Dining Guide | Nine Noteworthy Acai Bowls in Scottsdale
For years smoothies and protein shakes have been a staple of a healthy way of eating, providing a bit of sweet from the fruit and a refreshing blast thanks to herbs and ice. For those looking to shake up their morning routines, acai bowls (pronounced ah-sah-EE) put a flavorful spin on the traditional smoothie. The acai berry provides a very specific taste; a combination of blueberries, strawberries and a hint of chocolate. Filled with antioxidants, acai bowls are a great alternative to your go to breakfast of yogurt and granola. If you’re wanting to try out this breakfast treat that gives more indulgence vibes than healthy ones, we’ve gathered some of Scottsdale’s stand outs.
Nine Noteworthy Acai Bowls in Scottsdale
Give your body what it deserves by checking out Boss Coffee. They have all the buzz you need from their comprehensive caffeinated menu. If you desire a little sustenance with your early morning jolt, you can pick up an acai bowl made up of a standard acai blend and topped with fresh fruits, organic honey and low fat granola. Bonus? You can have your bowl blended with soy, coconut or almond milk. //23015 N. Scottsdale Road// Scottsdale// 800.590.4092//
Farm & Craft
Farm & Craft is all about community supported wellness evidenced by their menu featuring four paths to heath. Blended with mango, pineapple, banana, strawberry, shredded coconut, mint leaf and chia seed, the green mango acai bowl is packed with just the right amount of nutritious sweetness to healthily satisfy your sweet tooth. //4302 N. Scottsdale Road// Scottsdale// 480.568.8980//
Acai isn’t limited to just bowls, juices and smoothies. Grabbagreen offers theirs up in easy to transport cups. You can choose from a variety of creations like their Amazonia packed with banana, cacao, honey and granola or their Rio made up of banana, blackberry and strawberry. You’re really only limited by your preferences here. //15689 N. Hayden Road// Scottsdale// 480.991.9901//
Morning Blend promises to combine traditional breakfast items with fresh, organic locally grown ingredients to satisfy your early morning cravings. Their Laguna Beach acai bowl is proof positive that they stand behind that promise. What makes this bowl special is the medley of fruits; bananas, blueberries, strawberries and gogi berries are married with granola. Feel free to ask for more if that’s not quite enough. //4233 N. Scottsdale Road// Scottsdale// 480.945.4669//
Nekter Juice Bar
One of Nektar Juice Bar’s core beliefs is that a healthy and balanced lifestyle should be affordable and accessible for anyone who wants to embrace it. This is easily driven home by their approachable and vast menu items. While they have many bowls to choose from, one that stands out from the mix is their Graviola super-food bowl. This bowl is teeming with tropical flavors and is light and energizing thanks to tart lime, hydrating coconut, sweet pineapple and their special blend of graviola. //9301 E. Shea Blvd.// Scottsdale// 480.245.5980//
Old Town Local
Looking for a deliciously healthy treat for a happy life? Old Town Local’s bowl is straightforward with your standard acai bowl base and toppings like banana, coconut, fresh berries and granola. The simple, fresh flavors result in the perfect mix of healthy and indulgent. If you’re unfamiliar with the process of bowl building, Old Town Local is fit to walk you through and have you ordering like a pro on your next visit. //3902 N. Brown Ave.// Scottsdale// 480.994.6639//
Original Chop Shop believed that eating well leads to happiness and they are providing the Valley with plenty of options to find their happiness. Their beautiful bowls are made up of a blend of acai, apple juice, mixed berries and banana and then topped with strawberries, bananas, shredded coconut and agave nectar for an extra hint of sweetness and granola for some added texture and crunch. //7158 E. 5th Ave.// Scottsdale// 480.794.1536//
Scoop & Joy Lounge
Getting a health focused acai bowl in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor sound like a pipe dream? It’s all happening at Scoop & Joy Lounge, an unassuming spot serving up good vibes and lots of sweet treats. Their peanut butter acai bowl is made up of granola, coconut flakes, honey, bananas and your choice of berry. //9397 E. Shea Blvd.// Scottsdale// 480.889.4901//
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade
Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade is more than just a spot to get a wide variety of fresh, flavorful lemonades. They are serving up super-food smoothies, cold brews, sweet and savory toasts, steel cut oats and acai bowls. The bowls are made up with a base of organic acai, banana, strawberries, blueberries and coconut milk. You can top your bowl with traditional fruit and granola options as well as components like bee pollen, haupia custard, raw cacao, hemp, local honey and sprouted almond milk to name a few. //6501 E. Greenway Pkwy.// Scottsdale// 480.508.6036//
Do you have a go to spot? Let me know and I’ll make sure to check it out.
Thanks for reading!
This article, written by me, fist debuted in the March 2018 issue of Scottsdale Health Magazine.