COVID UPDATE Aloha! This post — Where to Find the Best Smoothies and Acai Bowls on Kauai — was updated in March 2021. However, as we have all learned, things can change overnight, so please check with each restaurant before visiting. We’ve included phone numbers and links to websites below. Mahalo!
You’re on island time here, so kick back, relax, and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer — cool ocean waters, lush jungles, friendly people and fresh tropical fruit. The locally grown fruits and vegetables are amazing on their own but blend them in the right combination and you may even consider an all-liquid diet. To help you out on your island fruit quest, we’ve compiled some of the best joints to get tasty smoothies and acai bowls.
Anakes Juice Bar
Fresh squeezed juices, smoothies and acai bowls are what they do here, and they do it quite well. Pineapple, mango, papaya and dragon fruit are some of the local fruits that may garnish your beautiful and tasty smoothie bowl. After a long day in the hot sun, a little afternoon pick me up is always a good idea, and their menu is full of all the refreshingly cold and fruity things you need. During Covid times, Anakes is open daily 8am to 4pm. restaurantwebexperts.com
Hanalei Bread Company
Located in the heart of Hanalei, this locally owned and operated restaurant is an organic bakery and coffee house. There’s a delicious selection of breakfast bowls and smoothies on the menu. With inventive names like Monkey Juice and Super Dragon how can you not give them a taste? Here, breakfast is served all day for you to enjoy in their open air lanai. During Covid times, Hanalei Bread Company is open daily 7am to 5pm. hanaleibreadco.com
Kauai Juice Co
This juice company is focused on serving the local community by using local farmers to source their ingredients in order to nourish their customers. There’s a grab and go deli with healthy grinds. They have a menu of special daily juices, so check ahead if you’re looking for something specific, but if you’re up for anything, stop by at one of their three locations. It’s all yummy; you really can’t go wrong at the Kauai Juice Co. During Covid times, Kauai Juice Co. is open daily 8am to 5:30pm. kauaijuiceco.com
Little Fish Coffee
If you’re looking for flavor first thing in the morning, these guys are serving up breakfast to keep you swimming all day. The menu is a delightful spread of acai bowls, bagels, sandwiches, smoothies and coffee. The fruits and veggies are locally grown and the coffee is organic and fair-trade. What else does one really need before 11am? During Covid times, Little Fish is open daily 7am to 1pm, and would be grateful for your business. littlefishcoffee.com
Wailua Shave Ice
This laid-back food truck doesn’t have just shave ice—they also offer a long list of acai bowls and smoothies. There’s a nice outdoor seating area with picnic tables shaded by umbrellas. Aloha Friday is celebrated here with $7 acai bowls all day. During Covid times, Wailua Shave Ice is open every day 12pm to 6pm. wailuashaveice.com
Wishing Well Shave Ice
You can’t miss this colorful food truck with the wooden roof. They’re scooping up locally sourced shave ice with sustainable business practices. They also offer a selection of refreshing acai bowls and toppings. If you have a serious craving for acai, order The Works! During Covid times, Wishing Well is open every day 9:30am to 5pm. wishingwellshaveice.com