Photo by Archie.

Move over, avocado toast. Açaí bowls are the new trend on Long Island and by the looks of it, the trend is here to stay.

The bowls, with an ice cream-like base consisting of the super fruit açaí and other mix-ins, are packed to the brim with uber-healthy toppings like strawberries, blueberries, honey, coconut and even hemp seeds.

The Mayo Clinic shows that although research is limited, the super-food offers health benefits like an abundance of antioxidants. 

The West Coast trend has made its way east and Long Island Islanders are embracing it in full force. To fuel the craze, here’s some of the dozens places that you can find açaí bowls on Long Island:

Ah-Sah-EE Café
It’s common law that you need to know how to pronounce açaí before eating it. The phonetically spelled Ah-Sah-EE Café makes both easy by offering not only simple açaí bowls, but the also-popular açaí smoothies in their menu. 232 West Park Ave., Long Beach. ahsaheecafe.com

Bango Bowls
Bango serves the perfect combination of açaí bowls and a rotating lineup of local cold brew on tap, as well as specialty oatmeal. 1010 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park. bangobowls.com

Bay Shore Bean/Babylon Bean
Two staple coffee shops on the South Shore, two great places to pick up açaí bowls on the way to Robert Moses. 47 East Main St., Bay Shore. bayshorebean.com 17 Fire Island Ave., Babylon. thebabylonbean.com

Empowering Goods
Using organic ingredients, Empowering Goods not only serves açaí bowls, but also yogurt, green and smoothie based bowls and also has a marketplace to pick up any other health needs. 750 Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. empoweringgoods.com

The Energy Bar of Long Island
Centered around healthy and protein-filled food, The Energy Bar of Long Island offers an array of açaí bowl flavors with an immense choice of toppings from cocoa chips to hemp seeds. 179 Jerusalem Ave., Massapequa. theenergybarli.com

Fire Island Shave Ice
Famous for their insane amount of shave ice flavors, the Babylon shop also serves solid açaí bowls that can’t be missed. 134 North Carll Ave., Babylon. facebook.com/FireIslandShaveIce

Jamba Juice
Who would’ve thought that a chain that makes smoothies could also make açaí bowls? Multiple locations. jambajuice.com

Juice ‘N Blendz
Pushing the initiative of living a healthy lifestyle through eating right, Juice ‘N Blendz now serves açaí bowls as a healthy and satisfying snack. 17 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. facebook.com/Natural-Blends

La Villa Café and Gelateria
Branching out from selling specialty coffee, gelato and Italian pastries, the café now serves açaí bowls as well. 518 Bwy., Massapequa.  facebook.com/LaVillaCaffeAndGelateria

Long Island Beach Bowl Açaí Café
With laid back California vibes, the café serves up custom bowls that live up to the fact that they have “açaí” in their name. 454 Main St., Islip. libeachbowl.com

New York Beanery
Besides serving up good coffee, this establishment recently added açaí bowls to their menu that also includes eccentric open-faced sandwiches. 114 Merrick Rd., Amityville. facebook.com/newyorkbeanery

NY Açaí
Working out of a food truck parked on Riverside Blvd. in Long Beach, Açaí focuses solely on shelling out acai bowls that let customers customize anything from their toppings to what they want in their acai blend. facebook.com/LBNYACAI

Nooks and Kindles Juice Bar
With a commitment to transparency in their ingredients, Nooks and Kindles whips up organic and vegan-optional açaí bowls that can be catered to any taste. 1356 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. nooksnkindles.com

Organic Krush
The marketplace is a one-stop shop to pick up various kinds of açaí and pitaya bowls with tons of add-ons, as well as different types of healthy food, cold-pressed juices, and cleanse plans. Multiple locations. organickrush.com

Red Mango
The chain, known for their parfaits and pomegranate frozen yogurt, now serves açaí bowls as well for your convenience. Multiple locations. redmangousa.com

SoBol (Formerly Long Island Super Bowls)
With locations sprouting up across Long Island, this franchise have been slinging out quality bowls since 2012. Multiple locations. mysobol.com

Swirls and Twirls
A Long Island froyo staple, the brand is keeping up with the times by serving açaí bowls. Multiple locations. swirlsandtwirlsusa.com

Way of Life Healthy Café
Keeping in mind their mantra of “healthy food makes happy people,” Way of Life offers tons of healthy food options, including a small selection of açaí bowls with kinds like toasted almond and a protein option 565 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. wayoflifeny.com

Yogomania
With locations in Holbrook and Medford, Yogomania goes serves delicious açaí bowls in addition to serving ice cream, smoothies and waffles. Multiple locations. yogomaniamedford.com

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