If you're looking for a healthy restaurant to try in the downtown Fort Wayne area, Freshii is a must! Serving up fresh salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, juices and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Specializing in natural ingredients, Freshii caters to all ways of eating from vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and meat eaters too.
Locally owned by the Hay family (Christina and her two sons, Kelly and Kevin), Freshii is also an eco-conscious dining option with biodegradable containers and dining utensils.
We caught up with Kevin Hay to find out a little more about the restaurant and what they offer.
"My name is Kevin Hay, and my family and I opened this Freshii location in the Harrison, Fort Wayne last year on February 1, 2016.
We first heard about Freshii when my brother and my mom were on a shopping trip down in Indianapolis at the Keystone Fashion Mall; they have a Freshii there as well. They tried it out and liked the uniqueness of the brand, the fact it caters to everybody—vegetarians, vegans, meat eaters—just everybody as a whole. They liked the quality of the food and the health benefits associated with it, and just fell in love with the whole concept.
We offer salads, bowls, burritos, and wraps. As far as the bowls, the Pangoa is pretty popular—it’s got brown rice, corn, black beans, avocado, cheese, and tomatoes. It’s something that is more popular with people who are giving this a first-time type of try. You are always surprised by the knowledge other people have, and a lot of times it will be people who come from out of town, and they say, 'Oh this is great this is here, this is what we do in our city as well. You remind me a lot of a certain restaurant in my hometown.'
Here in Fort Wayne as well, people are always commenting, 'It’s great you guys use these bags, I’ve never seen them used before. I see that you guys are trying to minimize your waste and your energy, that’s excellent ... and taking care of the environment—that’s awesome.'
It’s a daily thing that new people come in, and even people that have come in before, say, 'I can’t stress enough how thankful I am to see a restaurant like yours that is conscious of the environment.'"
Freshii is located at 301 W Jefferson Blvd, open Monday-Friday from 11-8 and Saturday 11-4.
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