[Spotlight] Vitality Bowls
By: Jasmyn Brunson
On Jan.17, Vitality Bowls made its grand debut to the Triad area.
Vitality Bowls is a café that specializes in açaí bowls that are thick-blended, antioxidant-rich and topped with a variety of ingredients such as graviola, spirulina, hemp seeds, pitaya, coconut milk, bananas, strawberries and honey.
Franchisees Michael and Therese Lopez opened the café at 3345 Battleground Ave. at Westridge Square in Greensboro.
“We love Greensboro, and we wanted to bring this healthy treat to the area,” said Therese Lopez, who has experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
Therese Lopez said Vitality Bowls originated in San Ramon, California, to provide a café that is healthy and gives a wide variety of food alternatives for those with food allergies. She said Vitality Bowls prides itself in using fresh foods and vegetables, and never cuts corners.
What makes this chain such a gem to the Triad is that it offer all superfruits at the shop. Therese Lopez said Vitality Bowls does not use any types of powders, ice or sugar in any of its smoothies, juices or bowl options. All of the superfruits are flash-frozen and sent over from different countries around the world.
She said Vitality Bowls is even a kid-friendly establishment with an item on the menu called “Kids Bowl.” She said this delicious treat for children is made with açaí blended with apple juice, banana, strawberries, topped with granola, bananas and strawberries.
For first-timers, Therese Lopez recommends their most popular bowl which is called the “Dragon Bowl.” She also recommends their best selling smoothie, which is called “The Hulk.”
The café offers a variety of things on their menu, such as fresh juices, soups, paninis, oatmeal and salads. The eatery also has a full-service coffee bar, complete with espresso, cold-brew nitrogen-poured coffee, and superfood drinks made from açaí and pitaya.
Vitality Bowl is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 8 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
There are presently 49 Vitality Bowls restaurants across the United States with more than 50 franchise units under development.
The Lopezes said they are planning to open two more locations in Winston-Salem and Chapel-Hill.
For more information, inquiries on catering events and online ordering, visit the Vitality Bowls website www.vitalitybowls.com and its Instagram and Facebook pages.