Michael Wang already has several locations of Hawa Smoothies (including a popular branch in Wall Street Center), and his latest storefront is now open at 181 East Broadway. The shop is named for Wang’s native Hawaii and the interior is bright and inviting, with six cherry-red stools for perching. Smoothies in flavors such as mango and lychee or passion fruit and banana run $2.50 to $4; juices include carrot, beet, and apple or carrot, mango, and banana and go for $3 to $5; and bubble teas are $2 to $4. Wang hopes he can introduce his “healthy” concept to nearby Chinatown and to the gentrifying neighborhood around him — he’ll be just a hop and skip from the Hester Street Fair when that returns later this spring.
Hawa Smoothies, 181 E. Broadway, nr. Jefferson St.