Healthy Bites Preview: Salads, Salsas, Syrups and More
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 free massages to healthy ice cream, 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.
Boline Apothecary wants to help the people of Columbus redefine the word natural, by offering locavore body care that is organic, ethical, pronounceable and effective. They will be sampling out one of their tonics for you to try at Healthy Bites. Not only is their Fire Cider tonic refreshing, but it will give your immune system a boost by fighting pathogens and enhancing circulation! They are committed to using ingredients that are easily identifiable, close to their original state as you find them in nature, and easy to pronounce. For more information, visit bolineapothecary.com
It’s not hard to guess what Ridiculously Good Salsa is all about. The name says it all. Voted the best fresh salsa in Cbus in 2016, they are mixing up some of the freshest salsa you can get. They are currently producing three delicious flavors and you can try them all at Healthy Bites! No matter what your flavor, we are pretty sure you’ll be wanting more Ridiculously Good Salsa. For more information, visit ridiculously-good-salsa.myshopify.com
Root23 is a local mixologist’s dream! They are creating all-natural, small batch simple syrups like Pear Rosemary and Cucumber Habanero. Specializing in the farm-to-cocktail movement, their ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible. These delicious concoctions can be used to mix up your favorite cocktail, popsicle or mocktail recipe. At Healthy Bites, they will be serving up six different flavored mocktails for you to try on the spot! For more information, visit root23.com.
Pocket Produce is about serving food that is alive with flavor, undiluted and real. Opening up a little over a year ago, they have been serving up nutrient-dense, delicious foods to the greater Columbus area. Natalie Appelbaum, the chief flavor officer, draws inspiration from her passion for health and wellness and desire to share the celebration of food with others. At Healthy Bites they will be serving their Amazin’ Asian Salad! For more information, visit pocketproduce.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: Fusian, Root 23, Pocket Produce, Ridiculously Good Salsa, Zest Juice Co., Food for Good Thought, Native Cold Press, Fronana – The Ice Cream for Everyone, Franklinton Gardens, Acre, Darista Dips, It’s All Natural, Graze, FUSIAN, 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.