13 Places Where You Can Find Acai and Smoothie Bowls in Boston
Crunchy toppings and interesting flavor combos make these spots worth a visit.
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Now you have more than one reason to ditch the straw and opt for a spoon to consume your smoothies. Besides saving the turtles, opting for a spoon to eat your delectably frozen and blended fruit allows for more crunchy toppings and a wide array of flavors and textures. Plus the superfood acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a powerful berry that contains fiber and antioxidants, which may help protect cells from damaging free radicals. Get your Instagram filters ready and prepare to share some major (healthy) food porn. Below, are the best places to get acai and smoothie bowls in Boston—dig in.
1. Cocobeet: Cocobeet prides itself on concocting pure and nutritionally dense food and juices to fuel an active lifestyle. The acai bowl is one of Cocobeet’s vegan, raw, and gluten-free meal selections. Served as part of their “smart breakfast” menu, the acai bowl is sprinkled with Cocobeet’s homemade granola. You can also choose from other smoothie bowls like the chocolate protein bowl or the pitaya bowl—both sure to leave you energized and ready for the day.
100 City Hall Plaza, Boston, 857-263-8598, cocobeet.com.
2. Jugos: While Jugos’ location may be small, their menu is quite the opposite. Featuring ingredients such as hemp protein and goji berries, there are five types of acai bowls to choose from. Try the Sao Paolo bowl for a chocolate treat that tastes like ice cream, without all of the guilt.
145 Dartmouth St., Boston, 617-418-9879, 502 Mass. Ave., Boston, 617-536-9700, visitjugos.com.
3. The Juicery: All of the products at The Juicery are freshly made and never contain artificial colors, sweeteners, or syrups. Named the “Classic Acai Bowl,” its bowl stands out from the menu of juices and smoothies. This version is blended with banana, cacao, coconut, and peanut butter.
58 Salem St., Boston, 617-936-4010, juicery.com.
4. The Juice Box: The Juice Box has three varieties of acai bowls, the Good Morning Bowl, the Rio Bowl, and the West Side Berry Bowl. The Good Morning Bowl incorporates coconut water and coconut flakes for tropical flavor, while the Rio and the West Side highlight fruits, such as bananas and berries. You can also choose from three different pitaya bowls too.
359 West Broadway, Boston, 857-930-4510, juiceboxboston.com.
5. NU Kitchen: The Hawaiian beach bowls at this Somerville cafe will have you wishing you were somewhere tropical. Choose from three different bowls including two pitaya bowls and the Oahu acai bowl blended with apple juice and almond milk and topped with strawberries, granola, and coconut. You can also add whey protein, flax seeds, or other supplements for an added nutritional bonus.
195 Washington St., Somerville, 617-764-2482, thenukitchen.com.
6. Juice Press: The famous New York City juice bar, now with six different locations in the Boston area, offers three different acai bowl options. Their blueberry bowl has a double durst of blueberry and serves as an ideal breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. You can top all bowls with maple toasted coconut flakes or ground chia flax blend if you like.
500 Boylston St., Boston; and others, juicepress.com
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7. Mother Juice: Started as a food truck, Mother Juice quickly gained a strong following. They opened up their first store in Cambridge in September 2014 and now have a Newbury Street location as well as a spot at the Boston Public Market. Simply blended with a banana and almond milk, Mother Juice’s acai bowl is a gluten and dairy-free treat. Stop by and grab the bowl for lunch or dinner, because even though it’s part of their breakfast menu, it’s served all day long.
291 Newbury St., Boston, 857-263-7401; and others, motherjuiceboston.com
8. Squeeze Juice Co.: Along with traditional acai blended concoctions, Squeeze offers bowls blended with ingredients you might not think would go well in a smoothie, like avocado. Their avocado bowl has lime, banana, and is topped with granola. You can also get banana nice cream here or turn any one of their smoothies into a bowl so you can add toppings of your choice.
120 Charles St., Boston, 857-350-3103; and others, drinksqueeze.com.
9. Revolution Juice: Owned by a husband and wife duo, Revolution Juice promotes a whole-food and plant-based diet through its products. All the bowls at Revolution Juice are simple and easily customizable to your preferences. The diverse topping options include both frozen and fresh fruit, nuts, and various superfoods.
150 Huntington Ave., Boston, 857-233-4313, revolutionjuice.com.
10. Energize: With locations in Brighton and Back bay you can choose from eight different smoothie and acai bowls. Choose from more traditional ones or dig your spoon into a cashew cheesecake bowl blended with cashews, banana, and cinnamon. Or if you’re in need of a jolt, try the coffee obwl blended with coffee, almond butter, and dates.
265 Mass. Ave., Boston, 857-317-3868, 618 Washington St., Brighton, 617-903-3053, energizeboston.com.
11. Thirst Juice Co.: Want a unique acai bowl? Try the Chili Chocolate bowl at Thirst. Chipotle chili powder, cacao, almond milk, banana, and dates get blended together for a spicy and flavorful combination. The menu also has three other versions: a Peanut Butter Bowl, Coconut Bowl, and Pear and Spinach Bowl.
44 School St., Boston, 857-233-4535, thirstjuiceco.com.
12. Life Alive: With a new Back Bay location comes more options for smoothie bowls at Life Alive. On top of their signature acai bowl topped with blueberries, peanut butter, and spiced peanuts you can choose from a pitaya bowl, peanut butter and jelly acai bowl, and more. Plus, you have to visit the new space on Boylston Street if for no other reason than to enjoy your vegan fare at the rainbow juice bar.
431 Boylston St., Boston, 857-239-8239; and others, lifealive.com.
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13. Juicygreens: Want to know what blue magic tastes like? Now’s your chance. Juicygreens, in Jamaica Plain, offers four different smoothie bowls, one of them being the blue magic. Blended with pineapple, banana, and blue spirulina it will be as refreshing as it looks. You can add sunbutter, honey, or chocolate drizzle to any bowls as well.
61 South St., Jamaica Plain, 857-203-9976, juicygreensboston.com.