So I took a short hiatus from my weekly açai expedition but I am back. I ventured into Brooklyn after doing some research on the best of the best and stumbled upon Little Choc Apothecary in Williamsburg. After looking at the website and location tag photos on Insta, I knew that I needed to adventure to this spot. I haven't spent much time in Williamsburg, but I have only heard good things. Partly from friends but mostly from Gossip Girl because Williamsburg is where the Humphry family loft is and who could forget that. I am actually here right now and just finished eating the bowl, so all of the details are fresh in my mouth...Literally.
Name: Little Choco Apothecary
Their claim to fame is that they are NYC's 1st fully vegan creperie.
Location: 141 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ok, I have to say the base definitely isn't the best I've had. It wasn't very thick and it melted really quickly. To their defense, it isn't specifically an açai bowl place. I was really tempted to just ditch the whole açai thing and get a crêpe because they look really good and I can rarely get them because they always have dairy. So I will be coming back to get one, but for the sake of journalism consistency, I got the bowl. Although, it is taking all my strength to sit here right now and not order one.
I got the pb&J which was described as açai, peanut butter, homemade chia jam, banana, date, coconut milk, Anita's yogurt, homemade buckwheat granola. I hate to say I was a little disappointed because the bowl was so incredibly beautiful, but I'm not here to write an advertisement. I was a little disappointed because I thought it would taste like a pb&j but it really didn't. I wish it had a glob of PB and way more jam because I couldn't really taste it. Don't get me wrong it was good but I think a few adjustments could make it way better.
Ok, I didn't even finish it because it was so big and I was full! It was served in a beautiful bowl that sat on a dish and it looked like a work of art. However, I was thinking it better be huge considering the price...
Like...Woah. That's pretty pricey. The granola was really good and there were a lot of homemade elements so I understand but that's a bit crazy if you ask me.
I could sit here for hours because it is so beautiful. Downstairs where you walk in is a counter where you can order to-go but then upstairs (where I am right now) is like a little restaurant cafe with wood floors and a brick wall. All along the wall are shelves with glass jars of different herbs and tea blends. The tables are wooden with little yellow wooden chairs and the natural light is beautiful. The people I have interacted with who work here are very sweet and hip. Overall it's a great vibe and a great place to come with friends or to do a few hours of work.
Overall Tastiness: 3
So, it wasn't the best açai bowl I've had but it wasn't bad. I'm trying to be more critical with my reviews of food and I am always bad at being mean, but I wouldn't consider this to be "mean" per say. I just think that there are way better options here and they specialize in crêpes so if you come by, which I do highly recommend, I'd go with that instead.
So there you have it, my first açai of Brooklyn. I'll be back for crepes soon.