Açaí bowls are probably one of the biggest food craze of the moment.
For those of us who have no idea what açaí is, it is a berry grown and cultivated in South America, and which tastes like a cross between wild berries and chocolate.
If that doesn’t sell you on trying out this amazing superfood, perhaps this will: it has been found to have a higher level of antioxidants than both blueberries and strawberries. In fact, when it comes to antioxidant power, the pulp and skin of açaí berries apparently rank the highest amongst all fruits and vegetables. They taste good, yet are also low in sugar, and are great sources of iron, calcium, dietary fiber and Vitamin A.
The açaí berries exploded in popularity overnight, and it wasn’t long before açaí bowls became a thing. In addition to looking amazing, they also actually taste like a proper dessert but without any of the guilt trips. Açaí bowls can be eaten for breakfast, as a dessert, or just as a random treat for yourself.
So where can you get your fix?
1. YOLO Food
This health food restaurant is dedicated to prove wrong the stereotype of healthy food never being delicious. It is no surprise, then, that YOLO food offers açaí bowls as their only dessert option. Mixed with fresh fruits, chia seeds and probiotic granola, this açaí bowl is the best way to #eatyourgoals at Yolo.
Healthy Açaí Bowl is priced at SGD 5.90 at YOLO Food.
2. Seed & Soil
Most of us understand how tricky it can be, attempting to eat healthy on a regular basis in Singapore. Seed & Soil strives to fill in the gaps here by working with nutritionists to create the perfect menu for nutrition, taste and affordability. All their food is handmade daily, and they stay away from dairy, gluten, soy, chemical additives, and preservatives to make it suitable for everybody.
Açaí Bowl starts from SGD 10 at Seed & Soil.
3. The Café by HIC
HICJUICE is one of the first juice cleanse companies in Singapore that has an AVA approved and licensed juice kitchen, and most of their organic produce is imported from Australian farms with accredited Australian Certified Organic standards.
With that much quality control going into bringing you only the best ingredients, it’s no wonder that their açaí bowls are one of their most popular items. They even have three variations of açaí bowls to suit every tastebud.
Açaí bowls are priced at SGD 11.50 at The Café by HIC.
Delivery: Food Panda, Deliveroo
Address: #01-104, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238843 (nearest MRT: Somerset)
4. Park Bench Deli
You can sure tell that Park Bench Deli is all about simplicity from the simple goodness of their açaí bowls: an açaí smoothie mixed with house-made granola, mixed cut fruits and bee pollen granules. If that doesn’t make you crave açaí bowls, we don’t know what will.
5. Project Açaí
You’ve heard of them by now. Project Açaí is one of the most talked about place to get your açaí fix, probably because they are probably the first dedicated açaí café in Singapore. Choose from two to four different types of açaí bowls, or a variety of açaí smoothies! Here’s a tip: The Holland Village outlet has the wider selection of açaí bowls.
Açaí bowls range from SGD 6.80 to SGD 15+ at Project Açaí.
Delivery: Feast Bump, UberEats
• Holland Village: 27 Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore 277738 (nearest MRT: Holland Village)
• Takashimaya: 391 Orchard Road, #B2-32A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872 (nearest MRT: Orchard)
Email: [email protected]
6. An Açaí Affair
Did you know that An Açaí Affair was started by two undergraduate students? Anna and Isabel are wo açaí-loving students who want to bring their passion for the berry to the world. Choose from their pre-set mixes of açaí bowls, or better yet, make your own.
Açaí bowls range from SGD 5.90 to SGD 14.40 at An Açaí Affair.
Address: 101 East Coast Road, Singapore 428796 (nearest MRT: Eunos/Paya Lebar)
7. Strangers’ Reunion
Another one that most people would probably have heard of, this café specialises in some serious coffee-making. But who says açaí bowls can’t be enjoyed together with your favourite cuppa?
Açaí Smoothie Bowl is priced at SGD 11.90 at Strangers’ Reunion.
Address: 33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169355 (nearest MRT: Outram Park)
8. Aloha Poké
Blending in two of the latest food trends, Aloha Poké brings the best of Hawaii and South America together. Not only do they serve mouth-watering traditional Poké, they also have a wholesome açaí bowl as a dessert on their Tiki Bar Menu (available in the evening), topped with granola and fresh berries.
Açaí Bowl is priced at SGD 9 at Aloha Poké.
Address & Telephones:
• Amoy Street: 92 Amoy Street, Singapore 069911, Tel: +65-6221-6165 (nearest MRT: Chinatown/Raffles Place/Tanjong Pagar)
• Marina Bay Link Mall: 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-46, Singapore 018984, Tel: +65-6634-0730 (nearest MRT: Downtown)
• Change Alley @ Chevron House: 30 Raffles Place, #01-34, Singapore 048622, Tel: +65-6533-0801 (nearest MRT: Raffles Place)
9. Absolute Açaí
The number of açaí-dedicated cafes in Singapore could be a testimonial to how much people here love the berry. Absolute Açaí has been bringing açaí delights to Singaporeans since 2015 and are still going strong. Choose from three different types of bowls, with toppings ranging from honey, to macadamia nuts to chia seeds. None of them appeal to you? Go ahead and make your own bowl!
Açaí bowls range from SGD 5.90 to SGD 15.50 at Absolute Açaí.
10. The Daily Roundup
The Daily Roundup has teamed up with one of Singapore’s most prestigious French chefs to bring to you the perfect crepe brunch. Fancay. They also serve an açaí bowl, of course, topped with granola, chia seeds and fresh seasonal fruits.
Amazonian Açaí Bowl is priced at SGD 12 at The Daily Roundup.
Find your zen with Haakon, as they serve up a wholesome menu that helps you not just physically but mentally as well. There’s not only the classic açaí bowl with granola, chia seeds and fruits, but also one that’s mixed with raw cacao (yes, that’s what chocolates are made from), available at Holland Village, and another that is swirled with coconut ice cream, available at 313 @ Somerset. Mmmm.
Açaí bowls are priced from SGD 7.90 to SGD 12.90 at Haakon.
• Holland Village (menu): 118 Holland Ave, #01-03 Raffles Holland V, Singapore 278997 (nearest MRT: Holland Village)
• 313 @ Somerset (menu): 313 Orchard Road, #B2-14, Singapore 278997 (nearest MRT: Somerset)
12. Pure Juice
Açaí bowls are not just sold in restaurants and cafes. Pure Juice is an organic juicery that aims to offer to the masses the myriad of benefits that different fruits and vegetables can have when pressed. Their Choco-Açaí Bowl tantalises with just a touch of chocolate drizzle, just to make all the other good stuff in it extra attractive.
14. Daily Açaí
Daily Açaí is a relative newcomer to the scene, but they serve up a storm of açaí, with not only their açaí fruit bowls, but also açaí smoothies, and even quinoa salad boxes. If you’re up for something healthy for a change, this is the place you should stop at.
Still think açaí bowls are too expensive to have on a daily basis? Click next to see how you can make your own at home!