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10 Stellar Acai Bowls to Try in South Florida

Where to find the best of the best

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Acai, a dark purple fruit pronounced ah-sigh-EE, comes from the Brazilian acai berry grown in the Amazon forest. South Florida restaurants serve the super fruit in robust, appealing bowls, which can serve as either a meal or mid-day snack.

Praised for being particularly beneficial to health and well-being, the superfluity treats are cold, thick, and spoonable, also packing a lot of nutrition and antioxidant-boosting properties that can keep Below, the best 10 options to indulge in now.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

3Natives

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In West Palm Beach, 3Natives manages to keep the health appeal of acai as well as its rich flavors. There are ten bowl options to choose from including a make-your-own iteration and the Calypso, made with Greek yogurt for tang and an elaborate mix of granola, almond butter, and banana. That base is enhanced by a fruit blend of blueberry, raspberry, and pineapple, then sprinkled with hemp seeds and chia seeds.

Myapapaya kitchen + juicery

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A favorite amongst Fort Lauderdale locals, Mypapaya Kitchen + Juicery keeps things simple with a lone mouthwatering acai bowl on the menu, which combines organic acai, banana, blueberry, strawberry, and apple juice. The treat also packs Mya’s granola and pineapple and is sprinkled with shaved coconut, honey, and a handful of goji berry for a dose of antioxidants.  

Sarava Acai Café

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Sarava Acai Cafe’s offers acai bowls ranging from $2 to $6. The highlight is the Amor Verde in where acai teams up with blueberry, banana, citrus juice, and granola to create a source of energy in the base. Chopped dates, coconut flakes, and more granola are thrown on top and kale and spinach break up the all-fruit flavor and adds a bit of freshness. Pair with a mango ginger smoothie for an all-around feel good meal.

Green Bar & Kitchen

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Indulge in the Tropical Delight bowl, an perfect fo pick-me-up after a workout session mixed with banana and granola. The textural contrast of coconut flakes and chia seeds adds to the dish, while perfectly ripe kiwi and pineapple are piled round up the flavorful bites. 

Flyfuel Food Co.

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At Flyfuel it all starts with a base of choice, which could be low-fat, soy, almond, oat or coconut milk, coconut water, orange juice, apple juice, or lemonade. For the restaurant’s classic acai bowl the base is blended with organic acai and banana for extra creaminess. The mix gets topped with granola for crunch, banana slices, and strawberries, then a drizzle of honey brings all together and coconut is added for gentle flavor. For the PBGA bowl, the base is flavored with acai, banana, and peanut butter, to which granola, banana, and cacao nibs are thrown in for texture and a delectable dose of sweetness. A pitaya bowl is also on the menu for those who prefer a hot-pink dragonfruit base.

Carrot Express (Multiple locations)

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Carrot Express’s varied menu of offerings includes an Brazilian acai bowls made with Mario’s granola and sweet tropical fruits like strawberries, blueberries, banana, and pineapple. Enhanced with honey, the bowls also contains raw coconut flakes, raisins, and nuts for a nice crunch. 

Koa Poke and Burrito

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For a mix of a healthy and indulgent order the Supreme Leader, a fusion of acai, banana, coconut water, and guarana syrup. The hearty bowl is mixed with granola, strawberries, banana, blueberries, and goji berries, along with coconut chips, chia seed, bee pollen, and dark chocolate chips. Last but not least, choose between peanut butter or Nutella to make it even more elaborate. 

Sagrado Cafe

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This Downtown Miami cafe is one of Miami’s most popular destinations for true acai lovers. The unsweetened Brazilian acai is the foundation, mixed with banana for body and can easily replace brunch. The smooth, ice-cream-like base comes served with sides of classic granola for a welcome additional texture and honey so customers can get the sweetness just right.

Sproutz

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The thoughtful menu at the Sunny Isles-based Sproutz boasts a vibrant selection of açaí bowls like the crowd-pleasing Protein, a hearty mix of organic Brazilian açaí blended with banana, mango, and vanilla whey protein, with layers of bananas on top. Last but not least, Sproutz sells a filling açaí in an eight-ounce cup, sweetened with guarana, to which items like spirulina, matcha, and turmeric can be added. 

Pura Vida (Multiple locations)

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At Pura Vida—which has South Florida outposts in Brickell, South Beach, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, amongst others— guests can choose from three generously portioned acai bowl varieties. The standout here is the Bali Crunch, a mix of raw organic Brazilian acai blended with banana and boasting decadent topping combinations of vegan gluten-free granola, mango, cacao nibs, goji berry, and almond butter drizzle.

3Natives

In West Palm Beach, 3Natives manages to keep the health appeal of acai as well as its rich flavors. There are ten bowl options to choose from including a make-your-own iteration and the Calypso, made with Greek yogurt for tang and an elaborate mix of granola, almond butter, and banana. That base is enhanced by a fruit blend of blueberry, raspberry, and pineapple, then sprinkled with hemp seeds and chia seeds.

Myapapaya kitchen + juicery

A favorite amongst Fort Lauderdale locals, Mypapaya Kitchen + Juicery keeps things simple with a lone mouthwatering acai bowl on the menu, which combines organic acai, banana, blueberry, strawberry, and apple juice. The treat also packs Mya’s granola and pineapple and is sprinkled with shaved coconut, honey, and a handful of goji berry for a dose of antioxidants.  

Sarava Acai Café

Sarava Acai Cafe’s offers acai bowls ranging from $2 to $6. The highlight is the Amor Verde in where acai teams up with blueberry, banana, citrus juice, and granola to create a source of energy in the base. Chopped dates, coconut flakes, and more granola are thrown on top and kale and spinach break up the all-fruit flavor and adds a bit of freshness. Pair with a mango ginger smoothie for an all-around feel good meal.

Green Bar & Kitchen

Indulge in the Tropical Delight bowl, an perfect fo pick-me-up after a workout session mixed with banana and granola. The textural contrast of coconut flakes and chia seeds adds to the dish, while perfectly ripe kiwi and pineapple are piled round up the flavorful bites. 

Flyfuel Food Co.

At Flyfuel it all starts with a base of choice, which could be low-fat, soy, almond, oat or coconut milk, coconut water, orange juice, apple juice, or lemonade. For the restaurant’s classic acai bowl the base is blended with organic acai and banana for extra creaminess. The mix gets topped with granola for crunch, banana slices, and strawberries, then a drizzle of honey brings all together and coconut is added for gentle flavor. For the PBGA bowl, the base is flavored with acai, banana, and peanut butter, to which granola, banana, and cacao nibs are thrown in for texture and a delectable dose of sweetness. A pitaya bowl is also on the menu for those who prefer a hot-pink dragonfruit base.

Carrot Express (Multiple locations)

Carrot Express’s varied menu of offerings includes an Brazilian acai bowls made with Mario’s granola and sweet tropical fruits like strawberries, blueberries, banana, and pineapple. Enhanced with honey, the bowls also contains raw coconut flakes, raisins, and nuts for a nice crunch. 

Koa Poke and Burrito

For a mix of a healthy and indulgent order the Supreme Leader, a fusion of acai, banana, coconut water, and guarana syrup. The hearty bowl is mixed with granola, strawberries, banana, blueberries, and goji berries, along with coconut chips, chia seed, bee pollen, and dark chocolate chips. Last but not least, choose between peanut butter or Nutella to make it even more elaborate. 

Sagrado Cafe

This Downtown Miami cafe is one of Miami’s most popular destinations for true acai lovers. The unsweetened Brazilian acai is the foundation, mixed with banana for body and can easily replace brunch. The smooth, ice-cream-like base comes served with sides of classic granola for a welcome additional texture and honey so customers can get the sweetness just right.

Sproutz

The thoughtful menu at the Sunny Isles-based Sproutz boasts a vibrant selection of açaí bowls like the crowd-pleasing Protein, a hearty mix of organic Brazilian açaí blended with banana, mango, and vanilla whey protein, with layers of bananas on top. Last but not least, Sproutz sells a filling açaí in an eight-ounce cup, sweetened with guarana, to which items like spirulina, matcha, and turmeric can be added. 

Pura Vida (Multiple locations)

At Pura Vida—which has South Florida outposts in Brickell, South Beach, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, amongst others— guests can choose from three generously portioned acai bowl varieties. The standout here is the Bali Crunch, a mix of raw organic Brazilian acai blended with banana and boasting decadent topping combinations of vegan gluten-free granola, mango, cacao nibs, goji berry, and almond butter drizzle.

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