Vitality Bowls, the leading health-food restaurant concept which specializes in açaí bowls and smoothies, has signed a lease with local entrepreneur Tim Johnson of Watertown to open two new superfood cafés in Watertown and Cambridge.

Johnson is planning for a 2021 opening at 425 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge and 113 Bond St. in Watertown’s Arsenal Yards. The health-focused fast casual restaurant will grant local residents, professionals and visitors access to an assortment of nutrient-dense foods not found elsewhere.

“I’m thrilled to open my cafés in Central Square in Cambridge and at Arsenal Yards in Watertown, and to bring healthy and delicious food options to the community,” said Johnson, a seasoned professional with a wealth of sales and operations experience. “There is so much potential for Vitality Bowls in Boston given the local demand for clean and nutritious offerings. I look forward to bringing the full Vitality Bowls experience to residents in Watertown and Cambridge.”

The Vitality Bowls Cambridge location will be situated right on Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square, within walking distance of MIT; sure to be a popular location for students seeking healthy options.

Arsenal Yards, the thriving new neighborhood in which the new Vitality Bowls location in Watertown will be situated, is located in the heart of the town’s historic East End. The neighborhood features an exciting mix of dining, retail, life sciences space, fitness studios, outdoor green spaces and Arsenal Park, plus a 146-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, and more than 300 residences at its Blvd & Bond apartments. The development is slated to be complete by Fall of 2021.

Over the last decade, Northern California-based Vitality Bowls has become a bonafide leader in the health food industry. The sophisticated, dynamic cafés play perfectly into the unique collection of superfood menu items, all containing extraordinary ingredients packed with antioxidants and high nutritional values.

Vitality Bowls offers made-to-order healthy favorites for every meal of the day, featuring the widest variety of unique superfoods. Guests can choose from a range of delectable options, such as the Dragon Bowl (featuring pitaya, mango juice, coconut milk, bananas, pineapple and raspberries) and their signature Vitality Bowl (with organic açaí, bananas strawberries and organic flax seed).

In addition to açaí bowls and smoothies, the brand boasts a diverse menu that includes warm and savory items including salads, grain bowls, wraps and toasts loaded with nutritional ingredients and a wide range of superfood toppings. Options include the crowd-pleasing Vitality Wrap, made with hummus, avocado, super greens, grains, roasted potato, radish, pickled red onion, lemon tahini vinaigrette, vegan garlic aioli and superseed crunch in a tomato basil tortilla.

Customers can also enjoy signature Vitality Bowls cold pressed juices, and energy and immunity-boosting shots, made with ginger, turmeric and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Plus, all açaí bowls and smoothies are prepared without any ingredient fillers like ice, frozen yogurt, or artificial preservatives, giving the purest taste possible.

“Tim is the exactly the right person to grow the brand in Boston,” said Tara Gilad, co-founder of Vitality Bowls. “He truly represents our values here at Vitality Bowls and shares the mission of bringing delicious and healthy food options to the community.”

There are currently more than 140 Vitality Bowls locations open or in development across the United States.

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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