Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Healthy Bites organic carryout opens in old Crown Bakery space
As I gazed out the window of the 79 bus earlier, I was surprised to see the above sign gazing right back at me. Healthy Bites, an organic meal preparation service formerly headquartered in Alexandria, has moved into Crown Bakery's old storefront at 5329 Georgia Avenue NW.
As far as I'm concerned, the arrival of any food-related business that has the word "healthy" in its name on Georgia Avenue is cause for celebration, so I had to go in right away. I talked to the owner, Bonnie Coberly, who lives nearby, and we discussed the abundance of not-very-good carryouts in the neighborhood. However, she said that she sees a lot of potential for change here, so when the old Crown Bakery space (and its already-installed kitchen) became available, she jumped at the opportunity to add a carryout element to her business, while maintaining her prepared meals service at the same location (and leaving behind the shared kitchen space in Alexandria that Healthy Bites previously occupied).
She's serving an impressive array of salads, sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, dinner platters, and juices/smoothies. They're even open for breakfast!
Healthy Bites will have its grand opening celebration this Saturday, February 19, from 9am to 6pm. Stop in and sample what they have to offer, welcome them to the neighborhood, and rejoice that we have a new carryout that serves food which doesn't leave you feeling like a disgusting blob after consuming it!