LANCASTER EAGLE GAZETTE
BY: JEFF BARRON
PICKERINGTON — The local Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe has been open since March 2019. But owner Cyndi and Terry Roberts expanded the menu in September in time for winter.
Now along with acai bowls, juice and smoothies, customers can also enjoy salads, grain bowls, wraps and toasts.
But what exactly is an acai bowl?
“An acai is a purple berry from Brazil,” Cyndi Roberts, a Baltimore native, said. “It’s really high in fiber, protein and anti-oxidants. It’s blended with frozen fruits and vegetables, so it’s thicker than a smoothie. You have to eat it with a spoon. And we cover everything with organic granola, top it with fresh fruit and finish it with more superfoods.”
Vitality Bowls Superfood Cafe is located at 1510 Stonecreek Drive South in The Shoppes at Stonecreek. It offers dine-in services, to-go and pickup orders. Cyndi Roberts said the COVID-19 pandemic is probably spurring the demand for to-go orders and pickup orders.
“Our one-year anniversary in March 2020 COVID hit,” she said. “We’re still here so we fared well. We went quickly to take-out only and pickup. We also have DoorDash and Uber Eats for delivery. So we were able to pivot probably quicker than most.”