While Playa Bowls will always remain the original acai shop and specialize in acai bowls and smoothies, some of our locations have unique additional options added to their menus that we want to highlight – specifically Poke Bowls! But what the heck are poke bowls and why are they worth trying?
Top 5 Fun Facts About Playa Poke:
NUMBER ONE: Poke is one of the freshest and healthiest options around
Fun fact according to Mind Body Green, you can consume 4 ounces of poke for just under 150 calories, only 5 grams of fat, and 24 grams of protein. This broken down sushi is naturally low in calories but doesn’t have to come with rice like sushi does. Instead, you can opt for a spring mix or stick with just the veggies to make it an even lighter option.
NUMBER TWO: Poke protects your heart
Rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that are known to protect your heart, eating Poke can actually help to reduce your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
NUMBER THREE: Playa Poke is currently in 11 of our stores in both New Jersey & Pennsylvania
In New Jersey, we offer Poke Bowls in Toms River, Lacey, Hoboken, Ocean City, Long Beach Island, Lil Belmar and Lavalette. In Pennsylvania, we have Poke Bowls in Lehigh, Promenade, Nazareth and Penn State.
NUMBER FOUR: We have 4 standard menu items on our Playa Poke menu
We have the Basic Beet Bowl (no fish), the Classic Shoyu Ahi Tuna Bowl, the Rock-n-Roll Shrimp Bowl and the Salmon Avocado Bowl. You also have the option to mix and match the fish with a different bowl if you wish or substitute chicken to any of the bowls instead of fish. Additionally, some locations do offer some other unique options. Check out the full list of ingredients below:
NUMBER FIVE: Our fish is wild caught and sustainably farmed
Just like our acai bowls, we only use the freshest ingredients in our menu items! We use sushi grade wild caught Ahi Tuna, our salmon is sustainably farmed in the North Atlantic and our shrimp is wild caught gulf shrimp that we serve precooked and chilled. You can always trust you’re getting the best of the best at Playa Bowls no matter what you order so come visit our Poke locations and give it a try this year.