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Healthy new restaurant bowls over Washington Avenue with fresh menu

Healthy new restaurant bowls over Washington Avenue with fresh menu

Rush Bowls
Fresh and healthy Rush Bowls is coming to Houston.   Rush Bowls/Facebook

A Colorado-based concept is coming to Houston. Rush Bowls announced it will open three restaurants in the Bayou City, one of them set for an end-of-year debut at 6001 Washington Ave. Husband and wife Ryan and Michelle Taylor have signed a franchise development agreement with the concept to bring healthier dining options to H-Town.

The couple hasn't announced exact locations for the other two Rush Bowls, but  Rice Village, The Heights, and the Galleria are on their radar, along with other Inner Loop locales. Rush Bowls opened four locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the past 12 months; the Washington Avenue spot is the first of what could be as many as 10 Houston outposts. 

Founded in 2004, Rush Bowls offers meals-on-the-go in the form of bowls filled with blended fruit and vegetables, then topped with organic granola and honey, and other nutritious ingredients.The menu has 40 bowls, as well as smoothies made with fruit and vegetables.

Vegetarian, vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and nut-free options are also available. The concept was originally conceived for college students, as a way to offer them healthy, quick meals that tasted great.

It will be interesting to see how the concept plays in Houston, where eating out and grab-and-go concepts are part of the city's personality. Odds are those in the Washington Avenue-Memorial Park area will get into a spot where they can find something healthy that fits into a busy lifestyle. While the Washington Avenue Rush Bowls should open by year's end, no date has been set for the other two planned locations.

“We noticed that there was a lack of healthy eating options in Houston and after seeing Rush Bowls’ success in other markets across the country and Texas, we knew this would be a great opportunity,” said Michelle in a press release that announced the company's Houston expansion. “Rush Bowls thrives off of creating delicious, wholesome, all-natural food that makes you forget you’re eating something good for you. Houston is a very active city that is full of energy, and we are excited to provide healthy meals to fuel our community.”