Açaí (pronounced ah-sah-EE) is a delicious tropical super fruit and when it comes served as a bowl it makes waking up a whole lot easier.
For those of you who do not know what açaí is, then today is your lucky day. An acai bowl is heavenly deliciousness, that not only tastes good, but is good for you!
The açaí berry is known as a “superfood” that has some great health benefits such as improving your heart, clearing up your skin, and aiding in weight loss.
In an açaí bowl, the açaí berry gets blended into a thick substance, similar to that of a milkshake or smoothie, and is topped with granola, fruit, coconut shavings, and/or peanut butter to just name a few. Don’t forget to take a photo of this bad boy before you dig in — açaí bowls are just too pretty to not take a pic of them.
Looking to get your hands on an açaí bowl on Delmarva? Here are our top places to go ...
3BB Cafe - Bethany Beach,DE
Located in the heart of downtown Bethany Beach, 3BB Cafe is a family owned and operated business (who also own Three Blonde Bakers right next door). They specialize in fair-trade coffee, açaí and pitaya bowls, and other sweet treats! Stop in to pick up a bowl and say hi to Britt & Cassidy.
We recommend: The OG Bowl & a Caramel Macchiato
Nectar Cafe & Juice Bar - Lewes,DE
Located in historic Lewes, Nectar is a true gem to the town. Their quaint atmosphere makes you feel like you're eating breakfast in your own home (without having to do the work). It's a win win. Cozy up by the fire with friends, or sit at the bar for a more casual visit. While this post is about açaí - you really can't go wrong ordering anything on their menu!
We recommend: The Açaí Bowl & Morning After Juice
Twist Juice Bar - Rehoboth Beach,DE
When I first found Twist Juice Bar I was brought in by their extensive cold press juice menu. Once I stepped inside and saw they had so much more to offer I was even more hyped to try them out! This is the perfect place to grab a quick meal or stop in with friends & eat at their cute outdoor tables.
We recommend: The Tropic & Black on Track Juice
Juice Box - Oceanview & Rehoboth Beach, DE
This is a seasonal shop that you can't miss out on! From homemade pastries to organic salads, Juice Box offers healthy options for every tastebud. They also are always experimenting so be sure to stop in and try one of their new creations!
We recommend: The Açaí Bowl & Mango Madness Smoothie
Real Raw Organics - Ocean City, MD
Real Raw Organics have been on my radar for a while. They are best known for being a Kombucha brewery, as well as having a complete organic menu. When you order an açaí bowl from them you can any pick 5 toppings from their extensive offerings. I think they have like 20 options to choose from - so the combinations are endless!
We recommend: The Açaí Bowl topped with strawberry, banana, granola, chia seeds, and almond butter
Playa Bowls - Rehoboth Beach, DE
While this store hasn't opened yet, I had to mention it because my favorite place to get açaí bowls back in my hometown in New Jersey is coming to the Delaware Beaches and I couldn't be more stoked! Starting from a smoothie stand up on the Boardwalk in Belmar, NJ to having well over 40+ stores ( and so many more coming) - Pineappleland is taking over the East coast! When they finally open this summer - you're going to want to run not walk to their grand opening!
We recommend: 8th Ave Bowl or The Power Bowl
So now that you know what the açaí bowl is, and how beautiful it looks, and where to get it - you absolutely need to go try one of these babies. You will not regret it!
If you stop into one of these places - take a picture and tag us on instagram @blondecravings. We want to see what delicious creations you order!