Summer is approaching and the sun is getting stronger and stronger, which means only one thing. Acaí Bowl season has arrived! Acaí na tigela is a typical Brazilian dish made of frozen and mashed acaí palm fruit native to Brazilian rainforests that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is served as a smoothie in a bowl or glass and it is commonly topped with granola and banana. There are many places in Barcelona where you can enjoy this yummy dish. Not only does it taste incredibly good, but it is also notoriously instagrammable. Here is a list of top 5 best Acaí Bowls in Barcelona!
Sunday Surf Café
Located in La Nova Esquerra de l’Eixample, this surf themed café serves a range of freshly pressed juices, sandwiches on artisan bread and of course smoothie bowls including the famed Acaí bowl. The traditional Brazilian dish is served in cute bowls made of coconut shells together with a wooden spoon. Their Acaí bowls are topped with granola, banana, grated coconut and seasonal fruit. The owner of the café runs a surf school and so the café has a very authentic feel with wooden chairs and tables and second hand surfboards propped up against the wall as decoration (that are available to buy!)
Carrer del Consell de Cent, 149, 08015 Barcelona
Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 20:00, Saturday, 9:00 – 18:00, Sunday, 9:00 – 16:00
Flax and Kale
Flax and Kale is a well-known name when it comes to healthy places to eat in Barcelona. In addition, they also have an Acaí Bowl on their breakfast menu. The Acaí classic is composed of the Acaí blend, banana, watermelon, blueberries, homemade chestnut crumble, agave syrup, hemp seeds, goji berries, strawberries, and cashew milk. Its variation contains, amongst others, cocoa powder and homemade hazelnut cream.
Carrer dels Tallers, 74b, 08001 Barcelona
Breakfast served Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 11:45
The Juice House
The Juice House is one of the few restaurants in Barcelona purely dedicated to healthy food. They have a carefully curated menu with products that are chosen on the basis of quality and proximity. The Juice House is open all day and is the perfect place for breakfast or brunch as well as dinner. Their rich Acaí Bowl is composed of the acaí blend, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, fresh granola, coconut flakes, and seeds. In addition, you can add delicious peanut butter on the top for a little extra cost of 0,70 €.
Carrer del Parlament, 12, 08015 Barcelona
Sunday-Wednesday, 10:00 – 21:00, Thursday- Saturday, 10:00 – 23:00
FitBar is the place to go if you fancy a refreshing tropical bowl to have on the go while running errands or exploring Barcelona. It is one of the more affordable options on this list and offers takeaway rather than sit in, where a friendly staff member serves you a fresh Acaí Bowl prepared right in front of you. The base consists of Acaí, granola, and sliced banana. In addition, you can add other toppings, such as peanut butter, cashew butter, mango, strawberries, coconut flakes, and many more for an extra charge. There is also an option of adding yoghurt and protein powder into your bowl of happiness. The price of the basic one is 5,90 Euros, and let me tell you, it is a generous portion of goodness.
Carrer de Sant Miquel, 41, 08003 Barcelona
Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 19:00, Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 – 20:00
Last but not least, Vegan Bowls our top choice to find your perfect Acaí Bowl. It is another small takeaway place with just two small tables so you may struggle to find a seat! This vegan place serves incredible Acaí bowls topped with almost anything you could dream of. At Vegan Bowls, they prepare every dish from scratch. Aside from the Acaí Bowl, you can also try to Cacao dreams smoothie bowl made of bananas, avocado, dates, and other delicious ingredients. However, nothing beats their Acaí bowl which is really filling and ideal for breakfast or brunch.
Carrer dels Tallers, 79, 08001 Barcelona
Monday – Sunday, 10:00 – 20:00