The Five Best Acai Bowls in Miami Beach
While we can think of dozens of ways to enjoy the distinctive and refreshing taste of delicious, organic Amazon acai, the acai bowl remains one of the most popular and easy ways to get your fix – especially when you’re out and away from your kitchen. Thankfully, Miami – with our impressive international culinary scene – enjoys a greater abundance of acai bowl options than perhaps anywhere else in the country. And if that wasn’t enough, the versatility of the acai bowl means finding the best bowls in the city really is a matter of taste. Thankfully, we’ve got the scoop on some of the best bowls in the city, from varieties that double as high-octane workout fuel to indulgent treats to combat summer’s endless heat, here’s our picks for the five best acai bowls in Miami.
Sunset Harbor Acai
A beautiful balance of texture and flavor, Jugofresh’s Sunset Harbor Acai Bowl forsakes granola in favor of a crunchy crumble made with Brazil nuts. While banana is always a staple topping, other fruits rotate seasonally to ensure the freshness and quality of the toppings. The whole mix gets a slightly indulgent feel with the addition of raw honey and cacao nib and gets another punch of texture from sprinkles of coconut flake. While this one definitely counts as a healthy breakfast option, it also might replace fro-yo as your go to afternoon sweet craving.
Apple A Day Natural Food Market
1534 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Rio Acai Bowl
This one definitely captures the tropical flavor of an authentic acai bowl with a berry base blended with banana to give the acai an even creamier, thicker texture. Garnished with even more banana and a parade of tropical fruits, the whole thing is finished with a punch of texture from granola and a side of coconut shreds for dressing as you choose. Among the more classic choices on this list, the Rio Acai Bowl is everything a good acai bowl should be: refreshing, satisfying, and completely delicious.
110 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lean Machine Acai Bowl
While there are definitely several unique variants of the acai bowl that stand out on our overall list, the Lean Machine Acai Bowl is definitely one of the most original creations from this Miami Beach staple. Perfect as pre-workout fuel, the Lean Machine boasts a base blend of acai with a heaping dose of greens snuck in, including kale, spinach, and spirulina. Finished off with tropical kiwi, goji berries, and shaved almonds, this acai bowl is the picture of health and will take you from breakfast to the gym with a powerful dose of light, refreshing Amazon energy.
1755 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Carrot Express acai base is another banana blend with a creamy texture that’s definitely the signature of a good bowl. Garnished with seasonal fruit, one of our favorite elements of the Carrot Express bowl is the roasted almond granola, a nutty, crunchy concoction with a savory edge that perfectly compliments the sweetness of the berries. Topped with the traditional sprinkle of shaved coconut flake, the Carrot Express acai is rich and satisfying with a salty-sweet quality that would be dangerous in a dessert, but somehow manages to seem positively healthful when paired with antioxidant-rich acai.
Under the Mango Tree
714 6th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Classic Acai Bowl
Under the Mango Tree specializes in every manner of clean, organic, and just plain nourishing fare and their acai bowl is no exception. Starting with a base of organic acai, this bowl gets the usual dressing of berries and banana, plus the heaping crunch of organic granola. But here’s where it gets REALLY interesting. For anywhere between $.75 and a $2.00, you can dress your acai bowl with as many superfood jolts as you can handle. Throw in another heaping spoonful of organic granola or add peanut butter to create an even thicker and almost ice-cream-like texture. You can even go all out and finish your bowl off with a healthy sprinkle of raw, organic cacao. It’s the sheer number of options at Under the Mango Tree, combined with the incredible quality of the ingredients, that really make it a standout option.