Thursday, May 9, 2019

Playa Bowls to open at Cabin John Shopping Center

Playa Bowls, a Jersey Shore-based acai bowl chain, will open its first Montgomery County location at 7733 Tuckerman Lane in the Cabin John Shopping Center. The 535 SF space was formerly home to Robeks Juice. The company's only existing Maryland location is in College Park.

Use of all-plant-based cutlery, bowls, lids and straws is part of Playa Bowls' green branding. Superfoods used in their bowls include acai, pitaya, chia seeds, coconut, kale and bananas.

Photo courtesy Playa Bowls


  1. "Superfoods used in their bowls include acai, pitaya, chia seeds, coconut, kale and bananas."

    "Superfood" is a magic word to separate gullible hipsters from their money. LOL

    "Superfood is a marketing term for food with supposed health benefits as a result of some part of its nutritional analysis, or its overall nutrient density. The term is not commonly used by experts, dietitians and nutrition scientists, many of whom dispute that particular foods have the health benefits claimed by their advocates."

    Acai: "As of 2015, there are no scientifically controlled studies providing proof of any health benefits from consuming açaí. No açaí products have been evaluated by the FDA, and their efficacy is doubtful. Specifically, there is no scientific evidence that açaí consumption affects body weight, promotes weight loss or has any positive health effect."

    Pitaya: "A 100 gram amount of pitaya contains 268 calories, 82% carbohydrates, 4% protein, and 11% of the Daily Value each for vitamin C and calcium."

    Chia seeds: "Chia seeds are under preliminary research for their potential effects on health, but this work remains sparse and inconclusive. In a 2015 systematic review, most studies were of poor quality and did not demonstrate significant effects of chia seed consumption on cardiovascular risk factors."

    Coconut: "Per 100-gram serving with 354 calories, raw coconut meat supplies a high amount of total fat (33 grams), especially saturated fat (89% of total fat), moderate content of carbohydrates (15 grams), and protein (3 grams). Micronutrients in significant content (more than 10% of the Daily Value) include the dietary minerals, manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc."

    Banana: "Raw bananas (not including the peel) are 75% water, 23% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and contain negligible fat. A 100-gram reference serving supplies 89 Calories, 31% of the US recommended Daily Value (DV) of vitamin B6, and moderate amounts of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber, with no other micronutrients in significant content. Although bananas are commonly thought to contain exceptional potassium content, their actual potassium content is not high per typical food serving, having only 8% of the US recommended Daily Value for potassium."

    (All information is from Wikipedia. Bibliography available under each article.)

    Just stick with kale - or any other member of the cabbage family. That's the only one on the list that has any substantial nutritional value. But the thought of kale ice cream is gross.

    1. Good, because kale is my favorite on the list.

  2. Kale?! What kind of real American are you? The only people who eat Kale are the left wing commies Obama loving Crooked Hilary supporting socialist nut jobs. Does Trump eat kale? No he does not. He eats hamburgers and fries especially from MacDonald's

    1. Tell that to your southern home bois and watch them kick your ass for insulting their greens. They've been eating kale long before your so called new wave trash. You ignoramus.

    2. 2:53 (Robert) did they teach you sarcasm in that elite high school of yours?

  3. Robert either you are joking about the kale or you have turned into a hipster.