2441 St. Paul St., (410) 366-2441, grindhousejuicebar.com
When the Yabba Pot closed in late 2011, it was a blow to the veggie/health-food community in the city, so when we heard about this cozy little spot opening up just a few doors down, there was some justifiable excitement. We weren't disappointed. Grind House owner Ayo Hogans, a veteran of Yabba Pot, has stocked her spot with a variety of vegan and vegetarian items (our favorite, the Charles Villager wrap, combines hummus, avocado, and mixed veggies with your choice of dressing-we go for Goddess for extra hippie points). But the main attraction is the variety of freshly squeezed juice drinks and smoothies. We especially recommend the hot shot, which is packed with spicy ginger, carrot, apple, and lime. They have a relaxing environment, and the staff is friendly and attentive, so it's a rewarding place to check in and recharge.