Health food sweet spot Baya Bowls now open in Bay Ridge

January 5, 2017 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Eating out in Bay Ridge just got a whole lot healthier.

The neighborhood’s latest health food joint, Baya Bowls, has officially opened on Third Avenue.

The shop – which specializes in acai, kale, pitaya and coconut bowls, cold pressed juices, smoothies and soups – is now open for business at 9417 Third Avenue.

“I had a vision to bring healthy yet delicious items to a community that has been lacking variety,” said owner Bill Loesch, stressing that Baya Bowls offers mainly dairy free, nut free, vegan and organic products. “Many smoothies and bowls taste great but aren’t so great for you. What we put in our bodies and in our children’s bodies are the single most important thing.”

With punny menu items like the “Acai-U-Later” (blended acai topped with pineapple, banana, granola, strawberry and honey), the “Kale Mary” (blended kale topped with strawberry, banana, blueberry, granola, chia seeds and honey), and the “Bella Nutella” (blended acai topped with banana, strawberry, granola, coconut shavings and nutella), Baya Bowls serves up something for everyone – not just those trying to stay fit and eat clean this New Year. Plus, its portions are filling (many of them chock full of protein), and available at prices that won’t break your wallet.


Residents were quick to applaud the eatery’s good vibes.

“Baya Bowls is a long overdue and welcome addition to the Bay Ridge health and wellness sector,” raved one fan of the new eatery on Facebook. “The staff is so friendly and the place is spotless.”

“10/10 will be returning,” lauded another user who called the occasional wait due to rush crowds well “worth it.” “Delicious bowl. Large and wide selection to choose from . . . reminds me of the summers at the shore.”

According to its Facebook page, which has already garnered a substantial following, Baya Bowls is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (excluding Sundays when it closes at 5 p.m.).

“Now our community can enjoy delicious bowls loaded with anti-oxidants that not only taste out of this world but are extremely good for you,” said Loesch. “Health is number one.”

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