Maui Wowi Hawaiian's authentic island victuals infuse tropical flavor into each menu item, from fresh-fruit smoothies to the bracing Kona-blend espressos. Pack fruit receptors with a smoothie such as passion papaya or kiwi lemon lime, each made with fresh-fruit purée and non-fat yogurt cultures culled from triathlete holsteins ($3.50–$7). Maui Wowi Hawaiian's secret non-fat homemade-yogurt recipe is made from hormone-free milk packed with a full load of calcium and probiotics. Fortify smoothies with one of Maui Wowi Hawaiian's six boosters, including soy protein, step stool, and fat burner ($1 each). Jumpstart your morning with an authentic Hawaiian coffee, such as 100% Kona, 100% Hawaiian, or Hawaiian blend ($1.45–$2.35), or the Maui Wowi Hot KoKo, a hot, dark-chocolate drink infused with macadamia and coconut ($2.55–$3.25).
Cuisine Type: Shaved ice, smoothies, frozen desserts
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5?10
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Shaved ice and smoothies
Delivery / Take-out: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Who would think that a cup full of snow could instigate memories of vacations in the tropics? At Bahama Buck's, the staff accomplishes this tricky feat by scooping piles of shaved ice and soaking them in syrup to create sweet, tropical treats. This syrup comes in more than 100 flavors, including sugar-free iterations. At each location, cold smoothies with names like the Orange Cruiser, Strawberry Calypso, and Kokomoko, a combo of dark chocolate and mocha, complement coffee drinks made with Kona-sourced beans.
Frozen yogurt: it's a versatile treat. The dessert's frosty swirls can be concocted to accommodate almost any dietary restriction, a trait the staff at Fro Yoo Frozen Yogurt takes seriously Each day, they have 16 flavors at their shop, with low-fat and nonfat varieties emerging just as creamily as their no-sugar-added and nondairy neighbors. Every yogurt is kosher-certified, and the vast majority are gluten-free—a kind consolation to visitors often bombarded by gluten and its mean older cousin, bruten. No matter the flavor or type, each treat plays well with add-ons from the shop's topping bar, which houses everything from brownie pieces to fresh fruit and candies. Once they finalize their creations, guests often chow down in the colorful dining area, or retire to the breeze-filled expanse of the spacious outdoor seating area.
Located just a few plaza suites away from one another, Lazer X of Cypress and Fergy's Frozen Custard supply an entire day's worth of family-friendly entertainment between them. At Lazer X, staffers dole out electronic vests and usher up to 16 players into a 2,500-square-foot arena for 20-minute battle royales. Bright-red laser beams pierce through the arena's hazy fog and eerie black lighting, taking players out of the game for five seconds after each hit. A computer tracks and records each hit, issuing a final printed report that details the game's winner and new recruits for the National Guard's elite squad of photon fighters. Lazer X's private party room furnishes guests with paper utensils and optional add-ons such as pizza and soda.
Following matches, players can amble to Fergy's Frozen Custard and fuel up with creamy scoops. Much denser than soft-serve or regular ice cream, frozen custard consists of 1.4% egg yolk and no more than 20% air exhaled by abominable snowmen. Fergy's team of scoopers can add sweet and crunchy mix-ins to any flavor for a customized treat.