Açaí is a powerful and nutritious berry grown in South America, now trending in hip San Francisco grocery stores, cafes, and food trucks. Being a fitness professional in the city, one should be aware of local healthy eats at all times. People rely on their trainer's suggestions on where and what to eat. Açaí bowls can be a great post-workout meal or a dessert replacement for clients in need of satisfying their hunger and sweet tooth.
The most creative açaí bowls in San Francisco will be found beachside in the Outer Sunset. Whether you prefer your açaí in a bowl, cup, or topped on a waffle, this place deliver's. The consistency of the açaí is amazing and the portions are generous. Their gluten-free waffle topped with açaí, banana slices, house-made granola, and syrup is my favorite for that "treat yo self" kinda meal.
Taste, texture, and authenticity are all contributing factors with BEBEBAR of San Francisco. You can find this gem by the bottom of Dolores Park, at the corner of 18th and Church. I really enjoyed the authentic Brazilian açaí bowl. The customer service is great and they even let me substitute granola for hemp seeds (more protein) without an extra charge. Also what really turned me on was that BEEBAR uses organic açaí.
If you work in the Financial District near California, Blue Hawaii Açaí Cafe might be your new favorite spot. The smooth texture and appropriate amount of toppings give the bowl a double thumbs up. They also have gluten-free granola which is always a plus.
I would consider this açaí bowl a dessert style bowl. With two locations on each end of the Mission District, it is a great place to drop by while enjoying the art and characters of the neighborhood. They have four styles of toppings and you can also make your bowl half Pitaya (called a Twister). I like coming here when I'm in a hurry because it has that "in and out" kind of vibe. Their IG is pretty lit as well which I respect.
The Basik Cafe on Polk Street is an açaí lovers must stop by location. Basik is known for their one of a kind acai bowls. They have over 5 variations of bowls with amazing plant-based proteins. Though this is the most expensive bowl in San Francisco, you definitely get your money's worth with overflowing fruit toppings and a generous amount of granola on the top and bottom (KEY). A must go to spot anytime ones visit Polk.