Addicted to Açai

Photo: Jacey Sullivan (Wisconsin '19)

Photo: Jacey Sullivan (Wisconsin '19)

We can all thank Playa Bowls for making the impossible, possible—allowing us to maintain healthy and clean eating habits while hitting the Jersey Shore. With a wide selection of Acai bowls, Pitaya bowls and smoothies, you'll never get bored. They also give you the option to customize any bowl by adding or removing toppings–the possibilities are truly endless. If you are in the mood for a little bit of a splurge, the Nutella Bowl (organic Sambazon Acai, banana + apple juice, topped with banana, strawberry, organic coconut flakes, granola and Nutella) is calling your name. Regardless of what you are in the mood for, I promise Playa Bowls will be the perfect stop for your breakfast or lunch at the beach.


The various bowls on the menu all fall in the price range of $7 to $10 dollars, which is extremely fair considering how large the portions are. Unlike other restaurants that fail to top off the bowls with fresh fruit, Playa Bowls gives you exactly what you pay for. The smoothies are on more of the pricey side, ranging from $7 to $8. However, they are the perfect option if you are trying to skip out on the granola.


8th Ave Belmar — 803 Ocean Avenue, Belmar NJ 07719 (right next to 711, please do not park in their parking lot)
Food Truck — 1300 Ocean Avenue, Belmar NJ 07719 (parked on the boardwalk next to Empanada Guy)
Manasquan — 191 Beach Front, Manasquan NJ 08742 (next to Gee Gee’s on the beach)
Bayhead — 68 Bridge Avenue, Bayhead NJ 08742
Pier Village — 88 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch NJ 07740 (inside of Pier Village, next to Turning Point)