Bowl, a new salad bar and cafe, is bringing creative convenience food to Glasgow city centre.
Chef and owner of Bowl, Colin Campbell and his team will prepare a colourful range of superfood salads influenced by global flavours, alongside customisable poke bowls featuring fresh Scottish fish and vegetables.
Their speciality coffee blends will be provided by local favourites Grain and Grind.
The business idea was inspired by a trip to New York. Colin loved the vibrant salads and fresh convenience options found all over Manhattan.
He knew bringing these fresh culinary ideas back to Glasgow would offer something different to the Scottish food scene, as international trends were beginning to take hold
Colin said: "I knew this would appeal to people in Glasgow who are thinking more about their health and fitness but don’t want to compromise on taste.
"I see us as a great lunchtime alternative that will have customers coming back for more.
“I’ve had time during lockdown to perfect our selection of ingredients and work on our serving suggestions.
"Ultimately everything we do will be shaped by the customer. You can be vegetarian, a meat-eater or vegan.
"There will be a multitude of salads, prepared in front of you and ready to go.”
Bowl will invite customers to select flavours that appeal to them, bringing together core ingredients, then adding dressings and dips.
“People are looking after themselves and want to take certain types of food out of their diet.
"I’m a chef, so all the options will be led by taste, but there’s the advantage of being able to cater for everyone and offer a fitness-friendly alternative,” added Colin.
Options include Moroccan Chicken with ras el hanout chicken, sumac heritage tomato, tabbouleh, spinach, falafel, harissa, houmous, chermoula dressing, or for the plant-based heroes among us there's stacks of options including Korean veggies with kimchi fried tofu, baby bok choy, edamame beans, daikon sprouts, sliced apple and a roast sesame dressing.
Alongside the core food offering and takeaway options, Bowl will have coffee, cake and some tables for diners wishing to sit in.
Drop in for lunch at Bowl on Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NQ