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Healthy Bites Preview: Darista Dips, Fronana, Hygrowponics, It’s All Natural & More

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Healthy Bites Preview: Darista Dips, Fronana, Hygrowponics, It’s All Natural & More
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Summer is in full swing and we’re all thinking a little more consciously about what we eat and how we live. Luckily, there is no shortage of health-focused restaurants and businesses here in the Capital City. Columbus Underground is bringing together our favorites for a health forward party once again on July 13.

Healthy Bites will showcase almost two dozen local vendors that will give you a taste of living well. From tasty treats to moss mustaches, this is not an event you want to miss!

Ice cream that is good for you? Our dreams come true! That’s what Dayton’s own Fronana is bringing to Healthy Bites. Fronana is the original banana-based ice cream. That’s right – no gluten, no dairy, no soy and 100 percent delicious! They will be scooping several different flavors for you to sample at the event. For more information, visit fronanaforlife.com.

Are you interested in growing your own food? Hygrowponics, is a dedicated local advocate for organics, sustainability and eco-friendly products and practices. They will be joining us at Healthy Bites to give you the lowdown on how to grow and take care of your own home herb garden. You’ll be able to check out how they use some of their popular system and chat with them about how you can maximize your space to grow your own food! For more information, visit hygrowponicsohio.com.

Want to travel the world in a day? Then grab your ticket to sample Darista Dips many flavors inspired by dishes of the world! Owner and Creator, Dara Schwartz has traveled the globe and wants to share her experiences with you. She creates dips inspired by cuisines around the world and produces them right here in Ohio with the finest and freshest ingredients possible. She’ll be bringing a whole spread for you to try at Healthy Bites! For more information, visit daristacafe.com.

It’s All Natural is on a mission to help you achieve your dietary and personal goals. Located in Gahanna, this local store sells everything from locally-grown foods, to healthy supplements; eco-friendly cleaning supplies to organic personal care products. It’s All Natural provides everything you need to lead a cleaner, healthier life. They are whipping up some summer staples for our Healhty Bites, Barbecue! They will be serving up cruelty-free hotdogs with hearty black bean chili and a sultry summer pasta salad. For more information, visit itsall-natural.com.

Healthy Bites will feature food tastings, mini yoga sessions from PAI Yoga, samples from Balm Skincare, massages sessions by Open Sky Day Spa, a photobooth by Trapped Columbus, plant fun with Planthropy , and Hygrowponics,live music and a cash bar. Food samples will be available from: FusianRoot 23Pocket Produce, Ridiculously Good Salsa,  Zest Juice Co.Food for Good ThoughtNative Cold PressFronana – The Ice Cream for Everyone, Franklinton Gardens, Acre, Darista Dips, It’s All NaturalGrazeFUSIAN, Franklinton Farms and more to be announced! Plus each guest will go home with a exclusive Healthy Bites Aluminum Water bottle.

Tickets are on sale now for two ticketed times. A limited number of Early Bird tickets will get guests into the event between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for $30 and $25 General admission ticket gets guests in from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to The Godman Guild. Columbus Underground Events have been raising funds for local charities since August 2014.

Healthy Bites is made possible with help from our sponsors: Shipt & Meijer, PAI Yoga, Balm Skincare and Open Sky Day Spa.

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