Açai bowls have been the latest health food trend, thanks to the açai berry’s superfood status. Juice bars, açai shops and restaurants around town are jumping on this bandwagon to prepare some beautiful and healthy bowls for hungry health-nuts A cross between a smoothie in a bowl and sorbet, an açai bowl is topped with fresh fruit, nuts, granola and other toppings based on your choosing. Here is a list of the top places to grab a fresh açai bowl all across LA.
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
With locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood and now in Century City, Beaming offers guests its organic, unsweetened and non-GMO açai bowl. The bowl is blended with their freshly sprouted almond milk, coconut butter, himalayan pink salt, blueberries, banana, and Beaming Superfood Protein and comes with granola and honey on top. Guests can choose additional toppings such as any fruit, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and more.
8850 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Serving only the highest quality açai and pitaya based bowls and smoothies, São Açaí are committed to using sustainable, market-driven produce with a focus on wellness and nutrition which can be seen in their selection of five bowls and five smoothies. Along with their original, berry, tropical and green options, their protein bowl which is like a pb&j sandwich in a bowl is their best seller.
8582 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Inside with their friendly and inviting decor with banana leaf wallpaper, the café offers nutritious açai and superfood bowls free of any refined sugar or dairy. Two of their most popular bowls are energy boost bowl, blended with peanut butter and hemp milk, and the boho bowl, blended with almond butter and almond milk.
Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
9400 W Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Avalon serves continental fare with French techniques. Either sitting inside or outside the boomerang-shaped pool surrounded by private cabanas, the hotel blends Old Hollywood roots with a distinct Southern California 1950s vibe. Their açai bowl, comes with freshly cut pineapple, strawberry & papaya, coconut shavings, granola, mulberry, gogi berry, and drizzled in coastal honey.
3891 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232
For over 20 years, Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies has been serving delicious, good-for-you smoothies, juices and bowls with 19 locations across the greater Los Angeles area. Using only the best fruits, freshest vegetables, and natural ingredients, each smoothie, juice or bowl is always made to order. Each location offers a range of bowls that vary from açai based bowls with toppings like fresh strawberries and fresh banana, to a green based bowl with ingredients like spinach and cucumber.
1716 Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 848- 4602
Welltopia brings a healthy alternative to breakfast and lunch for people on the go in the heart of Hollywood. When choosing between either an açai or pitaya bowl, each is made with fresh, organic toppings and fruit giving guests a nutritious snack or meal. Each of their bowls, like the popular funky monkey or the Hawaiian blast, contain of real California honeycomb and California grown organic edible flowers.
549 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Ubatuba Açai has four locations across Los Angeles in Koreatown, Tarzana, Northridge and Thousand Oaks serving a dollop of their authentic açai recipe base in the bottom of each bowl and then pile on the toppings. At their Koreatown location, guests can choose from seven different bowls with their Ubatuba bowl, topped with banana, strawberries, granola and a honey drizzle, being the most popular. Extra fruit toppings inçlude blueberries, passionfruit, pineapple and you can also add a scoop of Greek yogurt, peanut butter or nuts for a protein boost.
15030 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Harvest Bar is a modern, casual eatery offering guests delicious superfood bowls, smoothies, breakfast bowls and hand-crafted coffee. After Aric Haut first tried açai in Brazil, he and his team began the process to perfect a custom method of preparing Açai Bowls without any additives. Their menu highlights a full range of superfoods with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. favorites include the pb & banana super protein bowl, Cuban bowl with house-made jackfruit carnitas as well as a variety of build-your-own and breakfast bowls. With a mission statement of ‘To be good FOR you, good TO you and just plain GOOD’ you can be sure you’ll leave Harvest Bar better, healthier and happier than when you arrived.
300 S. Santa Fe. Unit P.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Amazebowls takes a playful approach to provide nutrition-packed foods with locations in DTLA’s Arts District and the Venice boardwalk. You can also find their purple truck parked outside USC Monday-Friday and at Smorgasburg LA every Sunday. Choose from one of their five signature bowls, b.y.o (build your own) bowl or grab one of two smoothies for a healthy treat. Their most popular coconut bowl is topped with hemp granola, pineapples, blueberries, kiwis, coconut shavings, agave and dried pineapple crisp and can be ordered in a halved-coconut or in a to-go container.
606 Broadway #102
Santa Monica, CA 90401
This cozy and trendy organic cafe and superfood bar in Santa Monica serves healthy bites and superfood organic bowls. They allow guests to “bee yourself” (their catchphrase), and order from eight different types made to order bowls, and you can build your own bowl too, choosing from a wide range of superfood toppings. Choose from the popular hive class açai bowl with strawberry, banana, hemp granola, shredded coconut and their signature bee pollen to an ironman chia bowl made with maca and coconut cream to the crazy alchemy bowl that has everything superfood in it, even 24k edible gold.
Açai Jungle Cafe
326 N Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Açai Jungle Cafe is located in the heart of Burbank with a fresh, clean tropical decor, outdoor patio, world music & authentic Brazilian style organic Açai bowls. The café keeps their bowls as pure as possible as they do not mix fruit or juices in the bowls and offer different sizes and a variety of healthy and delicious organic toppings like fresh fruit, bee pollen, chia seeds and almond butter. Along with their popular power bowl with fresh fruit and coconut, they also have a menu of healthy smoothies, shakes, salads, paninis and dessert.
419 N Canon Dr,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Gratitude, Café Gratitude’s upscale sister restaurant offers an elevated plant-based dining experience. Sharing the same philosophies and approach to the ingredient-focused menu as Café Gratitude with menu items named after affirmations, the I am vivid açai superfood bowl has become a fan favorite from the restaurant’s recently-launched weekend brunch. The superfood bowl is made with quinoa cashew granola, coconut, fresh fruit and ginger syrup, with a choice of two additions including options like incan berries, almond butter, cacao nibs, coconut yogurt, hempseeds and raw honey.
3626 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tucked away in a secret garden just feet from bustling Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake, Cliff’s Edge presents guests with a one-of-a-kind outdoor romantic multi-leveled patio. On their brunch menu, the Greek yogurt and açai bowl, comes with granola, dried fruit and nuts, toasted coconut, and seasonal fresh fruit and berries. In the spring and summer months, the bowl may feature other seasonal fruits instead of berries like stone fruits.
Other locations to get your açai on include: Backyard Bowls, Liquid Juice Bar, Juice Crafters, The Cows End Café and Green Table Café
Jarone Ashkenazi is a freelance writer who covers restaurants, bars, travel, sports and other lifestyle topics. View his work at www.jaroneashkenazi.com, or connect with him on Twitter: @JaroneAsh.