Juice bars have been popping up more, but I’ve noticed that many of the ones I’ve stumbled upon are Black-owned. They all have one common goal: to provide juice and food with great quality ingredients for their communities. It’s comforting to know that the shops listed care about the ingredients that they put in the products they make and sell.
This guide is about Black-owned juice bars and cafes located in Maryland. This list will grow as I find more to recommend.
Love Life Cafe
Love Life Cafe is a Black-owned cafe located in Laurel, MD. They have fresh, pressed juices; vegan-forward bites; and handcrafted coffee. I’ve tried their Hydration Station juice and loved it! The ginger in it gives it a nice kick. They also serve tea, coffee, açaí bowls, pastries, and more.
Read my review about Love Life Cafe here.
929 Washington Blvd, Laurel, MD 20707
Sunset Raw Juice Bar
Sunset Raw Juice Bar is a new fave that’s been added to my juice bar faves list. It was founded by siblings Shanae Sheppard and Gerrard Sheppard, and their parents Larry and Showanda Sheppard are their business partners. Sunset Raw Juice Bar’s products are made with the freshest ingredients without additives and sugars. The raw juices are created using a slow process to avoid losing the ingredients’ health benefits. I loved the Strength and Iron Booster juices (pictured below). They also serve açaí bowls, wellness shots, protein smoothies, and green smoothies.
Read my review about Sunset Raw Juice Bar here.
Fulton: 11710 E Market Place, Fulton, MD 20759
Owings Mills: 10160 Reisterstown Rd, Suite 20, Owings Mills, MD 21117
This Black woman-owned juice bar is owned by Jeri Harris and has 6 locations in the DMV: 1 in Maryland, 5 in D.C. Their focus is on educating the surrounding communities about health and providing affordable, healthier smoothies and food. Their juices and smoothies have musical twists on the names, like J. Coal and Bob Marley. My personal favorite items are the J. Coal (pictured below) and the Blue Bear smoothie.
Read my review about Turning Natural here.
7704 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747 (and 5 Washington, D.C. locations)
Vegan Juiceology is a Black-owned juice shop located in Baltimore, MD. They sustainably source their ingredients and handcraft their drinks. Their Beet Lemonade is my favorite juice there. I had never had beets before trying it and was amazed by the flavor. They also serve smoothies, protein smoothies, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
413 N Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21201
This Black woman-owned juice shop is nestled in Mount Rainier’s historical arts district. It’s owned by Lisa Harris, who grew up in this community. They use organic and natural ingredients for their products. They focus on recharging and revitalizing the body. The Waterhole’s juices are organic and made on-site, and the smoothies are made to order. Harris has created a space for people in the community to have healthy options and learn more about health.
Read my review about The Waterhole here.
4004 34th St., Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Until next time.