and health through education, culture, and fun. Take one look at the menu, and you can see that the Juice Branch certainly proves its expertise in the juice field. In addition to its lengthy list of juices, The Juice Branch also offers smoothies, smoothie bowls, toasts, and detox plans.

Orange County

Blend Smoothie and Salad Bar

New Windsor, Middletown, Monroe

Blend started out as a family-run grassroots smoothie shop located in New Windsor, but has since grown to operate multiple juice bars in New Windsor, Middletown, Mohegan Lake, Monroe, and Beacon. Blend’s purpose is to reach everyone in the Hudson Valley and create healthier lifestyles through balanced, healthy diets. It offers juice blends, wellness shots, paninis, salads, and açaí bowls, and is available for juice plans, meal plans, and catering.

Juice King Smoothie and Salad Bar


Juice King Smoothie and Salad Bar offers a variety of organic juices that are customizable with additives like a shot of olive oil for digestive wellness or 100-percent organic protein powder. It features juices for different occasions, including a “Stress Buster” juice with cucumber, kale, celery, and carrot, and “Better Brain” juice with apple, strawberry, lemon, grapes, and blueberry. The shop also features make-your-own salads and wraps, as well as smoothies that are blended with organic protein powder and milk of your choice. 

Rockland County

Fit-N-Fresh Juice Bar

Stony Point


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Fit-N-Fresh is committed to freshness and utilizes fresh ingredients, dairy alternatives, and no added sweeteners to ensure that its customers get all of the good without any of the bad. The juice bar offers juices, smoothie and açaí bowls, protein smoothies, and even pre-workout drinks, making a stop at Fit-N-Fresh appropriate for both before and after your workout. For convenience, it offers a bundle pack that includes a pre-workout drink, post-workout protein smoothie, and a 16 oz water bottle. 

Nature’s Juice Café

New City

If you’ve ever been curious about what the benefits are to the ingredients in your juice or smoothie, look no further than Nature’s Juice Café. Nature’s Juice is completely transparent about the ingredients that it uses, and its website has a tab that breaks down the benefits of every ingredient used in every juice the shop makes. If you order the “Hydrating Boost” juice, you can see the benefits of ingredients like carrots, which contain vitamins A and K. Fruit and veggie fibers can help keep blood sugar levels under control, lower risk of diabetes, and strengthen your bones. Ingredients like ginger root can treat stomach issues such as nausea, lower blood sugars and cholesterol levels, and lessen heart disease risk factors.

Ulster County

Bluestone Roasting Co.


In addition to delicious coffee, Bluestone Roasting Co. serves fresh juice blends. The juices, named for iconic local sites, are packed with fruits and veggies; try the Opus, complete with apple, beet, carrot, and ginger. The Saugerties staple offers a delicious brunch menu served all day, featuring French toast, burritos, tacos, croissants, English muffins, and more. It also serves sandwiches, quesadillas, burritos, and salads on the lunch menu. Bluestone Roasting Co. is dedicated to providing the highest quality products, roasting in small batches, partnering with a local dairy supplier, and making baked goods and juices fresh in-house. 

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Green Bar

New Paltz


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Green Bar in New Paltz offers a variety of juices from “Dr. Immunity,” which offers a boost of vitamin C and echinacea, to a “Hangover Detox,” which includes apples, beets, lemon, activated charcoal, and more. The shop also has a variety of good-for-you smoothies, including the “Gut Health” blend, which includes mango, raspberry, coconut milk, water, and a variety of probiotics. Green Bar also features different brunch toasts, along with baked goods from Bread Alone, as well as different CBD oils

Little Apple Café



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Little Apple was purchased in 2019 by health and fitness instructor Holly Walsh, who expanded the shop into Little Apple Café. The Woodstock wellness hotspot has a passionate mission: to provide a source for individual health journeys. Little Apple does so by offering a variety of freshly pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and wraps. The “Body Electric” juice, filled with carrot, spinach, pineapple, and lime, is a must-try.

Turn Up the Beet


Located in midtown Kingston, Turn Up the Beet provides açaí bowls, smoothies, pitaya bowls, wellness shots, and fresh-pressed juices made with local ingredients. Sample the sunset smoothies featuring a blend of pineapple, mango, papaya, and orange juice. What’s more, through its Less Waste Program, you can get 25 cents off by bringing your own mason jar for your drink. At Turn Up the Beet, community is everything, so stop by for fresh juice and stay for the good conversations.

Westchester County

PK Blendz Juice Bar


Go for the creative juices and smoothies with mixtures of fruits and vegetables. PK Blendz’s motto says it all: Fresh Juice. Vegan Eats. Good Vibes. PK Blendz prides itself on serving smoothies, fresh juices, wellness shots, and all-vegan foods. For instance, try plant-based delights like the PK Burger, made with organic black lentils, black quinoa, and sweet potato, or the PK Nachos, made with organic black lentils and black quinoa, served on a bed of spinach and topped with hummus, diced tomatoes, and onions, with a side of blue corn chips. Stop by the shop any day of the week or order online. 

PureDC Juice and Smoothie Bar


Located at the Croton-Harmon Train Station in Croton-on-Hudson, PureDC serves as the perfect on-the-go spot to grab a smoothie or juice while you’re traveling on the Metro-North line. PureDC offers healthy options with fun names, such as the “Bob Marley Junior,” made with peanut butter, blueberries, bananas, strawberries, cocoa powder, and almond milk. Or, try the green “Hulk Smash,” made with spinach, pineapple, banana, turmeric, and nut milk. There’s even a sweeter (but still healthy) option for when you’re looking for a cheat day; “PB&J Cheat Day” is made with banana, grapes, cinnamon, frozen coconut milk, and plant milk. 

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