BY MOUNTAIN VIEW PATCH – Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods – announced today the opening of its café in Mountain View. The new franchise location will be the first for local 18-year-old Angelo Camacho and will mark the brand’s 50th open location.
“Growing up I was surrounded by healthy foods and successful entrepreneurs, including my aunt Tara Gilad who founded the Vitality Bowls brand,” said Camacho, a recent graduate of Westmont High School who is following his dream to own his own business. “It was a natural fit for me to open my own Vitality Bowls and offer the best ingredients possible as well as the largest selection of superfoods.”
Slated to open on May 10, the new restaurant will be located at 650 Castro Street, Suite 140, conveniently situated at the busy intersection of Castro Street and Church Street in downtown Mountain View. This restaurant will be the 30th Vitality Bowls café in California, joining the 49 locations based nationwide.
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, added sugar or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.
The menu features a variety of options, such as the Green Bowl (with organic graviola, spirulina and hemp seeds), the Dragon Bowl (featuring organic pitaya, coconut milk and bananas) and their signature Vitality Bowl (with organic açaí, strawberries and honey). Plus, fresh juices, soups, panini and salads are available in each café.
Organic cold brew nitrogen-poured coffee and organic kombucha will also be available on-tap.
“Simply put, we created Vitality Bowls to be a place where health-conscious individuals can go for a nutritional meal,” said Tara Gilad, founder and owner of Vitality Bowls. “We believe that healthy food can be an option for fast casual food and we are excited to have Angelo on board with this. We look forward to seeing him grow his business in Mountain View and sharing the Vitality Bowls message with the community.”
Since launching in 2011, the brand has ignited significant growth. In 2014, the concept began franchising and now has more than 100 locations open and in development across the country.