Two clients waiting for their açaí juice being prepared by a street seller behind her customized tricycle.
Here is another great example of the use of tricycles in Rio de Janeiro. As a moving selling cart, people use it to conveniently move and sell their products on the streets. From sweets to alcoholic drinks, cariocas can find all sorts of food being sold from tricycle street sellers.
Although the açaí palm tree is not originally from Rio de Janeiro (but from the Amazon region), Açaí is one of carioca’s favorite snacks.
Cold and filling, the drink made from the frozen pulp of açaí berries generally has a slushy consistency and helps out in cooling down the carioca heat.
Açaí is rarely served without toppings or on its own. People have it with guaraná and or bananas, strawberries, mixed nuts, some even with powder milk.
There is no limit to what goes or not along with açaí – with lots of toppings, each seller can make their own style and each person has their favorite combination.
Photo taken on 11/Aug/2016.