Healthy, creative and delicious fast casual food made its way to Farmingdale. Opened Jan. 11, the first Long Island CoreLife Eatery prides itself on serving wholesome meals.
“There are limited sweeteners and salt added to our meals, and all nutritional information for our menu items is easily available,” said Todd Mansfield, co-founder of CoreLife Eatery. “We serve whole, clean food with big, bold flavors that are nutrient dense without the empty toxic additives.”
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The gluten-free menu has three bowls loaded with healthy ingredients. The green bowls are a mix of dark leafy greens with vegetables and scratch made dressings; the grain bowls are filled with organic whole grains; and the broth bowls are made with either bone or vegetable broth. There’s creativity galore with options like a spicy ginger steak green bowl with shredded kale and a broccoli cheddar vegetable broth bowl with cauliflower purée. Power plates with protein, vegetables and sides are also on the menu for those who “don’t do salads.” Vegans also have options to choose from.
The handcrafted beverages are another winner. Expect fresh squeezed lemonade, fruit punch, beet lemonade, cranberry cayenne lemonade, iced tea, tropical green tea and cucumber basil lemonade.
“We squeeze thousands of lemons each week and combine that fresh lemon juice with beets, cranberries, honey or ginger,” Mansfield said. “We also offer cold brewed coffee and teas—no sodas, or sugary sports drinks. Our beverages have no high fructose corn syrup or coloring.”
The Farmingdale location is the tenth CoreLife Eatery in New York State. (The first opened in Syracuse in 2015.) Mansfield, the brand’s chief culture officer, praised the location situated in Airport Plaza right off of Route 110.
“There are many nearby businesses and institutions (like health clubs, gyms, yoga studios and medical offices) that are frequented by people who live an active lifestyle, which make this area a perfect fit for our brand,” he said.
It took nearly 12 weeks to renovate the 3,300-square-foot facility, which formerly housed Noodles and Company. The brand plans to open another Long Island location in Garden City later this year.
CoreLife Eatery is located at 207 Airport Plaza in Farmingdale.