Clara Brannigan reveals how you wouldn’t be hard-pressed for a great smoothie in The Juicery in Dublin
Tucked away in the prime location of Georges Street Arcade is the Juicery, a local fresh juice and smoothie bar. Upon entry, you are greeted with a tall menu presenting an impressively wide variety of juices, smoothies, and elixir shots, with interesting ingredients. The owner, Ronan, is welcoming and chatty, clearly a reason for the success of the business. “It’s an independent brand,” he says humbly. “We don’t cut any corners, and we make sure everything is always fresh.”
“The menu offers delicious juices, each with unique ingredients and a plethora of health benefits.”
Indeed, fresh it is – colourful fruits, green vegetables, and a huge range of seeds, grains and supplements fill the menu. Each juice holds unique ingredients, and a plethora of health benefits. What makes the Juicery different in comparison to popular health pop-ups like Chopped or Sprout, is certainly the quality. There are new smoothies that have just been introduced to the menu, like the ‘Lemon Cheesecake,’ the ‘Watermelon Quencher,’ and the ‘Matcha-Avo.’ The latter smoothie was particularly interesting, with some of the main ingredients being avocado, spinach, matcha green tea, and raw honey. This concoction packs a punch with its energising ingredients. Other popular smoothies include the Super Green and the Berry Good.
The Juicery offers 100% natural cold-pressed juice with no added sugar. Ireland has already gone through the smoothie craze, but cold press juices could be the latest trend. Cold pressed juicing has become popular as the process extracts the maximum amount of nutrients from fruits and vegetables. The Juicery is one of the only juice bars in Dublin who cold press on site, meaning all the juices are made fresh while you wait. This unique factor has attracted the attention of fitness celebrities, like Patrick Beach and Carling Harps. The world-renowned yoga instructors included a visit to the Juicery on their vlogs. They remarked that the juices were ‘clean, creative, and flavour balanced.’
If you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, then look no further than the turmeric shot for €2.50. The superfood smoothies all have fantastic ingredients but a particularly delicious one is the ‘Lemon Cheesecake,’ which includes lemon juice, vanilla extract, cashew nuts, and more. Popular juices include the Green Supreme and the Ginger Zinger, both with rejuvenating ingredients. However, juices and smoothies are a little pricey, at €5.80 each, likely due to the quality of the produce. Experience-wise, the staff are lovely, and the shop has a modern aesthetic and a bright ambiance – you could call it juicy!