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6 places to try açaí bowls in Charleston, SC

Load up on fruit at these sweet spots around town.

A girl holds an acai bowl topped with strawberries and granola.

Grab a bowl from Tres Palmas Acai.

Photo by @purebarrechs

One study valued the açaí berry market at $712 million in 2017 + predicted that it will grow at a steady rate of 12.71% by 2025. Did you know? This growth is partly due to the steady influx of vibrant purple açaí bowl pictures on Instagram.

Açaí bowls have a thick, sorbet-like consistency. The açaí bowl base is typically made from açaí fruit pulp, nut milk, dates, and other fruits + topped with an infinite number of combinations like granola, nut butter, banana slices, and coconut flakes. (This is different from a smoothie bowl, which may sport similar toppings but consists of different fruits and yields a more liquid-like consistency.)

Are you ready to dig in? Here are six spots around Charleston for you to get your açaí + smoothie bowl fix.

Rush Bowls

  • 22 Westedge St.
  • Try this: This downtown favorite offers açaí bowls in distinct categories like destination and wellness. Find your zen with the Lemon Squeeze with lemonade flavors and the Frost Fighter with added immune support. Order a Bow Wow Bowl for your pup.

Clean Juice

  • Locations vary
  • Try this: We recommend The Green Bowl at this organic juice + food bar. If you’re in need of a refresher, step out of the Charleston humidity and head inside to get your fruit fix in downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant.


  • 401 Huger St.
  • Try this: Serving good vibes + organic eats, this happy little spot by Hampton Park creates delicious bowls with unique ingredients. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Chocolate Acai, made with peanut butter, cacao nibs, and a chocolate drizzle.


  • Locations vary
  • Try this: Who doesn’t love healthy food that’s easy to grab on the go? This tasty spot serves all-organic acai bowls with gluten-free granola, fresh fruit + superfoods across the Lowcountry. We don’t know about you, but we want the Beech Bowl and Banana Bowl.

Tres Palmas Acai

  • 700 S. Shelmore Blvd., Mt. Pleasant
  • Try this: Keep it local, Holy City. This eatery was started by a CofC alum with a passion for balancing the body’s wants + needs. Take a bite of the Boujee Bowl with raspberry, bee pollen, and cacao nibs and the Tropical Bowl with banana, mango, and coconut.

Playa Bowls

  • Locations vary
  • Try this: These pure acai bowls have energy-boosting, cell-healing, and immune-stimulating properties. If you like things sweet, dig into the Nutella Bowl topped with coconut flakes and a Nutella drizzle.