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Dec 29, 2003 03:05 PM

Source for Fresh Juice?

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So I've decided to do a low level detox this new years. The plan: a juice fast one of the weekends in Jan. So I need a place where I can get some good freshly squeezed juice. I've pretty much crossed out the idea of buy a juicer or going to one of those mall juice bars where the menu contains items such as "dragon fly" or "morning wake up cocktail." I know St. Lawrence market has a place in the basement that had all sorts of great stuff like ginger, beets and spinach. But if i can recall my days from going to George Brown College correctly, it wasn't exactly the cheapest. Does anyone know of a place more on the west side ('sauga, etobicoke) where I can get a variety of freshly squeezed produce?

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  1. On roncesvalles there is Making Waves, a yoga studio juice bar. The best place in Etobicoke is Rocket Fuel on Queensway and Islington. Of course there is Fresh (juice for life) at Queen and Crawford and Bloor and Bathurst.

    I recently shelled out $340 for a L'Equipe juicer. It is easy to clean, automatic pulp ejector and stainless steel. Health Service Centre on Bloor and Ossington is the place to get juicers.

    The real fact is fresh juice is expensive. My fave blend is carrot/beet/apple/ginger/lemon, but it adds up. $2-4 per glass....when you buy it premade, you have to factor in labour.

    If you can't juice it, why not blend it. Thats what I did for my pre-juicer juice fast days, get soft fruit and blend it with ice and bananas. You can get great frozen fruit from M&M's. For Carrot Juice go to any deli on Roncesvalles and get either Hortex or Kubus blends from Poland. I drank them all the time when I lived there.

    Good Luck

    1. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but if you visit any Dominion, in the "cut-fruit" section, they have some very nice fresh juices - berry mixtures etc. Also, the Loblaws at Empress Walk (north of Yonge & Sheppard) always has freshly squeezed juices in their "cut-fruit" section, as well as the entrance to the store. Happy detoxing!