The latest hip offering in yummy, healthy eating is here!
Acai, pronounced ah-sai-ee, has been an ongoing food trend for a couple of years in Western countries. As more people in Singapore start to take on a healthy lifestyle, I’m not surprised that the trend has finally arrived, and has taken off immediately. Well known as a superfood for its natural antioxidants and health benefits, we have finally found a food that is both indulgent yet guilt-free. Even then, I totally understand that it can be hard to seek out the best places to get acai in Singapore. So I’ve done all the legwork for you, Sassy Girls, and put together a list of places with acai bowls worth checking out.
Ranked number 1 on my list of acai places to visit, Afterglow brings aesthetics and taste to a whole new level. While you will find most acai of a smoothie consistency, poured into a bowl and topped with fruits, Afterglow’s acai challenges the norm. With a more ice-cream like texture, this frothy acai is scooped and carefully presented in a wooden bowl, topped off with raw walnut brownie crumble, bananas, salted ‘caramel’ tahini and dehydrated ‘cheese’. Going at $15 a bowl, it’s absolutely satisfying and not to mention, Instagram-worthy.
Afterglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131, Tel: (+65) 6224 8921, www.facebook.com/afterglowsg
If you enjoy acai, but are tired of the typical smoothie bowl, Super Loco has you covered. With a coconut sticky quinoa base, a generous helping of acai smoothie on top, and finally topped with mango and shredded coconut, this bowl of goodness is like mango sticky rice meets acai smoothie, minus the calories. An unlikely combination, but one that tastes like heaven. For $15 a bowl, it’s definitely worth a try. I was pleasantly surprised by this one!
Super Loco, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 The Quayside, Singapore 238252, Tel: (+65) 6235 8900, www.super-loco.com
A classic that I’m sure everyone has tasted, or at least seen, Project Acai is no new kid on the block. As one of the pioneers of the superfood scene in Singapore, Project Acai offers acai bowls in three sizes, with the price ranging from $6.80 to $14.50. There’s also the choice of going for a classic flower bowl decked in an assortment of fruits or nuts, and the choice of cookie butter, peanut butter or almond butter as toppings. The acai is a perfect icy consistency and is great for a mid-afternoon pick me up. You can also go for a smoothie if you’re not feeling a whole bowl. There’s bound to be something you like!
Project Acai, 27 Lor Liput, Singapore 277738, www.project-acai.com
Absolute Acai is a newer acai store that has opened not long. It’s similar to Project Acai in terms of presentation as well as the range of items sold. The consistency of the acai is a little too watered down for my liking and is too sweet for me as well. The selling point I would say is the ability to DIY your own bowl! So if you’re picky and want more of a certain topping while leaving others out, this would be ideal for you. The prices range from $7.50 for a small classic bowl, to $9.50 for medium and $15.50 for a large. The DIY bowl starts at $6.90, and increases based on the toppings you choose to add.
Absolute Acai, 3 Pickering Street #01-38, Nankin Row Singapore 048660, Tel: (+65) 6224 4088, www.facebook.com/absoluteacai
More famed for their incredibly mouth-watering sandwiches (believe me I’ve tried), PBD has recently expanded to featuring acai on their menu! A standard size of acai is $8 a bowl, and it’s definitely the most affordable one around. The consistency is slightly watery for my liking and it was also a tad too sweet; but overall I enjoyed it. Toppings are generous and for it’s price, is worth a try.
Park Bench Deli, 179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627, Tel: (+65) 6815 4600, www.parkbenchdeli.com