The Top 4 Healthy Organic Restaurants in Hawi, Hawaii

Our team has scouted out the healthiest restaurant options that meet our strict standards, and we’re delighted to announce our Top 4 picks in Hawi, Hawaii:

Roots Alchemy

55-3406 Akoni Pule Highway
Hawi, Hawaii 96719

Located on the north side of the island, Roots Alchemy offers an array of hand-crafted elixirs ranging from Jün/Kombucha to potent turmeric/ginger shots. They also serve bite-sized energizing snacks, daily curry bowls and fresh baked empanadas. Business owner Daniel W. says, “For as long as I can remember, I've been fully entranced by the medicine in plants. I take great joy in immersing myself in the art of elixir alchemy and feel fully rewarded by sharing this medicine with the people.”

Bamboo Restaurant

55-3415 Akoni Pule Highway
Hawi, Hawaii 96719

Located at the end of the road on Hawaii's Big Island in North Kohala, the Bamboo Restaurant is one of the oldest and most beloved establishments. Lunch items include Grilled Prawns in Thai Coconut Sauce, Homemade Calamari Strips, Local Greene Kohala Salad with Papaya Seed Dressing, Herb Grilled Fresh Fish of the Day, Aloha Vietnam Sandwich (fresh veggies on sweet bread); and more.

Dinner entrees include Kohala Grass-Fed Organic Meatloaf (grass fed local beef with spices and vegetables, a bit of panko, and topped with grilled Maui onions, served with a red wine and garlic sauce); Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken Breast Stuffed with Kalua Pork (organic chicken breast stuffed with cheeses, garlic, pork, and viola, their version of Cordon Bleu, Hawaiian style, topped with a Lilioi Dijon Glaze); Hawaii Thai Coconut Fish, Organic Chicken, Prawns or Tofu (grilled and basted with a bouquet of Thai flavors: coconut milk, ginger, and sweet chili, then textured with fresh bean sprouts, cilantro, tomato and peanuts); and more.

Kohala Grown Market

55-3419 Akoni Pule Highway
Hawi, Hawaii 96720

This local food market and deli offers smoothies, bowls, drinks, and a Hot Food Menu with items like Rosemary Chicken Melt, Roast Beef Sandwich, Plate Lunches (Chicken, Roast Beef, Black Bean Mushroom served with brown rice, fresh garden salad, sauteed onions and bell pepper); Hawaiian Taro Burger, Black Bean Mushroom Burger, and a vegetarian Caprese Sandwich.

Kohala Coffee Mill

55-3412 Akoni Pule Highway
Hawi, Hawaii 96719

Open from 8AM until 1PM local time, the Kohala Coffee Mill not only offers some of the freshest coffee around, but specialty drinks such as Pot of Mate (wild harvested South American tea); Kohala Steamer (steamed milk with Torani Syrup and whipped cream; and Hibiscus Lavender Tea. Breakfast items include Souffled Eggs, Fresh Fruit Smoothies, or Sandwich Creations with an abundance of toppings to choose from. Lunchtime faves include Black Angus Hamburger, Veggie Burger, Wild Alaskan Salmon Sandwich, Tuna Melt, BLT, Turkey or Tuna Wrap, Grilled Veggies & Feta Wrap, Chili Bowl, and much more.

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling. The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, carefully vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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