Austin Fit Magazine Best of 2016

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Best Smoothie Shop 

1. JuiceLand 

Will JuiceLand’s reign ever come to an end? Although they have an extensive menu full of juices, hot drinks, and healthy shots, the smoothies reign supreme by allowing customers to keep it fresh (in more ways than one) with every order. Continuing its undefeated streak, it remains Austin’s favorite place to grab a smoothie.

2. Daily Juice 

3. TKO Nutrition

JuiceLand Fun Facts

What are your best-sellers?

(fresh apple juice • banana • blueberry • cherry • peanut butter • brown rice protein • flax oil • spirulina)

(almond milk • banana • spinach • hemp protein • peanut butter)

What makes JuiceLand so popular in Austin?

At JuiceLand, we source the highest-quality ingredients, keep the music super fresh, and dedicate time, money, and juice to supporting various local nonprofit organizations. Our shops have a unique vibe spirited by creative and conscious employees, and we're all about feeling better all the time.

How does JuiceLand extend beyond juices and smoothies?

We have recently had the opportunity to offer a submission-based scholarship program to our employees, to be used toward going back to school to create a more sustainable future, or getting a yoga teacher certification to share mindful living with our community. Our goal is to make the the world a better place by creating happy, healthy, sustainable communities.

Best Coffee Shop

1. Starbucks

This powerhouse international chain beat out local boutique java shops this year. With numerous locations around the city and delicious seasonal specials, a Starbucks is never too far out of reach.

2. Summer Moon

3. Caffe Medici

Favorite Guilty Pleasure

1. Amy’s Ice Creams 

With more than 30 years of history in Austin, Amy’s Ice Creams has mastered the craft of making sweet treats worthy of your cheat day cravings. The menu changes frequently, and the employees are as funny as the treats are delicious.

2. Lick 

3. Gourdoughs 

Favorite Brunch Spot

1. Snooze AM Eatery

Newly opened in May, this brunch spot has quickly made a name for itself in Austin. Treat yourself to the scrumptious pancake flight or get your hair of the dog fix with one of their boozy breakfast beverages. 

2. Kerbey Lane

3. Jack Allen’s Kitchen 

Best Food Truck

1. Chi’lantro 

Fusing Korean and Mexican flavors into all of their dishes, this unique food truck keeps you coming back for more. The food truck has seen immense success, going on to open three brick and mortar locations, as well as securing a deal on Shark Tank to continue the expansion.

2. Torchy’s Tacos

3. Veracruz All Natural 

Best Healthy Restaurant

1. True Food Kitchen 

Another new kid on the block, True Food Kitchen has become a fan favorite since its opening in February. The menu is full of food options for every kind of diet and palate, while keeping a  focus on local, sustainable produce. 

2. Picnik 

3. Casa de Luz 

Favorite Bar

1. Whislers 

Offering one-of-a-kind craft cocktails in a hip, airy space, Whislers is exactly where you need to be during happy hour… or any other hour of the day.

2. Moontower

3. Dogwood 

Favorite Local Beer, Wine, or Spirit

1. Deep Eddy Vodka

Naturally gluten-free, and offering six different flavors, Deep Eddy gives you the ingredients you need to be creative with your cocktails.

2. Tito’s Vodka 

3. Austin Eastciders 

Favorite Grocery Store

1. HEB 

This grocery chain offers a variety of products and brands, all at a reasonable price. With locations around Austin, HEB is convenient and reliable for residents citywide. 

2. Whole Foods Market

3. Central Market 

Best Nutritionist/Dietitian

1. Carly Pollack (Nutritional Wisdom)

If you have long struggled with your relationship with food or you’ve (unsuccessfully) tried every diet in the book, Carly gets it. Working with Carly goes beyond nutritional advice; she provides motivation, education, and support. Plus, a little bit of tough love when you need it!

2. Meredith Terranova

3. April Stone

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