As New Year’s resolutions are well underway, food is always one of the top goals each year. We feel more energized and ready to greet the day every morning when we eat better. Everyone wants to eat healthier, but it’s not always easy. Luckily for the Tri-Cities, Fresh Leaf Co. in Richland offers the perfect food for new healthy eating habits in 2022.

Fresh Leaf Co. in Richland
The Pineapple Paradise with pineapple, Granny-Smith apples and Mandarin oranges will kickstart your morning. Photo credit: Neomii Madison

About the Owners 

Gina and Juan Carrillo established Fresh Leaf Co. in 2015. Working in the restaurant business for 23 years, they always dreamed of owning their own place. Gina and Juan wanted to share their love of healthy and organic food because they had to transform their own eating habits. Knowing how much nutritious and wholesome food helped them, the couple knew it was a perfect time to make their dream come true.

Caring so much for the community by helping to change unhealthy ways, Fresh Leaf Co. is gaining popularity. Each recipe Gina and Juan have created packs a ton of flavor. In their new location, Gina and Juan have more new customers who want to try out their cuisine. “We want to let the people know we have better choices than fast food,” says Gina.

The Fresh Leaf Menu

What’s so perfect about the Fresh Leaf Co. menu is their variety. On their menu, they have vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. Fresh Leaf Co. serves up yummy salads, paninis, soups, crepes, smoothie bowls, granola bowls, and a lot more. With so much to offer, you can come here and always know there is something new to try. Your stomach will thank you with each bite.

Fresh Leaf Co. in Richland
Grab a healthy lunch at Fresh Leaf Co. with a Southwestern Black Bean Wrap with homemade salsa to give it an extra kick. It’s a perfect addition. Photo credit: Neomii Madison


Wraps are a splendid way to go for extra veggies in your meal. The Signature Wraps can be prepared gluten-free (made with rice paper) by request and are absolutely mouthwatering. On Fresh Leaf’s Signature Wraps list, find the Southwest Black Bean, Super Veggie, Chicken Cesar, and the Wellness Spa Wrap, to name a few. One of these wraps makes a delicious on-the-go lunch, especially for those who have short lunch breaks.


The delicious paninis at Fresh Leaf can come with your choice of soup, house salad, couscous salad, or a Greek salad. Their paninis will leave you feeling satisfied, especially when you finish them off with one of their sides. These sandwiches are perfect for a day when you need something warm including the Chicken and Bacon, Vegan BBQ, Vegan, and Tinga.

Fresh Leaf Co. in Richland
On a hot summer day, the Hawaiian Cocktail Smoothie is a delight. With mango and coconut, the tropical feeling is in this drink. Photo credit: Neomii Madison

Juices and Smoothies

Suppose you are looking for a detox or even a drink to give you natural energy for your day. Fresh Leaf Co. has fresh juices just for you. Each recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian —all pressed to get the nutrients your body needs. Some of their juices consist of pineapple, apples, beetroot, turmeric, ginger, celery, and mint. All of the ingredients for each drink are listed on the menu.

For something a little heartier, try one of the smoothies. All their smoothies are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. The primary liquid bases are almond milk and coconut water. Fresh Leaf Co.’s five juices are Hawaiian Cocktail, Green Dream, Eclipse, Big Bang, and CrazyBerry. The smoothies will have you hooked, particularly in the summer.

Salads and Harvest Grain Bowls

Fresh Leaf Co. in Richland
The Great Farro Harvest Grain Bowl is beautiful and delicious and is sure to keep you feeling satisfied. Photo credit: Neomii Madison

As for the Signature Salads and Harvest Grain Bowls, these are the right way to go if you want something more filling. All the Harvest Grain Bowls are made vegan and vegetarian. The salads come with your choice of protein, such as salmon, chicken, and tofu. Each one is popping with colors. When served, you’ll be eating an incredible work of art.


Now, for indulgent foods, Fresh Leaf has desserts for your sweet tooth cravings. Each crepe is vegetarian, but you will be surprised that you are eating a healthy dessert. Their German Crepe has a savory organic orange marmalade spread and is dusted lightly with powdered sugar for that extra kick. Their other two crepes are Nutella and Banana and Nutella and Strawberry. Bring your kids to celebrate a winning goal or achievement. They will love this treat!

Fresh Leaf Co. in Richland
The Nutella and Strawberry Crepe is calling out to anyone with indulgent cravings. Healthy and sweet is an exemplary combo. Photo credit: Neomii Madison

Gina and Juan Carrillo have big dreams and are making those dreams come true. Starting as dishwashers and moving up to create their own restaurant shows how hard they worked to not only transform their lives but also to help the community eat healthier. Fresh Leaf Co. is a place where you can try new things and feel good about it in the New Year. In 2022, resolve to try Fresh Leaf Co.

Fresh Leaf Co.
1080 George Washington Way

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