If you know me, you know that I love good food, but that I’m also (obnoxiously) healthy. So you can imagine how excited I am that PROTEIN BAR is opening its first Washington area location downtown today. The Chicago-based eatery, a place where founder Matt Matros wants healthy food to be universally accessible and affordable, will be located on 7th and D Streets NW in Penn Quarter. Matt first opened the restaurant in May of 2009 after shedding 60 pounds on a high-protein diet.
PROTEIN BAR ‘s menu will include customizable high-protein blended drinks, bowls, fresh-made chili, soups, salads, and the signature PROTEIN BAR-RITOs. You can check out their menu here: http://www.theproteinbar.com/ftpprotein/ProteinBarMenuDC.pdf
For those of you (myself included) who are anti-processed foods and refined sugars, PROTEIN BAR, uses organic, all-natural, and locally-sourced ingredients and (if you don’t believe them) provides a complete list of all nutritional information and ingredients for their entire menu. Added bonus: the dressings are made in house daily and all menu items are high in protein and fiber and low in empty calories.
PROTEIN BAR opens downtown at 11:30 am today, with locations around the metro area opening later this fall. For you Arlington folks, their Ballston location is slated to get cooking this October. Enjoy health nuts!