What’s Better Than Açai Bowls? Açai Bowls Served in Coconut Shells

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
July 11, 2017 4:45 pm Last Updated: July 28, 2017 3:33 pm

These may just be the most attractive açai bowls you’ll find in New York City. At Juicy Spot Cafe’s Lower East Side location, you can request that your fruity açai and pitaya (also known as dragon fruit) bowls be served in coconut shells.

The açai bowl is made from a blend of banana, apple juice, frozen açai, and ice ($9.50). For the brilliantly colored pitaya, it’s banana, strawberries, dragon fruit, and ice ($10.50). Next, assorted fruit and edible flowers are added on top. You can select as many as you’d like, as well as up to three toppings, such as mochi, chia seeds, and coconut flakes (additional toppings are 50 cents each).

The cafe first started as an ice cream shop specializing in making rolled ice cream treats. It has since branched out, offering a selection of fruit bowls and smoothies. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is said to have stopped by recently for a bowl, according to the staff. (As evidence, on the wall, there’s a blurry photo of him ordering at the counter.)

Juicy Spot Cafe
109 Ludlow St. (between Delancey & Rivington streets)
Lower East Side

10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Thursday to Saturday
10 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

10 a.m.–10 p.m.