Healthy Bites Preview: Pocket Produce
The brand new Pocket Produce in Clintonville has been open for exactly one month, and it’s quickly become a hit with healthy food fans from all over the city. The restaurant’s casual setup is designed for people who are looking for the trifecta of: fast, affordable and nutritious. All salads land in the $8.00 to $12.00 range (with protein upgrades optional) and are available in pre-made containers that allow for very easy grab-and-go dining.
“The whole idea is to energize and nourish people,” said Pocket Produce owner Natalie Appelbaum during our interview with her back in April. “How you feel is also important after you eat, and we can connect with how they need to feel satisfied.”
If you have not yet tried Pocket Produce, Columbus Underground is providing you with a perfect opportunity to sample several new off-the-menu items at the upcoming Healthy Bites festival on July 29th at the Columbus Museum of Art. Pocket Produce will be showcasing a Greek Salad Shooter (pictured up top), served with kalamata olives, tangy Bulgarian feta, and finished with a fresh herb salad, as well as a Thai Carrot Noodle with Seared Tofu (pictured below), served in a cilantro lime peanut sauce.
Healthy Bites will take place from 6pm-9pm at the newly renovated Columbus Museum of Art. Advanced tickets are $30 and will include food samples, live entertainment, participatory yoga demos by Art of Yoga, admission to the current exhibits at The Columbus Museum of Art and a cash bar.
Featured food vendors include Fusian, Root 23, Pocket Produce, Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet, CoffeeFit Bar, Banana Leaf, Krazy Kraut, Zest Juice Co., Food for Good Thought, Snowville Creamery, Darista Dips, Native Cold Press, Acre and more to be announced before the event!
A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to The Godman Guild. The Columbus Underground Best Bites event series have collectively raised over $16,000 for local charities since August 2014, with a goal of raising $20,000 for local charities in 2016.