Healthful chains are hard to come by, but Freshii is well on its way to changing that. The rapidly expanding company debuted its first Miami location in Wynwood last year, and number two is now open for business in Miami International Mall.
The outpost, which opened Monday, offers a range of plant-strong options for all eaters, vegans included, from soups, salads, and burritos to smoothies.
"Miami International Mall was in need of healthy meal options for shoppers," says the store's owner, Vanessa Riera. "We want to energize the visitors and employees of the mall with nutritious menu options. With the mall's proximity to the airport, we hope to offer tourists and travelers a pre- or post-flight meal."
The chain, with locations in more than 70 cities and 13 countries, is growing by the day.
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The extensive menu features items like the Buddha's satay bowl ($7.99), with rice noodles, crisp wontons, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, green onions, and peanut sauce; the Baja burrito ($7.49), with quinoa, avocado, red onions, cilantro, green onions, cabbage, salsa, and pico de gallo; and the Ninja salad ($7.99), with spinach, romaine, cabbage, edamame, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, crisp wontons, and Asian sesame dressing. Customers can also build their own salads, wraps, bowls, and soups by choosing from dozens of bases, proteins, toppings, and sauces.
"Our menu is diverse and completely customizable, perfect for any and every type of taste buds and dietary preferences. We do not have unique menu items to this location, but we aim to serve locally sourced produce depending on the season," Riera says.
Later this summer, a location will open in Dadeland Mall, so South Dade denizens have something to look forward to.
The store is now open in the food court of Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107th Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.