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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018 4 months ago

‘Superfood cafe’ opens in Dr. Phillips

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Vitality Bowls, a superfood café, serves paninis, soups, salads and smoothies.
by: Eric Gutierrez Staff Writer

If you’re craving a light lunch, a fresh smoothie or a nutrient-rich post-workout meal, Vitality Bowls in Dr. Phillips might be the place to go.

Vitality Bowls opened its newest location May 17 at 8014 Conroy-Windermere Road, Suite 101. Harold and Jackie Gattereau are the owners of Vitality Bowls, and Jackie acts as an owner/operator.

“We have a large menu,” Jackie Gattereau said. “There’s something on it for everyone.”

With a wide array of healthy options on the menu, Vitality Bowls boasts itself as a superfood café. The menu features a vibrant assortment of fresh smoothies and juices, as well as a variety of paninis, soups and salads for those craving a bite to eat.

The menu also offers a wide selection of nutrient-packed superfood bowls. Many of the bowls feature organic açaí berries as a base ingredient. Superfruits pitaya, graviola and acerola also are used as base ingredients.

The base ingredients are then blended with juices, fruits, and other ingredients. Customers then can choose from a variety of toppings such as organic granola, bananas, honey, strawberries, goji berries and chia seeds.

Additionally, bowls are made fresh to order. Bowls and smoothies served at Vitality Bowls contain no ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar, artificial preservatives, trans fats or any other fillers.

“We chose Vitality Bowls because Vitality Bowls fits our lifestyle for healthy eating, and there weren’t many healthy (and) tasty food concepts in our area,” Gattereau said. “We wanted to be the first to introduce, or launch, a brand like Vitality Bowls to our community. Since opening, we’ve had overwhelming enthusiasm from the community. Everyone is happy that we’re here.”

Roy and Tara Gilad founded Vitality Bowls in 2011 in San Ramon, California. The husband-and-wife duo started the cafe together after discovering their daughter had severe food allergies.

“Jackie and Harold are the perfect entrepreneurial duo to grow the brand in Orlando,” said Tara Gilad, co- founder of Vitality Bowls. “Their combined business intellect is outstanding. We are eager to see them fill the demand for a healthy fast casual café in Orlando.”

Today, Vitality Bowls has 48 locations throughout the United States with more than 70 franchises under development.

Although Dr. Phillips location is the only Vitality Bowls in Orange County, the Gattereaus plan to open another location in Ocoee next year.

Eric Gutierrez is a staff writer with the West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2015 with a dual degree in Journalism and Political Science. Got a story idea? Contact Eric at...

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