Taking “Things” Personally

Columns Veg'n Out

June 23, 2013

Story By: Terri Hefner | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo

OK, we get the “Eggs” part in Eggs ‘n Things, although those among us who don’t eat meat or fish (or eggs) are more likely to go for the “Things.”

So, what are those mysterious “Things”? The best way to find out is to visit the popular eatery — and that’s not hard, as there are three convenient locations to choose from.

Amid the omelets, French toast, pancakes, crepes, waffles, loco moco … the list goes on, you’ll find Tofu or Egg Whites And Veggies ($11.25).

“We take a block of tofu, cut it into little squares and saute it with celery, bean sprouts, carrots, spinach, tomatoes …,” explains general manager Michael Skedeleski. “It’s actually a large portion.” And it’s served with homemade salsa on the side. “It’s not very hot,” he says, “but it adds a lot of flavor.” The dish also comes with your choice of brown rice, potatoes or pancakes, so you won’t go away hungry.

If you’re looking for something cool, fresh and naturally sweet, the Hawaiian Acai Bowl ($7.45) is a big hit with customers.

“We sell a lot of acai bowls,” says Skedeleski. And no wonder. The acai berries are blended with 100 percent fruit juice, resulting in a sorbet-like texture, topped with strawberries, pineapple, bananas, blueberries and organic hemp granola, and garnished with chopped macadamia nuts (optional) and honey.

Or try the new Kona Red Bowl ($7.45, available at the Saratoga Road cafe only), which features Kona Red coffee berries with the aforementioned fruits and granola, garnished with coconut (optional).

“I think it tastes better than acai,” says Skedeleski of the coffee berries, “and they’re high in antioxidants.”

Why not take “Things” personally?

Eggs ‘n Things

2464 Kalakaua Ave.
Open daily, 6 am.-2 pm. and 4-10 pm.

451 Piikoi St.
Open daily, Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m.-midnight

Honolulu, HI 96814

Honolulu, HI 96815

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