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Best of Honolulu 2014: Food

The 32 editorial and reader picks for tastiest food from our Best of Honolulu 2014 issue.


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Best Kombucha

In principle, kombucha sounds nasty: fermented tea, created by a culture of bacteria and yeast. Sometimes it tastes nasty, too, as if you left a can of POG out in the sun, long enough to give it a kick. But SKY Kombucha, which you can get on tap at Kokua Market, is not only drinkable, it’s actually refreshing and, yes, yummy. Chalk it up to SKY’s rotating natural flavors, which founders Shannon and David Yarber add after the fermentation process, and CO2, which pushes it out of the taps and adds more fizziness, making it like a healthy soda. Try the strawberry.   
SKY Kombucha, Found at multiple locations including Kokua Market, $4/pint, skykombucha.com


Best Juice Bar

Whether you’re ready to refresh, rejuvenate or detox, Blue Tree Cafe has a variety of fresh juice blends and cleanses that Juice-istas are more than happy to talk you through. None of the juices include ice or additives—your cup is full of fruit, veggies and natural ingredients to give you a healthy boost. Feel free to swap out elements or throw in more of your favorites, or even create your own juice from scratch—Blue Tree’s flexibility and variety allow you to customize all of your drinks as if you were in your own kitchen, only it’s always stocked full. We like the Honey Badger, as much for its name as its taste. 
Blue Tree Cafe,1009 Kapiolani Blvd., 591-2033


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