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LukeRB Dec 4, 2013 10:39 AM

I feel in love with acai bowls on my first trip to Hawaii and love getting them when I'm on the Islands, but they're sorrily lacking here in SF. Where in the city can I get an acai bowl?

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    dordogne Dec 4, 2013 01:46 PM

    Try Blue Hawaii Acai Cafe in 2 Embarcadero.

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      LukeRB Dec 4, 2013 01:50 PM

      Thanks! Have you had their bowls? If so, what were your impressions?

      I've also found [via Yelp and Foursquare] that Pastel Do Brazil and Judahlicious have them as well. Anyone found them elsewhere (food trucks count)?

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        dordogne Dec 4, 2013 06:52 PM

        I haven't tried the bowls at Blue Hawaii; I usually opt for the more unhealthy choices in the area. But their online menu looks pretty good, though expensive (high rent neighborhood).

        http://bluehawaiisf.com/on-the-menu/

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          LukeRB Dec 4, 2013 11:07 PM

          It is expensive, especially considering the actual size of the bowls. I've joked about opening an acai bowl food cart; I wonder how much profit margin there is on a $10.95 large acai bowl…

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        zamyatin Dec 5, 2013 10:20 AM

        Not anywhere near as good as what you get in Hawaii. In my opinion.

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          LukeRB Dec 5, 2013 10:31 AM

          Seriously. The pictures I've seen of the acai bowls at Blue Hawaii, Judahlicious and Pastel Brazil all look weak and inauthentic compared to what you get in Hawaii. My idea for an authentic acai bowl business is looking more promising by the day…

      3. Josh Dec 4, 2013 03:52 PM

        Judahlicious in the Outer Sunset makes great ones.

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          LukeRB Dec 4, 2013 03:57 PM

          Pastel Do Brazil has them; I've never tried their bowl, so I can't speak to how good they are.

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