Activated charcoal, cracked cell wall, birthday cake spread and blue majik are just a few of the funky toppings you can order on your acai bowl at the new Charlotte food truck, Spoons.
Spoons opened on the edge of Cotswold Village’s parking lot, closest to South Sharon Amity Road, and in view of Y2 Yoga, about a month and a half ago. Owned by Eric McCoy, owner of STAX and Alex Sadusky, President of Cotswold Capital Advisors, Spoons is a health nut’s dreamland serving a variety of acai bowls and beverages that include Lenny Boy Kombucha and Califia Cold Brew.
Each acai bowl’s base is made with what Spoons staff calls BAS (banana, acai and Spoons granola). The menu includes three main categories of bowls: Favorite bowls, Functional Bows and Build Your Own Bowl.
Favorite bowls ($11) offer a variety of fun, indulgent bowls such as the Carnival Ride, that features ingredients such as salted caramel spread, green apples and flax seed, and the Sugababy, that features birthday cake protein spread, pineapples and blueberries. The BOM, or bowl of the month, also falls under the Favorite Bowls category.
Their current BOM for July is called the New Moon, and is made with BAS, activated charcoal, bee pollen, blackberries, blue agave, blueberries, coconut shreds, maqui and noni (if you know what those last two are, congrats, you are officially considered a health enthusiast).
Functional Bowls ($12) each focus on targeting a different health aspect. For instance, the D-Fender Bowl is said to boost immunity and the Plug Bowl to boost energy.
There is also the option to build your own bowl. You start with the BAS ($7) and can choose from a variety of nutritional extras, fresh fruit, natural spreads and superfood powders.
Oh, and how could I forget the Little Spoon bowl? This kids bowl includes acai, banana, granola and two toppings of choice ($5).
As an acai bowl lover myself, I will say that often, the one downfall of ordering a smoothie bowl is the wait. However, I was quite pleased by how fast my bowl came out after I ordered. But for those of you who don’t want to risk any wait, you can order your bowl online or through the Spoons Acai app and have it ready for you when you arrive.
I tried what the staff said was one of the most popular items on the menu, the Berried Treasure bowl. The Berried Treasure is one of the Favorite Bowls and is made with BAS, a variety of berries, yumberry powder and chia seeds. I really enjoyed the bowl, however found myself wishing there was a bit more BAS than there was fruit.
The BAS was delicious — especially the Spoon’s granola. As someone who loves granola so much that I will typically eat it too quickly, I appreciated that the granola was at the bottom of the bowl instead of the top. I could pace myself (maybe I am the only one who has this problem).
Staff anticipates two future locations in Montford and uptown. The Cotswold location is currently open on week days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., however on Foodtruck Fridays, they drive over to Dilworth at 6 p.m. to participate. On Saturdays their hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
And if you have a hard time finding it in that busy Cotswold parking lot, open your window and let the truck’s fun music be what guides you to your next delicious acai bowl fix.
282 S Sharon Amity Rd