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By Jacob Onofrio
Juice Joint & Deli
32141 Alipaz Street, Suite E, San Juan Capistrano
Nearly two years ago, Jesse Lopez and his brother opened Juice Joint & Deli, a juice bar and deli that serves up a wide array of juices, smoothies and sandwiches in San Juan Capistrano.
All signature juices and smoothies are made using fresh, all-natural fruits and vegetables, and can be customized to customers’ specifications. They also offer additional healthy ingredients like wheatgrass shots, vitamins and protein powder.
In addition to juices and smoothies, the deli offers a large selection of signature sandwiches using a variety of Boar’s Head meats, cheeses and spreads, along with their own house-made spreads and dressings.
Lopez said he recommends the SoCal Special, a customer favorite with turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, pepperoncini, jalapenos, Swiss cheese and Cajun mayo served on multi-grain bread. For those who like things spicy, try the Firehouse, a London broil roast beef sandwich served on a toasty French roll with smoked Gouda cheese, jalapenos and chipotle sauce. It’s a sandwich that brings both the flavor and the heat.
Juice Joint & Deli provides a casual atmosphere with brightly colored walls and a large television playing in the corner, making for an easygoing dining experience that complements friendly service from Lopez and company.
“[This business] has grown itself because customers love what they get,” Lopez said.
PRICE RANGE: $2 – $12
PAYMENT ACCEPTED: Cash and credit cards
HOURS: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday