If you’re in the mood for something cool that’s healthier than a soda, here are five of the best smoothie/juice bars in and around Baltimore.  Many also offer food choices, so bring an appetite and enjoy a sandwich or salad with your tasty beverage.

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Java Joe’s

8 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-6647

Java Joe’s offers five flavors of smoothies made with yogurt and natural fruit. They also offer breakfast and lunch and will even deliver the food.  They have sandwiches, soup and salads.  The smoothies are $3.77 apiece.

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Koffee Therapy

6 E. Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(877) 764-5241

There are 12 different kinds of smoothies, including strawberry, pineapple coconut and a passionfruit blend.  Koffee Therapy also offers fair-trade coffee, sandwiches, salads and wraps. They offer catering.  Smoothies are $4.50.

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Liquid Earth

1626 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-6606

Liquid Earth offers fresh-squeezed juices like apple lemonade and Facelifter (honeydew melon, mint, ginger, orange and grapefruit).  You can also enjoy a variety of sandwiches.  They have vegan and vegetarian options.

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Various locations

Starbucks offers several forms of smoothies,  including chocolate and orange mango.  Obviously, they also have coffee.  You can also enjoy sandwiches, fruit and pastries.  There are many Starbucks locations throughout Baltimore, so odds are you’re close to at least one.

Zia’s Café

13 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 296-0799

Zia’s offers smoothies and a variety of juice, but you can also enjoy fair-trade coffee.  They have tasty, reasonably-priced sandwiches.  Juice prices range from $1.90 to $5.48 for 16 ounces and from $2.38 to $7.40 for 32 ounces.  Smoothie prices are $4.25 for 16 ounces and $5.75 for 24 ounces.