Acai bowls : Why we dont serve them and where to get one
When designing our menu at Moku Roots we did so with two main considerations.
One, we wanted to create recipes based around Maui grown produce and re-design classic recipes to feature local ingredients instead of whatever store bought ingredients they typically contain. The taro burger is a great example of the former and our yuca-based (and garbanzo free.. where on earth are garbanzos from anyways??) falafel is one of the latter.
And the other goal of our menu was to create a type of cuisine that people wanted but simply wasn’t available : locally grown, great tasting food that is more savory than the other healthy options in Maui. Albeit tasty, those little purple berries all the way from Brazil fit into neither of those categories and create quite a bit of blender noise to turn into an acai bowl.
This brings me to our last but no less important reason for resisting the Acai urge, we wanted our kitchen and dining to have a quieter ambiance than can be achieved under the constant roar of Vitamixes. So for all of my acai loving friends, here are all of the great places to get acai bowls on Maui.
**Lahaina & West side** **Central Maui**
Aina Gourmet Market Down to Earth
Barefruit Bar Farmacy Health Bar
Honolua store Tutti Frutti
Honolulu Coffee at Hyatt
Island Vintage Coffee ** Upcountry**
Island Press coffee Aloha Kettlecorn
Ulana Terrace Choice Health Bar
**South Maui** Jaws Country Store
Cafe Kula Ka’ana Kitchen
Caffe Ciao Bakery and Market Mana
Farmers Market Maui Maui kombucha
honolulu coffee Tobi’s Shave Ice
Whale’s Tale Sporting club of the Pacific