When in the area, I always try to hop by this itsy-bitsy juice bar right at the start of the Jordaan district. At first only to gain some vitamins (since I lived right around the corner), but after moving farther away, I caught myself taking a detour to visit Jay anyways. The warm welcome, the great juices and the loose atmosphere make this the perfect place to unwind in one of the most busy and exciting streets in town.
Feeling strong? Go for a ginger shooter or a Green Giant (a mixed vegetable juice). Need some elevation on a rainy day? Take one of the great tropical smoothies, such as the Yellow Mellow or the Caribbean Craze. Whatever you choose, you’ll feel welcome at Jay’s: he’s delighted no matter who’s visiting. Stay inside for a chat or enjoy your smoothie on the small bench out front.
Jay’s Juices is only a few minutes away from Amsterdam Central Station, so even if you’re in a hurry to catch your train, this is a great spot to take a short break from any tight schedule (although I might have missed a few trains due to Jay).