Rendering via Halsa’s Facebook
Thanks to a reader for sending. Halsa’s website says:
“Opening Fall 2014
Brookland, Washington, DC
HÄLSA is a new “fast-slow food” restaurant.
Our chefs prepare NUTRIENT-DENSE dishes full of fresh ingredients that are sourced from LOCAL FARMERS and THOUGHTFULLY PLATED for you in a fast, casual setting.
Grab and go. Grab and sit. Take home for dinner.”
They also sleuthed this post from WeWork:
“This is where Emily Gaines comes in. A WeWork Wonder Bread member and a healthy-living extraordinaire, Emily firmly believes that “fast” and “nutritious” don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In an effort to prove this point, Emily is launching her first restaurant in September, an organic, locally sourced, fast food spot called hälsa. Although not of Swedish decent, Emily got this name from the Swedish word meaning “health,” both of mind and of body. “The Swedish are into eating locally and organically,” Emily explains. “They are also on the cutting edge when it comes to sustainability,” another key component of Emily’s concept.
hälsa will be located in a new development in the Brookland area of D.C. called the Monroe Street Market. This spot will house other restaurants like &pizza, Potbelly, and Busboys and Poets, as well as several subsidized art studios. Emily chose this location based on its proximity to students from Catholic University and a growing population of young families and young professionals, all groups likely to share her passion for healthy and sustainable eating.
hälsa will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner using 80% locally sourced ingredients from D.C.-based farms such as 3 Farmers, Tree and Leaf, Next Step Produce and Ecofriendly Foods. The remaining 20% of her products will be those not found locally such as avocados, cocoa, and several superfoods (She also plans to include coconut ice cream on the menu).”
And a job posting says:
“Hälsa is a revolutionary fast food start up opening this fall in Brookland, DC. Hälsa is dedicated to providing, healthy, fresh, and seasonal cuisine in a quick environment. We are currently seeking front of house team members on a full or part time basis.
We will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 6 days a week. We are opening in mid-October but are seeking cashiers to join our team now to help with other startup activities before the opening.”