It comes in bowls and smoothies.
It comes in bowls and smoothies.
- By Venkat Gunasellan
- | Oct 18, 2016
Acai (pronounced as ah-sah-ee) is a superfood, hailing from the Amazon rainforests of Brazil. They're commonly served in a smoothie bowl as seen on many Instagram accounts in Singapore and around the world. Loaded with antioxidants and Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids (making it popular among vegetarians), restaurants and cafes are now serving up acai bowls and smoothies, making it easier to get our acai fix. Here's a list of places that does wicked acai bowls, if you're thinking of going on a health cleanse.
Absolute Acai, as the name suggests, offers acai bowls and smoothies. Located at the bustling Pickering Street, this café uses their signature acai base blend which consists of acai, guarana, coconut water, bananas and apples (basically the good stuff) for their smoothies and bowls. You can choose from their fixed menu or you could opt for the D.I.Y bowls where you can choose your own toppings such as kiwi and strawberries. #01-38 Nankin Row, 3 Pickering St.
This farm-to-table eatery at Keong Saik Road offers more than just wholesome food in an industrial-chic space. Specializing in raw vegan food, alongside with vegetarian-friendly options, this restaurant serves up a mean acai bowl which compromises of acai berry, raw muesli, bananas, raw berry compote and topped with salted tahini "caramel" and dehydrated coconut cracker. 24 Keong Saik Rd.
The Scandinavian-influenced café in Holland Village serves up healthy and hearty fare, such as smoothies, salad bowls, superfood bowls, parfaits and acai bowls. Tuck into the Haakon’s Classic Acai Bowl (organic acai blend loaded with bananas, strawberries, blueberries and coconut flakes) to avoid the sickening food coma while still feeling satisfied. #01-03 Holland Village, 118 Holland Ave.
This deli located at Telok Ayer Street is a connoisseur when it comes to sandwiches and burgers. They serve decadent sandwiches loaded with slabs of meat and cheese. Ironically, they do serve their own version of the healthy acai bowl. With decadence in mind, it features a rich acai smoothie base, jam-packed with almonds, honey granola, fresh fruits, coconut flakes and chia seeds. 179 Telok Ayer St.
You can say Project Acai is an expert when it comes to this elusive berry. The first all-acai serving café is an ideal place to settle your acai cravings. They serve hearty and visually appealing bowls such as their nuts for acai bowl, replete with all-things-healthy such as cacao nibs, chia seeds, and granola, also a choice of two nut butter such as the almond butter and peanut butter. If you’re in a rush, you can get a cup of acai smoothie as well. 27 Lorong Liput.
Super Loco at Robertson Quay is serious when it comes to brunch, whipping up tantalizing Mexican cuisine such as breakfast burrito, D.I.Y tacos and quesadillas. Though the brunch menu might seem more palatable for meat lovers, they have quite a healthy range of vegetarian options (no pun intended), including their Acai Super Bowl which is loaded with mango, blueberries, quinoa, chia, granola and buckwheat, that was a mouthful. #01-13 The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay.