BY THE WEST ORANGE TIMES AND OBSERVER – 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 cafe?. 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 ac?ai? 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 cafe? 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.

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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