5 best Smoothie Bowls in Hong Kong

by: Veronica Siu
09 Jun 2017

Beverage, breakfast or dessert? The smoothie bowl is all of the above and part of the Instagram bowl food trend that’s been raging since 2016. As summer returns, charm your bellies with some smooth moves by following our guide to the 5 best smoothie bowl picks in Hong Kong!

WOM recommends: Cacao/ topped with bananas and coconut flakes. 

Dear vegan, paleo, gluten-free readers, do not close the tab just yet! We’ve found the best vegan and gluten-free acai bowls in Hong Kong. Offering 4 smoothie flavours: the classic acai, cacao, pineapple and coconut yoghurt, all Nood smoothies are vegan and gluten-free. And most importantly they taste just as good as non-vegan recipes! Two toppings are included with each acai cup with a range of fruits, berries, and nuts available. 32 Hollywood Rd, Central, 8199 8189;

Genie Juicery
WOM recommends: Berry Nice - coconut base topped with cacao nibs, granola, and berries of your choice

Pretty and packed with a ton of nutrients, there’s no better way to start your day than at Genie Juicery. Featuring 3 amazing smoothie blends: Green Scream (spinach, walnuts, spirulina, almond milk), Berry Nice (strawberry, acai, cold-pressed apple juice) and Chocolate for Breakfast (raw cacao powder, lucuma, coconut cream powder, almond milk), the bowls are a perfect package of good looks and good taste. Customers can choose  between bananas or coconut for the base and customize their smoothie bowl with 4 add-ons from a selection of seasonal fresh fruits, frozen berries and superfoods. Shop A, 1/F Fook Moon Building, 56-72 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2803 2048;

Grassroots Pantry
WOM recommends: Acai Berry Cacao Bowl

Constantly hungry? Grassroots Pantry’s Acai Berry Cacao Bowl is one of our favourite summertime sweet treats to cool us down. Blending together cacao powder with coconut kefir yoghurt, flax seeds, sprouted pumpkin seed and cranberry clusters, the chocolate smoothie recipe is rich in flavour but light on the stomach; berries and cacao lend it a nutty undertone, sitting on top are seasonal fruits and a sprinkle of Grassroots’ very own roasted buckwheat granola that gives each bite an extra crunch with a touch of fruity sourness. Shop D, G/F, Centrestage, 108 Hollywood Road, Central/Sheung Wan, 2873 3353;

Mercedes me Store
WOM recommends: Tropical Fruit Mix Acai Bowl

A good breakfast goes a long way! Mercedes me offers a range of superfood breakfast bowls to keep you energised throughout the day. We love their Tropical Fruit Mix Acai Bowl. On a slushy bed of acai smoothie, plentiful toppings are artistically arranged, including banana coins, kiwi slices, passion fruit slices, granola and chia seeds. The bowl is a refreshing combination of colours, flavours, popping bites and health boosting fruits. Mercedes fanatic or not, it’s worth a visit to Mercedes me for a taste! Shop C & D, Ground floor, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road, Central, 2895 7398;

WOM recommends: Acai Bowl/ topped with goji berry, homemade dehydrated rawnolas, and raw honey.

With an overwhelming array of 18 fruit and superfood toppings, Be-Juiced lets you get creative with your smoothie bowls like nowhere else. Two big pluses about their bowls, they make their smoothies with organic, gluten free, non-GMO, fair trade frozen acai pulp and they have novel add-ons like dragon fruit, goji berry, hemp seeds, homemade rawnolas, pollen, peanut butter and almond butter. At just 5 dollars for each additional topping you can unleash your inner-child and indulge in this healthy sweetness all guilt-free. Lee Roy Commercial Building, 45 Peel St, Central, 2668 6231;

Veronica Siu