DaKine Grindz at Crux
Hawaiian-Style Shaved Ice
Bringing island cool to Central Oregon, Dakine Grindz has been one of Bend’s favorite ways to beat the summer heat for years. Dakine is Hawaiian slang, loosely translated to mean “whatchamacallit”, but at their food carts patrons know exactly what they’ll find; 27 vibrant flavors of authentic Hawaiian shaved ice. Served straight up or with a scoop of ice cream (an island favorite), Dakine Grindz are a far cry from run-of-the-mill snow cones. Order up a single, bright flavor or create a custom combination; there’s no wrong way to enjoy it. Dakine Grindz used to be a summers-only food truck, stationed at festivals and food truck lots around town during the warm weather months. So, fans were thrilled when a bricks and mortar shop opened up late in 2017 on Galveston Avenue. Open daily from 12 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., the friendly staff is cranking out coffee drinks, acai bowls and, of course, authentic Hawaiian shaved ice in all your favorite flavors…and then some.