DENVER — Got a hankering for açai bowls, but don't want to spend a fortune?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the most noteworthy destinations for affordable açai bowls in Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to fulfill your urges without breaking the bank.
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Topping the list is Prosperoats. Located at 2550 15th St. in Highland, the breakfast and brunch outlet, which is known for its juices, smoothies and açai bowls, is the highest-rated low-cost açai bowl source in Denver, boasting 4.5 stars out of 212 reviews on Yelp.
'They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not have it for every meal?' questions the business' Yelp page in the section pertaining to specialties. 'Prosperoats was founded on the belief that your modern, on-the-go lifestyle needs a delicious and healthy, but also portable, meal that won't weigh you down or make you feel sorry later.'
Furthermore, 'All of our menu items are fresh daily, and we always source our ingredients from as close to the neighborhood as possible,' its Yelp bio continues.
2. Rush Bowls
Next up is Highland's location of the national chain, Rush Bowls, situated at 1665 Central St. With four stars out of 80 reviews on Yelp, the cafe, which serves juices, smoothies and açai bowls, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.
As far as what the business is known for, 'Rush Bowls offers a variety of all-natural blended fruit bowls and smoothies,' it writes on Yelp in the specialty section. 'A Rush Bowl is a thick, creamy blend of all-natural fruits and vegetables. It's topped with delicious, crunchy, organic granola and a drizzle of honey. With up to five servings of fruits and vegetables, and up to 40 grams of protein in each bowl, eating well on the go has never been easier.'
3. Superfruit Republic
Finally, Uptown's Superfruit Republic, settled at 1776 N. Broadway, Suite 115, is another prime choice, with Yelpers giving the economical vegetarian eatery, which offers juices, smoothies and açai bowls, four stars out of 93 reviews.
'The perfect start to your workout or workday, Superfruit Republic is a fast-casual café, specializing in delicious açai bowls packed with nutritious ingredients,' the business states in the history section of its Yelp profile. 'We only carry the best organic and natural products, from our super fruit açai base to our goji berries and shredded coconut toppings.'
Concerning signature items, 'It all starts with fresh fruit: locally sourced, seasonally inspired, incredibly fresh fruit,' it touts on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. 'And after that, the rest is pretty much up to you. When you stop by for morning fuel or an afternoon pick-me-up, you'll see how we make healthy eating insanely delicious.'