Need more acai bowls in your life?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable acai bowl sources in Tampa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.
1. Sweet Soul
Topping the list is Sweet Soul. Located at 1101 S. Howard Ave. in Parkland Estates, the spot to score juices and smoothies, acai bowls and ice cream and frozen yogurt is the highest-rated budget-friendly acai bowl spot in Tampa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 132 reviews on Yelp.
Yelper Becky P., who reviewed Sweet Soul on Feb. 23, wrote, "I chose the acai base, added blueberries, banana and dark chocolate shavings, then maple granola and the superfood mix topped with peanut butter drizzle! I will definitely come back here next time I'm in the area! There are other options like smoothies and some interesting juice shots."
2. Whatever Pops
Next up is South Seminole Heights's Whatever Pops, situated at 5127 N. Florida Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 114 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score acai bowls, ice cream and frozen yogurt and gelato has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
If you're looking for more, we found these details about Whatever Pops The restaurant's signature items include "gourmet, handmade, all natural ice pops," the business states on its Yelp profile.
3. Big Island Poke
Bayshore Beautiful's Big Island Poke, located at 3601 W. Gandy Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly spot to score poke, acai bowls and juices and smoothies four stars out of 110 reviews.
We looked there for an overview of Big Island Poke. With a chef that has 25 years experience multiple culinary awards, it brings a healthy, fast, drive-thru concept to South Tampa" the business states in the bio section of its Yelp profile.
Regarding signature items, this spot "specializes in Hawaiian poke bowls, acai bowls fresh juices and smoothies. Also, it offers a new take on the Kona Hot Dog," according to the business's Yelp profile.
4. Greenroots Cafe
Greenroots Cafe, a spot to score juices and smoothies, acai bowls and salads in Channel District, is another budget-friendly go-to, with four stars out of 21 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1000 Channelside Drive to see for yourself.
Yelper Sarah H. noted, "The best Acai bowl I've ever had, and the largest I've ever seen! Great way to start the day. Beautiful location near the Aquarium and comfortable seating inside."