The smoothie bowl trend of 2016 is still going strong, continuing to fill our Instagram feeds with eye-catching (and mouth watering!) snaps of smoothies and delicious Acai bowls. A breakfast blended with native South American Acai and bursting with juicy berries and fruits, we’ll take ours topped with granola, please! Cosy up on a chilly day, or refresh after a hot hike – the takeover is still strong in Hong Kong, so we’ve scoped out the best bowls to dig in to, no matter the time of day!
Loved by smoothie fanatics all over the 852, Genie Juicery‘s addition to their growing menu is one to try!
Their smoothie bowls ($80) are made with raw fruits and blended superfoods, catering to all dietary restrictions with zero-added sugar! 100% organic vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free (if you prefer); choose from three different bases (Chocolate for Breakfast, Green Scream and Berry nice) and opt for a selection of four different topping. We’re huge fans of cacao nibs, banana chips, coconut shreds and their gluten-free granola!
Genie Juicery, Shop A, 1/F Fook Moon Buildng, 56-72 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.geniejuicery.com
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Conveniently located in the heart of Central, Be Juiced whips up one delicious Acai bowl! Made from frozen Acai pulp and blended with apple juice and fresh bananas, build you own small ($65) or large ($115) bowl and opt for a variety of natural toppings.
From fresh fruit, granola, cacao nibs, an array of nut butters and raw honey, your tastebuds will thank you later!
Be Juiced, 45 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bejuiced-hk.com
Grassroots Pantry offers delicious, wholesome foods using all organic and raw ingredients – and we love them for it! Their version of the classic Acai bowl is made with a welcomed twist, incorporating cacao right into their mix.
The Acai Berry Cacao Bowl ($98) blends cacao powder with coconut kefir yogurt, flax seeds, sprouted pumpkin seed and cranberry clusters – all topped with fresh, seasonal fruit. Packed full of energy and superfoods, this acai bowl is pure, healthy and tastes divine.
Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.grassrootspantry.com
MANA! prides themselves on not only being sustainable and eco-friendly but by using delicious, plant-based nibbles made fresh. And with a delectably healthy menu on offer, their Acai Bowl ($70) is simple with all the right ingredients; blended Acai berries topped with raw granola, banana coins and cacao nibs. A great grab and go option for busy mornings!
MANA! Fast Slow Food, various locations across Hong Kong, www.mana.hk
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Residing in the trendy neighbourhood of Sai Ying Pun, classic French Bistro, Metropolitan offers a menu bursting with Parisian treats and healthy breakfast options. Stroll over on a lazy Sunday morning and sample their superfruit breakfast, Le Fruité ($88), a sweet and healthy Acai granola bowl made from raw, organic Acai pulp, sugar-free granola, berries and sliced banana.
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Metropolitain, G/F 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.french-creations.com/metropolitain
**HOME – Eat to Live has now permanently closed**
Looking for a healthy fix? HOME – Eat to Live is one our faves. Located in the heart of Central, clean eating has never been easier! Build-your-own Acai bowl ($55) and choose from banana chips, mixed fruits, seeds and crunchy cereals.
Stay for lunch and snap up one of their nutritious wraps, earth bowls, vegan cakes and sweet treats.
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HOME – Eat to Live, Shop G01 & 101, Nexxus Building, 77 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, www.homerestauranthk.com