Kale Me Crazy, the Atlanta-based health food chain, is opening its first Texas restaurant in Austin. It’ll be found up in the far west Austin area at 8300 North Farm to Market 620 Road, Building N200, now open as of Thursday, March 5.
The counter-service restaurant’s menu spans bowls: poke, acai, quinoa, and salads; toasts like avocado and almond butter; wraps with proteins like tuna, chicken or eggs; plus vegan options; and hummus. Then there’s all sorts of bottled cold-pressed juices and shots, plus coffee and tea.
Eventually, Kale Me Crazy’s Austin franchise owner Nicole Tomaszewksi plans on adding products (including snacks like chips) from local vendors. The physical space will feature a small dining room with both bar and table seating.
Tts hours will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, and then from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Tomaszewksi plans on opening additional Kale Me Crazy locations in the city, too. Ideally, she’s looking at Cedar Park, Lakeway, and eventually, downtown Austin. She considers this location as Austin’s Kale Me Crazy flagship location, since it will house its juicing facility.
Locations of the chain will open in Houston and Dallas this year, though under different unnamed franchise owners.
Kale Me Crazy founder Roi Shlomo opened the chain in 2013. There are locations throughout Georgia, as well as other states like California and North Carolina.
Update, March 10, 8:43 a.m.: This article has been updated to reflect the opening status of Kale Me Crazy in Austin.