September 29 (Pikesville, MD) – On October 3, 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 Quarry Lake and the greater Pikesville community. Mike and Sherri Bogdan, already owners of two Playa Bowls franchises in Connecticut, have teamed up with local entrepreneurs Dov and Jenny Ocken and Isaac and Nancy Pretter to open this new location. Playa Bowls Quarry Lake will be located at 2632 Quarry Lake Drive, Baltimore, MD 21209.
The new Quarry Lake location will be Playa Bowls’ 129th store nationwide and the 7th location in the state of Maryland. This will be the first Playa Bowls location in the entire Baltimore metro area and the first Kosher certified location in Maryland. The 1,600+ sq ft store is located just off Greenspring Avenue Exit 22 of the I-695 Baltimore Beltway and will be serving up delicious bowls to customers from the greater Pikesville area. “We are excited to bring Playa Bowls to Quarry Lake,” explains owner Mike Bogdan. “Playa Bowls is a concept that thrives and provides a healthy fast-casual option in so many other cities, and we are confident that the greater Pikesville area will benefit from and embrace it as well”.
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 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.
Founder Abby Taylor explains, “We’re thrilled to bring a taste of summer to the Baltimore area, and are grateful to our partners, and the people of Pikesville, for the support they’ve shown us! We can’t wait to welcome you all to Playa Bowls Quarry Lake!”
Playa Bowls Quarry Lake will be open Monday through Sunday from 8AM to 8PM.
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Playa Bowls is a superfruit bowl shop offering acai bowls, pitaya bowls, green bowls, juices, smoothies, oatmeal and more. What began as a pair of blenders, a patio table, and a fridge has flourished into more than 125 stores nationwide, millions of bowls, and a mission to lead communities in healthy, sustainable living.