Pack da Bowl checks all the boxes for health-conscious foodies who crave flavorful, Insta-worthy options without the wait
Photography by Pamela Aquilani
A fresh new concept has made its way to Ocean City and Bethany Beach, and it’s packed full of flavorful, convenient and colorful meals.
The cheekily named business, Pack da Bowl, opened its original location in Ocean City inMarch of 2021. Its straightforward yet carefully constructed menu comprises handcrafted grain-and salad-based bowl options ranging from ahituna to Mediterranean.
“While traveling to other cities, I was drawn to all the fast-casual restaurants that also had healthy options. I realized that introducing a concept like this to the Shore would help locals and visitors who were looking for fast, quality food. That’s how the idea for Pack da Bowl was born,” said co-owner Jason Pappas.
The key themes of Pack da Bowl are convenience and speed, without sacrificing quality. The business’s online ordering system makes it quick and easy for diners to customize their selections and have their meals waiting for them when they arrive, perfect for individuals and families on the go.
Pack da Bowl’s team of passionate bowl builders thoughtfully display each bowl so that ingredients are as visible as possible, not to mention Insta-worthy. Almost all of the delicious sauces, including chimichurri, tzatziki, yummy and more, as well as the guacamole and hummus, are made in-house.
“Our menu incorporates a lot of different flavors and styles, from vegan options to meat-centric bowls, so there is really something for everyone,” said Pappas.
Each bowl presents its own unique flavor journey. A customer favorite is the beef and broccoli, which is made with a rice base and topped with steak, broccoli, carrots, teriyaki sauce, yummy sauce, sesame seeds and scallions.
PHENOMENAL PORTIONS All bowls at Pack Da Bowl are served in 32-oz containers, so walking away hungry is unlikely.
Vegans and health-conscious customers enjoy the Vegan Buddha bowl, packed with a half-rice/half-lettuce base and topped with guacamole, hummus, edamame, carrots, black beans, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, pita crisps, walnuts and a sesame ginger vinaigrette.
All bowls are served in 32-oz containers, which equates to large portions that are filling.And the “Pack It or Wrap It” motto means that any bowl can also be served as a wrap, should one prefer.
After quickly garnering an enthusiastic local following in its first season and receiving requests from Sussex County residents to open a second location, Pack da Bowl decided to expand its footprint to Bethany Beach in 2022. Unlike the Ocean City location, which is carry out only, the new Bethany Beach location offers a full dining room in a newly renovated space.
Whether you’re looking for healthy options to align with your New Year’s resolutions or you just want a filling and tasty meal, visit either Pack da Bowl location. You can place your order online, at packdabowl.square.site. CS