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Here’s Where to Feast on Antioxidant-Rich Açaí in Westchester

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The healthy superfood pops up throughout the county in the form of bountiful bowls and scrumptious smoothies.

Not sure how to pronounce “açaí?” No problem, just ask for the antioxidant bowl — chances are your favorite healthy eatery will know exactly what you’re craving. Topped with good stuff like bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and granola, açaí bowls pack a punch of tasty benefits for your brain, heart, and overall health. Think of them as super healthy smoothies you eat with a spoon. Here are a few real goodies in Westchester.

Granola Bar

96 Purchase St, Rye; 914.709.4229

With five locations, including one in Rye, Granola Bar offers all sorts of healthy items including granola (natch), parfaits, and smoothies. Among its smoothies is the Organic Açaí, that comes with both spoon and straw. It’s served with almond milk, bananas, and blueberries for a fruity kick, and topped with cinnamon granola.

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Grass Roots Kitchen

124 Wildey St, Tarrytown; 914.909.5588

Grass Roots Kitchen, near the Tarrytown train station, serves healthy, fresh offerings including an açaí bowl. Its Açaí Roots Bowl is made with Grass Roots’ Deep Roots Smoothie (comprised of beets, açaí, mangoes, blueberries, and fresh OJ) plus fruit, granola, and honey. It’s available as a vegan version and/or GF.

Nella’s Nutri-Bowl

2 Maple St, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.259.2996

Founded last year, Nella’s Nutri-Bowl emphasizes healthy offerings including vegan-friendly food. Its signature smoothie bowls are made to order with no sugar added. The attention-getting açaí bowl is topped with strawberries, bananas, Nutella(!!), and granola. 

PK Blendz Juice Bar

1002 Main St, Peekskill; 914.930.7538

This Main Street staple offers a bounty of bowls, including an açaí bowl. Complete with banana and coconut milk, it’s topped with ginger, granola, strawberries, and coconut shavings. 

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Trailside Café

1807 Commerce St, Yorktown Heights; 914.302.7331

Located near the Putnam Trail and the impressive Pines Bridge Monument in Yorktown, Trailside Café serves up a frozen açaí bowl blended with bananas, blueberries, almonds, and coconut milk. For another antioxidant boost, Trailside also offers a pitaya bowl made with frozen dragon fruit.