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Tropical Tribe

February 2, 2014

Tropical Tribe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: TROPICAL TRIBE BOWL WITH TROPICAL TOPPING ($5.50 SMALL, $7.50 REGULAR, $9 LARGE; ADD $1.70 FOR TROPICAL TOPPING) What began as a small business run from a food truck on Kapiolani Boulevard, Tropical Tribe has transformed into a full-service shop at Discovery Bay Center in Waikiki. Andre Alves…

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January 5, 2014

Where It’s Always Berry Good

“Oh-oh-oh it’s magic… you knooooooow!” The catchy tune from the musical group Pilot pops into mind as I begin this week’s interview and am regaled with fascinating stories of ancient Amazon lore, glorious guarana … and acai. Yes, from the tropical forests deep in the heart of South America — to the bustling streets of…

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December 8, 2013

Power Up With Tropical Goodness

From humble beginnings running a quaint lunch wagon on Kapiolani Boulevard to now operating a full-service shop from inside Discovery Bay Center, Tropical Tribe has quickly become the gold standard for quality acai bowls, shakes and drinks. Made from a higher-grade quality of acai berries directly imported from Brazil, Tropical Tribe’s menu items follow the…

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January 6, 2013

Awesome Acai “Bowls” Over Customers

After spending 2012 growing its loyal customer base, Tropical Tribe will transition to a new location from which it will continue serving a host of quality acai in 2013. “Jan. 31 will be the last day in this parking lot location,” says Andre Alves de Moraes of the Tropical Tribe food truck’s current locale in…

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