After nine years, EMBODY FITNESS GOURMET has a new location in Darien, at the Palmer’s Market Shopping Center (380 Heights Road). This is one of three Embody grab-n-go healthy organic locations; the others residing in New Canaan and Westport.
Embody is our go-to spot for protein shakes, juices, and salads. In Darien, they have also started serving Intelligentsia coffee--one of the top coffee roasters in the country. Embody's menu embraces all forms of lean proteins and nutrient dense vegetables and fruits in their menu creations, many of which pair well together allowing customers to mix and match items for an entire day's worth of nutrition. My personal favorite...The Almond Buzz, a perfect combination of almond butter, almond milk, bananas, cacao and protein powder.
Embody Fitness Gourmet was created with the philosophy that how we fuel our bodies has a profound impact on our ability to perform to our mental and physical capability.
“We are excited to be able to continue EMBODY’s presence in Noroton Heights, and are thrilled to be able to extend our offerings to the broader community,” EMBODY Founder Gillen Bryan said.
“We wanted to create a quick service café that served a diverse menu of healthy gourmet foods,” said Bryan. "EMBODY is unlike your typical juice bar. We don’t take a narrow approach to healthy eating as many juice bars do.”
“We think our vegan Twisted Chia shake goes perfectly alongside our Paleo Chef Bomb salad” Bryan said. "Diversity in healthy food selections, thoughtful sourcing and fast, friendly service makes EMBODY unique."
“Stop in and try an unsweetened almond milk latte or espresso if you need a quick jolt before a workout,” Bryan said. “Great coffee can play an important role in a healthy lifestyle so it was a very logical extension of our offerings”
In addition to Darien, EMBODY has locations in both Westport and New Canaan. They sell their own brand of low-sugar organic granola, fresh-grind almond butter and desert bars in the local community. We are also big fans of their juice cleanses. Check them out here.