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Elite Experience at Bay Bowls in Portland, ME

What’s the closest thing to ice cream you can have for breakfast?

Smoothie bowls!

Last year we visited Bay Bowls in Brunswick, Maine where we met Sal and Soraria Matari. They’ve recently opened up a second location in Portland at The Black Box shipping containers on Washington Ave. The Yelp Elite Squad celebrated our friend’s new space during an extremely warm spring week…

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I had already decided on the Rio Bowl based on looking at the website. Who doesn’t love the combo of mango and strawberry (daiquiris, anyone)? …I had to jump on a meeting, so I set up outside and Sal brought the overflowing bowl out to my sunshiny yellow table. The weather was warm, the bowl refreshing and the meeting short. Loved the partially frozen fruit – like ice cream, but healthy – and the fruit combo was perfect. I loved the soft granola layered in for additional texture and interest… Had a wonderful chat with Sal, one of the owners, about many things under the sun. Food, drink, travel, and more. Felt very welcomed and loved the personal touch.

Cindy Y, Yelp Elite
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Numerous options exist for freshly made smoothies and bowls. I opted for the FOMO Bowl, which is only listed on the Bay Bowls website. Consisting of: acai, pitaya, granola (Maine made), banana, pineapple, mango, strawberries, blueberries, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, chia seeds, honey, PB, and a nutella drizzle. WOW, this is absolutely the kitchen sink in every good way!!! The bowl was incredibly fresh and flavorful, with great textural elements. No guilty eating with this nutritious flavor bomb.

Beth C, Yelp Elite

Read the rave reviews from the event to relive the experience! 

About Bay Bowls

The Matari family started Bay Bowls in 2021, introducing the Brunswick area (and Portland as of spring 2022) to Brazil’s favorite superfood flavors: açaï and pitaya (also known as dragon fruit) via smoothies and smoothie bowls that are antioxidant rich, naturally fat-free, and high in fiber.

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