Ululani’s Iconic Maui Shave Ice is Coming to NorCal

Northern California, brace yourselves for an icy, sweet indulgence as the iconic Maui shave ice restaurant, Ululani’s, is making its way to you.

Slated to open its doors in Stockton this July, the beloved Hawaiian treasure will be available just about 90 minutes east of San Francisco, the local Register reports.

A Taste of Hawaii

For those who have had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful island of Maui, Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice is likely a fond memory. It’s almost a rite of passage for tourists to indulge in their heavenly shave ice.

I got a chance to sit down with Ululani’s cofounder, and to sample way too much shave ice!

Now, Californians will not have to take a flight over the Pacific to satisfy their Ululani’s cravings, as this taste of Hawaii will be available right in their backyard.

Not Your Ordinary Shave Ice

What sets Ululani’s apart? It all starts with their unique ice. Unlike conventional shave ice, Ululani’s uses a special water source for its ice, making the texture incomparably smooth and delicate.

The syrups, a highlight in their own right, are homemade with fresh, high-quality ingredients that truly bring the flavors to life. Whether you are a fan of traditional flavors or looking to try something exotic, Ululani’s has something to tingle your taste buds.

This is not a snowcone!

A Family Affair

The magic of Ululani’s can be attributed to the family that owns and operates it. They take immense pride in serving shave ice that is not just a dessert but an experience.

Before setting sights on Stockton, Ululani’s made its mainland debut with a location in Los Angeles. The expansion to Northern California is a testament to the brand’s popularity and the high demand for its delectable offerings.

Mark Your Calendars

This July, get ready to be transported to the Hawaiian islands with every bite of Ululani’s shave ice.

Whether you are a Stockton local or reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, a drive to Ululani’s new location will be worth every mile. So mark your calendars, and prepare your taste buds for an icy escape to paradise.

Aloha, Northern California!

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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