Juice bars and Hawaii are a natural fit. Not only do good juice bars offer fresh fruit drinks and awesome treats like the acai bowl, you can easily enjoy your refreshments while overlooking a tropical paradise. And while you won’t have any trouble finding juice bars and smoothie places on the Hawaiian Islands, we thought it would be helpful to offer an in-depth list of our best choices.
Do you like being able to order refreshing drinks and healthy snacks wherever you go? Then be sure to download a few GiftYa electronic e-gift cards that can be used at the juice bars below. Even better, these e-gift cards (which download directly onto your debit card) can be used at shops, restaurants, and attractions not only in Hawaii but also across the United States. They’re the perfect gift to give to your friends before their next vacation or road trip, so be sure to check out all the places they can be used!
Acai bowl anyone? Nalu offers some of the prettiest fruit bowls you’ll enjoy. Image courtesy of Yelp.
1170 Auahi St | Ala Moana/ naluhealthbar.com
Some juice bars are known for their excellent smoothies and sandwiches. Nalu Health Bar & Café has a different claim to fame. Their acai bowls are known across the island for their healthy and delicious Brazilian dishes made from fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients. Customers love sampling these frozen treats while relaxing at Nalu’s hand built tables.
If you’re more interested in juice or smoothies, Nalu also offers delectable fresh juice blends such as their Energizer (orange, carrot, ginger, and apple juice) or Vitamin Sea (orange, pineapple, apple, and mint). Their smoothies include the Mango Colada and Rainbow Passion, and can be modified with organic add-ons like goji berries, chia seeds, pea protein, or a shot of kombucha.
“I absolutely love Nalu! There are multiple locations around Oahu all with convenient online ordering. This is the perfect place to stop for brunch or lunch when you want a tasty meal that’s also health conscious.” — Yelp Review
Warrior acai bowl from Jewel or Juice. Image courtesy of Yelp.
3619 Waialae Ave | Honolulu/ jewelorjuice.com
Jewel or Juice offers a huge menu of popular smoothies and acai bowls created by the owners. Their green smoothies include locally sourced kale, pineapples, and bananas. You can also order fruit, supercharged, and creamy smoothies with organic soymilk, vegan soy ice cream, and fresh fruit and freshly squeezed fruit juices.
Do you like acai bowls? Jewel or Juice has your traditional acai with banana, strawberries, blueberries, and granola as well as pitaya (dragonfruit). And don’t forget the honey! Diners enjoy Jewel or Juice’s friendly service and reasonable prices — find your next favorite smoothie, fruit juice, and acai here.
“Their menu also has smoothies and other things, but I usually go for the deluxe acai bowl with honey!” — Yelp Review
Why stop with juice? Awesome Tex Mex burritos at Peace Café. Image courtesy of Yelp.
2239 S. King St. | Mo’ili’ili/ peacecafehawaii.com
Vegans rejoice! Peace Café specializes in offering vegan/plant-based home style fusion dining. You’ll also find a variety of coffee, tea, and smoothies, as well as vegan desserts. Inspired by Japanese cuisine, the drinks and meals here include the popular katsu curry with mixed greens, clover sprouts, brown/black rice, and your choice of tempeh or tofu katsu. Salad lovers will also enjoy the soy soba salad with soba noodles, alfalfa sprouts, nori flakes, and house soy soba dressing.
So, what kind of smoothies can you find here? Peace Café offers super greens, pitaya (dragonfruit), strawberry, and blueberry smoothies that can be enhanced with kale, raw protein, and milk (soy, oat, or cocomilk). Coffee lovers can also order soy, kinako, matcha, mulberry, and chai lattes.
“Peace Café will be your first and last place to go for an awesome meal! For the past year finding places to eat at was quite difficult … But ever since locating this awesome establishment, I have not gone one single week without visiting for the past year!” — Yelp Review
Who doesn’t like a great acai bowl? Image courtesy of Yelp.
1450 Ala Moana Blvd Level 2, Space 2312 | Ala Moana/ bluehawaiilifestyle.com
Visit Ala Moana Center and check out Blue Hawaii Lifestyle, a juice bar that’s known for fresh acai bowls, smoothies, and a nice selection of teas. Many of their acai bowls come with additional ingredients such as jasmine tea, lime juice, and spirulina which grants a special flavor (and added health benefits) to their dishes.
You can also order food dishes here including their paninis and poke bowls. Ingredients for their dishes are outsourced from local companies which helps support the island’s economy.
Blue Hawaii is also known for selling a variety of Made in Hawaii products at their family-owned business, including organic honey, skin care products, handmade soaps, and numerous other Hawaiian health products. You’ll be able to engage in excellent self-care here, both inside and out.
“Probably my favorite acai bowl place I tried while visiting Hawaii!” — Yelp Review
Plenty of options at Da Spot. Image courtesy of Yelp.
2469 S. King St. | Mo’ili’ili/ daspot.net
Da Spot prides itself on offering its customers healthy, diverse menu options at reasonable prices. Specializing in Mediterranean and North African cuisine, you can find many flavorful dishes here, including the Coconut Lemon Herb and Egyptian Roasted Lamb Shanks. Other dishes are cooked in the style of Greek, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean cuisine.
Of course, if it’s smoothies you’re looking for, Da Spot has a nice selection of 35 different drinks that includes their Pineapple Paradise, Purple Rain, Waikkiiwi, and Mango Tango. You can even create your own smoothie — although it’s probably a better idea to leave some room for sampling the diverse range of cuisines you can enjoy here.
“One of my favorite Mediterranean food places to visit. They offer a selection of many curries, salad, entrees, etc. with quick service and their curry includes very flavorful spices and seasonings.” — Yelp Review
Great smoothie menu at Chau’s Fresh Fruit. Image courtesy of Yelp.
1120 Manunakea St. | Chinatown
Customers love the drinks at Chau’s Fresh Fruit, which are made from the finest sugar cane, mangosteens, guava, jackfruit, lychees, and more. Smoothies are very flavorful thanks to the generous amounts of fruits used, and you’ll find a helpful and extensive menu of smoothie options on the wall, complete with photographs. The great selection and friendly service make Chau’s the go-to juice bar for many Hawaiian locals and tourists visiting Honolulu’s Chinatown.
“Best mango smoothie I’ve ever had. There’s also lots of other places to visit while enjoying the area. The ladies running it were very nice and helpful.” — Yelp Review
Cheers! Delicious smoothies at Teapresso Bar. Image courtesy of Yelp.
510 Piikoii St. Ste 100 | Ala Moana/ teapressobar.com
Teapresso Bar specializes in providing its customers with organic drinks. Their coffees, chai teas, and lemonades are all 100% organic and brewed individually for each customer. You can even flavor your drinks with organic milk, soy, and other sweeteners, giving you plenty of healthy options.
Interested in a smoothie? Teapresso offers plenty of creative and delicious options, including their fresh fruit Lychee Dew Smoothie, Honeydew Smoothie, and Avocado Smoothie. You can also order several fruit slushies, including the passion fruit, peach, and pineapple slush. The organic lemonades include many tropical options from the Blue Hawaiian to the Waikiki Sunset.
Teapresso serves as a gathering place for many of its guests and offers free WiFi and board games. You can also rent private spaces for parties and special events.
“I come here for their Teapresso milk tea which has amazing flavor, and just the perfect amount of sweetness.” — Yelp Review
Delicious lychee strawberry smoothie from Summer Frappe. Image courtesy of Yelp.
82 N. Pauahi St | Chinatown
Located in Honolulu’s Chinatown, Summer Frappe is the perfect juice bar to visit if you like Asian drinks. You’ll find their walls filled with photographs of their favorite smoothie drinks. Drinks are made with fresh ingredients, and include some hard-to-find fruits, including calamansi (Philippine lime). In the mood for something different? Order a sweet, savory, and creamy Durian smoothie made from tropical durian fruit. Or try a lemonade made from salted lemon.
As the name implies, Summer Frappe offers coffeehouse drinks including Vietnamese iced coffee, milk teas, and — of course — frappes. If you’d like something to eat, customers love the banh mi sandwiches made with short baguettes and filled with pickled carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and meats.
“They have fresh fruit smoothies and boba drinks. I loveee Vietnamese iced coffee so I was happy to see they had that. They also have exotic fruit drinks like durain.” — Yelp Review