Part of large natural foods supermarket chain. Has fresh fruits and vegetables including organic produce, deli food, vitamins, supplements, personal care products, grocery, and more. First location in Hawaii. Open daily. more-less
4211 Wai'alae Ave (Oahu)
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
808-738-0820
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by cindy_seattle
ssluchansky
ssluchansky
  • vegan
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+24

A mediocre WF

2
Posted on 03 / 09 / 2015

A year ago, my first visit to this WF, I was impressed by the veg options on the hot bar and in the baked goods section. But, on a recent visit, there were few hot options and, literally, no vegan baked goods. I was told that this was due to a current renovation, and the resulting lack of space forced cutting out some offerings. But, absolutely no vegan baked items?! It is a WF, so, of course, there are some veg items available but remarkably little, really. Speaking of shelf space, I have been in many WFs around the country and have never seen so much space devoted to beer, wine and even hard liquor as in this WF. Seeing all that liquor in a WF was a strange sight. The rest of the visit, I just kept going to Down to Earth, a few miles away and, although, much smaller, much more veg friendly.

Pros: Decent salad bar, Some nice organic local fruits, Easy parking in mall lot
Cons: Too much shelf space devoted to alcohol, Recently, no vegan baked goods, Not many vegan hot bar items
gr8vegan
gr8vegan
  • vegan
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+1287

packed and in a busy mini mall with tough parking

4
Posted on 02 / 02 / 2012

A good smaller sized whole foods. They have a good hot bar area and vegan prepared foods. For being on island time, this location attracts speed shoppers. Down to earth is way more relaxed.


Cons: busy, parking lot shared and packed
cindy_seattle
cindy_seattle
  • vegan
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+45

Whole Foods on Oahu?

3
Posted on 05 / 09 / 2010

YES! I am visting from Seattle and was glad to see a Whole Foods in the area. I did have to drive to find it, but there is also a good transit system on the island and that would have gotten me there as well. It was a bit smaller than the one I'm used to in the Seattle/Bellevue WA area, but stocked with most of the usually popular items. Could not find my yacon syrup though. There are several other markets on this site that advertise organic foods so I won't say this is the only game in town, but I was happy to see the locally (Hawaii) grown produce prominently displayed at the entrance, with the California grown produce further back (I like to support the local farms whenever possible). The store is located in a newer strip mall with ample parking. Overall, not the best Whole Foods experience ever, but certainly a great addition to this area.

Pros: friendly staff, consistency, parking
Cons: directions, some choices not available

 

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