With some recipes, the more intricate and complex the flavors (and ingredients), the better. With apple juice, this is far from the case. At its core, apple juice is one of the most flavorful, nutritionally complete beverages available. Its gentle sweetness and pure consistency make it the perfect jumping-off point for a host of other creative juices and mocktails. When it comes to finding the perfect juice, there are few more benefits than the best vegan apple juice at Willow in NYC!
Since its founding, Willow has built a cherished name for taking wholesome ingredients and heightening every flavor to an elegant finish, all while keeping every menu item completely vegan. While our chefs take massive pride in our entirely inclusive menu and creative touch, they’re just as proud to bring that same flavor to your home, whether through easy-to-follow recipes, tips, and tricks, or our delivery service!
Best Vegan Apple Juice in NYC
When it comes to vegan dining, the quality and freshness of the ingredients are paramount.
At Willow, our chefs take care to use only the freshest ingredients available, sourcing as much as possible from local farms. In doing so, they hope to do more than just encourage the local economy; they hope to bring the biggest flavor to every sip, bite, or crunch on our menu.
In turn, the simplest recipes often end up having the most noticeable results, allowing the natural flavor of the fresh fruits and veggies to shine. Few beverages better display that rule than our crowd-pleasing apple juice.
For added flavor and health benefits, we use apple juice as the central feature of one of our most popular juice blends. Carrots add a hint of earthiness to this blend while also slipping in a serving of fresh veggies. Likewise, ginger increases the anti-inflammatory properties of every glass, improving digestion just as it improves the overall flavor.
As always, every glass is served completely vegan, without the unnecessary use of animal by-products so often used in the preservation or purification of store-bought apple juice. What’s more, this improvement is one you can taste in every fresh, chilled sip.
Is Store-Bought Apple Juice Vegan?
Though it should be safe to assume that something as simple and pure as a glass of apple juice is vegan. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. While it is true that apple juice is generally made without the direct use of meat, it’s far too common that a closer investigation of the ingredients reveals a hidden use of animal by-products.
In particular, practitioners of a cruelty-free diet should be on the lookout for the use of an ingredient called “isinglass.” This product– commonly used to improve the clarity of beer, juice, and wine– is derived from the swim bladders of fish, taking away a vegan’s right to comfortably drink their favorite juice.
When reading over the ingredients list, vegans should also be careful to note the use of any dyes. Though these dyes may be technically “vegetarian,” they are far from cruelty-free. Artificial dyes traditionally contain chemicals that benefit from animal testing. Instead, choose apple juices that specifically label themselves as free from such chemicals or dyes; indulge in a glass of chilled juice exactly as nature intended.
The final common roadblock to purely vegan apple juice is a slightly unexpected one: beeswax. Unless otherwise labeled, apples are frequently coated in a layer of beeswax, which leaves the outer layer shiner and more desirable to the average customer.
At Willow, we don’t just take the easy route. We put true thought into every step of the process, ensuring that, at least within our doors, you can dine with ease, knowing that you won’t be at risk of compromising your moral principles for a meal!
Conscientious Dining at Willow
When it comes down to it, thoughtful vegan dining leaves an impact that you can taste. Whenever you’re ready to sample this impact for yourself, come down to our fabulous New York City location to enjoy a class of the best vegan apple juice in the city!
Don’t enjoy your juice in isolation. Pair with a mouthwatering vegan meal! Explore our full menu to see all the options Willow holds. Consider placing an order for pickup or delivery using our online ordering system, and let us bring the flavor to you.