In January, Playa Bowls, the Jersey Shore’s original Acai Bowl Shop, opened, bringing the bright and unique flavors of acai and pitaya, alongside fresh juices, oatmeal and more to the Easton community in partnership with local entrepreneurs Tony and Cassie Martina. Playa Bowls Easton is located at 28601 Marlboro Avenue in Easton.
The Easton location is the 104th store nationwide and the fourth location in the state of Maryland. The 1,800 square foot store is located off Route 322 on the Easton bypass in Waterside Village and will be serving up delicious bowls to customers from Talbot County and the Eastern Shore.
“I learned about Playa during my Father’s battle with Alzheimer’s. Not only did I fall in love with Easton during my visits there to see him, but I knew that a place like Playa Bowls, that focuses on health and wellness, would be a perfect addition to the area,” explains Tony Martina, Playa Bowls Partner.
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.
Founded by surfers Abby Taylor and 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 New Jersey 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.
Abby Taylor explains, “We created Playa Bowls to be a place to bring people together whether it is in our stores or by ordering a delicious product to your home to enjoy with family. We know everyone needs this now more than ever and are excited to continue servicing the Maryland community.”
Playa Bowls in Easton will be open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Follow Playa Bowls at @PlayaBowls on social media.