Last week, Juice Crafters from West LA (with two locations, one in Brentwood and one in Pacific Palisades and another one opening in Venice soon) opened their third location here in Downtown LA at 7th and Spring (catercorner to Tierra Mia Coffee). The diminutive juice bar — perfect for busy residents who prefer grab-and-go — faces Spring St and is on the ground floor of the historic 1924 Financial Center Building. Juice Crafters further contributes to the new business activities springing up along the southern portion of Spring Street including Terroni, Peking Tavern, and Crane, which are all opening this year.
Juice Crafters serves up a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable juice and smoothies with the intent to “cleanse and detox” according to shop owner Ilan Mit. Some freshly prepared items on the menu, meant to give you a “boost in energy naturally,” include Greenest #3, Alkaline Tonic, and Aloe Vera H20. Mit had me try a shot of the Lemon, Ginger, and Cayenne, which was spicy and refreshing (definitely clears the sinuses!).
In addition, Mit tells me that Juice Crafters also prides itself for their selection of cold pressed juices that are said to be “the healthiest way to drink juice.” Mit explains that “when something is cold pressed, it means it was juiced by a machine that extracts juice through the tremendous pressure exerted by a hydraulic press [that results in] maximum amounts of vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes, and other vital elements.”
Originally from Italy, Mit tells me that he discovered the new and exciting Downtown LA after visiting his friends who also own businesses in Downtown LA. He liked downtown so much — the energy, the creativity, the architecture, etc. — that he was determined to open a location here. And here’s the most convincing part about his new found love for Downtown LA: Mit will be moving from the Westside to Downtown LA this month.
Juice Crafters is open 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm.