Bowls are big these days, and only getting bigger. We don’t just mean size-wise. 2016 saw a budding love affair with the one-dish food trend: Acai bowls, poke bowl (our list of our faves, here), ramen, of course, and new bowl menus popping up at Sweet Green, Mulberry and Vine, By Chef Chloe, Indikitch, and more.
So really, what’s in a bowl? For us the requirements are: a delish one-dish delight, piled high with all types of ingredients, that combine in the perfect bite, over and over, a little bit of everything. Key elements? Grains, proteins, something sweet, something spicy, some crunch, and some cool.
When building and serving bowls, the possibilities are endless, which makes them the perfect crowd-pleasers. But with all those possibilities you might get overwhelmed. Let us help. Here are some perfect dinner party bowls.