Smoothie Fruit Bowl

If fresh food is your thing, then you’re in luck, as Michigan just got its first Playa Bowls restaurant. The New Jersey-based fast-casual restaurant uses the freshest, most high-quality ingredients to serve up açaí, pitaya and coconut bowls. The spot also offers smoothies, oatmeal bowls, vegan granola and fresh juices.

I’m a vegetarian, so I cannot wait to try this place. One look at their website shows a plethora of delicious fruit and granola bowl options, including the Electric Mermaid (pitaya blend topped with granola, kiwi, pineapple, mango, coconut flakes, honey), Nutella Bowl (pure acai topped with granola, banana, strawberry, coconut flakes, Nutella drizzle), green power bowl (kale blend with vanilla protein topped with granola, banana, almond butter) and Almond Joj (Granola, sliced almonds, banana, coconut flakes, raw cacao, honey). All of those options sound tasty, but I definitely have to try the Electric Mermaid for my first trip, simply because the name is so cool.

The first Michigan Playa Bowls is now open on Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing. The store had a special VIP event last Friday (June 17), and now, they’re open for business. The restaurant is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

The chain was actually founded by surfers. Currently, they have more than 140 stores nationwide, according to the company’s website. “Playa Bowls is your slice of summer, anytime,” they state on their website. “Using the freshest, highest quality ingredients, we serve healthy, delicious açaí, pitaya, coconut bowls and smoothies with sustainability and community in mind. Born on the beach and built for the globe, we’re your morning booster and your lunch break dream; your post-surf fix and perfect nightcap. We can’t wait to see you again!” For the full menu and more information, visit their official website.

12 Michigan Restaurants with Incredible Views

  • 12 Michigan Restaurants with Incredible Views

    This list is via the fine folks at Michigan.org.

  • 1. Fitzgerald's Hotel and Restaurant – Eagle River

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    Menu - Fitzgerald's Hotel & Restaurant

    Our menu is subject to product availability and may change without notice. This is our current dine-in menu for the week of 6/28, but it will change frequently. For sandwiches and lighter fair, please place your order by clicking HERE . Once you pick up your food, you're welcome to take it out onto our deck.

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    Restaurant

    Beautiful days deserve to be spent in a beautiful space. Our outdoor patio, which overlooks our vineyard, is open for dining, Thursday through Sunday. Our patio is first-come, first-serve (i.e. no reservations). The patio, as well as the rest of the restaurant, is unable to accommodate pets.

  • 3. Aerie Restaurant and Lounge at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa – Acme

    Aerie Restaurant Lounge

    Show up in our Social Feed! Tag your photos with #GTRESORT: See More Events Eat, Drink, and Relax. Aerie has become a mecca for those who love bold, exciting flavors. Locally-grown produce is paired with products and tastes boasting an international flair.

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    Aerie Menus

    Explore the menus from Aerie Restaurant and Lounge at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, a gorgeous dining experience from the food to the views.

  • 4. English Inn, Restaurant and Pub – Eaton Rapids

    The Pub Menu is back and available in the Pub or on the Terrace. Book a pub table online at englishinn.com or call us at 517-663-2500 for same day Terrace reservations. Cheers!

    Posted by The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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    https://englishinn.com/restaurant-pub/dinner/

  • 5. Iridescence – Detroit

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/iridescence-detroit

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    Iridescence Menu

    In order to choose where to eat in Detroit, check out the menu for Iridescence to make the best dining decision.

  • 6. Rose's on Reeds Lake Restaurant – Grand Rapids

    Rose's On Reeds Lake | East Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Rose's On Reeds Lake-legendary lakeside dining in historic East Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    https://www.yelp.com/biz/roses-grand-rapids-3

  • 7. Gates Au Sable Lodge Restaurant – Grayling

    Restaurant - Gates Au Sable Lodge

    The restaurant at Gates Lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting beside the Au Sable River. Our food is prepared almost entirely in house

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    Gates Au Sable Lodge, Grayling

    Payment Credit Cards Accepted Is this your restaurant? Click to add your description here. | Add Photo 2 Reviews 2 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 stars have been consolidated here. Consolidated reviews are included in the calculation of the average rating of 4.4 stars which is based on 8 total reviews.

  • 8. Arcadia Bluffs – Arcadia

    Dining | Arcadia Bluffs

    With multiple dining options available to our guets, dining at the Bluffs Course is a dining experience you won't forget with incredible views of Lake Michigan. The casual full-service concept features carefully crafted comfort cuisine perfect for any occasion. The restaurant is located on the second floor of our stunning South Course clubhouse.

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    The Bluffs Dining | Arcadia Bluffs

    The Dining Room at Arcadia Bluffs offers full service dining to the public, and our guests. The spectacular views of Lake Michigan and sunsets from The Dining Room and deck make it the most dramatic dining experience on the shore. The Dining Room includes a beautiful cherry wood bar with seating for ten.

  • 9. Boyne Highlands Resort – Harbor Springs

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    Stay energized with a variety of dining choices.

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    Main Dining Room

    Located on the second floor in the Main Lodge Our Main Dining Room is situated in the second floor of our Main Lodge Hotel, with a panoramic view that begins with our beautifully maintained grounds and extends to the slopes that serve as the backdrop to The Highlands.

  • 10. Noto's at the Bil-Mar – Grand Haven

    at the Bil-Mar

    The Noto family brings their Sicilian roots to Noto's at The Bil-Mar, rebuilt at the spot of the Bil-Mar restaurant, which served the lakeshore since 1952. Noto's at the Bil-Mar is an upbeat, contemporary restaurant and bar with something for everyone. Sample our eclectic wine list with a Lake Michigan sunset and fine dining in our lakefront dining room.

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    Main Menu

    pepperoni . noto's homemade italian sausage onions . peppers . mozzarella . provolone

  • 11. The Lakeview Restaurant – Bellaire

    The Lakeview Restaurant

    Located in Summit Village, The Lakeview Restaurant features innovative regional fare with majestic views of Lake Bellaire. Voted best steak and best dessert in Northern Michigan by Northern Express readers.

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    https://www.opentable.com/lakeview-restaurant

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    The Butler

    Restaurant menu, map for The Butler located in 49453, Saugatuck MI, 40 Butler Street.

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