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CoreLife Eatery's fresh-made bowls live up to the hype

Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 20:06:35-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s time to grab a bowl and eat your way to a healthier lifestyle at CoreLife Eatery.

The fast-casual, but nutritious eats found at CoreLife are made from scratch the moment you order. 

I stepped inside a few days before the Friday grand opening of the new location at The Shoppes at River’s Edge and was blown away. A special preview event attracted hundreds of people looking to get their hands on one of CoreLife’s bowls filled with whole grains, broths, greens and noodles.

The line, trailing out of the door and into the parking lot increased my excitement for seeing what all of the hype was about. 

Their signature bowls can be ordered in a variety of sizes and all entrees are gluten free. The “Green Bowls” section of the menu includes the spicy ginger steak combination with shredded kale, arugula, grass-fed steak, green and red bell peppers, ginger and siracha – all for just 230 calories.

If grains fit your fancy, the tuna poke bowl is loaded with kale, shredded cabbage, cucumber, carrots, scallions, ginger, edamame, avocado, tuna poke, sesame seeds, and almonds.

Those looking for a little more comfort will want to try the Grilled Chicken Tortilla Bowl that’s served with chicken bone broth filled to the brim. It also contains antibiotic-free chicken, shredded kale, napa cabbage, tortilla strips, jalapenos, black beans, cilantro and a squeeze of lime to top it all off.

I truly had no idea what to order but was thrilled with all of the choices. Soon after speaking with a few CoreLife employees, I decided on the Chicken Cobb bowl complete with shredded kale, chopped romaine, antibiotic-free chicken, avocado, bacon and a hard-boiled egg. 

You can also create your own bowl.

Once I reached the counter, the kitchen resembled an assembly line full of whole, fresh vegetables and grains. Employees even halved my avocado right as my bowl was being assembled – talk about a fresh touch.

Besides food, CoreLife offers lemonades, teas and organic coffees. I paired my bowl with a cup of raspberry herbal tea made in house. 

The lettuce was crisp and the Greek yogurt bleu cheese dressing put the icing on the cake. 

There were so many menu items I want to go back and try – and I’m sure I’ll find some way to take a detour home and end my day at CoreLife. 

The restaurant will hold another preview event - with money benefiting hurricane relief - on September 21 from 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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