Mission Vegan: Sidewalk Juice is rad

Have you ever noticed how when someone else makes a sandwich for you it tastes better than if you made it yourself? Even if your sandwich-making companion puts exactly the same stuff in the same amounts as you would, it just tastes better when someone else does it.

The same principle holds true for juice. I’m a big green juice fan (exhibit A) and I have a Jack La Lanne power juicer (yup) which I use regularly, but I still find myself drawn back to Sidewalk Juice every month or so to partake in the holy ritual of buying a green juice and then walking down Lexington to see if the disco ball is lit up. (It wasn’t today.)

SWJ is so rad. Even since they took down the little drawings of all the employees, I still love the establishment and all the sometimes-stoney employees. Also, they have frequent buyer cards, so you get every 11th juice free. Today José took this photo of me so you can see how happy I am about their continued neighborhood presence.

On the way home I saw this guy in an elaborate camouflage coat having an extremely heated conversation about vegetarian spaghetti sauce.

14 Responses to “Mission Vegan: Sidewalk Juice is rad”

  1. siesta says:

    I think I just figured out the difference for you: the frothy top. I never get a frothy top when I juice on my own (I also have a Jack LaLanne juicer). Frothy tops are the best!

    In any case, it’s hard for me to justify spending $X on juice because that same amount would go way farther if I bought fruits & veggies and juiced them myself. Which I rarely do. A conundrum.

    • ChugItNugget says:

      I agree with the questionable justification of price, but with the Jack LaLanne (yet another user here) it doesn’t juice leafy greens; wheat grass, spinach, arugula and the like. You can substitute zucchini, cucumber, asparagus but its still not quite the same. Siesta and Caroline, what are your normal juice mixes out of curiosity?

  2. suckerpunch says:

    Thanks, I am going to the movies and then dinner in the area tonight but will need a lighter pre-movie snack, this might be the way to go.

  3. Dr. Fart says:

    Vegan juicin’ my ding-a-ling

  4. SF King says:

    These guys always make delicious juices & smoothies – plus they are very nice! Wish I could visit them every day they are THE BEST!!

  5. Sweet T says:

    Sidewalk Juice IS rad.

  6. MrEricSir says:

    The place needs a better name. If there’s one thing I don’t want to be reminded of while imbibing a tasty smoothie, it’s the liquids on SF’s sidewalks.

  7. Dr. Fart says:

    To the tune of J Lo’s “If you had my love”:

    If I were to fart
    And it was more of a shart
    Would you wipe for me
    And if somehow you knew
    That there was a bit of poo
    Would you wipe for me
    And call me baby

  8. seth says:

    i *adore* this place for all reasons stated in original post.

  9. Mel says:

    Love this place but dislike the cash only policy.