Superfoods are all the rage these days with acai berries topping the trend, and for good reason. These Brazilian superfruits are absolutely packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids. It also doesn’t hurt that they taste like a heavenly mix of raspberries, blackberries, and chocolate. It should come as no surprise then that tons of healthy eating havens are now offering up vibrant acai bowls for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. We went a mission to seek out the best acai offerings around the island, and these are our picks for the most nutritious and delicious acai bowls and smoothies in Singapore.
Conveniently located in the CBD, Absolute Acai is a health food mecca offering up acai smoothies and bowls, along with other superfood treats. The signature acai bowl comes with an icy cold purple puree of acai berries, fresh apples, bananas, and coconut water topped with all sorts of goodies like granola, cacao nibs, bee pollen, and chia seeds. In a rush? Grab one of their acai breakfast smoothies to go.
Absolute Acai, Pickering Street, Nankin Row #01-38, Singapore 048660. p. +65 6224 4088. Open Mon – Fri 10:30am – 8:30pm, Sat 11am – 5pm & Novena Square 2, 10 Sinaran Drive #B1-131, Singapore 307506. Open Mon – Sat 10:30am – 9pm, Sun 10:30am – 5pm
Afterglow by Anglow
Afterglow is all about farm-to-table, natural vegan eats like colourful veggie spring rolls, substantial salads, and raw pizzas. But save room for dessert because the acai bowl is absolutely dreamy. Think tangy acai berries, muesli packed with tasty bites like cashews and cranberries, fresh banana slices, berry compote, salted tahini ‘caramel’, and a coconut cracker to top it all off.
Afterglow by Anglow, 24 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089131. p. +65 6224 8921. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 10:30pm
If you happen to be on Orchard Road and need a quick fix to fuel you up for more shopping, pop into Coocaça (pronounced koo-ka-sa) for a refreshing smoothie and an acai bowl. They actually have two versions of the acai bowl called the Pura Vida and Sao Paulo, and both come with a cool blend of acai berries, fresh fruits like kiwi and mango, and crunchy homemade granola.
Coocaça, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers #01-K1, Singapore 238881. Open daily 8am – 10pm &1 Grange Road #01-03, Singapore 239693. p. +65 9627 1171 Open daily 11am – 9pm
Haakon offers up wholesome clean-eating fare with a Scandinavian twist. You’ll find tons of options for all kinds of eaters here including vegan, paleo, and gluten-free dishes. The acai bowls are especially popular, as they come loaded with seasonal fruits and a range of textures from the granola, coconut flakes, and chia seed parfait. Amp up your bowl with add-ons like whey powder and almond butter.
Haakon, 118 Holland Ave #01-03, Singapore 278997. p. +65 6262 0558. Open 10am – 9:30pm. Additional locations on Orchard Road, in One Raffles Place, and 1KM Shopping Centre
Tucked away in the basement of One Raffles Place, Parallel is a tiny stall serving up aromatic CMCR coffee and tasty acai smoothies and bowls. There are three versions of the acai bowl to choose from including the superstar, amino, or antioxidant, and you can opt for a regular or large size. We suggest snazzing up your fruit, granola, and acai puree with a drizzle of all-natural honey.
Parallel, 1 Raffles Place #B1-34, Singapore 048616. p. +65 9750 8997. Open Mon – Fri 7:30am – 9:30pm
Project Acai is Singapore’s first chain dedicated entirely to acai smoothies and bowls. The menu is straightforward with just a few options like the supergreens acai bowl with kale and spinach blended into the acai smoothie base or the original flower bowl that looks just as good as it tastes with an assortment of fresh fruits and granola spread out like flower petals on top of the acai base.
Project Acai, 391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City #B2-32A, Singapore 238872. Open daily 11am – 9:30pm. Additional locations in Holland Village, East Katong, and Vivocity
Looking for a healthy afternoon snack in the CBD? Make your way to Randy Indulgence where the staff serve up acai and cereal bowls along with fruity ice cream creations. The acai bowls come in either ‘diet size’ or ‘happy size’ and you can opt for the fruity version with bananas, strawberries, and blueberries or the protein version with granola, banana, walnuts, almonds, and chia seed pudding.
Randy Indulgence, 7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre #B1-10, Singapore 078884. p. +65 8808 4758. Mon – Fri 8am – 9:30pm, Sat – SUn 11am – 6pm