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Photo courtesy of SoBol Bay Terrace
Acai bowl restaurant set to arrive at the
Bay Terrace shopping center in January
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Fans of acai bowls will soon have a new
place in Bay Terrace to enjoy the nutrition
A spokesperson from the Cord Meyer
Development Company confirmed that
SoBol is coming to The Bay Terrace
shopping center this January. Founded
in 2014, SoBol offers healthier alternatives
including acai and pitaya bowls,
green bowls, fruit smoothies and soups.
Peter Kalogeropoulos will own the
new franchise location, which will
occupy the space between Liberty
Travel and Victoria’s Secret where
Yogurt Couture once stood. According
to its website, SoBol currently has 39
locations on the east coast including
ones in Astoria, Long Island, Yonkers,
Philadelphia and Connecticut.
The company’s credo is “eating
healthier alternatives should never be
a chore,” reflected in its wide range
of ready-made options. Dishes include
freshly made acai and pitaya bowls
topped with fruit, granola and other
toppings, a range of fruit smoothies
and a selection of soups for a savory
SoBol also caters to individuals with
specific dietary needs and offers nutfree
granola, dairy milk alternatives
and protein powders.
Google search trends show that
searches for “acai” sharply rose beginning
in 2008. What was once an everyday
food from Central and South
America soon became a health trend
for people in the United States.
The berry grows on the acai palm,
native to Brazil, Peru, Suriname and
Trinidad and Tobago and praised for its
high levels of antioxidants.
For more information, visit mysobol.
com or facebook.com/sobolbayterrace.
SoBol is coming to The Bay Terrace in January.