Talk of toxins, whether they exist, and whether juice cleanses flush them out aside, downing bottled kale has its advantages. At best, buying a juice package is like hitting a reset button—one that temporarily weans you off of pizza and bodega bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches. And at worst—if you really miss chewing and can't stick to the plan—you'll at least have a fridge full of healthy snacks to sip when that 3pm sugar crash rolls around.
Here, we've broken down the best of NYC's cleanses by package, daily cost, and location. Goop-levels of healthiness (possibly) await.
Packages Offered: Melvin's, the juice shop adjacent to Miss Lily's in Soho, offers three levels of cleanses: $58 for one day, $174 for three days, and $290 for five days. Each day of the cleanse features six juices and a nutrient booster shot, most of which change daily.
Price Per Day: $58
Star Juice: "Body Good," a kale, collard greens, swiss chard, celery, apple, ginger, and lemon concoction meant to be sipped as a breakfast replacement.
Location: 130 Houston Street
Packages Offered: Cleanses are kind of Juice Press's thing, and they have a lot to choose from—some even incorporate foods like raw oatmeal and kale salad. But the chain's most famous package is probably the Basic 6, a mix of fruit and veggie juices.
Price Per Day: The Basic 6 cleanse is Juice Press's most expensive at $66.94 per day, and other packages range in price from $35.05 for a half-day cleanse to $63.95 for a cleanse geared towards athletes.
Star Juice: That would be "OMG My Favorite Juice," a blend of celery, cucumber, pear, grapefruit, kale, and parsley.
Location: You can't walk too far in Manhattan without passing by a Juice Press, and there are also outposts in Williamsburg and Long Island City. See a full list of locations, here.
Packages Offered: The six-juice cleanses come in three different levels, designed for cleansing newbies, occasional cleansers, and juice fast pros. There's also the Exhale Spa Package ($295), which pairs a three day cleanse with three classes at Exhale and a "healing spa therapy."
Price Per Day: $65
Star Juice: The cashew, vanilla, cinnamon, and agave juice almost tastes like liquid cookies.
Location: Exhale Spa locations at 980 Madison Avenue, 200 E 66th Street, and 150 Central Park South
Packages Offered: There are two "not-just-juice cleanses" to choose from: Glow (for weight maintenance) and Shine (for weight loss). Both plans team green juices and smoothies with light vegan dishes like zucchini lasagna and spicy Thai lettuce wraps, and are available in three, seven, and ten day packages.
Price Per Day: Shine starts at $234 ($78 per day) and Glow starts at $249 ($83 per day).
Star Juice: Glow's "Blue Sunset" shake, a mix of pineapple, mango, banana, blueberry, coconut water, and vanilla.
Location: 125 E 17th Street, Gramercy
Packages Offered: Light Hearted (four juices, a smoothie, and a nut milk), Full Hearted (five green juices and a nut milk), and Juice 'Til Dinner (three juices, one lemonade, one smoothie, and one nut milk—then you eat your own dinner).
Price Per Day: $55 for Juice 'Til Dinner, $65 for Light or Full Hearted
Star Juice: The "Avocado," made up of avocados (of course), rice milk, ginger, lime, apple, spinach, and alkaline water.
Location: 85 Stanton Street, Lower East Side; 630 Flushing Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Packages Offered: Option One (to "rest, restore, revive") includes four juices, an aloe shot, almond milk, chia seed oatmeal and kale salad; Option Two (to "nourish, energize, invigorate") includes five juices, an aloe shot, and almond milk; Option Three (to "detoxify, heal, balance") includes four juices, an aloe shot, and almond milk.
Price Per Day: $61 for Option One, $57 for Option Two, and $52 for Option Three
Star Juice: "Juice #1"—orange, grapefruit, and cayenne—packs a kick.
Location: 42 N 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Packages Offered: Feelfood's current cleanse, the "Spring Breaker," includes five juices and an energy shot. It's available in one, three, five, and seven day packages.
Price Per Day: $45
Star Juice: "Bloody Mary," a spicy blend of tomato, red pepper, carrot, celery, radish, lemon, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper.
Location: 496 Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village
Packages Offered: Main Squeeze (six juices, one booster), Steady Squeeze (seven juice, one booster), Soft Squeeze (five juices, 1 booster, 1 meal), Skinny Squeeze (six juices, three boosters), Skinnier Squeeze (three juices, one booster, one protein shake), and the Squeezewich (three meals, three juices, one elixir, one booster).
Price Per Day: $59 for the Main or Steady options, $69 for the Soft Squeeze, $76 for Skinny or Skinnier, and $75 for the Squeezewich.
Star Juice: "I Have a Heart-On," a pineapple, Swiss chard, kale, dandelion, celery, apple, and mint combo.
Location: The Mercedes Club, 550 W 54th Street; 225 Liberty Street; food truck at Union Square West and 17th Street
Packages Offered: Light Rinse (four juices and two raw meals), Reboot (four juices, a smoothie, and a raw meal), Deep Clean (four juices and a smoothie) are offered, as well as a custom option. Choose one, three, or five days.
Price Per Day: A single day will run you $55, the five day option cuts the cost down to $50 per day.
Star Juice: The red juice, a blend of Anjou pear, beet, and ginger.
Location: 19 Kenmare Street, Nolita
Packages Offered: Three levels of all-juice cleanses and a "Juice, Eat, Repeat" option. Annual memberships and custom cleanses are also available.
Price Per Day: $33 for "Juice, Eat, Repeat," $49 to $65 for other cleanses.
Star Juice: The "All Greens" juice—a mix of kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, celery, and cucumber—is the base of most Liquiteria cleanses.
Location: 170 Second Avenue, East Village; 102 Eighth Avenue, Chelsea
Packages Offered: The three day "Cooler Cleanse," which includes six juices per day, is the chain's most popular.
Price Per Day: $58
Star Juice: "Sweet Greens," a hydrating blend of kale, watermelon, apple, and lemon.
Location: 12 Manhattan locations and one in Williamsburg.
Packages Offered: Organic Avenue cleanses come in four levels: Easy, Fast, Deep, and Green. The first two levels include raw vegan food while the Deep level is liquids only and Green is all green juice.
Price Per Day: The Easy, Fast, and Deep cleanses are $195 for three days, or $65 per day. Greens will run you $210 for three days, which is $70 per day.
Star Juice: All of the cleanses feature "Green Love," a blend of kale, cucumbers, celery, romaine, spinach, lemon, collard greens, swiss chard, parsley, and pears.
Location: There are ten Manhattan outposts.
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