Originating in Brazil, açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) bowls are the superfood meal replacement taking over the Bay Area and stealing healthy hearts across the nation. The açaí berry is a reddish-purple fruit reminiscent of a blueberry or cranberry and offers a wealth of health benefits to consumers of açaí in Tampa. Benefits include a high level of antioxidants comparable to that of cranberries, iron, calcium, fiber, vitamin A, and low sugar content.

Whether they love açaí bowls for their health benefits or unmatched aesthetic appeal, Tampa residents of all ages are partaking in the açaí craze as they grace your news feed with colorfully nutritious goodness. Below is a list of my favorite places serving açaí in Tampa liked by avid runners and Instagrammers alike:  

Swami Juice

2832 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629

This quaint health food hub offers açaí bowls as well as smoothies and cold-pressed juices. The açaí bowl menu consists of six signature combinations, including my favorite combination to-date found in the Hang 10 Hemp Bowl. This dish offers a blended açaí, strawberry, blueberry, hemp protein, cacao, and almond milk topped with granola, strawberry, banana, coconut flakes, raw honey, and peanut butter or, my favorite, almond butter.

Related Content:  Tampa Bay Restaurants Offering Healthy Dining Options

3316 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629

At The Enerjuicer you find six original açaí creations.  Enerjuicer’s menu includes a less expensive option; here you can order a cup size of each of their bowls. This up and coming açaí in Tampa location also offers smoothies, fresh juices, and healthy foods that taste as good as they look, and they are good for your body.

500 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

In the heart of SoHo, this juice bar prides themselves on their made-to-order bowls filled with only the freshest organic ingredients. Everything from the granola to the almond butter and nut milk is made in-house from scratch. The bowl menu at SoHo Juice is comprised of 5 customizable options and can be eaten immediately or taken to-go. SoHo Juice in Tampa also offers juices and smoothies as well as prepared foods like almond butter cups and their famous “Kale Caesar.”

Related Content:  Where to Find Healthy Dining in Tampa

2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Located in the International Plaza and Bay Street food court near Urban Outfitters, this runner’s superstore comes complete with a Fitness Bar. Their açaí bowl selection is available in Tall, Hungry, or Mega Size. The menu also includes gourmet wraps, hot sandwiches, salads and platters, specialty sandwiches, specialty smoothies, vegetable juices, power smoothies, premium vegetable juices, custom smoothies, custom vegetable mix, fitness shots, and pitaya (dragon fruit) bowls. Fit2Run is proud to have served the first açaí and pitaya bowls in the country.

Rico’s Açaí

401-425 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 

Head Chef Matthew Williams, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, brought his açaí experience to Charlotte, NC, establishing Rico’s Açaí to share wonderful flavors with inland Americans. The business has since spread to a fun food truck experience in Tampa. Specialties at Rico’s Açaí in Tampa include the Brazil Bowl, Butter Bro Bowl, Panther Bowl, and Rainbow Bowl. My guilty pleasure at Rico’s is topping my bowl with a hearty serving of pineapple and Nutella.

Join the açaí craze in Tampa and try one or even all of these fresh takes on healthy snacks! Follow one of my favorite health food bloggers on Instagram like @maddabouthealth for more pictures and reviews of açaí in Tampa. Register above to stay connected to additional fitness articles covering best local Blogs and Instagrammers, as well as information on where to find yoga studios in Tampa, yoga events, live-music, places to chill and more in Tampa. Subscribe, it's free! Read more by me through my profile. (all photos from business Facebook Pages)