A delicious, quick-service açaí bowl shop is now open in Ackerman Union; SAMBAZON, the world’s largest brand of organic and Fair Trade certified açaí products, is now serving refreshing bowls topped with fruits, berries, and other superfoods.
“We are excited to partner with ASUCLA to open our doors on UCLA’s campus and serve delicious food with purpose to the students and faculty,” says Ryan Black, SAMBAZON cofounder and CEO. “What’s unique about SAMBAZON is that in addition to sharing our signature açaí bowls, we have an opportunity to share our brand’s mission and values, which include a proactive solution to sustainable management of the Amazon Rainforest.”
Adding to the diverse repertoire of the Associated Students UCLA (ASUCLA) Restaurant locations on campus, SAMBAZON, which stands for Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon, is housed in Ackerman Union, A-Level, across from Lollicup Fresh.
On the menu, Bruins can order from a number of SAMBAZON original assorted açaí bowls including Coconut Mango, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Strawberry Sunrise and more. All SAMBAZON bowls are made with certified organic and Fair Trade açaí, and the menu features vegan, halal and kosher options.
“We’re thrilled to bring SAMBAZON to Ackerman Union,” says ASUCLA Food Operations Assistant Director Thomas Beres. “Come take a break in your day with a delicious, organic, vegan açaí bowl and see for yourself what all the excitement is about.”
SAMBAZON is open Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fridays between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.