As someone who has a pretty healthy diet, I was overjoyed to hear about a juice bar opening near Drake.
Lifestyle Juices is small; walking down University, you almost miss it. It’s tucked into a space next to Jimmy John’s and despite its size, it boasts a vibrantly colored interior.
When I went it was busy, but not as crowded as I’ve seen before while driving by. I can see why people would get in a line that stretches out the door, because the juices they serve are amazing.
I ordered a Peach Perfect juice, and it lived up to its name. It was better than I had expected and definitely a good first try.
Other juice blends include anything from kale to apples. Some have a mixture of vegetables and fruit while others were just fruit.
I stuck on the safe side and ordered one that was all fruit, but I’m eager to try one mixed with vegetables. One juice consisted of just apples and ginger, a unique combination.
The place is a bit pricey, to be honest. The juice I got ended up costing more than $5, and that seems to be the norm for the other flavors as well. I can understand why it’s on the more expensive side, however: the juices are made entirely of fresh fruit, which is refreshing.
I can already see it as a place I will be frequenting, regardless of my hurting bank account.
The menu has a decent amount of flavors, but there’s room for more. However, I’ve heard all good things about a couple of other flavors.
Inside, there’s no seating since it’s so small. There are chairs outside that don’t seem to be used much. I’m the kind of person who likes to walk around with a smoothie in hand and enjoy the day, so the lack of seating doesn’t strike me as a big deal.
I enjoyed Lifestyle Juices. I think it’s a great addition to the Drake neighborhood and something different that will attract a lot of students, especially since it is a healthier option.
It’s definitely a step up from the Olmsted smoothies, and I can already imagine myself stopping by after class or after a work out.