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HONOLULU Staff Favorites: The 9 Best Açaí Smoothie Bowls on O‘ahu

We round up our top picks for the healthy, trendy (and tasty) superfood.


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This article was originally published in May 2019. The list was updated on July 10, 2020.

 

Da Cove Health Bar & Cafe

3045 Monsarrat Ave, #5, (808) 732-8744; 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Suite 424, (808) 670-2570, dacove.com

Hawaiian Acia Bowl at Da Cove

Photo: Martha Cheng

 

Da Cove, $8.50

“Da Cove Health Bar on Monsarrat Ave. I love just the simple Da Cove bowl. The honey they use makes it the best, and don’t forget to add bee pollen! (Cash only, though.)”

Shelley Shiroma

 

Hawaiian, $13.50

“Da Cove’s Hawaiian açaí bowl, topped with a scoop of pa‘i‘ai, definitely.”

Martha Cheng, food and dining editor

 


SEE ALSO: The 12 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes on O‘ahu Right Now


 

Lanikai Juice

Various locations, lanikaijuice.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Da Classic, $8.74–$9.90

“So I am not really a big açaí bowl person, but the one I do like is from Lanikai Juice—original location in Kailua. I like that they put a lot of sliced bananas on it, and also the granola they use is especially good. I asked what kind it was once, and they told me some vanilla type that was from Down to Earth. So I went and bought it. And it is really good granola. But not as good on its own. The sweetness, the vanilla and the type of crunchies in it just go really well with icy, tangy açaí and sliced bananas. It’s the whole combination that makes that particular one so good.”

Alyson Helwagen

 

Açai Monkey, $10.10–$12.09

“I discovered açaí bowls and Lanikai Juice at the same time, so for me, they’re inextricably tied. I grew up in Kane‘ohe and, even though Kailua was basically next door, the short bus trip there was still an adventure for me and my friends. My high school best friend helped me order the first time: “Make sure to get granola on the bottom, too. And extra honey.” Since then, I’ve moved to town and so has Lanikai Juice. Other people go to the Whole Foods on Queen for groceries or the hot bar. I go there for Lanikai Juice’s Açaí Monkey bowl, which comes topped with peanut butter, granola, banana and cacao nibs.”

Enjy El-Kadi

 

SEE ALSO: Farm Friday: Locally Grown Açai at Kahuku Farms

 

Down to Earth

Various locations, downtoearth.org

Down to Earth

Photo: Katie Kenny

 

Rio Açaí, $6.99

“Leave the honey, take the granola—this simple bowl is perfect for those looking for more açaí than extras. Every time I look at the size of this generous helping of creamy açaí, banana slices and crunchy clusters of granola, I think there is no way I could finish it all. Then I find myself licking the bottom of the bowl.”

Katie Kenny, digital editorial specialist

 

Best of the Rest

 

Sunrise Shack

Açaí Bowl, $10.95

59-158 Kamehameha Hwy., Hale‘iwa, (808) 638-0506; The Outrigger Hotel, 2335 Kalakaua Ave, (808) 926-6460, sunriseshackhawaii.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Honolulu Coffee Co.

Açaí Smoothie, $8.50

Various locations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Island Vintage Coffee

Lychee Haupia Moana Bowl, starting at $10.45 (seasonal)

Royal Hawaiian Center, 2301 Kalakaua Avenue #C215, (808) 926-5662, islandvintagecoffee.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bogart’s Café

Açaí Bowl, $12.50

3045 Monsarrat Avenue, Ste 9, (808) 739-0999, bogartscafe.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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