10 best places for smoothie bowls in Vancouver

Jun 24 2017, 12:53 am

By Gurleen Boparai

Vancouverites are always at the forefront of healthy food trends, so it comes as no surprise that acai bowls have quickly grown in popularity. The delightful sorbet-like smoothie made using the South American acai berries is beloved for its energy boosting fruit.

The acai bowl gradually became the smoothie bowl as more ingredients like fruit and vegetables were blended in to create new flavours, as well as the addition of delicious toppings like house made granolas, fresh fruit, and nut butters.

Here are 10 places where you’ll find divine smoothie bowls in Vancouver.

1. Glory Juice Co

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The classic acai bowl has gotten a delicious makeover by Glory Juice Co, but still remain true to the classic as all of their bowls begin with the acai berry. The Sweet Tropical is a blend of mango, blueberries, banana and acai berries while the Creamy Nutty has some raspberries, banana, blueberries as well as almond mylk and glory nut butter. All of the acai bowls are finished with Glory Juice Co’s house-made granola.

Address:  78 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

2. Radicle Juice

If you are looking for variety, drop by Radicle Juice on Main street as they have six different acai bowls to choose from. With the focus being on the super food, all the bowls are a base acai berries blended with only a banana and coconut milk or coconut water (the Nutter Butter being the only exception). If one superfood is not enough for you, go with the Super Food Bowl which also has spirulina, granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds and goji berries.

Address: 3088 Main Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @radiclejuice

3.Buddha Full

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With nearly over 20 different smoothies, North Van’s Buddha Full are experts at smoothies, so of course they have delicious acai bowls to choose from. Each of their three acai bowls are topped with fresh local fruit, bee pollen, goji berries and local honey. If you are wanting to get some of your daily servings of greens, try their Green Peace Acai bowl as it is a blend of acai, kale, spirulina and a banana. Check out their new second location, too!

Address: 106 West 1st Street #101, North Vancouver
Address: 102-2120 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver

4. Melu Juice

During the summer months, pop into Melu Juice to cool down with their delicious Acai Bowl, a blend of organic acai berries, raspberries and strawberries, finished with dried cranberries, sliced banana, maple granola, peanut butter, chia seeds and their house-made cacao sauce. The best part, you can enjoy your acai bowl at Melu Juice’s adorable storefront.

Address: 1110 W Pender Street, Vancouver

5. Olive + Ruby 

Olive + Ruby’s vegan acai bowl goes beyond just berries, by also incorporating mango, spinach, dates, and pomegranate juice. You will be buzzing with energy after their nutritious acai bowl which is finished with house made granola, sliced banana and dragon fruit.
Address: 2839 West Broadway, Vancouver

6. TurF

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After putting in a few punches in the boxing arena, re-energize at TurF’s cafe with their BC Smoothie Bowl, a blend of local cherries, red beet, coconut milk, cacao powder, dates, vanilla and apple cider vinegar, topped with granola and cacao nibs. The bowl is designed to make you feel alive and nourished to help you tackle your day.
Address: 2041 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Instagram:  @turfliving

7. The Anchor Eatery

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West Vancouver’s Anchor Eatery offers five distinct smoothie bowls, so there is something for everyone. There are a few different acai based bowls such as the Mayan Gold which has chia seeds, kale, fresh strawberries, bee pollen and honey. The Pitaya bowl has no acai berry, but instead is blended pink pitaya (dragonfruit), mango and apple juice poured over granola and finished with shredded coconut, fresh strawberries and banana.
Address: 1520 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

8. Commodity Juicery

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Alongside the classic acai bowl, Commodity Juicery has created two different smoothie bowls to entice your tastebuds, the Greens 2 Go and the Coco Loco. Packed full of nutritious greens like kale, matcha, cucumber, and cilantro, the Greens 2 Go will keep you energized throughout a long work day. The Coco Loco is a blend of tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and cantaloupe and gets a boost of flavour from ginger and dates.
Address: 3975 Fraser Street, Vancouver

9. The Juice Truck

The acai berry smoothie bowl at the Juice Truck is brimming with flavour while also remaining nutritious. Acai berries are blended with coconut, blueberries, avocado, medjool dates, lime and raw vanilla. This bowl is then finished with pineapple jam, bee pollen, fresh strawberries, sliced pear and finally hemp hearts. And now you can pick up one of their acai berry bowls at their just-opened Yaletown location.
Address: 2 mobile locations plus 2 storefronts; check website for details

10. The Juicery Co.

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Leave it to one of Vancouver’s most popular juice shops to rock the smoothie bowl scene. The Juicery Co. serves up spoon-able delights like their Cacao-Banana Acai Bowl at their shops. Look for the bowl with the blend of frozen acai, raw cocoa, maca, almond mylk, frozen banana and topped with granola and fresh fruit.

Address: 4 locations in Metro Vancouver; check website for details
Instagram: @thejuiceryco

With files from Lindsay William-Ross

 Gurleen Boparai is creator and content creator for the Vancouver-based lifestyle blog, Pink Tea Latte. As a pastry obsessed recent graduate from UBC, Gurleen is determined to try every bakery within a 50 kilometre radius of Vancouver. You can always count on Gurleen to have a smile on her face and matcha latte in hand. You can follow along with all of her adventures over on Pink Tea Latte.  Twitter // Instagram
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