G.l.o.w., Wynwood’s one-of-a-kind, fast casual superfood and “super froyo” shop, reopened to dish out sweet treats in the summer heat. To celebrate reopening, Executive Chef Todd Erickson introduced a summer menu featuring organic, locally inspired flavors and gourmet dishes, like watermelon, piña colada, and strawberry daiquiri frozen yogurts and Impossible meatball sliders with almond ricotta and basil and a falafel cone with herbed chickpea fritters, kale, cucumber, tomato, and red onions with spicy garlic tahini.
G.l.o.w.’s mission is about more than bringing healthy, delicious food to hungry patrons, though. An acronym for “Girls Leading Our World,” g.l.o.w. has a unique business model with a simple, yet bold idea: 100 percent of net profits are donated to charities that support girls’ empowerment, specifically in underserved communities. The shop initially opened in summer 2019 but closed due to COVID.
“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 here,” 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. We want our guests to eat well while feeling good that they are supporting the empowerment and enrichment of girls across the world.”
Local firms Shorecrest Construction and Berenblum Busch Architecture (BBA) converted and redesigned the former Wynwood art gallery space into the storefront, which also includes g.l.o.w.’s corporate office. Blending in with the neighborhood’s signature outdoor art, 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 froyo, they can feel good knowing they are supporting an important 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).
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