Great places to get the popular, delicious and healthy Acai bowls in the Bedford area
Acai bowls can be anjoyed as a meal or as a dessert. Chocolate or Nutella can be drizzled on them or they can be served more virtuously. For the still uninitiated, acai bowls are thicker smoothies that can be topped with a variety of fruits, nuts, and other goodies, and eaten with a spoon.
Elyce Jacobson, head chef and co-owner of Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen in Mt. Kisco credits Instagram for the popularity of the bowls. “The colors are beautiful and the toppings really make the photos gorgeous.”
She describes the bowls as “a creamy cross between sorbet and frozen yogurt.”
Jacobson, James Monica of Katonah’s Tazza, and Anthony Villani, owner of Pleasantville’s Playa Bowl, say the growth and popularity of acai bowls has been fueled by teenagers, with grownups following their lead. “We see a big after-school crowd,” Monica says.
Villani, whose store opened in December 2017, says “Teenagers make up around 70 percent of our business.” The “versatility” of acai bowls adds to their popularity.