Where to Get a Great Acai Bowl on Long Island
Acai bowls have become a staple food across Long Island in the past few years.
Made from acai berries and additional fruits, then topped with nuts, seeds, granola, coconut or honey, they make a refreshing snack or even a full meal any time of the year.
SoBol – Founded in 2014, there are locations all across the Island for SoBo so there is bound to be one near you. Stacey K, of Northport, wrote on Yelp, “I used to tease my stepdaughter about her obsession with SoBol. Until I had one myself. Now I’m the one obsessed!!”
Locations: St. James: 412 North Country Road, (631) 250-9800; Port Jefferson Station: Route 112,, (631) 743-9643; Ronkonkoma: 239 Hawkins Avenue, (631) 699-2399; Hauppauge: 555 NY-111, (631) 257-0303; Patchogue: 22 West Main Street, (631) 333-6001; Manorville: 496 County Road 111, (631) 953-2270; Sayville: 153 Main Street, (631) 333-1922; Commack: 6110 Jericho Turnpike, (631) 486-8816; Islip: 479 Main Street, (631) 446-4938; Huntington: 217 New York Avenue, (631) 470-4731.
Bango Bowls – Another chain of acai bowl shops that you can find around Long Island. On Yelp, Julien C, from Centereach, said, “super quick, friendly service, great selection, fair prices, go on get down with your banging self and bango!”
Locations: Bay Shore: 68 East Main Street, (631) 328-1168; East Setauket: 199 Main Street, (631) 364-9338; Babylon: Ocean Parkway; Huntington Station: 160 Walt Whitman Shops, Suite 1173, (631) 271-0520; Massapequa Park: 101 B Park Boulevard, (516) 557-2648.
Playa Bowls – Recently opened in Miller Place, Playa Bowls was the brainchild of a Jersey Shore surfer dude and dudette.
Location: Miller Place: 347 B, NY-25A, (631) 828-6444.
Nooks Organic – Formerly Nooks and Kindles, this shop launched in 2014 as a healthy snack company that turned into a full grown, trendy nutritional food spot serving up acai bowls, smoothies, juices and more.
Location: Roslyn: 1356 Old Northern Blvd, (516) 621-8510.
Bare Naked Bowl – Make your own acai bowl at this East Meadow shop. On Google Reviews, Michelle Lambert said, “Best acai place I’ve ever had!! Love all the different bases . They are creamy and not icy and watery like some other acai places. So many options. My favorite is acai and white coconut. It’s great they make it right in front of you and so many toppings to choose from.”
Location: East Meadow: 2565 Hempstead Turnpike, (516) 390-0715.