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Which juice bar is right for you?

By JIALU LI | September 25, 2022

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Li goes in for some classic Leisure section investigative work to find the answers to a pivotal question of our time: what do each of the new campus juice bars have to offer?

Fresh juice is a terrific beverage choice for the busy college student; it’s chock-full of nutrients and available in so many different flavors on and around campus. The juice bar in the Recreation (Rec) Center might be the one that most people are familiar with, but now we have a new option on St. Paul Street, Pure Green. Let’s explore each one and see what the merits of each are!

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Good Part & Co.

Good Part & Co. is popular among students thanks to its convenient location. The location makes it a good place to grab something to eat after finishing class or exercising, and students can use dining dollars here. 

Some of the juices are named after classic Baltimore landmarks and street names, including the Camden, Mt. Royal, Calvert and Druid.

Their juice is full of fresh and organic materials, including plant-based proteins with no added sugar, dairy or animal products. Certified nutritionists guided the creation of their menu to give the customers the health benefits they desire. 

Good Part & Co. is a local brand from Baltimore that came to the University to promote a healthy lifestyle. According to its website, Good Part & Co. aims to give people a delicious and plant-based option for their daily meals. What’s more exciting is that every season, they will have new items.

Good Part + Co, is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed on Sunday. 

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Pure Green

Leaving campus, I walked forward to St. Paul and 32nd Street, where the new juice bar Pure Green is located. It is open on Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pure Green on St. Paul sells Pure Green franchised cold-pressed juice at special wholesale pricing. This pricing is uniquely offered to Pure Green storefronts that serve sports teams, retail stores and university campuses. Since it is conveniently located next to the other common food franchises on St. Paul Street, it hasn’t taken much advertising to become well known among Hopkins students.

The shop looks clean and bright, but I noticed that it is pretty quiet compared to the one in Rec Center. There is only a small bar area and two swings in the store, which provided limited seating. 

Their menu offers many different options, including cold-press juice, smoothies, signature bowls and healthy toasts. When speaking to the franchise’s owner, they noted that the signature bowls are a favorite order for doctors and nurses at the nearby MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, as each bowl offers a light meal. 

Their juice has a very interesting taste. Besides the classic fruit flavors of banana, berry, coconut and avocado, options may contain celery, carrot or turmeric, which was an interesting combination of sweet and spicy taste.Their smoothies are priced around $9.95, which is almost the same compared to the smoothies from Good Part & Co. Currently Pure Green has an opening promotion with some good discounts — make sure you stop by and check it out if interested!

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