Chamber Celebrates Milestone at Spoondrift Island Bowls

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Chamber members and Spoondrift staff held a ribbon cutting in honor of the eatery’s first anniversary. Credit: Nick Adams

On Friday, March 6, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated member Spoondrift Island Bowls’ one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting at its location in Bailey Center on Sanibel Island.

Known for its healthy “fast food,” Spoondrift owners got their start at local farmers’ markets and decided to move into a brick-and-mortar storefront when the space opened last year, says Malia Samson, who operates the eatery with parents Jeff and Kathy and the assistance of five part-time employees.

“People tend to link together food that is fast with food that is unhealthy, and with Spoondrift, we are just the opposite,” said Samson. “Our customers know they can come in and get exactly what they want and be in and out in under a few minutes. We have customers that come in just about every day and this is the ultimate compliment to us.”

Spoondrift specializes in poke bowls that customers can tailor to their specific tastes by mixing and matching proteins, starches or greens, veggies and fruits, sauces, and other condiments. It also serves a selection of six signature bowls. The ahi tuna OG Bowl is most popular, says Samson.

“Spoondrift became an immediate success when it opened last year, and we are proud to count the Samson family among our chamber membership,” said John Lai, chamber president and chief executive office.

“I value our relationship with the San-Cap Chamber because it is so special to be a part of a group of other hardworking individuals on the island,” said Samson. “The San-Cap Chamber is the first stop on the island that visitors go to. How lucky are we that they help boost the acknowledgement of our business?”

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