Summer In A Bottle: Stay Hydrated At 5 Of Our Favourite Juice Bars In Pune

Divya posted on 12 April

Summer is the season for drinking! Drinking fresh fruit juices and smoothies, that is! From indulgent treats to health-drinks, here’s our roundup of the top 5 places for you to grab some juice at, in Pune.

Callow

Since 2013, Callow has been serving up some of the healthiest fruit-and-veg juice blends to Pune customers. Started as a small juice bar at a football arena, they now have their own Cafe space in Lane 5, Koregaon Park {with a proper food menu}. ‘Raw, young, green’ is their motto, and their juices here are made with fresh/frozen fruits and veggies, ice, and ‘nothing artificial’. We like their ‘Callow Green’ with spinach, kale, cucumber, guava; and their ‘Hawaiian Berry’ with pineapple, peach, strawberry, and cranberry. Their fresh fruit popsicles {made with seasonal fruit} are also a great way to cool down in the summer.

Cafes

C-1, Rakshalekha, Lane 5, Opp. Durga Mata Temple, Koregaon Park, Pune

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Drunken Monkey

Don’t judge a place by it’s name – Drunken Monkey is a smoothie and juice bar, with outlets in Koregaon Park and Karadi. Pick from a variety of fruits to make a ‘classic’ {single fruit}, ‘epic’ {2-3 fruits}, or ‘magic’ {multiple fruits, with nuts and dairy} smoothie. There are also veggie blends, avocado shakes, cold coffee, meal smoothies, ‘hydtators’, hangover smoothies, de-tox shakes, and ‘indulgence’ shakes, for you to choose from. All their blends are made with fresh fruit, with no artificial flavours, no added preservatives, concentrates, or sugars. We hear their ‘Summertime Madness’ – with watermelon, green grapes, pineapple and 10% dairy is delightful, as is the ‘Banana Magic’ with banana, chikoo, almonds, cashews, and 10% dairy.

#LBBTip: They also offer home delivery, and those glass bottles are ideal for re-purposing!

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Lane 7, Koregaon Park, Pune

One O Eight

One of our favourite Koregaon Park haunts, One O Eight’s menu features a short and sweet list of fresh fruit and veggie juices and smoothies. Their ‘Pink Ginger’ – watermelon and ginger juice, and ‘Green’ – apple, cucumber, spinach, parsley and mint, are our go-to choices. Their smoothies are largely sugar-free and vegan, and we recommend their ‘Nuts About You’ – with cacao, coconut milk, cashew butter, almond butter, banana, and dates. Pair these with your breakfast, or sip on them through the day – they’re as fresh and healthy as it gets!

#LBBTip: Their fresh-fruit smoothie bowls are a great pick-me-up!

Cafes

Business Square, Level 1, Lane 5, Koregaon Park, Pune

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The Organic Cookhouse

A healthy takeaway and delivery service, The Organic Cookhouse has a super selection of detox and weight loss juices, as well as juices for patients with diabetes and cholesterol problems. We hear their ‘Beet It Up’ – with beetroot, cucumber, carrot, ginger, and orange, and their ‘Slender Blender’ – with aloe vera juice, pineapple, cucumber, and tomatoes, are big hits. Bonus points: they also list the calorie count for each drink, so you can keep track. Read more about them here.
#LBBTip: They’ve just re-located to Model Colony from Mundhwa, so take note!

Delivery Services

Flat 6, Timmanna Nivas, Manjalkar Chowk, Next To Ajintha Building, Model Colony, Pune

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Juice Destination

Located in Aundh, Juice Destination features a wide selection of fresh fruit juices, smoothies, and more {maggi, sandwiches, salads, parathas, etc.}. Made with 100% real fruit, no preservatives – we think you should try their Alphonso Mango juice {it is the season, after all}, ‘Ganga Jamuna’ {a blend of orange and sweet lime}, and their ‘Apple-Carrot-Beet Jumble’ – if you prefer something a little healthier. For a more indulgent take, try their milkshakes and mastanis – like the rich ‘Good Night Mastani {made with dry-fruits}.

Fast Food Restaurants

Shop E-1, Opp. Croma, Chaitraban Society, ITI Road, Aundh, Pune

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Anything Else?

Of course, we can’t write about juice bars in Pune without mentioning icons like Falahaar, which has achieved cult-status as far as fruit drinks are concerned; and Cream Craver {formerly ‘Cream Corner’} – which is renowned for their seasonal fruit juices, and fresh fruit ‘pyalis’ {read more about them here}.

Fast Food Restaurants

Next To Nucleus Mall, 1st Church Road, Camp, Pune