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JUL 14, 2020



Houston gets HOT in the summer, but let’s be real — Bayou City is pretty warm all year round. And that warm weather has us craving cool, nourishing smoothies in a bowl.

The acai bowl trend has hit H-town, and we're pretty much jumping for joy. These juice bars, cafes, and food trucks each blend up their own unique version of the blended fruit snacks, and they’re all delicious (and nutritious). So dig in.

We love Nourish’s juices and smoothies, so it’s no surprise that we dig their power bowls, too. Whether you go for the fruity acai bowl or the greener spirulina bowl (with homemade almond milk), you’ll feel nourished after your visit to this Montrose staple.

Revolucion is taking juicing in The Heights by storm. And their delicious bowls are no exception. You can enjoy their traditional acai concoction with the Rev bowl, add some greens or peanut butter, or ditch the acai completely and opt for pitaya (aka dragon fruit) or matcha instead.

An early adopter to acai bowls in Houston, Tout Suite’s cafes in EADO and Memorial City Mall (shopping fuel, duh) blend up simple and totally crave-worthy acai bowls. And they pair perfectly with a steaming hot latte from the coffee bar.

Clean Juice might be crushing it in the juice arena (no surprise there), but they also have a selection of delicious acai bowls made with the same all-organic ingredients they're known for. If you're in the mood for something sweet, go for the The Berry Bowl, made with almond milk, banana, and blueberries, and topped with goji berries, granola honey, and strawberries. And if savory is more your style, they've got you covered with The Green Bowl, which features a blend of kale, matcha, spinach, and more.

Get your acai fix at Juice Girl’s two Houston juice bars in The Heights and Montrose. With five different bowl varieties — original, tropical, superfood, almond butter, and dragon fruit — you’ll always find something to suit your palate. The tropical bowl tastes like a Hawaiian vacay and is topped with pineapple and coconut.

This Bellaire juice bar (and its sister Juice Well in Greenway Plaza) has roots in SoCal where the acai bowl craze is well established, so you know their bowls will bring it. Make your bowl your own by customizing the base (pitaya or acai) and adding toppings (like hemp, raspberries, and sliced almonds) to suit your cravings.

The only thing better than the acai bowls at this trendy River Oaks cafe is eating your bowl in the hippy Marfa-inspired garden. Like most acai bowls, this frozen treat totally hits the spot on a warm day, but what puts this one over the top is the crunchy coconut granola. Good vibes and fresh ingredients make Bebidas one of the best post-run or post-flow spots in town.

The best things worth eating are served in a bowl. At least that’s Bowled Up’s philosophy, and we can’t help but agree. This food truck cruises around town (from breweries to college campuses) serving “bowled up” Hawaiian-inspired meals from some of the best acai bowls to poke and chicken katsu.


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