By Ramey Ward
Juicing has been around since ancient Greece, but it was in Venice, California, during the golden era of Muscle Beach, when pioneers in the sport of bodybuilding laid the foundation for the health and fitness revolution that would spread worldwide in the decades to follow.
A healthy lifestyle is in the DNA of Venice, but for years the only juice bar in the neighborhood was Windward Farms. Venice locals eschew chain stores, so the nearest Jamba or Robeks Juice during the 90s and Aughts could be found in Santa Monica.
Now, however, Venice boasts a multitude of juiceries – most notably Moon Juice, which serves up hydraulically-pressed organic juices and nut milks.
Here’s a quick look at where to juice up in Venice:
Moon Juice, 507 Rose Ave.
Whole Foods Market, 225 Lincoln Blvd.
Café Gratitude, 512 Rose Ave.
Local 1205, 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Kreation Kafe, 1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Feed Body and Soul, 1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Fruit Gallery, 1 Westminster Ave.
Cow’s End, 34 Washington Blvd.
Ramey Ward has made a name for herself as a realtor selling designcentric homes. She is known as a top producer in Venice, but has represented properties as far north as Sherman Oaks and east to the Hollywood Hills and Silverlake. As early pioneers in the architecturally forward thinking community of Venice of the 1980s and 90s, Ramey, together with her notable designer husband, built an internationally published residence in Venice. She continues to develop other properties and reach into new neighborhoods, looking for great juice bars as she goes.