• Lisa Marie

Bolay: Healthy Comes To Pembroke Pines, Florida



Bolay has brought healthy food to Pembroke Pines, Florida! This new concept allows the residents of Pembroke Pines to enjoy a casual location to have a nutritious meal on the go or relax with friends. Bolay allows its guests to make a bowl to their liking. The food is displayed behind a glass with staff members ready and willing to serve their guests. As you walk through the line, you pick your base, vegetable, protein, topping, and sauces.
Tim Gannon, the co-founder of Outback Steakhouse and his son Chris Gannon are the creative innovators behind this high protein and nutritious restaurant. In an age where obesity and heart disease is at an all-time high, this clever restaurant has arrived at the right time.

My husband and I went to Bolay for lunch during their opening week. There was a buzz in the air. The newly appointed staff were in their positions and offered big smiles and chatter to their guests. The guests waited eagerly in line to try this new location and determine if it would be added to their food rotation. As one of the guests, I was every excited. I live near the Pembroke Pines area and I often hoped for a healthy, well-priced option nearby my home.
The line for the food moved quickly, and I was at the front of the line in no time. I chose the quinoa for my base, the mushrooms for my vegetable, steak for my protein, parmesan cheese for my topping, and the thai sauce to top everything off. Bolay also offers a gluten free cookie and healthy options for your beverage. I sat down and devoured my bowl! It was light, healthy, and tasted great. I was pleased to finally have a restaurant option in the area that I could eat without a guilty conscience.


So, I have a foodie confession. I have been to Bolay three times since my first visit two weeks ago. As a result, I have had the "Caribbean Spiced Steak," "Spicy Thai Shrimp," "Barbecue Chicken," and "Miso Glazed Tofu." I enjoyed them all. However, my favorite is the steak and barbeque chicken.

The price is great. I am able to get a small bowl and a drink for less than $10! As we all know, healthy food comes with a price tag, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that Bolay is able to dish a healthy meal at an affordable price.

Would I recommend it: Absolutely! I have added it to my list of restaurants to visit regularly. It's a great feeling to feel proud of your food choice. My husband loves it and he doesn't mind if we pick it up for dinner instead of cooking on our busy work days. Stop by and let me know what you think!


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