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G.l.o.w., the one-of-a-kind fast casual ‘superfood and super fro yo’ shop with a menu by award-winning local Chef Todd Erickson (GLAM Vegan, Haven Kitchen + Lounge, Huahua’s Taqueria) has reopened with a new summer menu featuring organic, locally inspired frozen yogurt flavors and gourmet dishes. An acronym for ‘girls leading our world’, g.l.o.w. has a unique business model with a simple yet bold idea: 100% of net profits are donated to charities that support girls’ empowerment, specifically in underserved communities. The shop initially opened in summer 2019 but closed for several months due to Covid.
"These days, people have power in where they choose to spend their money and which businesses and organizations they choose to support, and people can feel good from the inside out when dining at g.l.o.w.," said Kylie Schuyler, founder of g.l.o.w. "We couldn't be more excited to celebrate the reopening of our unique concept and showcase our reimagined menu by Chef Todd Erickson to diners in Miami. At g.l.o.w., we want our guests to eat well while feeling good that they are supporting the empowerment and enrichment of girls across the world."
“Being a part of the g.l.o.w. team has given me the opportunity to continue working in a playful, mindful, mostly-vegan space that I’ve grown to love so much,” said Executive Chef Todd Erickson. “The flavors and textures we’ve created elevate the fro yo and fast casual experience, as well as give back to and empower communities. It’s a combination that you’ve got to love!”
The frozen yogurt menu features a wide variety of super-food enhanced, super fro yo flavors using the highest-quality organic ingredients and offers both plant-based and grass-fed dairy fro yo products containing beneficial probiotics in every bite. New summer flavors include Watermelon, Piña Colada, and Strawberry Daiquiri, joining innovative mainstays like Guava Cheese, Hibiscus Lemonade, Earl Grey White Peach, and cult-favorite Black Sesame Charcoal (pricing starts at $3.50 for a cup). Additional made-to-order specialties include the Fro-Rito, a crepe with fruit and frozen yogurt inside ($8); Super Food Sundae, frozen yogurt topped with superfoods ($10); the Instagram-friendly Fro-Conut, a whole, fresh coconut filled with frozen yogurt ($10), and Fro Yo Float, frozen yogurt with house-made soda or kombucha ($7). Other cooling summer treats include the Superfood Cone, Fro Yo Pop, Fro Yo Sandwich, heart-shaped, chocolate-covered Fro Yo Bites, and Fro Yo Cups to go.
The perfect pit stop for a quick and casual lunch, esteemed Chef Todd Erickson’s menu features chef-driven gourmet dishes, each organic, sustainably farmed, and locally sourced with several plant-based options. ‘Super Eats’ signature items include Kung Pao Cauliflower with chilies and cashews ($9); Impossible Meatball Sliders with almond ricotta and basil ($13), and Falafel Cone with herbed chickpea fritters, kale, cucumber, tomato, and red onions with spicy garlic tahini ($9). All dishes pair well with ‘Super Spritzers’ or house-made sodas, including Gazoz, fruit and herb sodas, and Shrubs, fruit and vinegar sodas ($3.50). A selection of coffee and exceptional lattes such as beet, matcha, rose and turmeric are also available. Erickson has won dozens of awards for his menus, including Eater.com’s “Hottest Chef”, Food Network’s “50 States Fifty Tacos. Florida’s Best Taco”, Seed Food & Wine Festival’s “Best Plant Based Burger in America”, and won Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”.
Local firms Shorecrest Construction and Berenblum Busch Architecture (BBA) converted and redesigned the former art gallery space into the storefront, which also includes g.l.o.w.'s corporate office. Blending in with the outdoor art for which Wynwood is known for, the shop’s exterior features an oversized mural by famed local artist Tatiana Suarez. Suarez created the mural with inspiration from women’s rights propaganda posters. The flora represents the manner in which girls blossom and thrive in their communities. The message is: “Girls are the future. When we invest in girls, we invest in a better world.” Cozy outdoor seating is available for up to 17 guests.
While customers enjoy super foods and fro yo, they can feel good knowing they are supporting a super good cause. Recent contributions include Girl Power Rocks, (a Miami-based organization that fosters positive social skills and academic performance), Global G.L.O.W., (a global organization that accelerates girls' greatness so they can build a better tomorrow), and Asia Initiatives, (an international NGO that leverages the power of social capital to enable girls to become stakeholders in the own success).
Summer specials include $5 Falafel Fridays, stay tuned Instagram (@glow4good ) for ongoing updates.
G.l.o.w. is available for takeout and delivery via UberEats, Postmates and GrubHub. G.l.o.w. is also available for private events and pop ups with a branded electric Mini Cooper and food truck.
For more information, visit glowforgood.com
Located in the heart of Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District, g.l.o.w. is buzzing as the brand’s first superfood and super fro yo store in the U.S. Helmed by award-winning Chef Todd Erickson, the fast-casual food menu features a variety of chef-driven organic, sustainably farmed and locally sourced dishes (including plant-based), house-made sodas, lattes and an extensive dessert menu featuring innovative and seasonal frozen yogurt and specialties like the Super Food Sundae and Fro Yo Float. Designed to be a social enterprise where 100% of its profits benefit girl focused organizations, g.l.o.w. (an acronym for ‘girls leading our world’) is a unique business model with a simple, yet bold, idea: to create a for-profit concept that can uplift people’s days with feel good, super-foods, while also doing good in the world. G.l.o.w. is located at 97 NW 25th St. #104 Miami, FL 33127 and is open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit glowforgood.com or follow @glow4good on Instagram.