What’s Shakin’

What's Shakin' – Serving Pepeekeo Tropical Frozen Treats and So Much More
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you want to savor all the best island flavors, take the trip over to What’s Shakin’ on the Big Island. This quaint eatery and orchard farm lies just outside of the town of Pepeekeo, treating you to a scenic drive through the island farmlands. Once you arrive, you can count on enjoying tasty smoothies, wraps, and more, all made even better by a serene dining experience.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

For over 30 years, What’s Shakin’ has proudly served as the go-to spot in Pepeekeo for frozen treats, sandwiches, and more, all made using a farm-to-table approach. Their offerings start in their onsite orchard farm full of pineapples, papayas, and other wonderful tropical fruits. Then, they strive to get all the rest of their ingredients through partnerships with other local farms.

Through that process, they’re able to always create the freshest fruit smoothies, milkshakes, and other awesome drinks day in and day out. Although all their drinks are just as good as the last, their smoothies never fail to steal the spotlight. They’re only made with fresh tropical fruit – there’s no added sugar, sherbet, or ice.

While their drinks are reason enough to swing by, they also round out their menu with bright and flavorful sandwiches, wraps, and even hot dogs. Since they always use the freshest ingredients around, their menu changes with the seasons. So, you never really know what you’re going to get until you arrive to take a look at what’s on the board.

No matter what you select, you’re welcome to take it on the road, but it’s best to stay onsite to enjoy your items. The covered porch serves as a serene place to enjoy your selections, so it’s well worth spending a little extra time here. With just beautiful farmlands all around, time seems to slow down a bit, giving you a break from all the hustle and bustle.

Plus, if you stick around, you’ll have an opportunity to stroll through the orchard farm at the end of your meal. While walking around, you can see all the trees, shrubs, and plants working hard to produce the tropical fruits you love most. Plus, you might even get a chance to talk to the owners about their favorites in the orchard.

Their most popular items include:

Onomea Sunrise Smoothie
For the perfect mix of sweet and sour flavors, treat yourself to the Onomea Sunrise Smoothie. This drink starts with a frozen papaya, banana, and strawberry base. Then, to make it wholly sippable, they thin it out a bit with just the right amount of fresh orange and apple juice.

Mango Tango Smoothie
When you want a frozen treat that’s 100% refreshing, you cannot go wrong with the Mango Tango Smoothie. This popular drinks always begins with frozen pineapple, papaya, mango, and banana. To that, they add apple juice to give it a little bit more sweetness.

Kickin’ Chicken Wrap
If you arrive with a big appetite for scrumptious island fare, order up the Kickin’ Chicken Wrap, and then get ready for pure decadence in every bite. A large spinach tortilla serves as the base of the wrap and gets plenty of tender chicken placed in the center. Over that, they add organic black beans and fresh salsa before rolling it up tight. Cheddar jack cheese lands on top before the wrap goes into the oven to get hot and bubbly.

Although this restaurant might feel a bit out of the way, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself wanting to come back time and time again. Between the amazing menu items and peaceful atmosphere, it’s always a great place to spend a couple of hours, after all. So, when you want to simply get away from it all, don’t hesitate to let the orchard farm serve as your go-to spot to take a mid-day break.

Insider Tips:
-Although their menu changes often, they often have gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian fare available. So, if you have any dietary restrictions, just ask for recommendations to see what they have that day.
-Want healthy snacks for the road? Check out their farmstand for fresh produce of all kinds.
-If you’d like to take your smoothie to the next level, ask about their add-ons, like ginger, peanut butter, and protein powder.