Beri Well – Healthy Vegan, Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Acai Soft Serve
If you have googled “weight-loss friendly food” at least once in your life (no shame, most of us have), you probably know what acai is. Tons of health and wellness articles rave about this superfood.
Nonetheless, for those wondering what exactly acai is, the acai berry is found on acai palm trees in South American rainforests. Packed with antioxidants and fibre, the acai berry (nicknamed “purple gold”) is popular among Brazilian supermodels. While there are many acai bowl joints in Singapore, acai soft serve is relatively new.
Beri well specialises in all-natural, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly soft serve. Beri well is perfect for a post dinner treat since they are open until 11pm.
The cafe carries a relaxing tropical vibe . From chairs with tropical prints to ceiling fans, instead of an air con, Beri Well is every bit the tropical Hawaiian bar.
We visited Beri Well at around 8.30pm on a weekday night. The warm orange lights and laid-back atmosphere made it a good spot to unwind. While I was a little surprised at the lack of air conditioning, the temperature was made bearable by the night breeze and ceiling fans. I imagine it would be quite hot in the afternoon, though.
First up, we ordered “The Twist” Superswirl, which is literally a twist of both the Acai soft serve and the Coco Majik (made from young Thai coconuts and spirullina) soft serve. The superswirl is available in 2 sizes. We chose the Large ($9.90) which entitled us to 3 toppings. We selected blueberry, dried cranberry and manuka honey peanuts. This superswirl was refreshing, sweet, and had a distinct acai flavour. However, the coconut flavour did not stand out as much. Photographers, bear in mind that the soft serve melts pretty quickly, especially in Singapore’s weather, so do snap your shots quickly!
We also ordered 2 smoothies (available in small and large). Do note that prices differ for the different smoothie options.
The PB&J smoothie ($7.40, small) is made with banana, peanut butter, almond milk and maca. The banana and chocolate flavours prevail in this particular smoothie. The PB&J smoothie tastes like a less sweet and way lighter version of Ben and Jerry’s chunky monkey ice cream.
Finally, the Berry-ade smoothie ($7.90, small). Made from acai, home-made lemonade, blackberries, raspberries, coconut milk and fresh strawberry puree, this smoothie tasted very healthy and was not too sweet. From its name, you can tell it is chock full of berries too!
We visited Beri Well again another afternoon, and tried their Lycopink smoothie ($9.40, large). With a vibrant pink hue, this was not only pretty to look at, but tasted great too. The deep pink colour comes from pink dragonfruit, which is known to have plenty of health benefits. The drink was a sweet, refreshing respite from the sweltering afternoon sun, with the mint leaves adding extra vibrance to the delightful drink.
In conclusion, Beri Well is a pretty good option if you are looking for a healthier version of soft serve. It is a little pricey, but perhaps that is the cost of dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly options.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.