Acai Bowl Shop Opens

Long Islander News photo/Janee Law Christine Kim, co-owner of L.I. Beach Bowls, opened the Huntington village acai bowl and smoothie shop on Wednesday.  

Long Islander News photo/Janee Law
Christine Kim, co-owner of L.I. Beach Bowls, opened the Huntington village acai bowl and smoothie shop on Wednesday.

 

With summer approaching, refreshing acai bowl and personalized smoothies are now being crafted at L.I. Beach Bowls, which opened its 44 Gerard St. doors on Wednesday.

Co-owner Christine Kim said the acai bowls are blended with bananas, strawberries, and soymilk to a chilled pudding texture, and sandwiched between two layers of healthy granola. They’re also topped with sliced strawberries, blueberries, bananas and coconut flakes, and drizzled with honey or agave.

The California-style eatery, can custom make acai bowls, with toppings like peanut butter Nutella, pineapple, kiwi and more, Kim said. She also offers organic acai pulp smoothies, but all smoothies can be custom-made at the customer’s request.

Kim, of Hicksville, and co-owner Sal Cataldo, of Bay Shore, opened an Islip location of the same name in October 2016. After finding success, they decided to open a second location in Huntington village. The storefront was previously occupied by Spoonfed.

“It’s a healthier choice of meal and Huntington is a nice town,” Kim said.

She added that the Islip location also sell food items, such as paninis, wraps and salads, and she’s hopeful she’ll be able to expand the menu at the 600-square-foot Huntington location to offer food there, too. For now, she added, they wanted to start off small.

The shop has around a dozen seats, and also serves cold brew and nitrogen coffee.

It’s open 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; and 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

-LAW