The East Bay Restaurants that Opened and Closed in September

BY BERKELEYSIDE: VITALITY BOWLS The self-proclaimed superfood café opened its Berkeley location on Sept. 28 in the Gourmet Ghetto. Vitality Bowls is a Northern California-based national chain (first founded in 2011 in San Ramon), which serves soups, smoothies, paninis and coffee drinks. Its main focus though is açai, the trendy antioxidant-rich superfood, which it offers in a variety of formats, from bowls with fruit and other toppings to smoothies and even an açai latte, made with espresso, açaí, coconut sugar and steamed almond milk. Vitality Bowls, 1625 Shattuck (at Lincoln), Berkeley

Vitality Bowls make eating clean easy

Vitality Bowls make eating clean easy

BY COLORADO’S BEST – Vitality in Bowls in Castle Rock make clean eating so convenient. They offer Superfoods and foods rich in antioxidants as part of all their menu items. They came by for Fitness Friday to talk about their smoothies, nutritious bowls and their Paninis. Check out the Vitality Bowls Castle Rock Location. Call them at 303-688-2695.

‘Vitality Bowls’ Makes SoMa Debut, With Açaí Bowls And More

‘Vitality Bowls’ Makes SoMa Debut, With Açaí Bowls And More

BY HOODLINE – A new juice bar and smoothie spot, offering açaí bowls and more, has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Called Vitality Bowls, the fresh addition—one of dozens in California but the first in SF—is located at 270 5th St. (between Tehama St & Clementina St) in SoMa.

Vitality Bowls, which celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 21st, offers a variety of healthy menu items, with more than 15 variations of the açaí bowl, from the “Warrior Bowl (topped with organic granola, bananas, strawberries, almonds, goji berries and honey) to the “Dragon Bowl” (with strawberries, kiwi, almonds, goji berries, bee pollen and honey). Paninis,  smoothies, juices and salads are on offer as well. (See the full menu here.)

With a five-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, Vitality Bowls seems to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Tiffany N., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on September 21st, said: “We came for the grand opening and Michael was super helpful in offering his recommendations at vitality bowl’s newest and only SF location.”

Yelper DiDi D. added: “These acai bowls are very refreshing and filling. I would most definitely come back here.”

And Stephen S. said: “It’s open!!!! Delicious and refreshing!! Big menu and I got the large vitality bowl and a kids size for my daughter. Excellent and friendly customer service. Food arrived very quickly.”

Head on over to check it out: Vitality Bowls is open daily from 8am–8pm.

More açaí is flooding SoMa today

BY EATER SF – Vitality Bowls, the açaí-slinging cafe based in San Ramon, is opening its first SF cafe in SoMa today at 270 5th Street. The restaurant is giving away free bowls to the first 50 customers, and doing a BOGO promo on all açaí bowls from September 21 through September 24. They’ve also got paninis, soups, and smoothies in addition to the bowls. read more

Vitality Bowls redefines fast casual healthy food

Vitality Bowls redefines fast casual healthy food

BY KSNV-TV – Some of us think that eating healthy is either boring or difficult … but with today’s guests, eating well is exciting because it’s delicious!

Joining us this morning is Jacquie Bailey and Charlie Belcher from Vitality Bowls. READ MORE

Since franchising began in 2014, Vitality Bowls has seen significant growth with more than 40 cafés open and in development. Today, Vitality Bowls is redefining the fast casual healthy food restaurant sector every day at each of its locations across the country.

They created the company because of a strong commitment to bring health and wellness to every community across the country through fresh, high-quality superfoods. This philosophy has guided everything they do and they hope to instill the same health-minded values to employees and customers.

Vitality Bowls specializes in making delicious açaí bowls, which are a thick blend of the açaí berry topped with organic granola and a selection of superfood ingredients.

Additional antioxidant-rich menu items include smoothies, fresh juices, soups, salads, and paninis. All items on the menu are made fresh and in non-cross-contamination kitchens to ensure that those with food allergies will feel safe eating at Vitality Bowls. No ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar, or artificial preservatives are used, giving the purest taste possible to each item.

Some of the featured menu items include Energy Acai Bowls, Superfood Waffles, and Eggninis — including one made with white bread, organic cage-free egg, pesto, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.

Vitality Bowls is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and has two locations in the valley:

  • 7170 N. Durango Drive (Centennial Hills) – 702-786-6802
  • 4870 Blue Diamond Road – 7012-331-4626

For more information, visit vitalitybowls.com/nevada/.