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Healthy Bites Preview: Juices, Plants, Sushi, Desserts & More!

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Healthy Bites Preview: Juices, Plants, Sushi, Desserts & More!
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While temperatures are rising, we are reaching for lighter meals and cooler drinks! Luckily, there is no shortage of  local products that can help us live our best summer lives here in the Capital City. Columbus Underground and Shipt are 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 fresh pressed juice to a moss wall, this is not an event you want to miss!

While we anxiously await the event, we’re giving you a little preview of what you can expect to see there.

Native Cold Pressed has been spreading their cold pressed love to the city of Columbus since 2014. They serve up a list juices with something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a little pick-me-up or trying to detox, Native is ready to educate you on all the good juice has going for you! That’s one of  the reasons why, in the past three years, they have expanded their menu and their presence in the city, now working on opening their third location in Columbus. You’ll get to sample a range of their fresh pressed offerings on the spot at Healthy Bites! For more information, visit nativecoldpressed.com.

We could all use a little more nature in our lives, and Jessie Laux, founder of Planthropy, is here to help! Planthropy creates succulent arrangements in up-cycled containers, to help bring nature indoors. At Healthy Bites, the Planthropy booth will feature a moss wall backdrop complete with a variety of beautiful and lush succulent headpieces, moss mustaches and other plant accessories that people can use to take photos with. The booth will feature fun plant statistics and information on the benefits of having plants in the home and office. For more information, visit planthropy.co.

Fusian sushi wants you to know what you’re eating and for you to feel good about it. In fact, it’s a place where you can watch their staff pick your customized sushi fillings and roll them right in front of you! From seasonal produce to ethically raised proteins, they only use simple, natural and local ingredients whenever possible.  At Healthy Bites, Fusian will be showcasing an assortment of their fresh sushi rolls for you to sample. For more information, visit fusian.com

Food for Good Thought is more than a gluten-free bakery. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Audrey Todd, the company fills two important gaps in our community. They provide culinary training and supported employment for people with autism and gluten-free foods for consumers with dietary sensitivities. Last year they were named Social Enterprise of the Year by The Metropreneur. At Healthy Bites, Food for Good Thought will be dishing out samples of their gluten free baked treats. For more information, visit foodforgoodthought.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,  Boline Apothecary and more! 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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