Healthy lifestyle restaurant gives back to community before even opening its doors


CoreLife Eatery hosts preview day

Samantha Robinson

A healthy restaurant new to Lexington will open its doors August 11, but customers have a chance to taste the atmosphere on a preview event that benefits the community.

CoreLife Eatery focuses on promoting eating clean and healthy food to lead a healthy lifestyle, so their menu includes salads and grain bowls, as well as bone broth.

The ingredients used at CoreLife Eatery are responsibly sourced. While they may not use local ingredients, they still use fresh, quality ingredients at the restaurants.

The first CoreLife Eatery opened in 2015 in Syracuse. This is their second Kentucky location, the first being located in Florence, Kentucky. The idea of leading a healthy lifestyle is certainly growing in Lexington with new gym and health food stores opening. CoreLife Eatery offers affordable and fast meals to those who want to eat healthier.

“We are extremely excited and honored to be opening a CoreLife Eatery in Lexington, the people here are all fantastic and we look forward to being a contributor to the local community for many years to come,” CoreLife Eatery Director of Public Relations Stephen Donnelly said.

Not only does CoreLife Eatery promote healthy living, they also promote giving back and being involved in the community, so it is partnering with God’s Pantry Food Bank for their preview event on August 10.

The event is not only to promote the new restaurant, but to raise money for a good cause and spread awareness about hunger in the community. The restaurant chose God’s Pantry Food Bank as a partner because CoreLife Eatery wanted to help with its mission of ending hunger.

“Anytime we open one of our restaurants in a new community, the emphasis is on giving back from the very start,” Donnelly said. “This is our way of helping those in need and showing our commitment to the area before we open our doors for business.”

The preview event is from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and proceeds will go to God’s Pantry Food Bank. The event is “pay what you choose.” The menu includes a variety of proteins within the selection of salads and grain bowls. For more information, visit their website

The restaurant will plan more events in the future to promote healthy eating and living in the community.