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Ganet Fawakeh El Zamalek

Ganet Fawakeh El Zamalek: Fresh Fruit Juice in Zamalek

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Alia El Askalany
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Ganet Fawakeh El Zamalek: Fresh Fruit Juice in Zamalek

Have you
ever woken up craving a glass of fresh juice in exchange for your regular
everyday stuff in the carton, but can’t be bothered with the preparation
process? Well, worry no more!

If you’re
in Zamalek, try Ganet Fawakeh El
Zamalek
, a little juice shop on 26th of July Street that serves
freshly pressed and delicious fruit juice. 
Resembling a typical Egyptian fruit bar, Ganet Fawakeh hosts a marble
counter with mixers, a deep freezer to store the juice in, and fruits hanging
from the ceiling in net baskets as well as random arrangement of fruits on the counter.

The fruit
shop serves seasonal and often unseasonal juice, including the traditional sugar
cane, mango, strawberry and lemon as well as strawberry, guava, pomegranate and
grapefruit. The shop also has a specialty juice; the carrot fakhfakhina.
However, they are also open to you mixing your own ingredients of the fruits of
your choice.  

The sugar cane
juice is the most expensive at 15LE a glass, while the orange and strawberry juices
cost 3LE. Mango, guava, grapefruit and pomegranate cost 4LE. If you’d like a larger quantity to be delivered
to your house, their small bottles measure up to three glasses and the big
bottle measures up to seven glasses; so you do the math. Clearly ordering by
the bottle is more practical and will only cost you a few more pounds, but it’s
worth it for the clean and fresh juice that Ganet Fawakeh offers.

Like most
Egyptians, Ganet Fawakeh is rather generous in the amounts of sugar that is added
to the juices that they serve, so if you like your juice just right with only a hint
of sugar; be sure to tell them that when ordering, especially if it’s an
already sweet fruit such as pomegranate, strawberry or mango.

As far as
local fruit bars are concerned, Ganet Fawakeh is among the few ones in Zamalek
that actually offers amazing quality, fast service and fresh produce at a
higher price than the norm. The reviewer had often passed by or tried it out at
friends’ gatherings but became a regular of the place in no time, and ventured
into trying different juices and exotic concoctions such as kiwi, pineapple and
orange, which proved to be extremely refreshing and soothing

This little
gem might be tiny but it definitely has a lot in store for its customers, so it
is not to be underestimated!

360 Tip

They really like their sugar in the lemon, so if you’re using it for some kind of mixer, order it without.

Best Bit

They deliver any time of day and you can mix your own cocktail.

Worst Bit

Can get a bit pricey when ordering large quantities, and the shop isn’t very appealing.

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