The Island Vintage Shave Ice kiosk in Waikiki held the greatest culinary surprise of my trip to Hawai’i: shaved ice. I’d heard about this delicious treat, but the rumors couldn’t live up to the reality. These heaping mounds of brilliantly flavored ice, accompanied by flavor pearls and fresh fruit galore, pretty much made my trip. If you ever find yourself near the Royal Hawaiian, track down this little gem (owned and operated by Island Vintage Coffee) and buy yourself a miniature mountain (or two or three or four…) of rainbow delight!!