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Smoothie Bowls Under the Spotlight

Smoothie bowls are a delicious treat, especially in the warm months of the year. There are many places around the city to purchase bowls, but how do you know which place will produce the best smoothie bowl for you? These four places are all good choices, but each feature different ingredients to meet a wide range of people’s tastes.

Baya Bar – Baya Bar creates a delicious smoothie bowl for $15. Their smoothie bases are particularly tasty and sweet, and their ratio of fruit to granola to smoothie is very balanced. However, their portions are quite small, and not necessarily worth a full $15. The bowl is only big enough for one person to enjoy. So, if taste is your top priority and you are willing to spend the money, get yourself a Baya bowl. 

Harry’s Table – Harry’s Table’s smoothie bowls are a high quality find at under $15. While it does take an excess amount of time to get a bowl after ordering, this can be attributed to the amount of care and precision that is put into each order. As for the taste and texture of the bowls, the granola is of high quality, although the smoothie itself is on the liquidy side. So if you are looking for a bowl with a little more texture, Harry’s Table is not the place for you. It is less sweet than other smoothie bowls, which can be either good or bad, depending on one’s preference. 

Morton Williams – Morton Williams offers a more affordable smoothie bowl option at about $8. Morton’s bowls are densely packed with toppings, so if this is not your preference, then this is not the bowl for you. The taste is satisfactory considering the price. It is not too sweet, but still very enjoyable. The bowls can also take a lot of time to be made, so don’t opt for Morton’s bowls if you are in a rush. 

Playa Bowls – Playa Bowls is the priciest option on this list at nearly $20. However, Playa offers a wide selection of smoothie bowls to choose from, and gives abundant toppings. Along with its large menu, Playa Bowls’ serving sizes are large enough to share with a friend or save some for later. As for the taste, most of Playa’s bases offer a very neutral flavor – one that is not particularly sweet or flavorful but still tastes good. Playa offers customers the choice of splitting a base, meaning that you can have half of one base and half of another, which is definitely a positive. Always cut fresh, Playa delivers a large amount of toppings on each bowl, giving the bowls the majority of their flavor, rather than the base.

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