About Ugly Juice
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY “UGLY”?
The word, “ugly,” holds a huge weight, we get it. We’re taught from an early age the sharp differences between “right” and “wrong,” “new” and “old” and what is “beautiful” and “ugly”. At Ugly Juice, we are challenging this mindset and putting wonky fruits and veggies in the forefront of our business model. We challenge you to ask what “ugly” really means.
We work with local farms, organizations and distributors to source secondary and cosmetically imperfect fruits and vegetables for our juices. This ranges from a crate of apples that were too small for a grocery store’s standards to a bunch of curved cucumbers to bruised pears, etc. Our intensive quality control process ensures that each fruit is safe to consume. It’s what’s on the inside that counts!
WHAT JUICE FLAVORS ARE AVAILABLE?
A wide variety. Because our business model is focused on combating food waste, our produce changes based on what is seasonal and ugly. This allows us to constantly create new recipes. We guarantee greens, roots and seasonal fruit everyday. You will never get bored!
WHAT SIZE CONTAINERS DO THE JUICES COME IN?
Ugly Juice is available in single serving 8.5oz plastic bottles as well as 3L Bulk containers (you can slap the bag if you want). The bulk containers are approximately 15 servings. We also offer 2 oz health shots. Our bottles and bulk containers are highly recyclable.
DO YOU ADD SUGAR OR ANY OTHER INGREDIENTS?
Absolutely not! We are proud of our ingredients and believe they don’t need additives to “enhance” their flavor. No sugar, preservatives or additives are in Ugly Juice! They are 100% local, fresh, seasonal, and raw!
HOW LONG DO JUICES LAST?
Ugly Juice lasts up to 5 days, but we recommend consuming it within the first 72 hours (~3 days) when the juice has its highest nutritional value. We work hard to deliver within a few hours of juicing so it’s as fresh as possible.
Ordering Ugly Juice
WHERE CAN I BUY UGLY JUICE?
Our juice is made to order every night and delivered to offices, events and individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Because the juice is raw, it has a shorter shelf life than “soup” juices you find in stores, which means you’re getting the freshest, most nutritious juice when you go UGLY! Sign up for our newsletter for expansion updates.
Does ugly juice cater events?
We sure do! We work with caterers, event planners and individuals around the Bay Area to bring fresh juice to events. All event orders include complementary custom labels (we can add local art, custom names, logos, etc.). Work with our events team to create a beautifully custom event order.
WHAT DO I NEED IN ORDER TO RESERVE MY TASTING OR TO GET A QUOTE FOR AN EVENT?
- A headcount of how many people are in your office.
- Any information related to allergies we should be aware of.
- Please get in touch 24 hours in advance of your tasting or event.
- A date/time that would work best for you!
My office doesn't get snacks, can I order as an individual?
Absolutely! We have a couple options for you. We deliver individual subscription orders to fridges across San Francisco. Sign up here! Want a one-time order for your BBQ this Friday? Order an individual juice pack here and we'll deliver!
Where do you source your ugly produce?
We work with local farmers and distributers who have produce that grocery stores reject. Our intern, Tule, wrote an awesome blog post about our sourcing. Check it out!
Is food waste a big deal?
It sure is! Did you know we throw away over 40% of our food? Food waste uses up our fresh water supply, releases unneccessary carbon dioxide and methane emissions into the atmosphere and leaves a lot of money on the table (and farm). Read more about food waste on our mission page here.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL TO MAKE DELIVERIES OR CATER AN EVENT?
Check out our delivery page for a delivery map and information!