Acai became popular in the US several years ago, but Brazilians have been enjoying this antioxidant-rich superfruit for years. A berry-like fruit of of the Acai palm that is native to Central and South America, it is mixed with Guarana and blended into a sorbet-smoothie like texture that can be enjoyed for breakfast or a snack anytime of the day.
Often mixed ‘com granola,’ you can also get it mixed or topped with fresh fruit such as bananas and mangoes, as well as ‘com proteinas' to make it more of a filling meal.
Hang out at the bar and enjoy your acai like a local Carioca at this Bibi right near Jardim Botanico. Acai is also served at almost any local stand in Rio- it is fantastic anywhere but I found Bibi’s to be the best.