More info on “health-conscious, quick-serve restaurant”, Hälsa, coming to Brookland later this Fall

Portland Flats building at 655 Michigan Ave, NE

From a press release:

“The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, Md.-based real estate services company, today announced that health-conscious, quick-serve restaurant Hälsa will join Monroe Street Market. Monroe Street Market is a multi-phase, mixed-use development located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C., immediately adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro station, and across the street from Catholic University.

Largely inspired by owner Emily Gaines’s global travels and experience with nourishing traditions surrounding food and health, Washington, D.C.-based Hälsa will bring local and sustainably sourced food to a 1,500-square-foot location in Monroe Street Market’s Portland Flats building. Construction is underway and the restaurant is expected to open in late fall.

Hälsa’s menu will promote a diet based on in-season, all natural, nutrient dense foods. The restaurant will feature locally sourced ingredients from D.C. area based farms such as Tree and Leaf, Next Step Produce, Eco-Friendly Foods, and The Farm at Sunnyside.

Hälsa will offer a variety of nutritious, high quality food options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, six days a week. The menu will include:

Egg dishes, gluten-free coconut waffle, yogurt, quinoa, and acai bowls.
Continually changing market plates; pick a protein, side, and ferment (kimchi, sauerkraut, and other vegetables.) Also available in family style portions to take home.
Seasonal meat and vegetable burgers, soups, and specials.
A cold grab and go case with sandwiches, salads, bento boxes, and snacks.
Catering: Any combination of the above items available.

“Hälsa’s offerings represent the best of what we want to create at Monroe Street Market, which is an authentic, creative and genuine experience for our residents and the Brookland/Edgewood community as a whole,” said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group. “In addition, Hälsa’s commitment to the environment, along with its support of local farmers, is a wonderful reflection of our dedication to creating sustainable communities.”

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