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Roy and Tara Gilad

Cofounders, Vitality Bowls

Live: Alamo
Work: Danville

After discovering that their daughter, Ella, was born with several severe food allergies, Roy and Tara Gilad took action by launching Vitality Bowls. The fast-casual superfood café specializes in acai bowls, smoothies, fresh juices, salads, and paninis—all made with organic superfoods that are entirely filler-free and produced in kitchens specially designed to create an allergy-friendly environment.

“As a company, we’re challenged with educating consumers on the importance of clean, high-quality ingredients,” Tara says. “Vitality Bowls is focused on true healthy eating with carefully sourced superfoods that naturally taste good—without the bad stuff.”

The concept has clearly struck a chord both locally and nationally. The Gilads opened their first Vitality Bowls eatery in San Ramon in 2011—and today, along with five corporate-owned Vitality Bowls locations in the Bay Area (including spots in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek), they’ve licensed more than 70 franchise outposts across the country, and have about 60 more currently in development. —Gabby Vanacore

COVID-19 information

As we diligently follow COVID-19 updates and developments from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), most Vitality Bowls locations remain open as our team closely follows all public health recommendations to keep our customers, employees and communities healthy and safe.

Our goal has always been to provide the most nutritious food possible to our customers, and we are dedicated to that mission now more than ever.

In order to achieve our mission and bring healthful offerings to our customers, we are modifying a few aspects of the Vitality Bowls experience, such as limiting all dining experiences to take-out and delivery only. Orders can be placed through our mobile apponline, or through third-party delivery sites in available areas. Please contact your local Vitality Bowls for more information.

We are confident that we will get through this together as a community. In the meantime, Vitality Bowls is here for you, to provide healthy, nutritious meals for you and your family.


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