Sauce Magazine – 8 St. Louis businesses with health-focused options to make reaching your goals easier than ever
8 St. Louis businesses with health-focused options that make achieving your goals easier than ever
A New Year has always been a good time to work towards a healthier lifestyle, but it’s even more important this year as the coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing. The following companies in the St. Louis area – both food and fitness – are making your goals easier than ever.
Citra Fitness & Exercise
No healthy lifestyle is complete without an exercise component, and Citra Fitness & Movement in Midtown is a great place to get started. Citra is the only local studio offering both Reformer Pilates and Aerial Yoga with traditional yoga hammocks. Aerial Yoga is a full body workout that allows you to stretch deeply, defy gravity, and hang freely in inverted poses with the help of aerial silk. Citra’s Reformer Pilates classes are a unique blend of classic and high-intensity Pilates classes that focus on defining, lengthening and toning larger muscle groups while strengthening smaller stabilizing muscles. Both classes are sure to be offered in the studio with face masks and with reduced capacity, but there are also virtual options through the website with traditional yoga and Pilates-based mat classes.
2315 Locust St., Suite 13B, St. Louis, citrafitness.com
Crazy Bowls & Wraps
The 26 year old locally owned family business has grown to 15 locations in the St. Louis area. There are options for every diet and dietary restriction, from keto, paleo, and whole 30 to gluten-free, plant-based, vegetarian, and even vegan. The new lifestyle menu has a simple online ordering system and a customizable nutrition calculator. The menu offers a range of dishes – from Tex-Mex to Mediterranean – in wraps or bowls that you can customize to your liking. Choose a bowl of jasmine or brown rice, whole wheat pasta, quinoa, or even low-carb options like cauliflower rice or zucchini pasta. Then choose a freshly made protein, from chicken and steak to tofu and falafel, and top it with a wide variety of vegetables. The salsa is also freshly prepared in-house every day.
Multiple locations, crazybowlsandwraps.com
Fresh Meetings at Saint Louis University
Fresh Gatherings is a student-run coffee shop that is open to the public and is located on the SLU medical campus. The cafe is sourced from local farmers and breeders in Missouri and Illinois, including the municipal teaching garden on the medical campus. It’s open for breakfast and lunch, and has a blueprint and sump coffee bar. Fan favorites include oat milk lattes, hummus bowls, and baguettes, but there are also sandwiches, salads, soups, baked goods, and more. Fresh Gatherings illustrates the Jesuit principle of the SLU “Cura Personalis” or the development of the whole person. They believe in the value of good food to nourish the mind, body and soul. The premier program in nutrition and culinary arts enables students to combine their two passions into one career.
3404 Rutger St., St. Louis, freshgatheringscafe.com
In addition to diet, exercise is crucial for a healthy lifestyle
Lona’s Lil Eats
If you enjoy Asian torch soul food but want to indulge yourself in a healthy way, Lona’s Lil Eats homestyle meals are light, yet satisfying, and will keep your body energized throughout the day. There are many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, and customization is recommended. Sauces – from sweet or savory to sour or spicy – offer full-bodied flavors, and any starter can be turned into a salad if you try to add more veggies to your diet. In addition, everything is freshly made without preservatives or MSG. To boost your antioxidant intake, complete your meal with a wide variety of teas, from green and white to oolong and black.
2199 California Ave., St. Louis, 314.925.1888, lonaslileats.com
Pan-Asia Supermarket is Missouri’s largest Asian grocery store with a wide variety of healthy options. There are over 200 fresh Asian fruits and vegetables to choose from as well as a selection of over 100 fresh meat and seafood as well as live lobster, crabs, tilapia and catfish as well as fresh zabiha halal meat. Choose from a wide variety of organic condiments and condiments that go perfectly with all fresh ingredients to make pho noodles, pad thai, lo mein and much more. Don’t miss the in-house café and bakery options. When traveling west, check out the supermarket’s other branches in Overland Park, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska.
14246 Manchester Road, Manchester, 636.220.9999, panasiasupermarket.com
Robust wine bar
The owners of Robust believe that balance is the key to enjoying life. That’s why they’ve put together a range of wellness and better-for-you drinks to boost your immunity, reduce inflammation, and support general well-being. In addition to a full list of “clean” wines that are good for the environment as well as your body, the new Clean & Juicy concept offers cold-pressed juices from Source Juicery, homemade, infused high-alkaline water and bone broth from Butcher & Farmer . Begin your wellness intentions from January with pre-ordered and packaged juice and water purifications, wellness recordings and “Be Well” packages. Order online for roadside pickup and home delivery, or stop at the store Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
227 W. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314.963. 0033, robustwinebar.com/clean-juicy
SareFood.com is a one-of-a-kind dotcom that delivers ready-made meals to customers from local chefs. Unlike most other ready-made meals, they don’t force subscriptions on customers because they want them to order when they want, whatever they want and from whichever local chef they want on the website. Since there are multiple chefs on the website, customers can enjoy a variety of meals. Customers can find healthy, healthy meals, keto and vegan meals, as well as American, Italian, Greek and Indian cuisine and much more. On SareFood.com you can find some well known names like Russos, Valentis, Calliers, Dinos, Hanks, Susie Gs and others. By purchasing your meals, you are supporting local chefs and helping them stay in business. With the voucher code LOCAL you will receive a 15% discount.
Finding healthy options out of town can be a challenge at times, but Source Juicery is a convenient way to eat clean on the go. And with the pandemic still escalating, there is never a better time to focus on staying healthy. Source offers a variety of nutritious take-away options, from cold-pressed juice and wellness shots to nut milk, smoothies, salads, and breakfast items like oats and parfaits. Try a one to three day juice cleanse with the option of adding in meal packs or protein packs like grilled chicken and power bites. All items are gluten-free and there are plenty of vegan options too. Source offers a simple online ordering system with roadside collection or contactless home delivery in the Edwardsville area. A walk-in order is also welcome.
228 N. Main St., Edwardsville, 618.650.9080, sourcejuicery.com