Real food, your way. This simple concept has served as the driving force behind the outstanding success and extensive growth of The Granola Bar, a popular local eatery with roots in Westport, Connecticut. The healthy breakfast and lunch destination all began when owners Julie Mountain and Dana Noorily opened their own homemade granola company known as Oats.
“It originally started as a little coffee and granola cafe in Westport’s Playhouse Square,” comments Nicole Muto, marketing manager of The Granola Bar. “The idea continued to grow, and in 2013, turned into The Granola Bar that exists today. Since then, we have prided ourselves in being a staple and integral part of the community at every location. We are all about creating a warm and welcoming environment for our customers, where they can eat the way they want and enjoy a healthy indulgence.”
The Granola bar has an additional location on Greenwich Avenue, and in May announced the official opening of its first-ever “to go” locale in Stamford’s vibrant Harbor Point community.
Good Food, Fast
The company’s debut “grab-and-go” location rests at 700 Canal Street, and offers a full menu of staple items and customer favorites. It includes a few Stamford specials like “The 700,” a dairy-free parfait made with cashew yogurt and topped with blueberries, honey and house-made vanilla almond granola.
“Everything on the menu is always made fresh, but served in take-away containers for those on the run,” adds Muto. “Customers should expect a fully stocked and freshly made grab-and-go fridge full of salads, wraps, parfaits and other baked goodies, as well as a great menu from which they can choose any of their favorite dishes or drinks made to order.”
While mastering the convenient balance of quality food served in a timely manner, the café does also have outdoor seating when the weather permits.
“Must-Try” Menu Items
From smoothies to salads, sandwiches and, of course, a number of savory granola options, there is something for everyone at The Granola Bar. Muto highlights a few top picks, including the classic avocado toast and avocado grilled cheese. The delicious Nutella Latte and The Shrek smoothie are two popular options. Click here to view the full Stamford TO GO menu.
Be sure to download The Granola Bar app, which is available in the AppStore and GooglePlay. This useful tool allows customers to order in advance for pickup and delivery. “We will be offering special discounts and codes through our app for everyone that signs up,” explains Muto.
The Granola Bar is expanding to New York this summer with the opening of two new locations in Rye and Armonk. The company is also excited to announce its plans to launch a brand new catering program and food truck. For any catering or food truck inquiries, please contact [email protected].