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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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February 10, 2013

Tropical Tribe

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out got the inside scoops from Tropical Tribe’s owner Andre Moraes,…

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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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December 23, 2012

Staying True to Acai

Even though you probably already have a favorite spot for acai bowls, you have to trust me when I say that you’ve never had one like the bowls offered at Tropical Tribe, one of the latest food trucks to hit Honolulu’s streets. With a clear mission to introduce Hawaii to an authentic, Brazilian acai experience,…

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November 25, 2012

Tropical Tribe

Brazil native Andre Alves de Moraes opened Tropical Tribe, a brightly colored food truck located on Kapiolani Boulevard (across from Papa John’s and 24 Hour Fitness), with the purpose of bringing what he calls high-quality acai to the Islands. Alves de Moraes imports acai directly from Brazil in order to provide his customers with the…

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November 18, 2012

Tropical Tribe’s Authentic Acai

Ancient tribes of the Amazon valleys consumed the ultra-beneficial acai berries for numerous reasons. Survival was key for people of these tribes and with the support of acai consumption, people gained healthy, optimal energy and focus from juices they concocted from acai pulp. Today, we may not need acai to survive, but the berries’ nutritional…

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October 7, 2012

Tropical Tribe Serves Up Amazing Acai

Andre Alves de Moraes came to Hawaii from Brazil with the goal of studying English before eventually moving to England to earn a master’s degree in economics. But, after enjoying Hawaii and “falling in love” with the weather, ocean and surroundings, the budding entrepreneur decided to apply his business acumen and opened Tropical Tribe —…

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