San Jose allergy crusaders opening another Vitality Bowls

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Two couples whose people are already individually impacted by foods allergy symptoms are opening a brand new Vitality Bowls “superfood” restaurant in South San Jose.

Brian and Kathy Hom, the San Jose mothers and fathers who became EpiPen crusaders just after their son B.J. died of a peanut allergy response even though vacationing in Mexico, have joined forces with founders Tara and Roy Gilad to open their 2nd Vitality Bowls. The Gilads, whose daughter suffers from meals allergies, initially launched the company in San Ramon in 2011.

The new Vitality Bowls will open up Thursday, Nov. 30, while in the Almaden Ranch heart. This tends to be the next for South San Jose; a Village Oaks Plaza area on Cottle Road opened in March.

Moreover offering antioxidant-rich acai bowls and other health-based fare, the Homs and Gilads hope to provide a safe haven for diners with allergy symptoms.

The menu features fruit-based bowls (the Warrior Bowl along with the Dragon Bowl are among the many most popular), smoothies, panini, salads and soup. All are made in non-cross-contamination kitchens, and no synthetic preservatives or extra sweeteners are made use of.

The cafe also incorporates a full-service coffee bar with organic and natural kombucha and chilly brew espresso on tap.

Facts: The new Vitality Bowls are going to be open up day-to-day at 5110 Cherry Ave. Other places are in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Castro Valley, Cupertino, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Nice Hill, Newark, Palo Alto, Redwood City and San Jose/Cottle.