What are you really losing by eating everything in a bowl?
In case you haven’t been outside recently, I should inform you of some startling news. Food all just comes in bowls now! Yep. While you were inside hibernating, the world collectively decided that holding a sandwich or burrito or having ingredients sit separately on a plate is a fad of the past! Say hello to bowl culture. You can now find all of your favorite foods, including burritos, yogurt, sushi, and even tikka masala, encapsulated in a bowl.
Say hello to bowl culture.
So, at its core, what is the difference between a bowl of food and a self-contained version with the same ingredients? Finding an answer to this question is literally my sole purpose for writing this article.
Benefits of The Bowl
- You can follow an underpaid employee through a line of tantalizing ingredients, hand-selecting the ones you’d like. Definitely appealing.
- Posting photos of your organic acai yogurt bowl on Instagram is undeniably more appealing than posting a photo of your Key Lime Pie Yoplait. I get it.
- I suppose you’re saving those tortilla calories/carbs with the punishment of having to use a fork and not getting a tortilla.
Benefits of The Traditional
- Holding food in your own hands never hurt anyone. In fact, it’s a tradition that dates back centuries.
- If you are holding a sandwich or burrito, you are mobile. You can walk down the street, fight off supervillains, or pick up the mail, all without putting down your lunch.
- Tortillas and/or bread are still potentially involved.
Craving a food bowl? Try Qdoba for a breakfast burrito bowl, Himalayan for a bomb chicken tikka masala bowl (and others), Sprout for a variety of salad bowls, or The Cove for poke bowls, to name a few local, student-friendly options.