Coco’s Healthy Hawaiian Holiday - The Places I Ate

by Super User
on 24 November 2016
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We were very grateful to recently take a little R&R and where else to go for some Aloha vibes but Hawaii!! I shared with you on social media some snippets of the amazing places that we got to eat at and due to popular demand I have decided to create this blog post to share further details on them for you.

Going away and worrying about where you are going to eat that offers the same or similar food to match your lifestyle has always been a concern of mine so I usually always go well planned. I also always prepare food to take on the plane and snacks to have on hand should I feel like them. Hawaii is a gorgeous holiday destination with so many great things to do and see or just to relax with some picturesque scenery and get some sunshine. I've put together a list of my amazing finds on my recent trip to Oahu (I am sure there are many more too)! Most people tend to stay in Waikiki and surprisingly there were a number of places within walking distance and in the heart of this touristy area to eat - plus there are many Japanese restaurants which would also offer a lot of clean eats (sorry but we don't eat seafood). And if you decide to hire a car the list of yummy places to eat increases!


  • Banan ✔
    Serving up delicious banana nice cream bowls in two locations! They have a strong focus on using locally grown produce, recycling, and giving food waste to a local farmer to feed pigs.
    Food Truck: 3212 Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu (approx. 20 minute walk from Waikiki Beach)
    Shop: 1810 University Avenue, Honolulu

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  • Shaka Pressed Juice Hawaii ✔
    Serving up cold pressed juices, wellness shots, mylks and organic salads.IMG 20161125 WA0009

    3118 Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu (approx. 20 minute walk from Waikiki Beach)
  • Noi Thai ✔
    Upscale thai restaurant with gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options.

    2301 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu (Royal Hawaiian Center)

  • Buho Cocina y Cantina  ✔
    Located in Waikiki, this restaurant uses locally sourced vegetables and meats and also has gluten and dairy free options.

    2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu

  • Farmers Market
    We were lucky enough to have had a farmers market held in our hotel 2 days a week! There could be more but these are the ones we came across:
    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa: Tuesday & Thursday 4pm - 8pm.
    Kings Village Shopping Centre: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 9pm.

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  • Island Vintage Coffee ✔
    Located in the heart of Waikiki this shop is always busy. They serve up eggs, poke (even a vegan version!) and acai bowls. Also next door you'll find Island Vintage Organic & Natural store with kombucha on tap, local and natural cosmetics and supplements.

    2301 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu (Royal Hawaiian Centre)

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  • Tucker & Bevvy
    Located near the zoo end of the main drag in Waikiki, this cafe serves up fresh and locally sourced organic produce and meats (nitrate free) providing healthy food on the go. Gluten free and vegan options also available.

    2586 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu

  • Puka's @ Whole Foods Market
    Serving up organic, grass fed, and gluten free pub style food + drinks. All menu items contain no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, or sweeteners. 

    4211 Wai'alae Avenue, Honolulu

  • Heavenly Waikiki
    Unfortunately I heard about this place right after I came back (good reason to go back!). They serve local and organic vegetables and meats whenever possible on their menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This place looks like a must go!

    Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, 342 Seaside Avenue, Honolulu


  • Peace Cafe
    Peace Cafe is an all vegan cafe offering environmentally-conscious people with fresh, organic and mostly local ingredients!

    2239 S King Street, Honolulu

  • Kaimana Farm Cafe
    At Kaimana Farm Cafe we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our doors. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. You will never go anywhere again for a great and relaxing meal. View our entire menu below to see what we have to offer.

    845 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu

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  • Ai Love Nalo ✔
    Truly amazing! Must go! I'm still dreaming about this place! So as you can tell we ate here A LOT! The food is unbelievable. They have a beautiful garden of eatin' where you can sit and enjoy the lovely weather, get a lomilomi massage out the back, and nourish your belly with the most divine plant based meals. I would seriously move across the globe for this heavenly food. This conscious plant based cafe uses 80%+ locally sourced ingredients and feeds the surrounding community with healthy feel good food. We love nothing more than supporting places that are doing what they can to make a difference.

    41-1025 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo

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  • Haleiwa Bowls ✔
    Acai bowls and smoothies are their speciality - all non-dairy and no added sugars! They source their staple apple-bananas from local farmers on the North Shore and all of the other ingredients sourced are raw, untouched, and unprocessed!

    66-082 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa

  • The Beet Box Cafe ✔
    Absolutely loved this vegetarian/vegan cafe! Opened for breakfast and lunch serving scrumptious healthy plates of food with love and intention using the best ingredients available. There is also a health food store a couple of doors down (Celestial Natural Foods) where you can pick up a few things if needed.

    66-437 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa

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  • Down to Earth
    Get your organic grocery needs and also ready to eat self serve vegetarian food and smoothie bar.
     2525 S King Street, Honolulu ✔
    Kailua: 201 Hamakua Drive, Kailua ✔

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  • Waimanalo Market Co-op ✔
    Lots of locally grown produce and handmade products.

    41-1029 Kalaniana'ole Highway, Waimanalo

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  • Celestial Natural Foods ✔
    A great local health store with a variety of organic produce, natural foods and supplements. Located in the North Shore a couple of doors down from The Beet Box Cafe.

    66-443 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa

  • Whole Foods Market
    Get your organic grocery needs and also ready to eat self serve hot foods, sushi, salads and more.
    4211 Wai'alae Avenue, Honolulu ✔
    Kailua: 629 Kailua Road, Kailua ✔

So as you can see it is 100% possible to travel here and have healthy wholesome food options available so you can still eat well - whether you choose to eat out or buy the ingredients to cook up meals at your accommodation (no excuses)! I've put ticks next to the places we went to incase you want to ask me more about them in store or any other holiday tips. I hope this piece helps you if you are planning on visiting soon or gives you another good reason to go!




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