Banan Waikiki Beach Shack

34 recent ratings
$ • Ice Cream Shop
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Ice Cream
Safety Rating
32 ratings

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2301 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Took my celiac daughter here and was assured by the server that all ingredients were celiac safe. Daughter had a severe reaction. Beware!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 6 days ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious ice cream, knowledgeable staff, and a mostly gluten-free establishment! Just ask staff what is safe, and they’ll help you out.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost everything is GF and staff is knowledgeable. They noted the allergy and were very helpful in explaining what to avoid. Would definitely return.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Ice Cream

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten Intolerant

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All gluten free!! I was slightly surprised with how strong of a banana flavor even when getting the "açaí" sundae. It was yummy tho, but very pricey (about $10 for a bowl of ice cream)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Amazing frozen banana ice cream! Not sure if the granola is gluten free so we just asked for no granola. Came here twice and which they had this place back home.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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As far as the taste goes, it was good. It did not satisfy my craving for ice cream because it wasn’t not really ice cream. It was made from banana. I probably should have paid more attention. It was surely a healthy alternative, it just was not what I was expecting. Although there was no GF menu and nothing was marked GF, I was told by the employees that it was gluten free and I did not have any type of bad reaction after eating it, so as far as GF goes, it passed the test. There are a hand full of options on the menu and most of them are GF. If frozen banana alternative to ice cream is your gig, go for it! M

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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had banana ice cream with the macadamia nut butter + dark chocolate with honey and it was delicious!! i have celiac and felt very safe!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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My wheat allergic son was able to eat here with no problems. Lots of different gluten free treat choices!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


This has been my favorite treat in Oahu! I got the Locals Only and it was delicious. It’s in the little beach access alley by Cheesecake Factory.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


So delicious on a hot day! The banana ice cream pairs well with the gluten free granola (yes, we checked, although it is made in the same facility as other gluten-containing ingredients), dark chocolate, honey, and macadamia butter! Must try. They also offer coffee and acai

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Good range of GF snacks.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious banana & acai soft serve

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Most all the menu was safe. Tasted great, natural!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


We really liked the ice cream here and we’re thrilled to have gluten free choices. Would recommend this to other Celiacs.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Yummy banana ice cream along Waikiki beach! The soft serve is all made with banana so if you aren’t into banana I wouldn’t stop here. All soft serve and most toppings were gf! Safe and yummy!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


LOVE this spot. So delicious and very celiac friendly (I believe their entire menu is gluten free with the exception of 1 item).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Most everything is gluten free and is delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Love this place. Been here several times after the beach and it never disappoints. Locals Only is def the best option here!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GF items but says can’t guarantee cross contamination. Was fine and felt safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I also have a dairy allergy so this was an absolute treat!! Such a yummy, sweet, satisfying dessert that doesn’t leave you feeling gross / give you that after-sugar crash. It’s located down a little alley with surfboards which gives it a cool vibe too! Wish there were more locations on the mainland!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Everything here is made with bananas. Everything is GF except for the mochi, which they use a separate scoop for and will change their gloves. It was pretty tasty.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I went twice and was delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Yummy banana ice cream + knowledgeable wait staff

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The toppings are certified gluten free and 99% of the place is gluten free. They said that the mochi isn’t gf. It was good and very fresh.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fantastic helpful staff very happy to accommodate meals for celiac. Separate fryer for fries/ chips

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Stumbled on this place as we were taking photos in Surfboard Alley! Literally a hole in the wall but AMAZING! Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable! Super fresh and yummy! Will definitely go back at least 1 more time before we head out to the North Shore! Definitely worth trying!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Had the Strawberry Lemonade shaved ice. It was amazing!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Lyme Disease

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Review


One of the most amazing places I’ve ever been to, it is so good everytime and the prices are good. They are all in cool locations too! Safe and delicious

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great Banana based treats with lots of options for toppings. Great desert for all gluten free. The granola is gluten free, but is processed in a facility that processes wheat. We left it off for safety. They are great about answering questions.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Just go. Awesome smoothies and "plant-based frozen goodness"!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My Celiac son wanted me to write that this is the best treat he's ever had!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So delicious and perfect for the beach. Their granola is NOW gf, but manufactured in a place where gluten is present. We opted to just leave the granola off to be extra safe. So yummy! Highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious banana "ice cream" (it's made with just frozen bananas). You can get several different kinds with various local toppings like a nut butter, honey, papaya, pineapple, etc.

Smoothies and cold brew coffee as well. Decent prices! And biodegradable containers.

A must visit for healthy indulgent gluten free local treats!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Hawaiian shave ice was delicious and refreshing! Had the strawberry guava which comes with a fresh made banana ice cream base. All GF!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


As soon as I asked Bout gluten, the woman at the counter told me "there is gluten in the mocha chips which we keep in a separate area and the granola is made in a factory that also processes wheat," but otherwise everything else is good to go.overall really reassuring and delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had amazing shaved ice and banana ice cream. They took extra precautions to ensure I was safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Convenient and good! We ordered and brought it down to the beach to watch the sunset while we ate it. Only got it once while on the island because of the price though!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Banan is phenomenal!! Everything is gluten free, even the granola. The staff warned me that while they are gf oats, there is still a slight chance of cross contamination that can occur (which is understandable with oats). I have been to Banan four times and have not gotten sick. My favorites are the mocha frappe and the Amazon açaí. This is a must go to!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing dessert place! Ate there four times in less than 24 hours. Tested once with Nima just to be sure. Came back as gluten free. Close to the beach so a nice dessert while relaxing. Or anytime.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Banana-based soft serve. Everything is GF except the granola. I told the server I was celiac and she took precautions to avoid cross contamination. Would recommend!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So yummy! All gluten free just skip the granola.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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sooo good!! all items are GF and so good!! definitely go if you’re looking for a good “ice cream” cool down. new fav spot :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Love that this is available for those of us trying to watch our sugar! Great for an afternoon cool-down snack at the beach!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing soft serve made from bananas! The toppings are amazing! Everything is gf except the granola!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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100% recommend! We went immediately after hiking diamond head as a post hike treat and it really hit the spot! The only thing not GF is the granola and I asked about DF on the chocolate. They checked the package and were happy to tell me it was DF but processed in a shared facility. I love it when people are so thorough and kind about us glutards! I got the Riss Moore without granola and it was so delicious. Definitely go if you get the chance!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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We are Banan 2x/day in Waikiki! Gluten and dairy free, it’s simply soft serve local bananas, with a variety of fruit and savory toppings. My favorite was the Chunkadelic - Banana soft serve with local honey, macadamia honey nut butter, coconut, puffed quinoa and chocolate. Great stuff and super friendly staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Awesome place. It looks like ice cream but it’s banana. They serve it with fresh fruit, honey, etc. They said the only non GF item is granola. They seemed to be very knowledgeable. They put clean gloves on for our order and we had no issues. It’s delicious, fresh, filling and healthy! We went about 4 times during our stay.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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