Goodbowl is a relatively new restaurant located in Richmond. I don’t normally go to this area so it was great that I had the opportunity to try it thanks to an Instagram contest that I won. (I received 2 free bowls and juices.) Goodbowl really advocates for healthy eating and healthy living, which you can immediately tell from their large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Their juices are made from 100% real fruit and veggies and you can see them make it right in front of you with this juicing machine! You get to choose any combination of fruits and veggies to make your juice. A few of the options are kale, cucumber, apple, pear, carrot, celery, beet, pineapple, pomegranate, etc.
Their bowls are also completely customizable. A regular Goodbowl is around $10, which is actually very reasonable because you can add a bunch of different produce to your bowl and it’s all displayed in front of you. Then you pick your protein: beef, chicken, pork, or tofu. Prawns are available as well, but it’s about a $4 increase in price.
Once you’ve selected your ingredients, you can then choose from a variety of different sauces. Again, you can choose and mix as many you want or you can go with one of their mixes. Once you’ve customized your bowl to your liking, they then cook it for you on their huge Mongolian grill! It’s fun to watch them cook your food. Within a few minutes, it’s all ready to go!
I really enjoyed my food and juice! Everything was fresh and the cook on my bowl was great. I love the idea of having all of these different options available because you can create a new meal every time. Especially their large selection of signature sauces, which is what gives the food their distinct flavours! Overall, a really satisfying and pleasant meal from Goodbowl. It’s the type of meal that isn’t oily and won’t make you feel too heavy afterwards. The food is actually quite healthy but tasty at the same time! The service was friendly as well. Even though it’s not a typical sit-down restaurant where someone takes your order at your table and serves you food, the staff were very attentive and asked if we needed any water and so on. Would definitely come back if I’m in the area again.
Food – 8.5/10
Service – 8.5/10
Ambiance – 8/10