Forget coffee shops. Shops serving freshly blended fruit smoothies and bowls have increasingly populated the Southern California food scene. MC students are not strangers to such establishments, with Nekter only several minutes away and Golden Bagel, a Sundevil favorite, even serving the allusive acai bowl.
Recently, a new spot has popped up in Poway: Everbowl. Nestled within the shopping center of Vons and Sprouts, Everbowl stands out from the collection of restaurants beside it. With its white, minimalistic modern interior, Everbowl is reminiscent of a bougie downtown eatery, yet still retains its mom-and-pop feel.
Unlike most other similar establishments, Everbowl offers more than just the traditional acai bowl or pitaya bowl. Customers can choose from four different fruit base options: acai, pitaya (dragonfruit), graviola, and acerola. Graviola has a flavor reminiscent of a pineapple and banana. Acerola is known to have a sour cherry taste. Though I have only stayed within my comfort zone of acai and pitaya bowls so far, I am excited to test the waters of the varieties of bowls out there.
In Everbowl, customers play the role as the creator. You can choose either to create your own bowl or cup by picking a base ingredient, a liquid, toppings, and “super stuff”, ranging from bee pollen to coconut. For customers who have yet to hone in on their bowl-making skills, to the right of the BYOB menu are predesigned local favorite combinations. Smoothies, shots, and salads are also options for those not in the mood for a bowl. Bowls, cups, 16 oz. smoothies, and salads are eight dollars, while 24 oz. smoothies are 10 dollars and shots are three dollars.
When trying a bowl for the first time, I was surprised at the way Everbowl layers the ingredients. There is granola not only on the bottom of the bowl, but also on the top. For granola lovers such as myself, it provides a nice surprise. For those looking for an escape on a sunny morning or afternoon, Everbowl provides a pleasant escape.
Be warned, however, these seemingly small bowls pack a punch, filling up any empty stomach with leftovers to spare.