Texas’ first Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe opens in Irving

Texas’ first Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe opens in Irving

BY DALLAS MORNING NEWS – A cafe centered around the health benefits of the acai berry is opening in Irving on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe is a fast-casual place with about a dozen restaurants in its home state of California. Vitality Bowls is expanding to Denver, Indianapolis and Dallas. The Irving shop will be Texas’ first. read more

All bowls, priced $9 to $10, start with a blend of the acai berry. Diners then choose other fruits and vegetables to be blended in to the base. The dish is topped with raw ingredients such as honey, chopped almonds, sliced banana and shaved coconut. See the menu here.

The acai is considered to be a “superfood” packed with more antioxidants than most berries. This fruit, found in South America, has spawned juices, pills and even anOprah-endorsed diet. Acai is safe to eat and contains fiber, antioxidants and healthy fats, says the Mayo Clinic, though research on the berry has been limited so far.

In addition to acai-focused bowls, the shop also sells smoothies, organic soup, salads and paninis.

Franchise owner Darrell Berry expects Vitality Bowls to attract health-conscious folks at first. “But the food sells itself,” he says. “A lot of people are looking for healthy alternatives.”

The store, located near N. MacArthur Boulevard and State Highway 114 in Irving, is also near an LA Fitness. That’s certainly by design.

He’s the pioneer for Vitality Bowls here in Texas and says, “I definitely plan on bringing more.”

5910 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. vitalitybowls.com.

Vitality Bowls sprout on the Peninsula

Vitality Bowls sprout on the Peninsula

BY THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER – Perfect for the trendy health-conscious Bay Area, Vitality Bowlsrecently opened two “superfood cafés” in Palo Alto and Redwood City. The cafes serve açai bowls, made from puree of açai berries (similar to blueberries and full of virtuous nutrients and anti-oxidants), a “VB Blend” superfoods such as mangosteen and noni, nut milks, and bananas or other assorted fruits. The slushie-like açai puree base is topped with granola and other ingredients ranging from goji berries to shaved coconut to kiwis. Try a bowl for for breakfast, for a refreshing afternoon snack, or for dessert (dark chocolate may be added). Vitality Bowls also serves smoothies, fresh raw juices and savory paninis — not in a bowl. read more

209 South California Ave., Palo Alto; (650) 473-9740. Vitalitybowls.com
835 Middlefield Road, Suite C, Redwood City; (650) 568-1779