As millennials fall into new health fads more and more, juiceries and health bars are popping up across Sacramento. Vibe Health Bar has two Sacramento locations and is planning the grand opening of a third location in Folsom by this November.
In the fall of 2016 Vibe Health Bar and Liquidology Organic Cold Pressed Juicery merged to create an urban, delicious and healthy alternative of eating and drinking.
I visited the location on H Street, owned by Jeff Grecko. While on google maps the store pops up as Vibe Health Bar, the facade still says ‘Liquidology.’
It is a quaint storefront with some patio seating available. The health bar has an urban feel, with wooden floors and a feature wall with pastel bricks and a hanging planter box.
Aside from the pleasant curb appeal, this restaurant offers a variety of food and drinks. Their menu includes cold pressed juices, wraps, acai bowls, smoothies and more.
I ordered the customer-favorite “Purple Butter Smoothie” which had almond milk, chia seeds, almond butter, bananas, strawberries and blueberries.
I enjoyed the sweetness – it wasn’t too sugary – and the thickness of the smoothie. Even with the chia seeds, the texture remained nice and smooth.
Compared to Jamba Juice it seemed less icy and a lot higher quality. The one thing Jamba Juice has on Vibe Health Bar, however, is price.
I paid $8 for my 16 ounce smoothie, and while I thought it was unique and flavorful, I could never justify spending that much money on a smoothie regularly. In my experience, many places that claim to be especially healthy are often expensive.
At Vibe Health Bar there was a sign that said “6 Pack Special” and offered any six of their Liquidology cold pressed juices for $40. The juices contain four and a half pounds of organic produce per bottle, but I cannot imagine spending $40 on juice.
Despite my concern with the price, Vibe Health Bar and their Liquidology products are successful. The brand plans on opening in Folsom soon, in addition to their locations on H Street and Broadway.
The flavorful products and healthy vibes made for an above average experience, but I would be concerned about maintaining business with such high prices. Overall I enjoyed my smoothie, and their other products looked delicious, so I would love to visit their new location when it opens.