NEW RESTAURANT: 1st-of-its-kind concept offers healthy options in Kettering

Locally owned ‘Sassy Acai Bowls’ also has sandwiches, salads & smoothies on its menu

The founders of a new healthy-options carryout-and-delivery restaurant have opened their first location in south Kettering, and they are hoping to expand the concept throughout the region.

Sassy Acai Bowls opened quietly last month at 5707 Bigger Road in an outlot in the Oak Creek Plaza, across the street from another recently opened restaurant, Thai Street Noodles, and around the corner from Marc’s grocery store.

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The specialty bowls are made from either Acai or Pitaya (Dragon Fruit); granola (regular or gluten-free); fruit options that include banana, blueberry, peach, strawberry, pineapple, kiwi and mango; and choice of toppings such as agave, sliced almonds, cacao nibs, chia seeds, coconut flakes, caramel, peanut butter or raisins.

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Credit: Mark Fisher

One of Sassy Acai Bowls’ co-founders, Hector Gonzales, is co-owner of Dayton-area Victor’s Taco Shop locations and founder of Hector’s Taco Shop in Fairborn.

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In an interview at the new Kettering carryout location, Gonzales said he got the idea for Sassy Bowls from a similar operation in the San Diego area, where members of his family live.

“I love this concept,” Gonzales said.

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“We don’t  use sugar, we use all-natural sweeteners, and everything is made fresh,” said Jillian Hopkins, the restaurant’s  manager. “We make all of our sandwiches and other menu items to order.”

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Credit: Mark Fisher

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries are a reddish-purple fruit native to Central and South America and rich in anti-oxidants.

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For more information, check out the Sassy Acai Bowls Facebook page or call 937-331-8030. Delivery via DoorDash and Uber Eats is available.

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