BY EATER DALLAS – Vitality Bowls, a California-based chain focused on superfood-packed smoothie bowls, is expanding to Preston Hollow Village this fall.
The franchise already operates more than 50 national locations, including three in DFW: Frisco, Las Colinas, and Colleyville, yet this will be the first for Dallas proper. Vitality’s bowls boast fruit puree bases as opposed to those filled with ice or yogurt. Vitality’s rely heavily on açaí (an Amazon berry known for its antioxidants) blended with other fruits and veggies like banana, blueberries, dates, kale, and more.
The cafe assures its bowls are sugar and preservative-free, and the kitchen avoids cross contamination of ingredients for diners with food allergies. The bowls include some of the more esoteric superfoods out there like graviola, acerola, mangosteen, camu camu, moringa, maca, bee pollen, and more. In addition to bowls, Vitality will offer soups, panini, and salads, along with organic kombucha on tap, juices, and smoothies.
“The fresh ingredients and superfoods that Vitality Bowls offers are unlike any other fast-casual eatery options in Dallas,” Todd Stein, the Preston Hollow franchisee, said in a statement. “My first bite of an açaí bowl at Vitality Bowls was a game-changer. I want to bring that same experience to everyone in Dallas.”
Stay tuned for Vitality Bowls’ official opening date this fall.
BY PARK CITIES PEOPLE – Vitality Bowls, renowned for its dynamic cafe vibe and superfood menu filled with extraordinary tastes, has signed an agreement with local entrepreneur Todd Stein to open the first cafe in Dallas.
Stein is planning for a Fall 2018 opening at Preston Hollow Village.
“The fresh ingredients and superfoods that Vitality Bowls offers are unlike any other fast-casual eatery options in Dallas,” said Stein, who worked in the advertising industry for more than 20 years. “My first bite of an açaí bowl at Vitality Bowls was a game-changer. I want to bring that same experience to everyone in Dallas.”
Following this opening, Stein is planning to open two additional locations in the Dallas area.
Originating in Northern California and specializing in açaí bowls that feature a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich berry, topped with a variety of superfoods.
All items on the menu are made to order for each customer and are prepared in a kitchen designed to avoid cross-contamination for customers with food allergies.
No ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar, or artificial preservatives are used, giving the purest taste possible to each menu item.The menu features the widest variety of unique superfoods, including graviola, acerola, mangosteen, camu camu, spirulina, aronia, moringa, 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 cafe, and organic kombucha will also be available on-tap.
“Todd is exactly the right entrepreneur to grow the brand in Dallas,” said Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “His business intellect is outstanding. We are eager to see him fill the demand for a healthy fast casual café in Dallas.”
Roy and Tara Gilad, a pair of successful business owners, founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, California. The duo started the superfood café concept together as a result of discovering their daughter’s severe food allergies and wanting to find safe, healthy food alternatives. Since franchising began in 2014, the brand has seen significant growth with more than 100 cafes open or in development.
Following this opening, Stein is planning to open two additional locations in the Dallas area.
BY CULTURE MAP DALLAS – The healthy bowls rush is on, and a new concept will open in Dallas in the fall. Called Vitality Bowls, it’s a California-based company which is in heavy franchise mode: There are more than 50 Vitality Bowls restaurants across the United States, including locations in Irving, Colleyville, and Frisco, with an additional 50-plus franchise units under development.
Local entrepreneur Todd Stein will open the first café in Dallas at Preston Hollow Village in the fall, with two more locations in the works.
Stein, who previously worked in the advertising industry, says that Vitality Bowls is unlike any other fast-casual eatery option in Dallas.
“My first bite of an açaí bowl at Vitality Bowls was a game-changer,” he says.
Açaí bowls are Vitality Bowls’ specialty. They feature a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich berry, topped with a variety of superfoods. No fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar, or artificial preservatives are used.
The menu features a wide variety of unique superfoods, including graviola, acerola, mangosteen, camu camu, spirulina, aronia, moringa, maca, bee pollen, and more.
Guests can choose from options such as the Green Bowl, with organic graviola, spirulina, and hemp seeds; the Dragon Bowl, with organic pitaya, coconut milk, and bananas; and the signature Vitality Bowl, with organic açaí, strawberries, and honey.
They also serve juices, smoothies, soups, panini, salads, and organic kombucha on-tap.
Vitality Bowls was founded in 2011 in San Ramon, California, by Roy and Tara Gilad, who discovered their daughter had severe food allergies and wanted to find alternatives.
BY DISCOVERING ATX – If you’re on the smoothie bowl train like I am, you have to try out the Vitality Bowls in Cedar Park. Vitality Bowls is a franchise and Cedar Park now has their very own (which is why their Instagram is @cedarparkbowls). The owner and employees are incredibly friendly and helpful. The owner was smiling, waiting for me to arrive and the employee at the register made an excellent smoothie bowl recommendation (which was good, because I was a little overwhelmed by their extensive menu). There is lots of seating and they have their WiFi code posted, so feel free to hang out.
I tried three things – a smoothie bowl, a panini, and a juice. First of all, there’s no filler. No ice or sugar is added to any of their bowls, smoothies, or juices. It’s just 100% fruit and other goodness. Vitality Bowls is unique in that their bowls focus on four main superfood bases – açaí, pitaya, acerola, graviola. Each superfood has unique qualities, depending on what health benefits you’re seeking. Currently, Vitality Bowls offers eleven different smoothie bowls, plus a breakfast oatmeal bowl and a dark chocolate dessert bowl. I tried their Nutty Bowl, which was an acai base blended with almond milk, apple juice, peanut butter, bananas, strawberries, and flax seed. It was beautifully topped with organic granola, bananas, honey, and crushed peanuts (it usually comes with almonds on top, but I asked to leave those off. They offered to do the crushed peanuts instead. How awesome!). Needless to say, I devoured it.
I have to be honest. I’ve been pretty disappointed with Cedar Park / Leander’s juice bar options… I’ve been a couple places and the combos just didn’t seem very appealing to me. Even Juiceland only has a few raw juices that I like. ENTER VITALITY BOWLS. I really liked their juices because they have a wide variety of flavor options. They have ones that highlight ginger, vitamin C, mint, and of course, the green veggies. I tried the “Detoxifier” which is lemon, raw ginger, cucumber, and coconut water. I’m a HUGE ginger fan and LOVED this juice. I could feel the healthy burn through my body (so good). If you need something between a hearty smoothie bowl and a juice, they have thirteen different smoothies for you to choose from (including a matcha smoothie). I told you, this menu is insane! I definitely came for their smoothie bowls, but I’ll for sure be back to work my way through their juice menu.
If you need something more than just juice or smoothies, Vitality Bowls also offers paninis, soups, and salads. Their paninis are as diverse as the rest of their menu, ranging from meats like turkey and sirloin, to veggie, to The Gladiator (peanut butter banana, granola, honey), to the eggnini (egg, spinach, mozzarella, pesto). Soups vary from week to week. Salads include a spinach salad with goat cheese and strawberries and a kale salad. You can also add turkey or sirloin to your salads! Salami is my favorite sandwich meat, so I was happy to see that as an option.
Final thoughts – This will be my go-to smoothie / juice place in Cedar Park from now on, especially when I need a healthy meal after work. There weren’t many people there when I was hanging out, and I couldn’t figure out why. This place should be packed! The employees were even eating here when they clocked out – that’s a good sign. If you do think you’ll become a regular, you can download their smartphone app and become a part of their rewards program.
If I’ve piqued your interest, I’d encourage you to check out THE MENU, then make your way to Cedar Park and enjoy. Thanks again Vitality Bowls in Cedar Park! I had the BEST experience and I hope you guys start seeing the business you deserve. You can for sure count on me as a weekly visitor.
Vitality Bowls Cedar Park
1310 Cypress Creek Road
Cedar Park, TX 78613
BY BOULDER DAILY CAMERA – Vitality Bowls, which specializes in acai bowls, is opening a cafe location in Boulder.
The cafe franchise location, owned by Jeremy and Jennifer Kashnow, is set to open July 26 at The Village Shopping Center, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., according to a Vitality Bowls news release.
This restaurant will be the first Vitality Bowls cafe in Boulder and the third in Colorado, joining the more than 50 locations nationwide. The Kashnows plan to open two more locations in the Boulder area, the release said.