BY CLEVELAND.COM – Açaí bowls have become a popular food trend, thanks to their Instagrammable quality and health benefits. Vitality Bowls, a fast-casual restaurant specializing in the so-called superfruit, recently opened in Rocky River.
The café, at 19511 Center Ridge Rd., is the first location in Northeast Ohio for the California-based chain, which now has about 100 restaurants in 18 states.
“From the first bite I took of an açaí bowl at Vitality Bowls, I knew it was the start of a new journey for me. The incredible taste of the fresh ingredients and the feeling it provides is just an unbeatable combination,” says franchise owner Chloe Co in a release. “My son is a big fan of all the menu items, too! I love that this café will be a place that adults and kids can both enjoy.”
The menu features a wide selection of healthy-conscious items like smoothies, juices, paninis and salads. But the star attraction is the açaí bowls, which are typically ordered for breakfast or as a snack. Açaí berries, rich in antioxidants and high in fiber, are either pureed or blended with coconut or almond milk to form the base. The bowl is then finished off with a variety of fruits, greens, nuts, granola and other toppings.
Bowls start at $7.49, but the average price is about $12.50.
Popular choices include the Green Bowl (with organic graviola, spirulina and hemp seeds), Dragon Bowl (featuring organic pitaya, coconut milk and bananas) and Vitality Bowl (with organic açaí, strawberries and honey). The company says everything is made to order using whole ingredients. The kitchen is designed to avoid cross-contact for people with food allergies.
“Simply put, we created Vitality Bowls to be a place where health-conscious individuals can go for a nutritional meal and enjoy a huge assortment of superfoods not typically found elsewhere,” says the company’s founder Tara Gilad in the release. “We believe that healthy food can be an option for fast casual food and we are excited to have Chloe on board with this. We look forward to seeing Chloe grow her business in Rocky River and sharing the Vitality Bowls message with the community.”
The café is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
BY QSR – Vitality Bowls, a leading superfood café, is hosting a nationwide social media contest encouraging fans and customers to share how they get out and stay active during the summer.
The contest begins Monday, July 1 and ends Wednesday, July 31. To be eligible, customers need to include the hashtag #VBMoves in the caption of their photo or video. At the end of the contest, one winner will be chosen to win free açaí bowls for one year, totaling one free bowl per month for 12 months.
“As the leading choice for healthy eating, we always look for creative ways to encourage our fans to live healthy and active lifestyles,” says Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer and bring the Vitality Bowls community together.”
The winner will be announced on August 5 on Vitality Bowls’ social media pages and contacted via direct message.
Originating in Northern California, Vitality Bowls has solidified itself as America’s superfood café – combining a dynamic café vibe with a unique collection of menu items containing high nutritional values and extraordinary tastes. Vitality Bowls offers an antioxidant-rich menu, with breakfast, lunch and dinner items made to order for each customer. All açaí bowls and smoothies do not contain ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.
The menu features the widest variety of unique superfoods, including graviola, acerola, organic mangosteen, organic camu camu, organic spirulina, organic aronia, organic moringa, organic maca, bee pollen and more.
Guests can choose from a variety of delectable options, such as the Green Bowl (with organic graviola, spirulina and hemp seeds), the Dragon Bowl (featuring organic pitaya, coconut milk and bananas) and the signature Vitality Bowl (with organic açaí, strawberries and honey). Plus, fresh juices, smoothies, soups, panini and salads are available in each café. And, many Vitality Bowls locations also include a full-service coffee bar – complete with espresso and superfood drinks that are packed with antioxidant-rich açaí, pitaya and matcha – as well as organic cold brew nitrogen-poured coffee and organic kombucha on-tap.
And Commack makes three.
BY NEWSDAY – Superfood cafe Vitality Bowls opened its third Long Island location on June 13, offering its antioxidant-rich menu available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is the second location for franchisee Marlene Durai, who also owns the Smithtown spot. There is another Vitality Bowls in Plainview, owned by the Scuderi family.
Durai’s Commack location is more spacious than her Smithtown one, and unlike any other Vitality Bowls on Long Island, it features a lounge area with seating,a flat-screen TV and a fireplace. Additional seating is available indoors and outdoors at more than a handful of tables and two counter tops.
On the menu, customers can find an assortment of acai bowls (medium bowls range from $10.99 to $13.99; large bowls range from $12.49 to $15.49), breakfast bowls, like the superfood waffle ($6.99) and oatmeal bowl ($6.49), smoothies ($6.99 to $7.99), fresh juice bar (14 ounces: $6.49; 20 ounces: $8.49), panini ($4.99 to $7.99), salads ($9.99) and soup (cup: $5.49; bowl: $7.49).
The cafe also has a coffee bar, with Sail Away organic nitrogen cold brew coffee and Coastal Craft organic kombucha on tap. Organic espresso, American coffee and cappuccinos are also available, along with superfood drinks, such as the acaí latte and matcha green tea.
Vitality Bowls is at 6228 Jericho Tpke. in Commack (in the Commack Corners Shopping Center, near Burger Fi, Jersey Mike’s and Richie’s Pizza). The other two locations are at 96 E. Main St. in Smithtown, 631-652-3262; and 52 Manetto Hill Rd. in Plainview, 516-809-8555.