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The Acai Bowl (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is made from frozen acai berry pulp blended with your choice of milk and topped with bananas, berries, coconut shavings, granola, and honey. The acai berry, native to Central and South America, is rich in anti-oxidants and healthy omegas, which makes it a versatile superfood when paired with protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Check out our list of where to find the best acai bowls here in San Francisco.
Bowl’d Acai serves acai bowls made with 100% Organic Brazilian acai berries. Although they have three different acai bowls on their menu, regulars wait in line for the OG, Original Gangster, which has a blended base of acai pulp, coconut water, strawberries, and banana topped with granola, strawberries, banana, blueberries, coconut shavings, and honey. In addition to acai bowls, Bowl’d Acai offers fresh juices and smoothies. The truck is stationed at Mint Plaza in SOMA but does travel around the Bay Area. Be sure to check their schedule for hours and location. Also, follow them on instagram for photos of their artfully made acai bowls.
Bowl’d Acai Truck, 14 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-770-7000
Judahlicious is the perfect stop to refuel after running or hiking the nearby trails. Judahlicious supports local farmers and buys locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to make their unique raw and vegan food. They serve a classic acai bowl with acai, banana, blueberries, and pumpkin flax granola. However, every acai bowl is different and can be customized with a variety of toppings including housemade sunflower, pumpkin seed, buckwheat granola with medjool date. Aside from acai bowls, Judahlicious has an extensive menu of juices, smoothies, and raw vegan food.
Judahlicious, 3906 Judah Street San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-665-8423
BeBeBar is located a mere block away from Dolores Park, which makes it the perfect place to get your acai fix on a warm summer day lounging in the park. BeBeBar offers a wide variety of acai bowls ranging from the traditional Brazilian ‘Lucia,’ which has acai, banana, and guarana (Brazilian plant with high caffeine concentration) to the nutty ‘Oliver,’ which has acai, banana, peanut butter, and almond milk.
BeBeBar, 3809 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-874-9896
Blue Hawaii introduced San Francisco to flavorful Organic Acai and Spirulina, a mildly flavored protein packed green superfood from Hawaii that contains 2300% more iron than spinach. Blue Hawaii offers multiple variations on the classic acai bowl like the ‘Pitaya Bowl’ with Dragonfruit, ‘Lime Fresh’ blended with Lime, and the ‘Kaiser,’ blended with Spirulina.
In addition to fresh fruit smoothies, Basik Cafe has seven different acai bowls to choose from. ‘The Banyan’ has emerged as one of the more popular menu items, with its blend of natural peanut butter, housemade cashew milk, and premium acai topped with diced almonds, hemp seeds, honey, granola, and bee pollen. Basik Cafe turns acai bowls into a gourmet experience. Other variations in their acai bowls include goji berries, coconut shavings, pineapple, maca root, and hemp milk.
Basik Cafe, 1958 Polk St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 808-238-0184