Friday, 18 May 2018

Eating Out: Insane Acai Bar

West End is a cornucopia of vegan options, including the all-vegan Insane Acai Bar. While I am not in love with the name, it is a good place to stop by if you are craving a smoothie, bowl, or fresh juice. But they also have a big selection of raw and baked vegan treats as well. I don't normally go there as a primary eating destination, but I have picked up a few smoothies for afternoon snacks after eating lunch elsewhere.

The one time I did go in to West End just to eat there, I was feeling like I was getting sick, and I was desperately craving some sort of smoothie bowl. I will always pick a dragon fruit bowl over an acai bowl, because I like the colour pink a lot. Plus they are tasty! All the fresh fruit on top definitely helped me feel a little better.

Dragon Fruit Bowl at Insane Acai Bar

Speaking of dragon fruit, I also love it in smoothie form!

Dragonfruit Smoothie at Insane Acai Bar

I tried out their Red Velvet Smoothie, which apparently not many people had ordered. I don't know why! It is a lovely mix of banana, beetroot, cacao, strawberries, dates, and coconut milk (I had them switch out the coconut milk for soy). It was a really nice flavour, plus pretty! I foolishly took the option of chocolate drizzle, which I wouldn't do again because it was full of coconut oil. But it froze solid on the side of the cup as soon as the cold smoothie hit it, so I didn't have to worry about it. It would be annoying if you actually wanted to mix the drizzle through.

Red Velvet Smoothie at Insane Acai Bar

I also love the Superfoods Smoothie, which has acai, banana, goji berry, cacao, and almond milk. It isn't quite as good as the superfoods smoothie is at Charlie's, but it is still pretty good.

Superfoods Smoothie from Insane Acai Bar

I just realised that these are all shades of pink, which is very on brand for me!

One annoying thing is that even if you are eating in (and they do have some tables inside and outside), everything comes in plastic, and with a plastic straw. So much waste! I'd like to see them start using reusable cups and paper straws, though I know that would mean extra work out the back for them with the washing up.

Insane Acai Bar - 120 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane - (07) 3846 7445

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Gizmo and Sahara

I miss Gizmo and Sahara so much. It still hurts, as it always should.


  1. Ooooh, I've been craving a smoothie bowl lately, and a place in my office building has them. I need to get one.

    1. Not something I want to eat all the time. But when I crave one, it is the only thing I want!

  2. I always love beets and strawberries together! I use to do that all the time when I worked at a juice bar.

    That's a shame about all the plastic. I know many places aside from coffee shops use plastic because customers rarely finish drinks ONLY at the shop. People like to talk some, then leave.