Deep Purpl, an acai bowl and smoothie bar, uses acai berries as the base for items on the menu to create healthy treats and protein meals. (Courtesy Deep Purpl)
Deep Purpl, a Brazilian-style acai bowl and smoothie shop originally from Chicago, opened its first Texas location at 2525 W. Anderson Lane, #125, Austin, on Oct. 14. The business is located in Northcross Center, in the Walmart parking lot, next door to GameStop and offers bowls in four customizable sizes using acai sorbet as the base. 312-436-0162. www.deeppurplchicago.com.
Sumaiya Malik covers Northwest Austin with Williamson County as her beat at Community Impact. She completed a masters in journalism and media from the University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2022. Previously, her work has appeared in the Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Tribeza, Austonia, Austin Monitor, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine and Edible Austin. She writes web and print stories including business and restaurant profiles, government, city news and area transportation. She is also the co-founder of Austin Arts and Drama Initiative.