Glo Kitchen and Fitness is all about cultivating healthy living by making it easier for the whole family to make nourishing choices, not just for the day or a week, but for life. Their ethos is centered around clean eating and fitness, and their warm and inviting family-friendly restaurant is the perfect way to introduce healthy but yummy plates and bowls to the little (and not so little) ones in your lives. Go hard or go home if you want to Glo from within, and enjoy meals that are lovingly and thoughtfully made using fresh and natural ingredients.
One family who abandoned their usually meat-laden dinner dishes for something a little more wholemeal for the evening was Economics teacher, Rajeev Singh, his homemaker wife, Zong Bin (Rose), and their rambunctious and insanely cute three-year-old twins, Aryn and Arnav. The family of four likes to enjoy traditionally cooked meaty curries and rice when at home, in addition to Chinese fare. Raj, who is originally from India, likes to spice it up with cuisine native to the land of spice and all things nice, while also making room to enjoy weekend staples like pizza with the family.
The twin boys were unusually open to new foods due to their diverse Chinese and Indian background. At home, they love chomping away on home-cooked meals such as Chinese stir-frys, Indian bread (chapatti), and meat curries, so it was interesting to see how much they enjoyed foods with more subtle but just as yummy flavors.
Glo rolled out the red carpet and showed the family around their fitness and health domain. A family spread consisting of the Black Bean Quinoa Burger (RMB 42) and Multi-grain Chia Burger (RMB 42) (in both regular and mini sizes for the boys); Salmon Energy Bowls (RMB 68); Vegan Lasagna (RMB 58); Tex-Mex Breakfast Bowl (RMB 42); and if that wasn’t enough, their signature Cauliflower Rice Sushi Bowl (RMB 48), was laid out for the family to dig in and sample.
The twins in true trooper-style polished off the Salmon Bowls, delighting their proud father, the Veg Lasagna was a hit with mom, and the Sushi Bowl a winner for dad. Both parents were impressed with the presentation of the burgers, and thought the space was intimate and cozy. Raj remarked that Glo was the perfect dining spot for people who are looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle and make healthier food choices. For a family that’s used to having meat in their burgers, the vegan alternatives impressed, evidenced when Raj noted that they “taste almost like meat!”
At Glo Kitchen, they believe that taste should never be compromised when eating healthy food. They cater to a variety of dietary needs, and the Singh family thought there was something for everyone. Why not opt for a healthier lunch or dinner for you and the family, and choose from a range of options, that include keto, gluten-free, vegan, Paleo, and vegetarian selections. Each packaged dish displays its nutritional value, and their menu strictly avoids sugar, MSG, and processed meats, without abandoning the land of taste buds. While you’re at it, check out Cross-Fit Slash in the basement, and get you and the kids moving!
Glo Kitchen and Fitness, CBD
9am-9.30pm. CBD Unit 103A-B, Guanghua Lu Soho 1, 22 Guanghua Lu. 朝阳区光华路22号光华路SOHO 103A-B室 (Kitchen: 5385 4960, Cross Fit: 5385 4961)
This article first appeared in the beijingkids March 2019 Sustainability issue.
Photos: Uni You