City Press Juice & Bottle—This small-batch, cold-pressed juice provider is one of the best-known in the Windy City. The organic health bar and market is committed to providing the healthiest, most nutrient-dense juices possible, incorporating superfood blends and 100% raw ingredients. With fun concoctions like the Bloody Merry (beet, carrot, burdock root, cucumber, and lemon) and the Apple Gimlet (romaine, collards, celery, apple, lime, and ginger), these juices are as imaginative as they are healthy. City Press Juice & Bottle has three locations throughout the city – in Ravenswood, Lakeview, and Wicker Park. Chicagoans can also find this provider’s product at farmers’ markets around Cook County.
Real Good Stuff—Formerly known as Real Good Juice Co., Real Good Stuff debuted their line of juices in 2014. Since then, they have expanded to create a whole line of “stuff,” including smoothies, cookies, grain bowls, and toasts. With an emphasis on whole, organic ingredients, they focus on freshness and quality above all else. Real Good Stuff has four locations in Chicago – Old Town, Southport, Bucktown, and River North – and at Whole Foods stores around the county.
Belli’s—Though recently removed from its Pilson location, Belli’s is a big name in the Chicago juice scene. Owner and founder Alexandra Curatolo studied food systems and community health in graduate school, and her work in the retail and service industry reflects her vast knowledge of sustainability. The ingredients are sourced from Windy City Harvest and Growing Power, food systems nonprofits on the south and west sides of the city. Belli’s currently has just one location, but we expect the service to expand in coming years.
Peeled—Founded by dedicated vegan Keith Pegues, Peeled utilizes the benefits of raw, unpasteurized produce to create organic, local, and seasonal juices from its Chicago and Evanston locations. All of the cold-pressed juice is created in a “micro-juicery,” then bottled and sent directly to their locations. New blends are tested daily in stores, and customer feedback is often used in menu changes. Peeled operates out of its Lincoln Park and Evanston locations.