Not exactly a new food trend, but a delicious one nonetheless. Acai bowls (or smoothie bowls for those without acai berries) are taking the food world by storm.
Packed with protein, antioxidants, and vitamins, acai bowls are both healthy and tasty. Even better? They look great in photos!
Do your body (and your Insta feed) some good by heading to any one of the 5 spots below and indulging in a scrumptious smoothie bowl for breakfast.
Check out 5 places to get acai bowls in Montreal.
Crudessence is a vegan eatery in Montreal specializing in salads, power bowls, and most importantly, acai bowls. True works of art, the acai bowls available at Crudessence are majorly Instagram-worthy. Topped with goodies like banana, raspberries, shredded coconut, granola, nuts, goji berries, blueberries, blackberries, orange slices, fresh mint, and more, you can’t go wrong with one of these tasty, healthy, and photogenic acai bowls.
When: Monday to Sunday 11 am-9 pm
Where: 2157 Rue Mackay, 105 Rue Rachel O
This laid back Cali eatery in Old Port may be known for their fresh-pressed juices, poke bowls, and smoothies, but it’s their acai bowl that you absolutely have to try. Located in the dessert portion of their menu, Venice MTL serves up a simple but delicious acai bowl packed with protein and antioxidants. At Venice MTL, the dish includes a base of blended acai berries, and is topped with banana, chia seeds, coconut, and granola.
When: Monday to Saturday 11 am-11 pm, closed Sundays
Where: 440 Rue Saint-François-Xavier
Outremont juice shop, Jus Pur, specializes in (you guessed it) freshly made juices. Ideal for anyone looking to go on a juice cleanse, they offer an array of delicious and freshly-squeezed options combining vitamin-packed veggies and fruit. However, if it’s an acai bowl you’re after, look no further. Their acai bowls are topped with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and housemade granola.
When: Monday to Wednesday 8 am-6 pm, Thursday 8 am-7 pm, Friday 8 am-7 pm, Saturday 9 am-6 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Where: 1005 Avenue Bernard
Conveniently located right next to the Snowden Metro, Rejuice! Nutrition is one of the best places to go if you’re looking for variety. In addition to a plethora of smoothies, juices, and raw oatmeal bowls, Rejuice! boasts 7 different kinds of smoothie bowls. The Tropical Acai bowl combines acai, banana, pineapple, and almond milk to create a creamy base before being topped with goji berries, shredded coconut, maple nut granola, banana, and seasonal fruit. Another fantastic option? The almond butter blueberry bomb, made with blueberries, banana, pineapple, almond milk, and cinnamon.
When: Monday to Friday 7:30 am-6 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am-6 pm
Where: 4978B Chemin Queen Mary
Alberta-based smoothie company, Jugo Juice, is a chain with three locations alone in downtown Montreal. Known for their massive, vitamin-rich smoothies, it’s no wonder they recently entered the smoothie bowl game. Jugo Juice currently has three smoothie bowls on their menu: berry benefit (containing a base of acai, almond milk, banana, blueberries, strawberries and topped with granola, bananas, and blueberries), power plant (featuring a base made of avocado, kale, almond milk, pineapple, and banana and topped with granola, banana, and hemp hearts), and simply sunshine (comprised of a mango, coconut water, coconut milk, pineapple, and banana base and topped with granola, banana, and chia seeds). Sounds pretty darn yummy to us!
When: Check each location for details
Where: Various locations