Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

{Edinburgh} Maggie’s Nutrio House

As a bit of a foodie, I always love discovering new places to eat. So when a lady in a local Facebook group I’m in asked if anyone would like to come and review her juice bar/ health shop in return for a free drink and I realised it was just a few minutes down the road from me, it immediately caught my attention.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

I popped round yesterday to Maggie’s Nutrio House, and wow! What a hidden gem. How had I not been here yet? Well, if it weren’t for the pandemic I may already have discovered it, but I’m so glad Maggie reached out, and not because of the free juice. I ended up chatting to the lovely Maggie for over an hour, and came away having bought a bag full of other goodies too. But let’s rewind for a moment.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh
Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

Maggie’s Nutrio House opened a few months ago. It’s speciality is the cold pressed juices, freshly prepared in front of you, but you’ll also find smoothies, home made lemonades, frappes and shakes on the menu. There’s even a coffee machine, if you’re visiting with someone who “just wants a coffee”. Besides the drinks, there’s also a small selection of freshly prepared food, including plant protein truffles, chia puddings, and sandwiches. The business’s Facebook page describes it as “heavenly delicious and nutritious wholesome food”, and I couldn’t put it better myself. I had a taster of the truffles, and they were super yummy. As were the pudding and sandwich I bought for my lunch.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

Maggie is a qualified nutritionist, so she really knows her food (and she also offers consultations). She uses a cold press juicer and ceramic knives, both of which I am told prevent oxidation and preserve maximum nutrients. And you should drink your juice straight away and not leave it standing around (ahem, that’s me told off for talking too much instead of drinking…) My green juice with kale, and added pineapple for sweetness, was really refreshing and well-balanced in flavours. I’m a big fan of freshly made juices, it’s always my first choice for cold drinks if it’s on a menu at a cafe or restaurant, so I feel I’m an experienced enough fresh-juice-drinker to judge that Maggie’s juice was seriously good! I’m definitely coming back to try more flavour combinations.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh
Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

The juices come in three sizes, with the 1 litre largest size perfect for sharing among a family – if you can all decided on a flavour combination! The menu has a few suggestions, but you can also create your own combination, or tell Maggie what you like or how you are feeling, and she will suggest something for you. And babies and toddlers can get a free shot of juice, as a way to introduce fresh fruits and veggies to your child. You can grab yourself a loyalty card too, which gives you a free drink for every six juices or smoothies you buy. The card is designed to fit around a set of her daughter’s stamps, which is such a sweet little personal touch.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

Maggie’s creations are refined sugar free, and she uses the natural sweetness from the fruit where possible. Both for the drinks and the food there are dairy free and vegan options available, and all food freshly prepared on site is gluten free to avoid any cross contamination. This is good news for any coeliacs, who can be super sensitive to there being any gluten present, even if it’s not in the actual dish itself. There are nut free options available too, and Maggie uses separate utensils that are reserved for preparing nut free food and drink only, but unlike the gluten it’s not a completely nut free environment so depending how sensitive you may be to nuts please keep this in mind.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh
Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

As well as the freshly made food and drinks, Maggie also has some other things for sale. There’s a line of shelves bursting with healthy foods to take home, including gluten free flours, pasta and cereals, healthy ‘free from’ treats, and a large selection of teas. Across the other side of the shop, there’s a small selection of non-edible goodies, including organic hand-made soap (which smelled so gorgeous I had to buy some), and pieces from local artists including prints, pottery, and jewellery, which really brighten up the shop.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh
Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

I am so glad to have discovered Maggie’s Nutrio House. I’m not a coeliac, but I am sensitive to gluten and avoid eating it as it makes me feel very unwell, and it’s really hard to find any gluten free ‘grab and go’ food this side of town. So it’s great to know that I can now pop in to Maggie’s to grab one of her delicious sandwiches or chia puddings, if I’m in need of a quick lunch. And of course the juices! I can see my loyalty card filling up quickly, and can’t wait to take my boys along too, I know they will get a kick out of creating their own flavour combination.

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh
Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

If you live in or near Bruntsfield, you should get yourself along to Maggie’s Nutrio House quick step. She deserves all the customers she can get. And if you live further away and are wondering if it’s worth a trip across town – yes! Yes, it is. Being situated just across from Bruntsfield Links, it’s also a great alternative to pop along to if you’re hanging out in the park and suddenly feel in need of a thirst-quenching drink. Oh, and tell all your friends!

Maggie's Nutrio House juice bar Edinburgh

Maggie’s Nutrio House is located at 37 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HJ. At the time of writing, the opening hours were Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 4pm (closed on Mondays) but you can check her Facebook page for all latest updates, and follow Maggie on Instagram too.


Disclaimer: I received a free juice from Maggie, but all opinions in this post are my own. It really is such a wonderful discovery, and I went away having bought quite a few things too. Also, please note that I used a zoom lens to take the portrait of Maggie and was over 2 meters away, so Covid safety regulations were adhered too at all times.

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