Feeling thirsty? Here are Rome’s best juice bars to cool you down
Detox from those stressful city days and nights with our juice bar crawl across the city, the ultimate guide to Rome for health-conscious, fresh juice lovers.
Via Quintino Sella, 29 (Porta Pia/Repubblica)
Via Bosi, 7 (Salario)
9.30am – 8.30pm
This is the perfect stop for those wanting to be more environmentally conscious. With no set juice menu, Zazie tailors its juices daily based on the fruits and vegetables in season. They even have delicious aromatic waters, herbal infusion teas, lemonade, juice extracts; all made fresh right in front of you. The produce is all seasonal and sourced locally here in Italy, so it’s guaranteed to be fresh and full of flavor.
Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 135 (Centro Storico)
8am – 8pm
For the ultimate country in the city vibe head down to Escosazio, a venue hip enough to complete with any capital city juice bar. Sip a juice while you sit on one of the swing seats, perfectly placed in each of the large windows and reconnect with nature in the metropolis. From the down to earth decor, to the juices, Escosazio is about stripping city life of its stresses. Choose your juice from the antistress, antiage or energizzante. I went for the digestivo, a mix of orange, pineapple, fennel and ginger.
Nanù (temporarily closed)
Via Varrone, 2/C
11am – 9pm
For those of us who like to drink our greens instead of eating them, Nanù Bagel Bar, offers a great selection of fruit and vegetable juices. The detox, a mixture of apple, lettuce, rocket and ginger, is a great way to get in those greens, or the B12, a mixture of kale, apple and lemon. For something more fruity, try the esotico juice, or a lassi, made from yoghurt and fruits, typically mango. Or even milkshake, made with regular milk or a vegan alternative, coconut, almond or soy.
Via Marcantonio Colonna, 30 (Prati)
Via Venti Settembre, 26 (Repubblica)
7.30am – 8pm
Located in a prime location as well as featuring a wide choice of incredible juices, Vero is a favorite among the health conscious locals of Rome. They display all the nutritional information on every juice and offer sizes from small to large, depending on how many vitamins and nutrients your body is needing that day. La classica is delicious, with a refreshing mixture of carrot, apple, orange and ginger to give your body a great boost of vitamin c and phosphorus.
Zoé Mercato Testaccio
Via Beniamino Franklin, 12
Mon-Sat, 9am – 3.30pm
Off the tourist trail, Zoé, in close proximity to the Piramide metro, is a market stall in the Mercato Testaccio. Promoting both health and environmental awareness, Zoé offers a great selection of juices and smoothies and uses simple combinations such as apple and ginger or pear and cinnamon. A real gem, super fresh juices made by a friendly team of people. The staff are very knowledgeable and will happily explain all the health benefits behind each of their uniquely created juices.
Via del Plebiscito, 104
This superfood bar has locations in Rome (inside Mercato Plebiscito), Milan, and London and features a fun assortment of juices, all even given an eccentric name like the customer favorite, ‘Billie Green’, which is packed in nutrients from its ingredients of spinach, celery, ginger, lemon and apple. ‘Barry Be Good’ is a favorite of mine with its perfectly sweet and sour combination of strawberry, coconut water, mint, lime and chia seeds.
Fratelli De Luca
Via Silla, 38
Mon-Fri, 8.30am-7.30pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-4pm
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Fratelli de Luca’s provides a vegetable-heavy menu inspired by Mediterranean flavors. The counter is chock-full of ingredients for guests to make their own salads. You can also order a simple plate of farro or couscous, a baguette with cold cuts and greens and even choose from a list of creatively topped baked potatoes with sauces such a tzatziki, hummus and eggplant. The service is very quick and a nice seating area is provided while meals can easily be taken to go as well.