Matthew Corrin began his career in New York City working for renowned designer Oscar de la Renta, but it wasn’t long before he realized he didn’t really want to design fashion — he wanted to design food. He certainly had plenty of muses surrounding him in New York City, a metropolis known for its delis on every corner. He knew that if he combined his innate artistic flair with fresh and high-quality food, he could create something better. In 2005, he debuted Freshii.
Now only a little more than a decade later, Freshii restaurants are scattered all across the world, from California to Austria. As its name suggests, Freshii specializes in fresh and nutritious food in the form of salads and wraps, rice bowls, burritos, and smoothies. The Pangoa bowl is a local favorite filled with brown rice and black beans, cherry tomatoes and corn, avocado and aged cheddar, and cilantro and spicy barbecue sauce. Regulars also like the Baja burrito, which is packed with quinoa, romaine lettuce, green onions, corn, cabbage, and avocado, plus salsa fresca and a cilantro-lime vinaigrette.