You have to realize there are only a few things I desperately love in my life. Besides animals and my motorcycle… It’s açai/pitaya bowls. I have mad love for them. They are pretty to look at, they are easy to make and they are just delicious and helps regulate your bowel movements. What’s not to love?
The latest and greatest açai craze has finally landed in the art district with the grand opening of the brick and mortar near the Sci-Arc building. It’s quite the lovely place surrounded by new apartments, organic markets, and plenty of delicious restaurants like ediBOL. They have a parking garage, outdoor parking as well as street parking so pick your choice. Their street parking is parallel parking only though, but we opted for that since it was the closet to Amazebowls.
Their grand opening date was July 23rd 2016 at 11:00am, knowing it was in LA we decided to head out earlier just in case we caught traffic and couldn’t find parking. We made it about 40 minutes early and we had enough time to look around the area. I love that they have a bookstore as their next door neighbor. We checked that out as we waited for them to open the door. We finally made our way to the front door about 15 minutes and was able to get second in line, which was great since the line started forming around the building.
The place is relatively small and not much space for sitting around, but they have a great bar of fresh fruits and toppings like organic granola, coconut shavings, strawberries, blueberries and the like. Boyfriend and I both decided to get different bowls to try their variety. I got their original Amazebowl and he got their Dragonball-Z which is their version of the pitaya bowl. Since the bowls were free that morning, they came in mini sizes rather than their regular size, but they gave us unlimited toppings. I got mine with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, granola, honey, and coconut shavings. You can also ask for coconut bowls for an extra cost I believe!
I loved the Amazebowl and almost inhaled my cup, the blend was sweet with the soft herbal flavor of the açai berry, their fresh cut fruits was a bonus of textures and flavors. I also tried the Dragonbowl-Z and unfortunately I wasn’t a fan of the basil used in it. I personally think it was a little overwhelming in flavor, but my boyfriend loved it. He thought it was innovative and a fresh take on a pitaya bowl. Their regular pricing ($7.50) is definitely very affordable compared to other juice bars that I know of in DTLA.
The great thing about energy bowls is that you can make it a meal in itself or dessert location especially since they’re located to so many amazing restaurants. If you’re craving something sweet and healthy after a meal or workout, check this place out!
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Address: 300 S. Santa Fe. Los Angeles, CA 90013