The other day, I had the sweet pleasure of visiting my friends at Banán again! What started as a healthy, scoopable dairy free treat made from island grown bananas and other fresh ingredients has now evolved into their slightly more sophisticated signature frozen fruit soft serve. Still same great taste, maybe even a little better, with all of your favorite toppings and more! On our visit, we opted for the "Creations of the Day." I lovingly devoured the Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake - banana banán topped with chocolate, strawberries, coconut, honey and fresh baked coconut tea cake from local baker View Street Breads. Jess, my banán buddy, enjoyed the Lilikoi Mo Bettah - lilikoi banán, topped with crispy quinoa, papaya, and strawberry. In the end, we shared because, well, they were too good not to! In addition to the new and seasonal menu changes, Banán has outfitted their outdoor space on Monsarrat Avenue with shaded seating areas and picnic tables, along with wonderful phrases and quotes that really make you stop to think about life, our environment and what we eat. I can't think of a better path to enlightenment than while enjoying one of life's most simple, natural pleasures: Banán.
The 96815 Tip: In need of a morning exercise routine? Hike Diamond Head crater and stop at Banán after for one of their fruity flavors served in a papaya boat loaded with health conscious toppings. It will give you something to look forward to post workout - I promise!