This Saturday, May 8th, Playa Bowls will be celebrating the opening of a new location at Temple University. The new shop will be located at 1932 Liacouras Walk in Philadelphia, PA. The store will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday beginning at 11AM with custom t-shirts and free bowls for the first 50 customers in a socially distanced line.
This will be Playa’s 108th location nationwide and will open in partnership with local entrepreneurs Adam, Zach, Ahmad, and Shorouq Matari. The 910 square foot store is located across from the new Charles Library.
Founded by surfers Abby Taylor & Rob Giuliani, Playa Bowls was born out of the desire to recreate the delicious, refreshing, healthy versions of acai and pitaya bowls the pair encountered on various surf trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, California, and Hawaii. At each beach, they discovered new and unique twists on this popular post-surf treat and came home wanting more. The pair set up a blender and a folding table on the boardwalk in their hometown of Belmar, and Playa Bowls was born. Six years, thousands of employees, and hundreds of thousands of bowls later, Playa Bowls continues to offer superfruit bowls with a mission to lead communities in healthy, sustainable living.
Customers at Playa Bowls can pick from an extensive menu of creative bowls or custom design their own, choosing from a variety of bases made with superfoods including Pure Acai Berry, Pitaya Fruit, Chia Seeds, Coconuts, Kale, Bananas, and layering on toppings including fresh fruit, seeds, nuts, granola, dried berries, and nut butters. Playa Bowls also offers a selection of oatmeal bowls, fresh juices, and smoothies. Playa Bowls can be made Vegan, Gluten-Free, and can be adapted to integrate into Whole 30, Keto, and Paleo diets.