Week 2 of the best Açaí search has continued and I have come across what I can tell will be a top contender. Juice Generation is a spot that my cousins, Chloe and Kate, requested after I wrote about my Açaí journey. These are all over the city and have other options of smoothies, juice, bakery items, healthy salads and veggie sushi, juice shots and "Juice Farmacy" which is supposed to fight off illness. You can also do some sort of home delievery where they send you frozen things to pop in your own blender and make at home.
Back to the Açaí though.
Name: Juice Generation
Location: 1486 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
This was the perfect thickness of Açaí to me. It wasn't watery or too frozen and I probably could have eaten the entire thing in 5 seconds but I had to pace myself.
Ok, so they do the option where they have different set bowls and you pick one. What has me shook is the fact that they have 6 options to choose from and most places have 1-3. I chose the PB Açaí because, as you all know, I love peanut butter! This bowl was peanut butter, cacao, banana, strawberry and hemp granola which is exactly what I love in my bowls! I wouldn't have even added anything if I had the option to. If and when I go back, I might try the Aloha Açaí but it will be difficult to choose something else. Honestly, everyone should check out their website and check out their options because it is so cute and well made!
Maybe Açaí in New Hampshire is just bigger in general but so far Juice Generation and the Juice Press have had just about the same size. I just feel like for $10+ it should be bigger than this possible NYC standard.
Price: $11.92 (with tax)
Very cute inside but pretty small. They have one of those standing bars by the window but I wish they would just put in bar seats. I ate at the standing bar but obviously I'd rather sit down. The people were really nice and the place looked very clean. After I ordered it got really busy but it seemed like no one waited very long for their order. I would give it a 5 if it had seats.
Overall tastiness: 5
Ok, I know a 5 is a bit aggressive but they deserve it. I loved this bowl, the strawberries and bananas were super fresh, the granola was really tasty and the Açaí was blended so well. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting or living in NYC! I know they are everywhere but I understand why. Açaí empire? Looks like it...I would like to find a non-chain that is just as good. Maybe this upcoming week! Stay tuned.
Where should I go next? If you have any suggestions please let me know!
Week 1: The Juice Press