Juice Press (E 1st store)

Tropizyme from Juice Press

Juice Press

70 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

Everyone’s juicing these days. I see green juice like I see tomatos. I eat tomatos because I know they’re good for me. Likewise, I drink green juice when I’m not feeling 100% and want to feel like my gut is getting the flora it needs.

Juice Press seems to be taking over downtown and at a rapid pace. When I first started drinking green juice, I would frequent Organic Avenue or Juice Generation. I like Organic’s glass bottles, but when placed in my bag, they would spill everywhere. Juice Generation has a Hail to Kale I like to get — it mostly tastes like watermelon juice with a tiny hint of green. When I juice at home, I like to pack the kale in and add lots of lemon and ginger.

This morning both the roommate and I felt really under the weather. Two days ago, it was around 25C-28C in the city. People were decked out in shorts and girls were flaunting their legs in summer dresses. Today, it’s cold and rainy.

“You even brought your own canteen?” Anthony laughed as he filled it with water at his apartment yesterday.

“I just feel a little sickness coming on,” I replied as I sipped from my Kleen Kanteen.

Braving the rain and looking/being that I just rolled out of bed, I decided to head 20 blocks south to get that thing everyone drinks at Juice Press when they feel sick.