Tacos, Italian and more: 5 Grand Rapids-area restaurants to visit on Takeout Tuesday

BY Michigan LIVE – Vitality Bowls, 3569 28th Street SE, is offering takeout from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant specializes in acai bowls, which consist of various fruits and vegetables, with toppings such as almond milk, flax seeds, granola and more. The restaurant also offers smoothies, fresh juices, paninis, soups, salads and more. The restaurant can be reached by calling (616) 588-4100, and orders can be made online.

Whatcom County offers thanks to coronavirus first responders and health care workers

BY Bellingham Herald – Vitality Bowls, located at Barkley Village, is offering free smoothies for those fighting on the front lines. On Thursday, April 2, the business had 500 smoothies they were looking to distribute.

Health care professionals and first responders can drop in to pick up smoothies for their entire department, not just for themselves. Vitality Bowls just asks the employee arrive in a work vehicle or with a badge.

Vitality Bowls has had 473 smoothies donated by customers for first responders and is matching every one purchased.

Vitality Bowls will also be holding two events next week for first responders that were donated by local businesses.

On Tuesday, April 7, Emergency Reporting will distribute $200 worth of smoothies that will be matched by Vitality Bowls.

Three days later on Friday, April 10, Country Financial has started an open tab of $1,500 for first responders to not only enjoy a free smoothie, but also a meal, including medium acai bowl or panini and smoothie combo. Jeff Savage of Country Financial said anything purchased above $1,500 he will pay for himself.

Vitality Bowls is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Vitality Bowls Feeds Front Liners, Spreading Hope and Nourishment One Smoothie at a Time

Vitality Bowls Feeds Front Liners, Spreading Hope and Nourishment One Smoothie at a Time

BY Whatcom Talk – There are so many folks on the front lines right now, doctors, nurses, grocery store clerks, first responders. They are working to keep us safe and healthy. Vitality Bowls has spent the better part of two weeks supporting them by keeping them fed and healthy in return. For every smoothie purchased or donated Vitality Bowls has matched it. They have delivered hundreds of smoothies to night and day shift ER staff at St. Joe’s, Bellingham Police Department, Haggen Grocery employees, the Lighthouse Mission staff,  the fire department, and more. If you would like to donate a smoothie or feel a hankering for one yourself, call in your order and swing by for curbside pick up. Turns out we don’t have to look far when we are looking for the helpers.dients.

Feed Your Body the Food of Life Vitality Bowls

BY Franchise Journal – When Roy and Tara Gilad sought to solve a concern that hit close to home in 2011, the end result would ultimately be greater than what they could have imagined. 

At the time, the husband and wife duo realized that many nearby restaurants failed to offer safe eating environments for their daughter who has severe food allergies. In an effort to provide others faced with the same worry of an allergy-friendly, healthy food environment to nourish themselves and their loved ones, Roy and Tara created Vitality Bowls. 
Today, the company is based in Danville, California and has become a superfood pioneer with locations stationed coast to coast. 

Vitality Bowls offers the widest selection of superfoods, specializing in açaí bowls, a thick smoothie-like blend of the açaí berry native to South America. The bowls are topped with fresh fruit, organic granola and other superfood toppings including a list of organic options that are rarely found elsewhere. Additional antioxidant-rich menu items include salads, panini, fresh juice and smoothies. 

All items on the Vitality Bowls menu are made to order for each customer and prepared carefully to avoid cross contact of common food allergens.

In July of 2019, Vitality Bowls recorded that is had sold more than 5 million açaí bowls to fans across the nation since the company’s inception and reached sales of 1 million bowls in the year alone.   

As business owners, Roy and Tara Gilad combine a collection of skills that make the pair uniquely qualified to lead Vitality Bowls alongside each other.

Prior to founding Vitality Bowls, Roy honed his business leadership capabilities as the senior Vice President at K.A.D. Alliance, Inc., a tax, real estate investment and accounting firm where he specialized in investment, asset and system engagements for clients. 

Tara is a serial entrepreneur with a background in business ownership, retail and finance. With her developed business acumen, Tara is involved in all aspects of the business, specializing in franchise development.

Since beginning its franchising efforts in 2014, Vitality Bowls has experienced tremendous growth. The superfood pioneer quadrupled in size with more than 141 locations currently open or in development throughout the United States.  The Vitality Bowls franchise opportunity offers unique facets to prospective franchise members, such as simplistic internal operations, broad growth availability and the $500 million açaí market it was built upon, catering to consumers with high demand. 
The mission of Vitality Bowls is to bring health and wellness to every community across the country through fresh, high-quality superfoods, partnering with health-focused entrepreneurs to achieve it. The company is looking to grow by 25 units with 15 additional openings by the end of 2020 and with cafés established in nearly 20 states across the U.S., the momentum is only just beginning. 

In 2019, Vitality Bowls was included in Franchise Times’ 200+ list recognizing the 500 largest franchises in the industry and Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list for the nation’s fastest growing private companies. Also named one of Entrepreneur’s top food franchises, Vitality Bowls aims to redefine the fast-casual healthy food restaurant field at its locations across the country.

Stuck at Home? Order Brunch and Breakfast Delivery From These DC-Area Spots

BY Washingtonian – Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to put space between you and your bacon-egg-and-cheese. Before work-from-home orders and quarantines kept Washingtonians at home, we considered the convenience of breakfast delivered to your door:

Bullfrog Bagels
You can have bagels delivered by the dozen, mix-and-match flavors individually, or try their lineup of bagel sandwiches like a smoked salmon BLT.  

Silver Diner
We’re fans of this local diner chain, with branches in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. In addition to classics you’ll find plenty of items made with health and dietary issues in mind (i.e. huevos rancheros loaded with veggies, egg white power breakfasts). That said, the chicken tenders are hard to beat.

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.
Flaky, homemade biscuits are Mason Dixie’s signature, and you’ll find them stuffed with eggs and breakfast meats or fried chicken.

Ari’s Diner
Ghibellina restaurateur Ari Gejdenson’s Ivy City diner serves breakfast all day, so you can order pancakes, Benedicts, or biscuits and gravy to your doorstep at any hour.

The Royal
Get fresh guava pastries, egg-stuffed arepas, or homemade biscuit sandwiches delivered from this convivial cafe in Shaw in the morning hours. The menu gears more toward lunch after noon. (Available only via Caviar.)

Colada Shop
The 14th Street branch of this sunny Cuban cafe can get packed. Skip the crowds and order mojo pork breakfast sandwiches, green smoothies, and Cuban sandwiches delivered.

Vitality Bowls
Feeling healthy? This Arlington spot specializes in acai bowls loaded with fresh fruits, almond and coconut milks, and/or organic granola. Rounding out the menu are salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and fresh juices.

Mezcalero
The large menu includes breakfast items like egg and chorizo torta sandwiches and chilaquiles, or you can go with a comforting mix of tacos and pozole soup.