If you're not from the West Coast, the term 'cold-pressed juice' may not be part of your daily vocabulary. Around these parts, though, it's as common as saying yoga, lycra, or thirsty.

Cold-pressed juicing is a method of extracting juice from fruits and vegetables. Rather than using centrifugal force, the juice is extracted using thousands of pounds of pressure, which is thought to keep the enzymes and nutrients from breaking down. This phenomenon has become increasingly popular in Vancouver over the past couple of years, with an ever growing menu of juice combinations to choose from.  

Glory Juice Co. was founded in 2013 and is truly local, with the juice cold-pressed and bottled in Vancouver. The company uses organic produce and estimates that about 2 pounds of produce goes into each 473 mL bottle of juice (that's about 6 oranges or 8 bunches of celery), which explains why a bottle costs more than a bottle of your typical nutrient-depleted stuff.

We first discovered the storefront on a hot summer day as we were biking by its location on MacDonald Street. It  has since expanded to the location in Kits, with another location coming in this summer to the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. The interiors of the stores are contemporary and muted, making the vibrant colours of the juice the main attraction.  

If this is your first CPJ experience, we recommend the #4 (pineapple, pear, mint) or the the #17 (beet, apple, burdock). And if you're really hopping on the cold-pressed juice bandwagon, Glory Juice offers 3-, 5-, and 7-day cleanses.

A: 2186 West 4th Avenue | T: 778.379.4511 | Hours: Monday - Thursday 7am - 6pm, Friday - Saturday 7am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm

A: 2186 East 2nd Avenue | T: 778.379.9496 | Hours: Monday - Saturday 8am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm