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The Vancouver Smoothie Scene: 9 of Our Favourite Spots

The Vancouver Smoothie Scene: 9 of Our Favourite Spots

As we transition from summer to fall it is important to maintain that healthy lifestyle and balanced routine to ensure that the only thing changing is the leaves on the trees! Although the days are getting progressively shorter, fall is the perfect season to get out and enjoy the nice weather while it's still here. 

At The Good Stuff, creators of Vancouver's first ready-to-blend smoothie, we love blending one up at home first thing in the morning but know when you're out and about, you don't always have a blender handy. So we're going beyond the kitchen to feature our 9 favourite places for a fresh blend. We even visited each one again, had a quick smoothie, and documented some of the important details about each one: 

Where to get great smoothies in Vancouver: 

Table of Contents 

  1. Festal Cafe
  2. Glory Juice Co. 
  3. Leafy Box
  4. Heirloom Juice Co. 
  5. Be Fresh Bayswater
  6. Eternal Abundance
  7. Sejuiced
  8. Purpose Smoothies Co. 
  9. Radicle Juice

1. Festal Cafe 

Key Lime Festal

Pictured: Key Lime Pie

Festal Café is a must-visit café in Vancouver. This cafe is aesthetically pleasing, has a great atmosphere, and everything they serve is Paleo. All their "dessert smoothies" are extremely creative - and very filling.

  • Price: $7.95
  • Flavour: Extremely creamy with a delicious, not overly sweet key lime pie flavour. 
  • Size: 24 oz.
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Vancouver
  • Unique Smoothie: Key Lime Pie
  • Signature Smoothie: Nutty Coco Banana Bread
  • What else: You can upgrade your smoothie by adding grass-fed collagen protein or MCT oil for $2.

2. Glory Juice Co. 

 

With multiple locations throughout the Vancouver Area, Glory Juice Co. offers a wide variety of organic smoothies that are sure to satisfy any smoothie craving. They stand by the motto “You are what you eat,” and after trying one of their smoothies we can assure you’ll that you’ll be feeling berry good like us too!

  • Price: $7 -$10
  • Flavour: With a slight hint of cinnamon, this fresh and energetic smoothie is a great way to start off your day!  
  • Size: 16 oz.
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano and Yaletown
  • Unique Smoothie: The Mango Maca
  • Signature Smoothie: Blueberry Maca
  • What else:  If nuts aren’t your thing, like as mentioned in the above post, all of the smoothies from Glory Juice Co. can be made nut free! Just sub-in pumpkin see milk instead of almond milk and enjoy. 

3. Leafy Box 

Jungle Leafy Box

Pictured: Jungle Juice 

If you love having options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you have to visit Leafy Box. Although their business focuses on juice cleanses, they get bonus points for having a massive variety of smoothies and other menu options - the biggest on this list.

  • Price: $7.95
  • Flavor: frothy, hints of melon, very crisp tasting
  • Size: 24 oz.
  • Neighbourhood: Yaletown
  • Unique Smoothie: They stick to more conventional flavours - nothing too wild.
  • What else: You can add chia, hemp hearts, or flax seeds for additional health benefits. If you want to add protein, Leafy Box offers banana whey protein.

4. Heirloom Juice Co. 

 Born out of the nearby Heirloom Vegetarian restaurant, this South Granville’s juice and smoothie bar are serving up wacky and delicious flavours for any type of smoothie connoisseur. Although Heirloom can be considered to be slightly more expensive, they use premium Vega protein to ensure each smoothie is of the highest quality.

  • Price: $10.00
  • Flavour: With the option to add espresso, their delicious and chocolaty Monkey Nuts smoothie had us going bananas!
  • Size: 24 oz.
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Unique Smoothie: After Eightish
  • Signature Smoothie: Monkey Nuts
  • What else:  Heirloom offers a wide variety of superfood options that be easily added to any smoothie for as low as $1.

5. Be Fresh Bayswater

Berry PB Be Fresh

Pictured: Berry Peanut Buttercup

Be Fresh, part of the SPUD family, is one of the premier natural grocery foods spots in Vancouver. It has a little bit of everything. Their cafe in the back makes great grab-and-go goodies!

  • Price: $5.99
  • Flavour: Kind of like a peanut butter jelly sandwich! More banana than peanut butter, grittiness from protein powder, and very nutty.
  • Size: 16 oz.
  • Location: Kitsilano
  • Unique Smoothie: Berry Peanut Buttercup
  • What else: The smoothie comes pre-blended and packaged. Very convenient and easy to grab on the go. (You may need to shake it up)

6. Eternal Abundance

 Primarily known as an all-organic grocery store, this hidden gem located on Commercial Drive offers a tremendous selection of smoothies within their Café Menu. If you’re looking for something light and refreshing or maybe even rich and savoury, Eternal Abundance has you covered.

  • Price: $7-$10
  • Flavour: This unique combination of mint and strawberry was both fruity and invigorating!
  • Size: 16 oz.
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Unique Smoothie: Strawberry Mint Smoothie Special
  • Signature Smoothie: Mermaids Revenge
  • What else:  Make sure to check out their full stock grocery store while you’re waiting for your smoothie. We recommend checking out their cool selection of locally-sourced super-foods!

7. Sejuiced

Chai Chiller

Pictured: Chai Chiller

One of Vancouver's longest-running juice spots, Sejuiced is an institution in the heart of Kits. The cozy spot is a vegetarian restaurant first, but gives lots of love to their smoothies and juices. Their staff is also very friendly. They have definitely sejuiced us.

  • Price: $7.00
  • Flavour: Light chai flavour, hints of coconut, tastes tropical & sweet. A summer version of a chai latte
  • Size: 12 oz.
  • Neighbourhood: West 4th (Kitsilano)
  • Unique Smoothie: Chai Chiller
  • Signature Smoothie: Morning Energizer
  • What else: Sejuiced serves up delicious vegetarian food as well! 

8. Purpose Smoothies Co.

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 For those smoothie lovers living in the Richmond area, you can now enjoy delicious, all natural smoothies without making the commute into the city. Located within Steveston Village, Purpose Smoothie Co. offers a wide variety of super smoothies and snack smoothies intended to bring out the best version of yourself!

  • Price: $9
  • Flavour: Energizing and refreshing, this Berry Beet smoothie was created as a pre-long distance running smoothie. It will keep you hydrated and get you through those long days.  
  • Size: 20 oz.
  • Neighbourhood: Richmond
  • Unique Smoothie: The Stack
  • Signature Smoothie: Berry Beet
  • What else:  Aside from offering a wide variety of super-food boosters, Purpose Smoothie Co. has eliminated the use of ice in their smoothies to ensure you'll be getting a smoothie that is full of flavour, instead of it being water-downed. 

9. Radicle Juice

Dragonfly Radicle

Pictured: Dragonfly

Radicle Juice is serving some of the most unique smoothies on Main Street. With loads of seating and open space, Radicle is one of our favourite places to go with friends to have smoothies and conversation.

  • Price: $8.25
  • Flavour: Gingery, citrusy, refreshing, smoothie with the right amount of tart.
  • Size: 16 oz.
  • Location: Main Street
  • Unique Smoothie: Dragonfly
  • Signature Smoothie: The Knockout
  • What else:
    • Radicle also offers juices and deliciously crafted smoothie bowls! The store offers lots of space for seating and enjoy your smoothie on the second floor.
    • For the smoothies, there’s such a wide variety of add-ons! It ranges from different types of seeds to chia to turmeric and different nut butters.
    • They offer reusable tumbler mugs for smoothies.

 

Even though it's nice to get outside on a crisp fall day, sometimes it's even nicer to have your smoothie all ready for you at home! For those times, make sure to check out our collection of ready-to-blend smoothies as well. 

 

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