5 Best Acai Bowls in San Francisco

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In San Francisco, fads come and go like Karl the Fog, and food is the worst offender. Luckily, our health-conscious city is as quick to latch on to super food trends as it is to bacon-in-everything. Now, acai bowls are all the rage—the new orange juice and coffee of Instagram. Here are the best SF spots to satisfy your cravings.


Basik Cafe

Line up at this Nob Hill gem for variations on the popular acai bowl: The Drifter, with an organic blend of raw cacao, acai, and housemade cashew milk, is the answer to chocolate lovers' prayers—it's even topped with cacao nibs in addition to granola, banana,  crushed almonds, fresh strawberries, and honey. Dessert, much?  //  1958 Polk St. (Nob Hill), basikacai.com 

(Courtesy of Wendy Goodfriend)

Bowl’d Acai

Move over burritos. This food truck is rolling out delicious smoothies, juices, and a signature acai bowl in three unique flavors: Original Gangster, jam-packed with strawberries, bananas, blueberries, coconut, and honey will leave you feeling full till lunchtime. Bowl’d Acai’s ingredients are all fresh and sourced locally.  //  14 Mint Plaza (SoMa), bowldacai.com 

(Courtesy of Jennifer Eng)

Judahlicious

In the foggy Outer Sunset, Judahlicious is a ray of light for folks craving healthy, gluten-free grub. Rich in essential nutrients, Judahlicious’ raw and vegan cuisine is friendly to the taste buds—think pancakes and waffles. Their Jungle-Style acai bowl is made fresh with raw acaí, blueberries, banana, and housemade granola of sunflower, pumpkin seed, and buckwheat. Pump up the jam with toppings including cacao nibs, goji berries, coconut flakes, hemp seed, and mango for just a buck.  //  3906 Judah St. (Outer Sunset), judahlicious.com

(Courtesy of Julia Mazzucato)

Blue Hawaii Acai Cafe

This FiDi hideout is all Hawaiian. For breakfast to go, grab Blue Hawaii’s classic blend of organic açaí, fresh banana, and berries, or try something new—the Lime Fresh bowl adds, you guessed it, fresh lime and honey to the mix.  //  2 Embarcadero Center (FiDi), bluehawaiisf.com

(photo via Yelp)

The Plant 

Known for their vast organic brunch and lunch menu, the Plant offers heartier options (think huevos rancheros) in addition to lighter fare. Acai lovers will go gaga for the berry-laden Sambazon bowl.  //  Multiple locations, theplantcafe.com 

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