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Vitality Bowls, a California-based healthy eating chain, is spreading its açaí wings to the east coast. As soon as February, South Beach will fully enjoy the power of açaí (an Amazonian superfood packed with antioxidants) in a number of ways, from bowls to smoothies to paninis!
According to the Miami New Times, the company picked South Beach as its next location because of the neighborhood's reputation as a healthy, fitness-focused community. "We use only the freshest ingredients with no fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar, or artificial preservatives." says cofounder Tara Gilad. South Beach will be its first stop, but expect the chain to branch out to different neighborhoods in South Florida through its franchising program. Ahem, Wynwood...
So what's on the menu? You can choose from ten signature açaí bowls in addition to breakfast and dessert bowls. Each can be customized with add-ons including raw cacao, mulberries, flax seed, chia seeds, kale, and other nutrient-dense options. If you're more of a meat person, you can enjoy one of its five signature panini options like The Olympian, which has peanut butter on whole wheat bread with granola, bananas and honey. Plus, there will be an organic coffee bar for all the caffeine lovers out there along with a fruitful selection of juices and smoothies. Prices will range from $8 to $15 for the bowls depending on size. Smoothies and fresh juices will go from $6 to $8, and coffee $2 to $6. For the full menu, head this way.