Karma Juice Bar might make the best açaí bowl in St. Petersburg

A green matcha smoothie bowl topped with kiwi, mango, and strawberry

Karma Juice Bar makes the best açaí bowl in St. Petersburg — and it has locations throughout the Tampa Bay region now. The extraordinarily popular juice, smoothie, acai, pitaya, and now matcha bowl concept has been a major hit inside Baum Avenue Market. It’s a vibrant, and healthy snack that can kickstart your day, or add a bit of sweetness to your evening routine.

Its resplendent array fresh pastries (many of which are vegan and gluten-free), its fresh juices (you have to try the Blackberry Mint Lemonade), and the totally divine multi-topping smoothie bowls have made it daily staple for St. Petersburg residents.

Acai smoothie bowl with banana and strawberry chunks

Fresh açaí, pitaya, and matcha bases

The bases for the celebrated açaí, pitaya, and matcha bowls are made fresh in house. It may take a bit longer for the bowl to be prepared, but that’s how you know what you’re ordering is fresh. On my custom pitaya bowl, chunks of dragon fruit, banana, blueberries, and strawberries were heaped on top. I may or may not pair that with one of the Manu GF baked goods available — the pumpkin coffee cake is exceptional!

Karma Juice Bar & Eatery was established in 2015 by mother-daughter duo, Josie Barber and April Lupkey. These two women had one thing in mind: to bring flavorful, health-conscious meals to the Tampa Bay Area.

Karma has grown from a small juice bar and acai shop to a full restaurant offering a lovingly curated and ever-evolving menu packed with nutrient dense foods.

Pitaya bowl with dragon fruit

2 new locations in St. Petersburg

Earlier in 2020, Karma opened a second location in the Sunshine City. Karma joined forces with the Racquet Club of St. Pete at 170 47th Avenue NE. Those a bit further down on 4th Street North are in for a serious treat.

It’s all about the base.

Here are three bowls you need to try on your next visit to Karma:

Brainiac: acai base topped with gluten free granola, banana, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, raisins, chia seeds, and a honey drizzle

Matcha: matcha base, mango, orange, strawberry, coconut flakes, almond, granola, honey

Pitaya: pitaya base (dragon fruit), gluten free granola, banana, mango, kiwi, coconut, almonds, and a honey drizzle

Assorted fresh pressed juices

Treat yourself to a sweet power bowl

The power bowl is also a must-try. It features housemade nut butter, slice banana, chocolate, almonds, honey and gluten-free granola.

Karma has also begun offering full charcuterie boards for order.

Follow Karma on Facebook and Instagram for menu updates.

Karma Juice has three other locations open:

1113 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 

2095 Drew Street – Unit B, Clearwater 

201 Main Street, 2nd Level, Safety Harbor

Karma debuts new cocktail bar in the EDGE District 

Karma Juice Bar has just added a new craft cocktail concept to its repertoire, and you can visit it inside their Baum Avenue Market location in the EDGE District of St. Petersburg (1113 Central Avenue). The spirited creations emanating from the small bar on the west side of the food hall that includes Karma and Pinoy are made for the endless summer we experience in St. Pete.

Bright, buoyant cocktails served in funky, tiki-style glasses add a bit of flair to the EDGE District’s newest drink hub.

Read more about the new craft cocktail concept here.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of ilovetheburg.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@ilovetheburg.com.