• Island Naturals

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  • Health-food-store Health Store

Natural food market on the Big Island of Hawaii, one of a few outlets. Stocks a variety of fresh and organic produce, groceries, and supplements. Has deli and prepared foods bar. Relocated from 74-5487 Kaiwi St. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm. Kupuna Hour (honored elder) hours Mon-Fri 8-9am, Sat-Sun 9-10am.

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29 Reviews

First Review by mfoy


Points +148

26 Mar 2023

Excellent grab and go vegan options

Oh my gosh, there are more and better vegan baked good, deli, and refrigerated options at this store than at my local Whole Foods or co-op on the mainland! So many great sandwiches, sides, pastries, cookies, etc if you want to have a meal on the go or stay in rather than eating out (this was perfect for us to be able to eat well and healthily between different adventures on the island). Also a nice selection of local chocolates, coffee, etc to take home as souvenirs. Prices are quite expensive.

Pros: Tons of pre-made vegan options

Cons: Expensive



Points +104

28 Apr 2022

Great market!

There are great options for vegans.

Pros: Easy vegan options for on the go


Points +19

20 Apr 2022

Good selection but expensive

Organic orange juice for $12?!
But had a good selection of most things
The fresh pumpkin choc chip muffin was divine


Points +137

26 Jul 2021

All your vegan favorites

We were in Kona for a week staying at a condo, and after trying to find our vegan favorites at Safeway, we had much better luck at Island Naturals. If you're used to shopping at Whole Foods, you'll find all the standard brands here. Plus, they have a great selection of to-go items, including salads, baked goods, etc. The prices are steeper than at Safeway, but I'm happy to support a vegan-friendly local shop!


Points +617

03 Feb 2021

OK Selection, High Prices

They have an ok selection of vegan products including soaps and other, but the prices are astronomical compared to the other spots in Kona.


Points +46

31 Jan 2020

Vegan Macadamia nut cheese!!

I so recommend trying the vegan Macadamia nut cheese made by big island creamery!! It’s in the dairy free cheese section!


Points +374

27 Jan 2020

Lots of vegan options

There are lots of vegan options at this market. There is a deli with vegan choices; there is takeaway food (refrigerated) including many dessert items. There are also some baked goods like cinnamon rolls, pumpkin bread, turnovers etc. The grocery section has all the standard offerings. The store carries lots of local produce and other products too.


Points +95

25 Jan 2020

My favorite supermarket in Big Island

They have many vegan foods also raw vegan foods.
Baked items, rap, sandwiches and many choice of hot bar.

Pros: Lots of vegan foods


Points +1287

27 Nov 2019

Lots of vegan options

Amazing store with hot buffet items and baked goods, lots of vegan grocery items, a great find!!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Sells meat :(


Points +1251

05 Nov 2019

Great place but pricey!

Large range of vegan options but pricey but I guess that’s just Hawai’i. Nice premade vegan options in the fridges too. We utilised the filtered water machine out the front. 1 gallon for 50c.

Burning Bananas

Points +50

30 Jun 2019

Here’s your healthy food hookup 👍🏻

Nice local health food store that has locally grown fruits and vegetables. Scored some amazing Hawaiian mangoes, Okinawa sweet potatoes, and delicious Japanese sweet potatoes. Good source of food for the vegan / vegetarian minded. Yea it’s a few bucks more, but than again your on vacation. Store has a nice chill vibe too.


Points +34

24 Dec 2018

Great selection, super expensive

On the plus side, they have Miyokos vegan cheese, which I can never find. On the minus side, it’s $13.


Points +113

02 Dec 2018

Favorite place in Kona

I love Island Naturals so much. I’m always surprised by how many not very well known vegan and gluten free brands/items they carry. Obviously it’s not the same as going to a larger chain, but for Kona this store is a life saver. Also, their vegan chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is one of the best vegan cakes I’ve ever had.

Updated from previous review on 2018-11-20


Points +38

15 May 2018

Great store on the BI

What a great find. As soon as I stepped off my plane, I was hungry and searching for a health food store. I spotted this one and was able to get some delicious grinds from their hot bar. A hot bar with a fair amount of vegan food is hard to come by in my home town, so I was in love. My favorite thing: the purple sweet potato pastries 😍. The only reason this place isn’t getting 5 stars is because they close very early-7 to 8pm every day, and they definitely jack the prices on certain things. If you’re looking for gardein products, I recommend checking out target or Walmart first.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Nice vibe , Helpful staff

Cons: Expensive , Weird hours


Points +496

19 Mar 2018

The best breakfast

Their breakfast hot bar is amazing. I had some of the best tofu scramble ever, with sausage and potatoes and veggies?? I was not expecting such a selection and it was all so delicious.


Points +68

16 Mar 2018

Life saver for Vegan/Vegetarians

It's a really nice healthy market. They have a good selection of healthy products including Vegan meals, snacks. They offer 5% discount for seniors (60+).

Pros: variety of healthy products, friendly staff, Vegan friendly


Points +85

01 Oct 2017

Love this place!

I've been to the Hilo and Kona locations and they are both great. I've had the breakfast and dinner time hot bar and I loved everything I got. I've also got the prepared food many times and I've only ever not liked one thing I got. The prices are also great here. I got a sandwich for around $7 that made 2 meals. They also have some nice healthy meat options if you are in a mixed diet group. My meat eating husband is happy to eat here. It's a great place to grab lunch and take it for a beach picnic.

Pros: Big selection, Low prices

Cons: Some labels are missing on hot bar


Points +479

04 Aug 2017

Vegan not so easy

The supermarket was good, the hot bar had NOTHING labelled vegan (all meat of cheese); the pre-made food had no labels on the shelves, so I had to run everything but eventually found vegan.

Pros: Good supermarket

Cons: There might not be vegan food every day


Points +2193

26 Feb 2017

great vegan selection!

The hot deli bar has great labelled vegan options. We also enjoyed the vegan baking; pineapple cake and turnovers. Great selection of faux meats, vegan cheese, vegan yogurt, plant milk. Has all the vegan staples, bread, fruit and veg, personal care items and cleaning supplies. We went to Island Markets in Kona, Hilo and Pahoa and the kona one is quite large.

Sarah P

Points +8374

30 Dec 2016

Good for quick carry-out

We filled up on the hot- and salad bar one day, and there were few substantial vegan options. Garbanzo beans were the only protein, but there was a curried tofu dip in the prepared section. Items were clearly marked vegan, raw, gluten free, and "best by". We returned another day for the prepared peanut sauce, and there were many more vegan options at the hot and salad bars that day.

Pros: Clearly marked deli and salad items, Ample to-go options, Lots of raw and vegan desserts

Cons: More meat and cheese options than vegan at bar


Points +1738

05 Aug 2016

Island Naturals Market

So happy to have found this place. They offer hot meals, as well as a great selection of grab and go, and cold salad type dishes. It has a little bit of everything you'd want or need in a grocery store. Though these food items are a bit on the pricey side, they are all fresh and delicious!

Pros: Vegan Options, Friendly Staff


Points +717

07 Nov 2015

Best place for vegan options

This supermarket is great for vegans. Lots of choices including fresh take away foods. A great place to stock up on food for the day before heading off around the island (where your choices outside of Kona and Hilo are limited).

Pros: choice, value


Points +83

26 Jul 2013

Great food

My husband and I got food from the hot buffet here, he's a vegetarian and I'm a vegan. We got items such as lasagne, potato wedges, tofu and mushroom bakes, stir fry, aubergine and chickpea curry as well as a tomato based dish - think it was Moroccan. Everything was delicious. We also got some groceries, some cakes, some breads and even some ice creams! they have a great selection for vegans so I was delighted I got a cake, a focaccia and an ice cream!

Pros: Excellent choice of food, good value, good location


Points +175

04 May 2013

A relief to find this store!

Visiting the Big Island, we needed provisions for a few days while in Captain Cook. We were looking for things that were portable and didn’t require preparation. We found just what we wanted in the prepared foods section here. There were a number of vegan salads (mixed green salad, bean salad and beet salad) and wraps that were just what we needed. We even bought food to take on our flight home the next day.

Pros: Good selection for vegetarians & vegans, Prepared foods

Cons: Tight parking


Points +2005

09 Feb 2013


Best store in kona.


Points +65

11 Apr 2012

Good selection

This is a fairly large natural food store with a nice deli. There are several vegan desserts offered, and the cupcakes I got were delicious.
Pricey place, though!

Pros: selection, vegan options

Cons: price


Points +181

01 Nov 2011


This place has a great hot food bar with several vegan options and vegan soups. Can also make sandwiches but those didn't seem as vegan friendly. The market is well stocked with vegan essentials for you to do your own cooking too. A little pricey but worth it as there aren't many vegan options in the area.

Pros: delicious, many vegan options

Cons: prices

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