Our History

Wellness Grub was founded out of a passion to live a healthy lifestyle and share it with others. Needing to keep up with his demanding work schedule doing executive protection for high profile entertainers and international diplomats, Founder Chris Kingen set out to find 100% organic, nutrient dense, high-energy foods. As a way to share his passion for a healthy way of living, Chris made smoothies and juices for family, friends and clients.

After relocating to Chicago, Kingen’s devotion to help others on a path to feeling well became a reality with help from his friend, Brian Ottmer. Brian spent years learning about nutrition and worked in California making smoothies, juices and other nutrient dense foods. The first Wellness Grub cafe opened in Chicago March 2015 at the Equinox Fitness Club in Lincoln Park.  The second Chicago location opened at 900 Michigan Avenue in March 2016 and the third location in the Chicago area opened in Highland Park in the fall of 2016. Wellness  Grub started in Miami in the summer of 2017 in Brickell Heights,  then October 2017 in Aventura Mall.  Coral Gables opened in February 2018 in the Shops at Merrick Park,  July 2018 in Brickell Four Seasons and South Beach in July 2018.

Wellness Grub changed its busines model and will be opening a stand alone location in Miami in summer of 2019. Stopped operations at all Equinox  locations in May 2019.

A Better Juice & Smoothie Experience

We are living through a pivotal point in time – no longer are many of us working predictable schedules with the ability to be active throughout the workday. We are trapped behind desks, huddled over our laptops, on conference calls, lugging suitcases around the world, and getting our kids off to school then taking them to soccer practice. We are getting up earlier and staying at the office later in order to meet increasing demands. In an era where we’ve lost control over so much of our time, and how we spend it, we have found that by controlling the food we put into our bodies we can actually increase our energy, stamina and well-being.

We’ll help you get strong, get going, get well, get inspired – get Grub.

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