Manhattan Beach is home to many surfing fanatics and volleyball enthusiasts, and is a hot bed for summer tourism. At just 5 miles from LAX, this small beach community is a great getaway for touring Southern California beaches away from the overwhelming crowds.
In downtown Manhattan Beach, directly above the pier, there are hundreds of shops to visit. But none stand out more than one particular healthy, fruit filled shop that has become a staple in this nutrition conscious community. Paradise Bowls serves the greater South Bay community with their super fruit snack bowls that will tingle the taste buds and give energy to spare to whoever eats these delicious desserts.
Paradise Bowls uses two antioxidant rich fruits as their base for these to die for treats: Pitaya, a cactus fruit better known as Dragonfruit, and Açaí Berry, a juicy palm fruit. Bowls consist of a sorbet like base of either super fruit with delicious, healthy toppings as an added bonus. While any dessert of this kind is delicious, the brilliance of these bowls is in their ability to serve not only as a dessert, but also as an entire stand-alone meal. All of the ingredients used in the making of this tantalizing product are healthy and natural additives. Customers can choose between 10 different flavors of bowls, 6 Açaí and 4 Pitaya, and a variety of smoothies. Bowls run in 3 sizes: mini, small, and large. However, the portions are much larger than one would expect. A mini is comparable to a small, a small to a large, and a large to a huge. A mini is a satisfying snack, a small is a great meal replacement, and a large is bound to satisfy the most voracious of appetites.
Yelp reviews rave about the incredible tastes of these bowls, and it’s no mistake that this shop is one of the most loved in town. The owners are two young men who started out as college students together at University of California Santa Barbara, and ended up playing Major League Baseball, all with the help of the power of Pitaya and Açaí to energize them through their workouts. Their commitment to bring these super fruits to the Los Angeles community at large has been met with overwhelming success, and anyone visiting the South Bay must try these bowls.