Açai bowls are officially trending. Hot on the heels of Basik Cafe's first San Francisco location and the debut of Nourish Cafe, San Ramon-based Vitality Bowls has announced that it's plotting a major expansion across the Bay Area, including three locations in San Francisco. The first of the trio will debut at the Rincon Center next Thursday, March 12, and two more will follow in the summer in still-undisclosed locations in Russian Hill (on Polk) and the Marina (on Chestnut).
Founded by married couple Tara and Roy Gilad, Vitality Bowls currently boasts four Bay Area locations (Walnut Creek, San Ramon, two in Pleasanton), as well as an outpost in Indiana. Along with the Rincon location, they plan to debut a location in Pleasant Hill this month. It's all part of an overall plan to open 25 shops across the greater Bay Area by the end of 2015, including hoped-for locations in Castro Valley, Lafayette, San Jose, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Santa Clara.
While the Rincon location will be centered on takeout (since there's plenty of lobby seating in the building), a rep for Vitality says the other two SF locations will have plenty of seating, as well as couches, TVs, and free wi-fi. Açai bowls are definitely the star of Vitality's menu, with over a dozen varieties, but they also offer smoothies, healthy panini, salads, and fresh juices. We'll keep you posted on the exact addresses for the Polk and Chestnut locations.