Winter is a busy time of year for the North Shore of Oahu. Pro surfers and visitors from around the world flock to the shores of this ‘Seven Mile Miracle’ in search of waves and good vibes. What they’ll also find are some of the best acai bowls ever. If you’ve experienced the North Shore during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, you’ll know what traffic is slow along Kamehameha’s two lane highway. Thus, you won’t want to go far from home to grab a bite, and with this list below you don’t have to. Here’s our guide to the North Shore’s Best Acai Bowls.
1. Wow Wow Lemonade, Haleiwa Town
Located at the West end of Haleiwa Town is Wow Wow Lemonade. Grab a Tambor Acai bowl, locally sourced ingredient lemonade, and head down to the beach!
*Locals Like: the Haupia Ono Bowl or Plantation Bowl featuring local Poi at the bottom.
66-526 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa 96712
8am – 6pm Everyday
2. Beet Box Cafe, Haleiwa Town
A popular spot for healthy vegan and vegetarian options, The Beet Box Cafe is the perfect spot for bowl. Don’t forget to try the gluten free doughnuts!
*Locals Like: the Cacao Bowl
66-437 Kamehameha Hwy, Suite 104, Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712
7am-5pm, Sunday 7am-4pm
3. Pupukea Grill, across from Sharks Cove
Pupukea Grill is definitely the surfer’s favorite around the North Shore, and you’re sure to see a few pros while you’re there. Their spin on local classics and fresh spicy ahi poke bowl over brown rice are second to none. Call ahead and grab your acai bowl or smoothie togo and watch the waves at Sharks Cove across the street.
*Locals Like: The Acai Bowl Special with chia seed pudding
59-680 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
11am – 5pm, Closed Mondays
4. Crispy Grindz, across from Pipeline
With one of the owners from Brazil, Crispy Grindz is all about featuring a menu inspired by the flavors you’d find there. They love acai the way we love acai, deep purple, keeping it simple with fresh toppings.
*Locals Like: The Acai Bowl with ALL the toppings
Located on the mountain side of Kamehameha Hwy, look for the purple and yellow food truck across the street from Pipeline / Off the Wall
9am – 5pm