Lucky for you, our restaurants show a lot of love for the meat-free among us.
Anne Dottai, known to many as Annie, discovered the original Grilla Bites in downtown Chico, Ca when her daughter, Deanna, started college there in 2004. A couple years later when Anne was back for another visit, she learned that more Grilla Bites were springing up, so she looked online when she got back to Washington and thought, “this would be so perfect for Snohomish”. With the help of Mosaic Architecture of Snohomish, the planning began and construction finally started on November 27th, 2007. Just about two years after the seed was planted, Washington’s first Grilla Bites opened in Snohomish on March 13th, 2008.
Anne has a nutrition degree from Bastyr University and an active nutritional counseling practice in Snohomish, so she has gotten to know the community well and knew that the menu and local, sustainable theme of Grilla Bites would be a welcome addition.
Anne’s background in nutrition and compassion for the growing numbers of people with food intolerance's, such as dairy and gluten, make her strive to bring a variety of quality, tasty choices to the menu so that almost anyone can find a number of great things to try. The soups are made in house with organic ingredients, including house made veggie stock. The salad bar has all organic produce and several fun sides like Lemon Garlic Quinoa Salad. All sandwiches are served on artisan organic bread from Essential Bakery, but Anne does offer both gluten free breads and buns when needed, so almost any sandwich or burger can be enjoyed gluten free. One of the things we love about our menu is that you can find something whether you are a meat lover or a vegan, and we specialize in providing wholesome foods that are organic when possible, and we avoid food ingredients with hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, or GMOs.