Best Açaí Bowls in San Francisco

The açaí berry is a superfood grown on a species of palm tree native to Brazil (our very own Franck Costa is also Brazilian!) and northern regions South America. This dark fruit quickly become a favorite among the health-food conscious as it contains antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats.

If you're looking for the best açaí bowls in the city, look no further than these 5 places.

Basik Cafe in Nob Hill

 Basik Cafe's The Drifter,  1958 Polk St. (Nob Hill),    basikacai.com  

Basik Cafe's The Drifter, 1958 Polk St. (Nob Hill), basikacai.com 

If you're looking for a twist on the classic açaí bowl, Basik Cafe offers up The Drifter is a chocolate lovers dream come true. It includes an organic blend of raw cacao, acai, and housemade cashew milk topped with cacao nibs in addition to granola, banana,  crushed almonds, fresh strawberries, and honey. 

The Plant

 The Plant's Sambazon bowl,  multiple locations, theplantcafe.com Photo courtesy of Yelp

The Plant's Sambazon bowl, multiple locations, theplantcafe.com Photo courtesy of Yelp

The Plant's Sambazon açaí bowl is bursting with berries and includes a side of fresh fruit and granola.

Bowl-d Açaí

 Bowl'd Açaí  14 Mint Plaza (SoMa),  bowldacai.com    (Photo courtesy of Wendy Goodfriend)

Bowl'd Açaí 14 Mint Plaza (SoMa), bowldacai.com  (Photo courtesy of Wendy Goodfriend)

Bowl'd Açaí is a food truck that serves up smoothies, juices and 3 signature açaí bowls. These include Original Gangster, brimming with fresh, locally sourced strawberries, blueberries, banana, coconut and honey in addition to the Brazilian berry.

Blue Hawaii Açaí Cafe

 Blue Hawaii Açaí Cafe,     2 Embarcadero Center (FiDi),  bluehawaiisf.com , Photo credit to Julia Mazzucato

Blue Hawaii Açaí Cafe,  2 Embarcadero Center (FiDi), bluehawaiisf.com, Photo credit to Julia Mazzucato

Blue Hawaii's Lime Fresh açaí bowl infuses fresh lime and honey while their classic bowl blends organic açaí, fresh banana, and berries, perfect for a healthy meal on the go.

Judahlicious

 Judahlicious,     3906 Judah St. (Outer Sunset), judahlicious.com  Photo credit to Jennifer Eng

Judahlicious,  3906 Judah St. (Outer Sunset),judahlicious.com Photo credit to Jennifer Eng

Known for their healthy, gluten-free cuisine, Judahlicious offers raw and vegan options including their Jungle-Style acai bowl. Made fresh with raw acaí, blueberries, banana atop housemade sunflower, pumpkin seed, and buckwheat granola. For $1 extra, add cacao nibs, goji berries, coconut flakes, hemp seed, or mango.

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