BY MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL – Where’s your healthy dose of graviola, acerola, mangosteen and camu camu showing up next? Superfood ingredients like these and a few others with more recognizable names such as spirulina, bee pollen and hemp seeds have continued to make a mark in Marin. The latest eatery to join the craze is Vitality Bowls in Mill Valley’s Alto Plaza near the Whole Foods Market on East Blithedale Avenue.

Owner Henry Kim opened the 600-square-foot franchise eatery, a part of the Northern California born national chain, last week.

“After hearing about Vitality Bowls’ mission of encouraging everyone to live healthy and active lifestyles, I knew this was a brand I could get behind,” says Kim, who most recently spent 10 years in the finance industry.

The health-focused café offers a variety of made-to-order açaí bowls; breakfast and dessert bowls; nutrient-packed smoothies and fresh raw juices, as well as panini, salads and soups. There’s also a kids menu. Kim plans to open a second location in Sausalito in fall 2019 to join 35 cafés in California and more than 135 nationwide.

Vitality Bowls is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 765 East Blithedale Ave. To find out more, go to or call 415-381-1700.

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.

Some aspects of the Vitality Bowls experience have been modified, including some locations limiting dining experiences to take-out and delivery only. Please contact your local Vitality Bowls regarding in-store dining availability.

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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