Throughout college, I've discovered some amazing things about how life can be spent in San Diego. One such occasion was the day I tried my first bowl of acai. Talk about a whole-new-world moment.

According to my best friend Wikipedia, acai bowls, or açaí na tigela ("açaí in the bowl) originate from Brazil and are typically served smoothie style in a bowl and topped with ingredients such as guaraná syrup, granola, bananas, and other fruits. Acai bowls are packed with nutrients and they make the perfect on-the-go snack/meal. 

Despite its often heavy non-college-Rachel friendly price tag, acai bowls are a delightful treat that I like to indulge myself in every once in a while.

I've listed here some of my favorite places to eat acai bowls in San Diego. Are these any of your faves? Any acai bowl place I must try either in San Diego or elsewhere? Let me know so I can add to my hunt for the ultimate acai bowl experience!

1. OB Smoothie Bar & Subs

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Why: The most bang for you buck! Each bowl is sure to make you full to the brim!

2. Northside Shack

Why: These are packed with the most variety of toppings I've ever seen on any acai bowl. The acai smoothie itself is perfectly tarty too!

3. Amazona Acai Cafe

Why: From what I've heard, Amazona has the most authentic Brazilian acai you can get in SD. This place also serves their bowls with guarana syrup!

4. Nektar

Why: Ah, my first introduction to the wonderful super fruit. I'd say,  Nektar did a pretty ace job!

5. Better Buzz

Why: Not only do they serve amazing coffee, but Better Buzz also serves acai bowls that are just as good! Plus the interior of each store is very instaworthy ;)