EASTON — Playa Bowls, the Jersey Shore’s original Acai Bowl Shop, will be bringing the bright and unique flavors of acai and pitaya, alongside fresh juices, oatmeal and more to the Easton community. The company is celebrating the opening of Playa Bowls Easton on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 28601 Marlboro Ave. in Easton.

In celebration of opening day, Playa Bowls Easton will be giving out free bowls and concert t-shirts to the first 50 customers in a socially distanced line beginning at 11 a.m. on opening day. There will also be a raffle for a six month membership to Fitness RX Training Studio in Easton.

Local entrepreneurs Tony and Cassie Martina partnered with Playa Bowls to open the 1800 sq. ft. store in Waterside Village. It will be the 4th Playa Bowls store in Maryland and 104th in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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 sees, 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 folding table on the boardwalk in their hometown of Belmar, New Jersey, 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.

In adherence with CDC and government guidelines, Playa Bowls Easton is open for 50% restricted indoor dining with social distancing and masks. Playa Bowls locations will continue to offer take-out, no-contact delivery, and curbside pick-up through third party vendors including DoorDash, Postmates, and Grubhub.

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