The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Plantbar is open in Belvedere Square Market

This is the time of year where most people throw calorie counting and a healthy lifestyle to the wind.  Cookies galore from friends and family, that extra glass of eggnog, potato latkes fried in schmaltz – oh my!  It is perfect timing that the Plantbar powered by Zia’s opened in Belvedere Square Market.  It is a place to take a break from the crazy food and drink from the holidays and days thereafter.

Plantbar specialties include made-to-order and create your own juices, superfood smoothies, wellness shots, elixirs and acai power bowls. In addition, customers can purchase wellness add-ons such as gogi powder, sprouted rice protein powder, hemp seeds and bee pollen and more. The Plantbar produce stand will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced, whenever possible. “We are excited to continue to nourish our community with truly healthy food,” said Daniela Troia, owner.

In March 2005, Troia opened Zia’s Café and Juice Bar in Towson, which offers healthy food including options from Paleo enthusiasts to vegans, vegetarians and raw foodists. Shortly after opening their doors, local businesses took an interest in Daniela’s creations and began requesting her products in their markets. 

Since then, the Zia’s wholesale line has taken off, expanding out of Maryland, in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York. Zia’s wholesale product line includes savory and sweet raw foods that are made fresh from local organic produce and packaged the morning of delivery. That same healthy lifestyle philosophy will continue at the Plantbar.

Plantbar is more than a juice bar, it’s a wellness hub.” said Troia. Plantbar will partner with local wellness mentors including nutritionists, health coaches and holistic health counselors, to name a few, and offer wellness workshops and cooking demonstrations.  In addition, Plantbar will offer cold-pressed juice cleanse packages.

Whether detoxting from too much holiday celebrating or day-to-day healthy living the Plantbar is now open in Belvedere Square Market  Mon-Thur 8am to 8pm, Fri & Sat 8am to 10pm and Sun 10am to 5pm.

Plantbar – Belvedere Square Market – 529 E. Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21212 443 449-7137  Facebook Twitter @plant_bar Instagram @plantbar_at_belvedere

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