Village Juice Co., located above McEwen Dining Hall, is Elon’s favorite food option for vegan students or those who want a healthier breakfast or lunch. Students on a Block meal plan can use a swipe at Village Juice. With its wide array of options, they can choose from several smoothies, grain bowls, salads and more. 


Second Place: Mediterranean Deli
Third Place: Freshii

Sophomore Emily Wilbourne frequently orders from Village Juice since she can use a swipe with her 300-block meal plan. She said she also enjoys that she doesn’t have to buy her own ingredients from the grocery store to make smoothies.

“I don’t have to buy fresh ingredients to make them. I can just go and use a swipe to get a smoothie in the morning,” Wilbourne said. 

If she has time to sit down and eat, Wilbourne said her typical order is a smoothie bowl. If she’s on the go, Wilbourne orders the Mocha-Nana smoothie and the Sunset bowl, a smoothie bowl consisting of coconut milk, pineapple, banana, mango, lime, coconut and goji berries. 

Another Fun Fact

Village Juice Co. has three other locations in the state — two in Winston-Salem and one in Charlotte.

Wilbourne said she often has a better start to her day when choosing healthy options at Village Juice as opposed to eating fast food, which can make her feel unsatisfied.

“I feel like I’m starting my day healthier by having a smoothie instead, and it keeps me full,” she said.