The trend of juice bars serving smoothie bowls laden with açai berries and other “superfoods” now looks to be here to stay. That means health-conscious Seattleites have no shortage of places to look for their fix of goji berries, smoothies, avocado toast, and organic granola — here are some of the best bets for these and other bowl-based foods.Read More
The Top Spots for Juices and Bowls in Seattle
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Fit Bar Superfood Cafe (multiple locations)
If you’re heading across the West Seattle Bridge to Fit Bar’s little nook in the North Admiral neighborhood, expect a bit of a wait. But not without reward — the Admiral açai bowl comes generously loaded with blueberries, hemp hearts, goji berries, mulberries, flaxseed, and bee pollen. Or, for a satisfyingly high-protein treat, consider the PB Power blended with Adams peanut butter and topped with sliced banana, blueberries, coconut, and hemp granola. For those a bit further south, Fit Bar has a location in Renton, too.
HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe
This charming little shop on Queen Anne Avenue specializes in plant-based, superfood-laden smoothies, juices, salads and grain bowls. The menu is gluten- and dairy-free, with many items available raw, so diners can indulge worry-free in a Cookie Monster smoothie or a vibrantly green Buddha Bowl. HeartBeet also has a sister company, Pure Pies, to meet the need for a sweet yet virtuous treat after a superfood-packed meal.
Not all bowls need be breakfast or light lunch material. For soulful, filling, farm-to-fork bowls that can dress up for dinner, Eve in Fremont might be just what the doctor ordered. Opt for chilled beef vermicelli topped with pungent, Southeast Asian-inflected aromatics, or load up ancient grains with nuts, seeds, greens and optional proteins in the Eve Hot Bowl. Putting an egg on it is highly encouraged.
Sweetgrass Food Co.
At this airy downtown space, Sweetgrass serves up sustainable and wholesome food with a healthy dose of good vibes. Set up with a laptop and a smoothie such as the Matcha Matcha Matcha (make it a bowl for just a bit extra), or build a salad from seasonal ingredients for a satisfying lunch. For dessert, the gluten-free buckwheat chocolate “snail cookie” might almost be a bigger star on Instagram than Sweetgrass’s vibrant bowls.
Juice is in the name, and SLU’s Jars Juice supplies over 40 fresh options for juices, smoothies and fruit bowls to the hungry citizens of Amazontown. And the menu doesn’t stop there: Jars tops its ubiquitous avocado toast with poké, turkey, bacon, or a sunny-side-up egg. Grab a Green Juniper juice to go, or settle into one of the cafe’s comfy couches for a quick break.
Juicy Cafe (multiple locations)
Owner Abigail Stansfield, who has seen the effect of a balanced diet on her own autoimmune disorder, believes that healthful food should be delicious. This commitment shows in the Juicy Cafe’s colorful bowl options (which can be made paleo-friendly) as well as the extensive list of smoothies, soups, and (naturally) juice. The cafe does breakfast, too, offering egg bowls and various things on toast. Find it in the Convention Center or another of four locations around downtown and South Lake Union.
Kitanda Espresso & Acai (multiple locations)
Kitanda set up shop back in 1998 with the goal of bringing quality Brazilian foods to the United States. The team now has five stores in University District, Greenlake, Redmond, Kirkland and Southcenter, where they specialize in açaí, coffee, and a selection of Brazilian nibbles and pantry staples. Come for the Rio de Janeiro açaí bowl, get suckered into trying the coxinha (shredded chicken croquette) and pao de queijo (gluten-free cheese bread made with tapioca flour).
Verve Bowls (multiple locations)
What started in 2015 as two brothers with a passion for açai has grown into three Verve Bowls locations around Seattle and two scoop shops on the Eastside slinging açai, pitaya bowls, and smoothies. For warmer options in colder months, Verve also offers avocado toast and hearty bowls of oatmeal. Reward a grueling morning workout (or successfully-tackled inbox) with the Razzle Dazzle açaí bowl, blended with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and topped off with organic granola and bee pollen.
Jujubeet (multiple locations)
Beyond smoothies, organic juices, elixirs and cold açai and pitaya bowls, Jujubeet’s Bellevue Main Street and SLU locations also offer a variety of bowls, sandwiches & wraps, and grab and go fare. The chainlet’s motto is “food that makes you feel good,” and that means dessert, too: the menu of “wholesome treats” includes such indulgent-sounding options as raw raspberry cashew torte and chocolate banana cream pie.