Find healthy food in Hanalei at Harvest Market Natural Foods and Cafe. If you're looking for healthy groceries, this is the spot. And, if you're looking for a healthy deli and salad bar, this is also the place to go. It's a great resource for natural and organic groceries to bring back to your hotel, vacation rental, or the beach. The hot bar, deli items, salad bar, and pre-made and packaged food can be enjoyed on site or taken to a nearby beach for a picnic. Everything is organic and natural, and the by far the healthiest on the go meal to find in Hanalei.
Recommended for North Shore's Best Restaurants because: Harvest Market offers organic and delicious to be taken to nearby beaches.
Jade's expert tip: Bring a reusable bag.
Charm runs rampant at this delightful cafe, which brings a touch of Old Hawaii to guests via vintage photographs and island postcards. The menu does wonders with the local bounty, mixing fresh produce and seafood to great effect. In the evenings, vegetarian fare that does the genre proud is certain to convert even diehard carnivores. Make sure to try taro fritters and grilled fish, but don't neglect crisp salads, pastas, fish tacos, and quesadillas. Accompanying sauces are inventive complements, and desserts are worth sampling, especially given their use of fresh island fruits. Make reservations, and make sure not to miss at least one meal here.
Recommended for North Shore's Best Restaurants because: Postcards Cafe is always delicious, and made with locally grown vegetables and fresh fish.
Jade's expert tip: This is a can't miss on the North Shore.
Renowned for its baked goods, this enterprise crafts top-quality ingredients into an array of sweet and savory temptations. If you're going for a cup of espresso or chai tea, combine it with a scone, macadamia nut cookie, or danish. If you're looking for meal-like items, you can't go wrong with their innovative gourmet pizzas, topped with everything from prawns to gorgonzola. You'll also want to try the selection of sourdough breads and maybe even pick up a lush smoothie, laden with fruit, for a cool pick-me-up. The food can be enjoyed as take out or at one of the outdoor tables in the shopping center.
Recommended for North Shore's Best Restaurants because: Kilauea Bakery is a perfect stop for a quick and healthy breakfast, or pizza for lunch.
Jade's expert tip: Lovely array of sweet and savory pastries and great local coffee in the morning.
A hit with locals and visitors, the Hanalei Taro & Juice Co. is a spot that all visitors need to stop at and enjoy. Very local style, the restaurant is a local style lunch wagon resting roadside in Hanalei. 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 prepared with a modern twist, such as a taro smoothie, Hawaiian plate lunches, taro hummus, taro veggie burgers, and even taro acai bowls- the list goes on.
Recommended for North Shore's Best Restaurants because: This lunch wagon eatery serves fresh and tasty food that puts a unique twist on healthy.
Jade's expert tip: Try the taro smoothie.
With a fish market next door, it's no surprise that impeccably fresh seafood is the house specialty. Diners indulge in their favorite preparations along the shores of the adjacent river, savoring baked shrimp, ceviche, crab, and incredible fish cooked to perfection by the skilled kitchen. A selection of steaks and chicken dishes will also satisfy. While you wait for entrees (which can be pricey but are well-portioned), nibble on an order of stuffed mushrooms. Nautical themed. Dine outdoors along the river and in nature, and enjoy the serenity that Hanalei is known for. The fish is caught by local fisherman daily, so you can't go wrong.
Recommended for North Shore's Best Restaurants because: Hanalei Dolphin has a reputation for serving the absolute freshest and best fish on the island.
Jade's expert tip: Choose an outdoor table to enjoy the magical views of Hanalei.
There's a whole lot more than fish in store is the market's motto, and they're right! In addition to fresh local fish, they have an ahi fajita burrito, fish tacos, salads, plate lunches and great specials, along with grass fed beef. Seating is outdoor picnic table style, and you'll find a mix of locals and visitors enjoying fish. Price can vary depending on market price, but you can get a great meal for a generally affordable price. Very casual and ideal for lunch or to pick up a fresh slab of fish to cook back at the condo. This place should be enjoyed at least once on a vacation.
Recommended for North Shore's Best Restaurants because: Kilauea Fish Market is a quick and easy stop for fresh and delicious food.
Jade's expert tip: Try the ahi wrap.
Hip, gleaming Bar Acuda is a chef-run business that has taken the island by storm. Intent on creating stylish atmosphere and scrumptious food, the North Shore place is a great destination for dinner and drinks with friends or with a romantic interest. Diligently searching out top ingredients, chef Jim Moffat crafts them into dishes like lobster-stuffed squid with romesco sauce, roast chicken panzanella, slow-braised beef short ribs, and grilled pancetta-wrapped sea scallops. A carefully chosen wine list highlights vintages from western Europe and the western US, and a fantastic social scene is part and parcel of the goings-on. It's a perfect blend of great food with a fun social scene.
Recommended for North Shore's Best Restaurants because: Hip, fun, modern and they serve great food. What more could a person want?
Jade's expert tip: They're only open for dinner and are closed on Mondays, so plan accordingly.