An East Village juice bar lets you cleanse at your own pace
We've always been intrigued by juice cleanses, but avoided them for fear of, well, going hungry.
Experienced detoxifiers, for instance, can opt for the ultimate one-to-two-week program ($50 to $60 a day, by delivery or pickup). Novices, however, are encouraged to cleanse for as little as two days. Better yet, they can start by buying the juices a la carte ($7 to $10) and integrating the drinks into their regular diet.
So how's the juice? We're not going to lie to you: It doesn't taste like ice cream. But it is surprisingly filling and comes in a variety of combos like spicy citrus, sweet potato pie and, our favorite, the brand-new cucumber gazpacho.
Plus, since the bar's opening, it's attracted an impressive celebrity clientele--including Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts--so you just might spot a movie star next time you pick up your raw nut milk ($4).
The Juice Press, 70 E. First St. (between First and Second aves); 212-777-0034 or www.thejuicepressonline.com