Blame it on the need for speed. Blame it on Instagram. Regardless of why exactly açaí bowls became popular across the U.S. in the last several years, San Antonio is no home to several shops that feature the fruit-filled creations prominently.
Though the berry itself is hailed as a super fruit (no FDA testing has been done as of yet), whether you’re picking up a bowl to gawk over and ‘gram, or hoping to inhale your day’s worth of fruits and fiber in a matter of minutes, the appeal is clear. Though often hailed as a treat, the bowls along with their pitaya or dragonfruit counterparts, should be considered more of a light meal as toppings of fruits, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, chia seeds and granola help fortify the bowl’s offerings.
In San Antonio, Revolucion Coffee + Juice introduced both açaí and pitaya, as it often does with other products, and now the city has its fair share of places to score an açaí bowl. Here’s a breakdown of what each offers.