Inside Mahana Fresh

Positivity and make-your-own bowls

are on the menu

By Jodi Werner Greenwald

Posted on August 18, 2020

We visited the three-month-old fast-casual restaurant in Ballantyne Village to share the experience with you. This location is the first Mahana Fresh in Charlotte.

Make-your-own-bowl options include chicken, broccoli, spinach, sweet potato, tomato, sweet potato soba noodles, homemade dressings and fun drinks. Photo: @MahanaFreshCharlotte
Visitors catch the beachy vibe before entering Mahana Fresh.
Dining options include indoor seating and patio tables.

What the Name Means

“Like the sun.” Believing each day is filled with warmth, endless possibilities and boundless energy. It’s an expression used in the tropics.

Come Hungry for

Make-your-own bowls


A good mood begins with good food.

Everyone has a place at the table.

Positively fresh, positively delicious.

Interior Style

Bright and beachy

Dietary Considerations

No gluten on the menu

No antibiotics

Vegan options

COVID Provisions

Food is behind a glass case

A masked and gloved server prepares your bowl, serves it to you on a tray

Online ordering

Curbside and in-store pickup

Third-party delivery

Catering available


Spaced, indoor tables

Patio dining


Steak, chicken (three varieties), tuna and tofu proteins

Four preparations of rice, including cauliflower

Chilled sweet potato soba noodles

Kale crunch salad

Lots of veggies

Four flavors of organic iced tea

Zucchini brownies and gluten-free cookies made in-house

Dressings made in-house

Recyclable bowls

What’s Coming Next

Pork protein option

Locations in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Boca Raton, Florida

Mahana Fresh

14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 140

Charlotte, 28277