We are a grab-n-go, plant based and gluten-free retail storefront, offering seasonal menus that are made in-house and rotate weekly! From grain bowls, to fresh salads and loaded wraps, to thick smoothies and decadent desserts, Tasty As Fit is on a mission to show the world just how delicious plant-based food can be. 

Meet our Founder, Emilie Blanchard.

I couldn’t be more excited to share a little bit about myself and my love of fresh, “real” food with you. 

I really came to understand the importance of “food body connection” during my 5-year stint living in New York City post college. There I worked as a full-time trainer and dabbled in broadcast news & lifestyle modeling. In both industries, true health, not just being thin, mattered. It brought me so much joy to help people understand the power of “eating the rainbow” and the positive impact it can have on their life, both mental and physical.

After getting married in 2017 I left New York City and moved back to Columbia, SC with my husband. I had absolutely no idea what career path I wanted to take, but knew I wanted it to revolve around helping people, primarily through food. I started my food Instagram account first, in an effort to help create a forum where all my recipes could live in one place, and to make it easier for friends and family to find. I had no intention of making it anything other than that. 

After only a few posts, a mother who lived close by asked for my help in steering her family towards a “healthy” lifestyle by preparing a few weekly meals for them. Through solely word of mouth and the power of social media, within a few short months I was cooking for up to 20 families out of my home. 

In September 2018, our first storefront in Columbia, SC was born 

It has been an absolute dream being able to live out my passions and call it “work.” I truly believe once you teach your body to love real food it will not crave much else, and that is what I love helping people discover most!