Gluten free (GF) meals aren't hard to find in the Hawaiian Islands. There's a high concentration of restaurants and residents with health awareness on Kauai so the island has an abundance of restaurants with gluten free dishes. Although there aren't any restaurants offering entirely gluten free menus, it's easy to find a good selection of GF dishs at meany restaurants. One reason it's so easy in the islands is the abundance of fresh local fish, locally grown vegetables, and local, grass fed beef that come together to form healthy and delicious GF dishes.
For those choosing something GF from a not entirely GF menu, always inquire about soy sauce. The popular Asian sauce is found commonly throughout the islands, and sometimes a little gluten can sneak in, so be aware. Healthy food stores like the Harvest Market in Hanalei and Papaya's Natural Food's Market in Kapa'a offer an abundance of gluten free ready to eat meals and groceries.
Gourmet eateries like Gaylord's at Kilohana offer many dishes made with locally raised grass fed beef or local fresh fish with produce, offering a simple and delicious gluten free dish. At the Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant and Bouchon's Hanalei, gluten free visitors can enjoy the best seafood on the island, for a fresh and healthy gluten free meal.
So inhibitions when seeking out a gluten free meal on Kauai aren't necessary. Use our guide to the top ten restaurants with gluten free dishes for a wonderful Kauai dining experience.