The Trend of the “Bowl”

Isabella Hewitt, Multimedia Photo Editor

During 2020, bowls became the new food craze. While these aesthetically- pleasing snacks are available at some restaurants, one can also make them at home. 

A smoothie bowl contains a mixture of different tropical fruits and berries like mangoes, dragon fruit, strawberries and more. A variety of milks or a selection of fruit juices can be added to the bowl. Once all the ingredients have been added, blend them together to make a delicious, thick smoothie bowl.

Another option for a refreshing and fruity bowl is an acai bowl, which uses a blend of acai berries and other fruits as the base. Toppings for acai bowls include coconut flakes, sliced strawberries, granola, peanut/almond butter and more. 

Poke bowls can have different bases made of white rice, brown rice, jasmine rice and more that are topped with ahi tuna, salmon, avocado and other flavorful toppings. Filled with protein and health boosters, these bowls benefit the immune system.

If looking for a filling and delicious green bowl, Mediterranean bowls contain colorful veggies, chickpeas, quinoa and other Mediterranean delights. These nutritional bowls have vegetarian options for toppings, such as falafel, roasted veggies and other greens. These bowls are also called “Buddha Bowls.” 

If looking for local restaurants selling these delicious bowls, check out Pura Vida Cafe, OOH Raw!, Raw South and Bolay

Pura Vida Cafe:

Locations include Washington Avenue on Miami Beach, West Avenue Miami Beach, Edgewater on Bayshore Drive, The Design District and West Palm Beach. Pura Vida serves poke bowls, smoothie bowls, acai bowls and salad bowls, as well as sweet treats, fresh juices, health shots/boosters, smoothies and more. Pura Vida is known for their aesthetically-pleasing restaurants and foods. 

OOH Raw!:

OOH Raw!, famous for their poke bowls and creative bowls, serves an acai bowl with a selection of different toppings served in an actual pineapple, watermelon or even a coconut. Their most popular poke bowls include the add-ins of Scottish Salmon, Japanese Hamachi, tofu and more.

“Our best selling poke bowl would be the 305 Burrito. It can come in a bowl, and even in a pineapple bowl. It can come with either white rice or fried rice ‘naughty style,’ we call it. Our best selling acai bowl would be the Pineapple Express, served in a pineapple,” OOH Raw! General Manager Jonny Bravo said. 

Raw South:

A plant-based cafe with a selection of smoothie bowls like the Monkey Bowl, Blueberry Bliss, Strawberry Supreme, Raspberry Rapture and more, Raw South is the perfect pick when looking for a healthy cafe option. Raw South also serves a selection of delicious poke bowls.


At Bolay, one may build their own bowl with fresh and flavorful ingredients. They offer a wide selection of veggies bowls and more. Their restaurants are located in several different cities in Florida. 

These restaurants all take COVID-19 safety precautions, including requiring social distancing and masks.