Hawaii May 21, 2016
These 13 Restaurants Serve The Best Acai Bowls In Hawaii
The acai bowl may be a fad in the mainland, but once this delicious superfood blend was introduced in Hawaii, everyone became instantly obsessed. Essentially a thick acai-based smoothie, these bowls are typically topped with fresh fruit, granola and honey – and it will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also makes for the perfect breakfast or post-hike meal. Because perfecting the island favorite at home can prove challenging, here are 13 restaurants that serve up some of the best acai bowls in Hawaii.
1. Diamond Head Cove Health Bar
With local honey and cinnamon-infused granola, this eccentric health bar serves up a mean acai bowl.
2. Island Vintage Coffee
With six Oahu locations and one on Maui, Island Vintage Coffee is clearly known for their Kona coffee. We suggest branching out, and grabbing an acai bowl to go with that cup of vintage reserve Kona coffee.
3. Nana’s Snack Shack
This Kapaa food truck has an unpredictable schedule, but the savory sandwiches, scrumptious frozen bananas, ice cream sandwiches and acai bowls are well worth the extra effort.
4. Basik Café
For a killer acai bowl or smoothie, head to this charming Kailua-Kona favorite overlooking the ocean. With several bowls to choose from, you can't go wrong.
5. Haleiwa Bowls
Sometimes the best foods come from the most surprising locations, like this small, charming hut on Oahu's north shore that serves up the best acai bowls and smoothies around.
6. Choice Health Bar
The acai bowl is the ultimate choice when you want to be healthy, but also crave something sweet. It's an indulgence you don't have to feel guilty about. This health bar also serves up some delicious vegan dishes and raw entrees.
7. Kalalea Juice Hale
With phenomenal service and some incredible coffee, this Anatolia gem serves up some pretty gorgeous bowls - all full of fresh, local ingredients.
8. Sweet Cane Cafe
With a menu full of tempting vegetarian sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, and acai bowls, this Hilo eatery can't be beat.
9. Lanikai Juice
With several locations across Oahu, Lanikai Juice is easily my go-to for amazing smoothies, fresh-pressed juice, and killer acai bowls as big as my head - regardless of where I am!
10. Joy’s Place
This Kihei cafe serves up a plethora of organic, vegan and gluten-free options, as well as an impressive selection of smoothies and acai bowls.
11. Anake’s Juice Bar
This Koloa juice bar is known for serving up colorful acai bowls - including their customer favorite, the funky monkey, which blends in peanut butter, of all things.
12. Under the Bodhi Tree
This vegan, vegetarian, and raw restaurant serves up some of the most tropical acai bowls I've ever seen.
13. Surfers Coffee Bar
This Wahiawa collective coffee shop is volunteer-run, giving back to the community. The laid-back vibe, delicious chai tea and scrumptious acai bowls make this one of my personal favorite hangouts.
Where is your favorite spot to order this magnificent food? Writing about all these beautiful acai bowls makes me want to turn off my computer, head to Haleiwa Bowls or Surfers Coffee Bar, and head to the beach. Who’s with me?