There are no downsides to a chilled glass of fresh fruit juice and with the current heat wave sending temperatures soaring across Maharashtra, it’s extremely important to know your best thirst-quenchers in the city. Thankfully, Mumbai has enough of them scattered across its vast length and breadth, to keep you hydrated and refreshed throughout the day.
These are the top 10 places to get your chill on with a tall glass of fresh fruit juice, this summer:
1. Haji Ali Juice Center
This iconic juice center in Worli seaface is a must to be included in any list of juice parlors in Mumbai. From milkshakes to fresh fruit juices, ice-creams and fruits with cream, Haji Ali never disappoints when it comes to cooling you down. What’s more? They have amazing filling sandwiches and other food options to satiate your hunger as well. You can either opt to indulge in their seasonal juices New Zealand Kiwi juice (INR 220) or Lichee juice (INR 200) or just order in a glass of watermelon (INR 140) or pineapple juice (INR 140) or mosambi juice, while basking in the charm of this reliable oldie that has been helping generations of Mumbaikars quench their thirst. Also Read: Top 10 Mumbai restaurants for the best healthy and yummy smoothies
Where: Lala Lajpat Rai Road, Haji Ali Circle, Mahalaxmi
Timings: 5 AM to 1 AM
Cost for 2: INR 600
Contact: 022 23510957, 022 23512553
Delish milkshakes and smoothies, as well as salads and fruit juices. Pishu’s is your summer friend that provides for everything you need, to stay healthy and hunky in the heat. You can choose from their range of fruit shakes like Mulberry Treat (INR 180) with mulberries, strawberries and litchi, or go for their fruit mocktail coolers like Kiwi Cooler (INR 180) or something called the Legend Blend (INR 180) with mulberry, strawberry and orange. They also have a fruit platter (INR 110) full of seasonal fruits.
Where: Shop 9, Nand Kripa Shopping Centre, Ratan Nagar, 4 Bungalows
Timings: 10 AM to 12:30 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 450
Contact: 022 61344859
3. Patil Juice Center
Relatively lesser known, but pretty much a boon to the Charni Road peeps, Patil Juice Center serves up some amazing thirst quenchers and summer coolers with fresh fruits and ice-cream. Their Chocolate Thick shake (INR 100) topped with chocolate chips and Dry Fruit Dabang (INR 140) are unmissable. If you’re a strawberry fan, then it would be a crime to leave Charni Road, without trying out their Strawberry Blossom (INR 100) that has the delicious pink berries blended with fresh cream, a la what you get in Mahabaleshwar. ALSO READ: Top 6 cafes and restaurants to sample delectable mango goodies this summer!
Where: Centre Tata, Road 2, Supariwala Estate, Opera House, Charni Road
Timings: 9 AM to 1 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 250
Contact: 91 9224120790, 91 9270232415
This tiny and quite cafe in Churchgate is a haven for healthy food and fresh juices and smoothies and it’s dedicated to giving you a load of the plant nutrients that is oh-so important in summers. Their elaborate healthy menu includes options like Cold Pressed Juices, Smoothies and Fruit bowls, with the amount of calories in each drink and food item mentioned below it. The Stay Cool (INR 150 for a regular size) with water melon, apple, pineapple and mint is your perfect summer elixir, obviously besides the Elixir (INR 185 for regular size) with carrot, orange and pineapple.
Where: Ground Floor, Motimahal, 195 J Tata Road, Churchgate
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
Cost for 2: Rs 700
Contact: 022 33126871
5. Sukh Sagar Juices
Sukh Sagar on Chowpatty is the go-to place for vegetarians in and around Marine Lines and Charni Road. Their juice shop is equally popular and serves a range of juices, shakes and faloodas. The watermelon (INR 80) and the pomegranate (INR 170) juices are crowd favorites. They also have Kiwi Juice (INR 180) and Ganga Jamuna mocktail (INR 100) with orange and sweet lime juice. They also have seasonal sundaes with fruits like custard apple (INR 230) that ice-cream lovers will not want to miss. ALSO READ: Raw Mango Dessert Recipe: How to make Cool Summer Mango by Chef Sagar Patil
Where: 542 A, Gandhi Building, SVP Road, Chowpatty
Timings: 9:30 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 350
Bachelorr’s is another juice center that you just cannot skip if you’re a fan of fresh fruit juices. Their extensive menu consisting of fruit juices, milkshakes and ice-creams will leave you spoilt for choice. The prices are a bit steep for the juices, but the taste more than makes us for that. They have an entire section dedicated to Mango specialities, but it’s their Black Grape Juice (INR 110) that keeps us going here again and again. Best part? The place is open till 2 am in the morning!
Where: 45, Chowpatty Sea Face, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Marg, Marine Drive-, Chowpatty
Timings: 11 am to 2 am
Cost for 2: Rs 800
Contact: 022 23682211, 022 23688889
Ghatkoparites will vouch for the amazing range of faloodas and juices that Blossom serves up. Their Kala Jamun Juice (INR 170) has achieved legendary status and will be the one thing that you must have here. Another great option for a third quencher is the King Blossom (INR 150). They also have an interesting range of yummy street foods and pizzas to enjoy with the juices. ALSO READ: Summer Cocktail Recipes: How to make Mango Chilli Mojito and Aam Panna Margarita
Where: Vikrant Circle, Tilak Road, Ghatkopar East
Timings: 3 PM to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 800
Contact: 022 33716084
8. Amar Juice Center
If the intense heat is wearing you down during a weekend shopping binge, then Amar is the perfect place to make your pit stop at. Some lip smacking South Indian goodies including idlis and neer dosas as well as milk shakes, juices and faloodas is what you get here. The juices are quite reasonably priced here, and Mara Mari (INR 75) and Ginger Lemon Juice (INR 65) are two of the best juice options at Amar. ALSO READ: Indian Summer Drink Recipe: Here’s how to make kairi ka panna at home
Where: 3, RN Cooper Hospital Compound, Gulmohar Road, Vile Parle West
Timings: 12 Noon to 2 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 500
Contact: 022 26247917, 022 26243863
9. Health Juice Center
Health Juice center in Matunga is one of the best places in the area to get a chilled glass of fresh fruit juice. One of our all-time favorites is the Orange Ginger Pineapple Juice (INR 90) that is a concoction tailor-made for the cruelest summer days. Even the Orange Vanilla Juice (INR 90) is also delicious.
Where: Kings Circle, Matunga East
Timings: 10 AM to 1 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 400
Contact: 91 9820617777
10. Joost Juice Bars
Joost in Versova and Bandra is the place to visit for some of the best berry and mango drinks, both smoothies and juices. They give the guests the option of creating their own juice with options like pomegranate, orange, pineapple, carrot, sugarcane, to which you can add a range of whole berries, dried fruits, vegetables like cucumber, celery and spinach. We love their Fresh Cold Pressed Juices, especially the Veggie Garden (INR 220 onwards) with cucumber, spinach, celery, carrot, orange and sprinkling of chia seeds.
Where: 7 Fantasy CHS, JP Road, 7 bunglows, Versova
Timings: 6 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 350
Contact: 91 9029170777
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