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ACAI, POKE, GRAIN, & MORE: THE HEALTHIEST BOWLS SEATTLE HAS TO OFFER

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KATHRYN FRAZER

JUN 5, 2019

Seattle prides itself on being one of the healthiest and most active cities and the US. And 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

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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 fun toppings like charcoal, avocado, and hemp hearts. Craving something warmer? They also have protein-packed, vegan oatmeal for those colder Seattle mornings. And with five 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 its name with its cold-pressed juices and bowls. But what really makes this Kirkland spot stand out from the crowd 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 is that frozen, puréed banana medley with peanut-butter, peanuts, and pretzels, or the 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. You might also like the Ultralight Beam Bowl, a superfood concoction filled with ginger, turmeric, banana, and mango.

If you’re looking for the perfect healthy gluten-free bowl, you’ll love I Love My GFF. This food cart keeps it simple with just two menu items, but both are 100% gluten-free and can be modified to be vegetarian or vegan. There are three carts around Seattle and their locations vary by day, so make sure to check their schedule so you don’t miss out! Fitt Tip: Make sure to grab a couple of their gluten-free, vegan coconut chocolate chip cookies for dessert!

FOB Poke Bar

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With 10 bases, 11 sauces and dressings (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!

Hidden 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. Feeling extra hungry? Grab a pound of poke to go to enjoy later!

goPoké is a true Hawaiian poke shop. The owner grew up in Hawaii, selling fish that his father caught at sea and crafting ultra-sustainable poke, and now he brings his knowledge and authentic flavors 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: To feel like you’re really in Hawaii, make sure to grab a shave ice or Dole Whip for dessert!

Homegrown

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Homegrown is a local Seattle chain for sandwiches and bowls, but what makes them stand out from the crowd 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, can be modified for vegetarians and vegans, and feature fresh veggies, greens, and homemade sauces.

Bounty Kitchen

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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 Spicy 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 seasonal specials too!

If you’re looking for a quick and healthy Asian bowl, head on over to BOPBOX, a new (but already well-loved) spot in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. 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!

SPROUT

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There are quite a few salad spots in Seattle, but Sprout Salads—in Pioneer Square and SLU—is one of the best! 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 juices!

Craving Vietnamese food? Check out Vinason Pho & Grill, a quick and small restaurant near downtown! 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!

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