Juice Junkies is an interesting concept: It's essentially a healthy fast food joint. It's a juice bar in which most of the juices are pre-juiced, so they aren't all made-to-order fresh, but it seems like they're reasonably fresh. An exception is the smoothies, which are made to order. They also sell about a dozen or so pre-made snacks, mostly raw.
I had the sun dried tomato hummus, which was quite tasty, though the serving size is small, so it's basically a $7 appetizer. My smoothie was refreshing on a hot day, but had the consistency of a slurpee, which isn't really my speed (i prefer smoothies made from fresh, unfrozen produce and served at room-temperature, which is better for the body than cold).
Almost everything on the menu is vegan, though there was at least one drink that listed honey as an ingredient, so vegans may wish to ask about honey to be sure.
Service was fast and friendly, and the atmosphere was cheerful, with good music at a comfortable volume.
Unfortunately, one negative consequence of the fast-food formula is that all of their items (drinks and snacks) are packaged in plastic. There's a sign suggesting that customers need not worry because they use biodegradable plastics, but the fact is that those starch-based plastics don't actually biodegrade in real life unless they come into prolonged contact with the elements, which never happens in landfills, so one must throw them in a compost pile to assure that they actually do biodegrade. Bio-plastics also require just as much energy to produce as petro-plastics, so in truth one can't regard these plastics as harmless. They are OK as a semi-eco-friendly option for take-away, but i wish Juice Junkies would offer non-packaged foods for those who chose to eat there.
Minor quibbles aside, Juice Junkies is a very welcome addition to the Ft. Worth scene. It doesn't compete with Spiral Diner in the category of hearty meals, but it might have a slight edge in the good-for-your-body department, thanks to its focus on raw foods.
Bottom line: If you're looking for a quick juice, smoothie, and/or snack, then Juice Junkies is certainly one of the two best options in town — and if you value light and salubrious food above all else and don't mind paying a little extra for it, then it might be your best bet, depending on your tastes.
Enjoy!Pros: Plenty healthy, almost all plant-based and mostly raw
Cons: Smallish portions for the price, everything is packaged in plastic