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Seattle prides itself on being one of the healthiest and most active cities in the US. So when you’re constantly on the go, hopping between yoga classes, hiking, skiing, and cycling, you need to refuel with something quick, portable, and healthy. Enter: bowls, the perfect adventure companion.
From acai bowls to poke bowls to grain bowls to noodle bowls, here are our favorite spots for healthy bowls in Seattle!
Verve Bowls is whipping up some tasty acai and pitaya bowls with house-made almond milk, fresh fruit, granola (they have a gluten-free granola, too!), and trendy toppings like charcoal, avocado, and hemp hearts. Craving something warmer? They also have protein-packed, vegan oatmeal for those colder Seattle mornings. With three locations in the Seattle area, you’re never too far from a delicious Verve bowl!
HB Beverage Co., which stands for Healthy Bonez, lives up to the name with its cold-pressed juices and bowls. But what really makes this Kirkland spot stand out is that they’re going beyond the traditional acai bowls and adding another type of bowl to the mix: banana nice-cream bowls! Make sure to try the "Nut-Buster", which uses the bananas base with a puréed banana medley including peanut-butter, peanuts, and pretzels, or the intriguing "Beastmode", featuring spinach nice cream, coconut, berries, and kiwi.
Part yoga and HIIT studio, part juice bar, The SIX in Westlake is the perfect place to get a killer workout and refuel afterward. While they have traditional acai bowls, for something a little different, try the "Matcha Green Tea" bowl. Filled with matcha green tea, coconut milk, pineapple, and granola, it's a depature from the classic bowl. You might also like the "Ultralight Beam" bowl, a superfood concoction filled with ginger, turmeric, banana, and mango.
With 10 bases, 11 sauces (including gluten-free choices!), unlimited toppings (we recommend trying the pickled watermelon radish and zesty mango), and 14 fresh proteins to choose from, the possibilities are endless at Belltown’s FOB Poke Bar. Their build-your-own-bowl format makes every trip to FOB a new adventure for your taste buds. Not a fish fan? Don’t worry — they have chicken and beef tataki as well, making it a poke shop that anyone can enjoy!
Tucked away inside of a convenience store in Wallingford, 45th Stop N Stop & Poke Bar is one of the top spots for poke in Seattle. Their simple menu features fresh fish (plus a tofu option for vegetarians), your choice of base (salad or rice), and your choice of style (regular or spicy). If you’re looking for something a bit different, you can also try a poke burrito or a poke pocket, which is a seasoned, fried tofu pocket. You'll also find this clandestine poke bar in South Lake Union.
goPoké is a true Hawaiian poke shop. The owner grew up in Hawaii helping his father sell his freshly caught fish. Now he brings that knowledge and authentic flavor to Seattle. With four signature options (including the 12th Man Bowl, named after the Seattle Seahawks), as well as a build-your-own option, there are many ways to enjoy your poke at this Chinatown favorite. Fitt Tip: grab a shaved ice or Dole Whip for dessert to feel like you're really in Hawaii.
Homegrown is a local Seattle chain known for its for sandwiches and bowls, but what makes them unique is their focus on sustainably-sourced food, so much so that they created Homegrown Sprouting Farms, their very own certified-organic farm in Woodinville, WA to support their stores. Their five grain bowls are not only delicious, but are also gluten-free, and can be modified for vegetarians and vegans. Each bowl features fresh veggies, greens, and homemade sauces.
Bounty Kitchen is a bowl-lovers paradise in Queen Anne and Denny Triangle. From breakfast granola bowls to a large list of savory bowls and salads—many of which are gluten- and dairy-free—the hardest part is figuring out which one to order! Some favorites include the S'picy Southern 'Not-Fried' Chicken" salad, which is loaded with chicken, spicy maple roasted pecans, greens, and a spicy herbed dressing, and the "Havana Libre" bowl, a creative mix packed with greens, brown rice, red beans, sweet potato, and a citrus cashew cream dressing. Keep an eye out for their rotating list of seasonal specials too!
If you’re looking for a quick and healthy Asian bowl, head on over to BOPBOX, a spot in the Georgetown neighborhood. Enjoy one of their BOPBOWLS or build your own Bibimbop bowl, both made with fresh cooked proteins, grains (or try their cauliflower rice with quinoa!), handmade sauces and fermented toppings. Bonus: there are a handful of gluten-free and vegan options too!
You can grab a medicore salad just about anywhere in Seattle, but Sprout Salads—in Pioneer Square and SLU—has some of the best in the city! Choose from one of their nine combinations or build your own with five toppings, two bases, and two dressings (which are low-fat and gluten-free… score!). If you need a drink to wash down your salad, grab one of their house-made lemonades or teas!
Craving Vietnamese food? Check out Vinason Pho & Grill, a small restaurant near downtown serves up delicious bowls quickly. Enjoy a nice, warm bowl of pho (perfect for a rainy Seattle day!), vermicelli noodle bowl, or a bowl of fried rice. Each option is available with a variety of protein choices, which are all gluten-free!
Juicy Cafe makes their bowl experience completely customizable. Pick from a paleo, grains, or greens base, then run wild with toppings, proteins, and dressings. If that’s all too much for you, you can opt for one of Juicy’s signature bowls. Not so starving? Make your bowl a “Minnie”, half the size for a lower price.
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