Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. is a healthy place to eat in Hanalei on the lush North Shore of Kauai. A hit with locals and visitors, Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. is a roadside eatery nestled in the heart of Hanalei. Offering meals made with an abundance of locally grown produce, it's a very laid-back and local-style restaurant slash lunch wagon. The company's farm — Photo courtesy of Hanalei Taro & Juice Co.
Serving traditional Hawaiian food, but with a modern twist, this is your best bet to fill up on taro - the root crop that sustained Hawaiians for generations. Here, you can find taro and many other healthy ingredients that were grown locally, such as a taro smoothie, Hawaiian plate lunches, taro hummus, taro veggie burgers and even taro acai bowls. The list goes on.
A perfect place for those who enjoy a traditional diet and vegetarians, too, the wagon will give you a taste of Hawaii's unique array of food. The lunch wagon is run by the same family who runs the historical Haraguchi rice mill.
The taro and other ingredients are locally grown at the owners' farm. The farm is located on a United States Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Due to endangered bird nesting areas on the farm, it's not accessible daily, but can be explored via tours. Coming into Hanalei, look for it on the right. Healthy meals on wheels — Photo courtesy of Hanalei Taro & Juice Co.