What’s in Your Bowl?
What’s in your Bowl?
At Sym·Bowl, we believe that a restaurant is an important part of a community and, as such, they should be honest about everything they do, right down to their everyday practices.
Every day in our restaurants, we receive many requests and suggestions on how to help our customers best attain their healthy lifestyle goals, whether it’s paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, auto-immune, low-carb, whole food, or low sodium, we cater to most diets. By constantly keeping our fingers on the pulse of the current medical and nutritional needs of the community, we strive to navigate every dietary need and restriction to help you enjoy a healthy and delicious meal. Additionally, we practice being good stewards in the community by sourcing local products whenever possible, and encouraging sustainable practices such as composting and recycling in our restaurants.
So what’s in your bowl? From the very beginning we wanted our restaurants to be a place where family and friends could eat together, regardless of their dietary needs. That’s why we created Sym·Bowl: for you to enjoy!
But we realize the ordering process can be a little confusing for first-timers, so let’s break it down for you:
Start by selecting a protein (or don’t!). Our bowls contain 4 oz. of cooked protein (5-6 oz. raw), which is considered a standard adult meal portion. We use premium proteins that simply are not found in most establishments. For example, our locally pastured chicken comes fresh from the farmer, no middle man or large corporation involved!
Chicken this clean and fresh comes at three times the cost of the chicken that most businesses offer, but we believe you’re worth it.
Next choose as many vegetables as you want! That’s right, encouraging you to select as many veggies as possible is a big part of our philosophy. Eating a healthy variety of vegetables supplies your body with a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to help fuel your body and your health. You will never see us limiting or charging you more for your veggie options, so “rake it through the garden” and get a little bit of every veggie we have to offer! Not a fan of some of those vegetables? No worries! Even if you don’t want to “rake it through the garden”, we balance your bowl based on what you order to ensure that you’ll have a full and filling bowl every time.
Sauce on the side isn’t an option! At Symbowl, we use a cooking method called “steam sautéing”, cooking your bowl over a high heat with your sauce acting as the steam that combines your flavors together. Our sauces are all gluten-free, and made in-house with whole food ingredients. We use minimal salt, no dairy, no preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors. We promise, there is a sauce for you! Our staff is trained to help guide you through the menu, answering any questions, as well as providing you with a full list of ingredients; there are no secrets here!
When you use high quality ingredients and make everything with care, you don’t hide it!
Finally, we offer carbohydrates to round out your bowl. High-density carbs, such as white rice, pastas, and potatoes, would be a cheap way to fill up your bowl as well as your stomach, but they have been shown to be high in calories and low in nutritional value. Rather than using cheap carbs that make you think you’re getting a great value, we offer healthier alternatives such as local, whole grain brown rice, vitamin-rich sweet potatoes, and even our very own Zuknoodles (spiralized zucchini) as a way to create your best meal ever!
So, what’s in your bowl? Here it is:
¼ lb. natural protein, from the best sources around
1 lb or more of cooked to order, fresh, hand-cut veggies; many locally grown!
½ c house-made sauce
1 c delicious low-density carbohydrate base
Sym•Bowl is a healthy restaurant located in Kirkwood, Chesterfield, and St. Charles Missouri that focuses on specialty diets such as gluten free options, anti-inflammatory, vegan, the paleo diet and more. They also offer a healthy catering menu as well as private parties for those who are looking at alternatives to the normal menu. In addition to offering healthy food options, Sym•Bowl also offers whole fruit smoothies and fresh juicing that is made to order. The customizable menu utilizes healthy recipes, for a fresh, whole food, meal. If you are looking for a healthy restaurant for weight loss, healthy eating, or simply looking for a place to bring the family and enjoy a fresh meal together, come by and visit us today!
11215 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, Missouri 63122
137 Chesterfield Towne Center, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005
Sym·Bowl St. Charles
1456 Bass Pro Dr. St. Charles, Missouri 63301