Whether you’re local to Sioux Falls, on a trip spending a few day in town, or just passing through, sometimes you need a meal on the go. Did you know that Sioux Falls has over 700 restaurants to pick from? Many of these restaurants provide food quickly and conveniently. That doesn’t always mean healthy food, but you can sink your teeth into options of all shapes and sizes. In fact, there are so many choices that if you are only in town for a limited time the options may seem endless. Remember though, that not all food is created equal. Today I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite stops for a healthy meal or snack, Mission Nutrition.
What is Mission Nutrition?
Mission Nutrition is located at 3400 W. 49th Street in Sioux Falls, SD. It is one of my favorite stops for breakfast or lunch on the go for so many reasons. This is a Herbalife Nutrition Club but don’t let the word club scare you off. Herbalife is a multi-level marketing company that specializes in nutritional products. The nutrition club is what I would refer to as a shake shop. Among other things you can; walk in, order a shake, make some new friends while you enjoy your healthy nutrition in a cup and continue on with your day. I know, I know.. Multi-level marketing company? You’ve already tuned out right. Me too! Stay with me though. Seriously.
Two years ago, I had a friend invite me to the nutrition club with her to meet her friend Sarah who happened to be the owner. I had never heard of Mission Nutrition before and I’ve lived in Sioux Falls for almost 20 years! How is that possible!?!?.. Sioux Falls isn’t THAT big.
Anyway, when my friend invited me to go with her, I did. I’m so glad that I did, and you will be too. I should be honest and tell you, if I had known that it was a network marketing company when invited, I wouldn’t have gone. This goes to show that it’s good to keep an open mind, even about something you think you already know about. I’ll take this opportunity to tell you that I did not sign up for the company. I do not sell, promote or in any way benefit from the sale of any Herbalife products. This is me talking about my experience. Telling you how much I love Mission Nutrition and why.
Outstanding Customer Service
The first experience I had here was amazing. Not only that, they’ve proved that they treat their customers this way all the time. Every time I’m in the shop I get the same experience and I watch other customers walk in to exactly what I experience.
The owners, Sarah and Jeremy, know how to give their customers an exceptional experience. Whether you’re a regular or it’s your first time walking through the door, they will do their best to make you feel like family. I don’t think I’ve ever been there when someone’s walked in when Sarah didn’t greet them by name or ask what their name was almost immediately.
The process of ordering is fairly painless but if you’ve never been there before, don’t worry. A staff member will walk you through the process. They will explain it to you and ensure you get the complete experience. If you’re new, or as indecisive as I am, someone will take the time to help you decide what to order. Anyone working always offers great advice and explains what to expect.
One of my favorite questions to ask a server when I go out to eat is “what’s your favorite thing on the menu”. When I’m a repeat customer I have to change it a bit, but I love the fact that they always have a recommendation for me.
Open and Friendly Atmosphere
Sarah and Jeremy have created an open and welcoming environment. The establishment is meticulously clean, with lots of windows and natural light. This is a huge bonus in the dead of winter when we don’t get enough vitamin D anyway.
Right away when you walk in to this brightly lit environment you are greeted with a smile. The background music is usually playing and always at the perfect volume when it is. You know those places where the music is too loud for a normal conversation? Or the opposite? Where it’s so low that it sounds like ambient noise until you hear 3 notes from your favorite song and then you strain your ears to see if it’s the song you think? Yeah, not here. You can hear it but it’s also low enough to tune out if you want to. This may seem like a minor thing but it does contribute to the atmosphere that you’ll experience if you stop by to grab yourself a tea or shake. All the little things add up to a complete experience.
Have I mentioned the Shakes?
Grabbing a meal here means that you are having a meal replacement shake, but know that the shake is packed with protein to keep you full and productive as you continue on with your day. They have over 40 shake flavors to choose from and can all be made hot or cold. All shakes comes with a couple of add-ons.
The first add-on is a shot of aloe. This is fantastic for your digestive system. It can help clear up constipation, indigestion and possibly help with clearer skin. Those are a couple of the many benefits to drinking aloe on a regular basis.
An Herbalife tea is also included in the experience when you buy a shake. This is good for a mid-day pick-me-up. It’s got a right-sized dose of caffeine so there’s no jitters but it does keep you going when you need the added kick.
The best part, You can have the entire experience for under $10. If this isn’t enough to keep you full or wake you up, there are extra add-ins that you can choose from too. Options like protein bars, or lift-off (a blend of taurine, guarana, caffeine, panax ginseng and ginkgo biloba). This will set you up for a trip to the gym, an afternoon of running around sigh-seeing or even a day full of meetings.
A Place Where Friendships are Made
Mission Nutrition as a great place to grab a meal on the go and it’s also a fantastic replacement to a coffee shop. I don’t drink much coffee. Anyone else relate? I love having a place to go to see other people, have some fun conversation and and not be tied to coffee shops. This is true when I’m at home for a period of time and is especially when I’m solo traveling.
Sometimes a little downtime is in order. When I find myself wanting that, I want to be someplace casual where it’s easy to interact with other people. That’s not always easy to find. Mission Nutrition meets all those requirements for me here in Sioux Falls. Nutrition clubs are definitely a place I would stop while on the road to have this experience in other places.
Other Nutrition Clubs
There are other several other nutrition clubs around the world. This gives you an opportunity to have a consistent experience in many locations. You can locate a nutrition club near you by going to this website.
All in all, if you’re looking for a place to relax, have a positive experience and fill your stomach, be sure to stop by Mission Nutrition. It’s sure to set you up for a successful day!