Healthy Restaurants to Dine at on Hawaii’s Big Island

By Alex • Food, General, Health • 20 Oct 2018

It’s not difficult to find restaurants that offer fresh and healthy cuisine on Hawaii’s Big Island. Even better news for tourists, many the best Big Island restaurants won’t break the bank. So whether you are staying at in a Big Island vacation rental or hotel and need a place to grab a bite, here are a few of the most highly-reviewed healthy eateries on the Big Island for budget travelers.

Basik Açai

Looking for a nutritious and filling breakfast in Kona? If so, then look no further than Basik Açai. Since 2010, this restaurant has been serving up popular smoothies as well as signature mixed açai berry bowls. Unsurprisingly, all of these açai bowls are inspired by Hawaiian flavors and have blends that prominently feature açai berries. Just a few of the superfood ingredients you’ll find in Basik Açai’s bowls include hemp milk, spirulina, and cashew milk. All of Basik Açai’s menu items are plant-based and dairy-free. You can find this company at 75-5831 Kahakai Road, Kailua-Kona.

A Whale of a Crêpe

Feeling in the mood for a sweet or savory crêpe? The most affordable place to indulge in this delectable treat is at A Whale of a Crêpe in Kona. This highly-reviewed food stand allows you to build your own crêpe with a wide assortment of ingredients. Just a few of the delicious menu items you could put on top of your crêpe include pesto, olives, mushrooms, chicken, and pizza sauce. A Whale of a Crêpe also has gluten-free options for people with Celiac disease. You can find this highly-reviewed eatery at 75-6129 Alii Dr, Alii Gardens Marketplace in Kailua-Kona.

Da Poke Shack

For an authentic bite of Hawaiian poke, you can’t go wrong with Da Poke Shack. Located in both Kona and Captain Cook, this restaurant is highly respected for using only fresh ingredients and offering reasonable prices. A few of the best-known poke on Da Poke Shack’s menus include fresh garlic shrimp, shoyu, and spicy garlic sesame. This restaurant also offers delectable sides like kim chee cabbage and a quinoa salad. For a bite of fresh Hawaiian poke, you must check out this restaurant. Da Poke Shack is at 83-5308A Mamalahoa Hwy at Mile Marker 106 in Captain Cook and 76-6246 Ali’i Drive in Kona Bali Kai.

Sushi Rocket and Trio

Anyone in the mood for Japanese should plan a stop to Sushi Rocket and Trio at 55-3435 Akoni Pule Highway, Hawi. Besides a wide assortment of sushi rolls, this restaurant has an extensive array of hot soups, salads, hand rolls, and entrees. All of the menu options at Sushi Rocket are reasonably priced considering the high quality of the food. Be sure to visit Sushi Rocket if you’re craving authentic Japanese while touring the Big Island.

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