Refreshing and tasty, acai and pitaya bowls are more than just a sweet treat. They also offer a variety of health benefits thanks to their powerful antioxidant content, which include everything from improved digestion to decreasing inflammation. Not to mention that they’re pretty to look at and a great way to cool off after a day out in the hot sun! Check out these 7 places on Oahu that serve up some of the best acai and pitaya bowls on the island.
Find Oahu's Best Acai And Pitaya Bowls In These 7 Places
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1. Hi-Blend Health Bar
Created by two brothers and their close friend, this super cute health bar is located in Samsung Plaza and they serve special $9.95 pitaya bowls bended with coconut milk and topped with fresh fruits, local honey, granola and nuts. They also offer fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps to those looking for more.
Address: 661 Keeaumoku St, Honolulu
2. Lanikai Juice
Founded in 1997, this hip company has six locations. Their popular pitaya bowls are blended with coconut cream and coconut water, topped with an assortment of tasty fruits and shredded coconut. Try their Acai Colada, which features blended acai with bananas, pineapple, honey, strawberries and natural coconut milk, finished off with Maui pineapple and shredded coconut.
Address: 680 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
3. Island Vintage Coffee
Their acai bowl is made by blending frozen acai paste with frozen strawberries and soy milk, topping it with fresh sliced banana, blueberries, strawberries, granola and local Hawaiian honey.
Address: 92-1048 Olani St, 3-103C, Kapolei
4. Diamond Head Cove Health Bar
Located by the entrance of Diamond Head State Park, this local favorite specializes in fresh fruit smoothies, healthy snacks, acai and pitaya bowls. One of their top treats is their Da “Mana” Cove Bowl, which features double acai topped with organic granola, a variety of fruit, bee pollen and honey.
Address: 3045 Monsarrat Ave #5, Honolulu
5. Halei’wa Bowls
This cute roadside stand is located on the North Shore and serves up a variety of delicious acai bowls and smoothies that are non-dairy with no added sugars. Their fruit is supplied by local farmers in the area, while their coconut flakes are raw and unprocessed. They also offer a wide range of additions to smoothies and bowls that include fresh kale blends and Hawaiian Spirulina.
Address: 66-082 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
6. Jewel or Juice
You’ll find some of the island’s best smoothies and acai bowls at this local, family-owned business. In addition to their Acai Energy Smoothie and Pitaya Smoothie, favorites include the Warrior Acai Bowl—organic acai blends with strawberries, apple juice and local banana topped with bee pollen, kiwi, strawberries, granola and honey.
Address: 3619 Waialae Ave, Honolulu
7. Hi Cravings
With a large number of followers on Instagram, this local hotspot is known for their $9.50 pitaya bowls that feature yummy toppings including pineapple and a special homemade egg-free cookie dough that can be devoured raw. Other topping to try include the vanilla chips, condensed milk, Nutella and cookie butter.
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.