Rainbow Living Foods

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4-1384 Kuhio Hway Unit 103A (at downtown), Kapaa, Hawaii, USA, 96746

Casual cafe specializing in locally grown, organic, vegan & gluten-free fare, with raw food classes. Offers smoothies, desserts, shakes, coffee and 8 different entrees. Has prepared foods to take home and baked goods in addition to groceries. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm, Sat 10:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Organic, Raw, Take-out, Bakery

16 Reviews

First Review by syork2

Gerne wieder! - Edit

lecker und freundlich!

Pros: rohvegan und glutenfrei

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Delicious but tiny portions and slow - Edit

The food was very tasty, and we were excited to eat raw vegan in Kapa'a. Unfortunately I received a totally different dish than what I ordered. It took so long to wait for it, that I didn't say anything because I didn't want to wait any longer and what he brought out looked/tasted very good too. The portions were so small we immediately went somewhere else to eat all over again.

Pros: Healthy, Delicious, Nice staff/owner

Cons: Slow, Small portions, Didn't get what I ordered

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expect a long wait - Edit

We waited almost two hours before our food showed up. I had falafel which was tasty. My partner had the rainbow burger which had a strange (especially for an Omni palate) flavour, was served with tomatoes when he asked for none, and was mostly sprouts (luckily I live them). Not worth the price or the wait.

Pros: raw food , easy parking

Cons: long wait

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Raw gourmet treat - Edit

This is a great place for raw vegans! The owner was very welcoming! All items were beautifully crafted, and seemed complicated or time-consuming to recreate. The presentation was excellent.
My husband loved his burger. I enjoyed the nori rolls, but--not being a raw vegan--I admittedly prefer the taste of rice over sunflower seeds. Food included lots of high quality fats, so it was very filling. Meals might be heavy for some.

Pros: Rare raw vegan items, Beautiful presentation , Excellent service

Cons: Limited seating , Might be a little heavy with lots of high quality

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Raw Foods Surprise - Edit

This little raw foods cafe is tucked away just off the main highway with a couple of outdoor tables in addition to the few inside. We had the taco salad and the burger, which were bother super fresh and tasty. We finished with the dragon fruit cheesecake, which was a beautiful purple, but didn't do much for us.

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Worth the wait - Edit

I'm not much of a raw foods person, but this was really delicious. I had dessert too, some sort of chocolate mousse thing and it was amazing. The sauces were really flavorful and there are so many different options on the menu. I just wish they were open later. I caught them just before closing time and was so happy they didn't turn me away.

Pros: huge variety of flavors and textures

Cons: hard to find location

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Satisfied. - Edit

Fresh, friendly and fun add to my island trip. Salad and dish I had was very nice and satisfying. Small locals place with good energy. Will go again.

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Delicious - Edit

Very tasty meal I have had here, I am vegan, and this raw food was great. Nice ambiance.
I usually eat quite too much, so the portion was a little bit small for me.
It is raw organic and vegan, so price are moderate.

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Great Lunch - Edit

We had the falafel. Nice sauces, especially the almond cream substitute for tzatziki. This was the only vegan food we found on Kauai. Friendly staff, obviously proud of their food. Seem to have a few regulars come and go while we were there.

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Disappointing - Edit

I have been a life long vegetarian (no fish and no meat) and have eaten all sorts of vegan / veggie food in all sorts of places. This place is over priced for the taste of the dishes. We tried 3 of the mains and only one was "ok". The rest were tiny portions on huge beds of lettuce. The falafel was ok. The veg wrap is tiny but the ingredients are ok. Stay away from the taco. The beans taste unfortunately like meat substitutes. Sadly this is the first listing on happy cow we were disappointed with.

Pros: Veggie, Fresh

Cons: Small portion, Overpriced, Iffy taste

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Wonderful all vegan food in Kapaa - Edit

We had a great lunch here during our stay on Kauai. All items are made fresh here with each dish prepared for your order which means there is a 20-30 minute wait but so worth it. This is the only place we found here that was all vegan. So many great looking food, drink, and smoothie options it was hard to pick. We settled on the rainbow veggie wrap, guac and chips, and mint limeade. Overall, this meal was delicious and a great value especially compared to other eats on the island.

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Only vegetarian restaurant on Kauai - Edit

We had a great lunch here. This is the only vegetarian restaurant on Kauai. Everything is vegan, organic and gluten free except for a bee pollen add on. Vegan dining options can be otherwise hard to find on Kauai. We had the nori roll, wrap, pizza and taco, plus a salad. We also had the chia pudding for dessert. All were nicely done. The owners were very gracious and friendly.

Pros: almost all vegan, friendly owners, fine food

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rawsome - Edit

By far the best raw food i have had in my life. Not only is it the best tasting but my body processes the food amazingly.

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My dream comes true-A Raw Food Restaurant on Kauai - Edit

This is not just a raw food restaurant....its a VERY GOOD raw food restaurant. I am currently eating 75% raw, so I love having this place to go to for the freshest, healthiest way to eat on Kaua'i.
I was trained in raw food prep in Manhattan and this place is of a high caliber that would be well received anywhere. We are lucky to have Rainbow Living Foods. Like living in Kaua'i, its my dream come true!

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Wonderful food and great atmosphere! - Edit

My husband and I went to Kaua'i for our honeymoon and, as vegans, were afraid we weren't going to be able to find much on the island. Boy, were we wrong!

Of all of the places we tried, we loved Rainbow Living Foods the most! There is a generous selection of entrees, desserts, and drinks so going there twice during our week there was wonderful!

There was only one very nice and friendly guy working both times we went, so it was a bit slow, but we didn't mind at all. The atmosphere is great and there is indoor and outdoor seating and you can even get your food to go and step right out to the beach to eat!

We tried the pizza, taco and falafel wrap as well as the fudge and energy balls for desserts and the Rainbow shake and banana nut milk shake for beverages - everything was amazing! The taco was our favorite, though. :)

I thought everything was reasonably priced ($10 for an entrée, $3-6 for dessert, around $6 for a large shake) considering the island has many expensive options.

This place has great food that makes you feel energized and filled but not overly full - so you can still go snorkeling or kayaking or hiking or whatever you have planned!

Hopefully this place will be around for a very long time. It deserves to be!

Pros: Reasonable prices, GREAT food, Nice atmosphere

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Delicious! - Edit

The head chef was out, so it took a little while for our food to arrive, but it was a delicious light meal. If you have the chance, try the passionfruit mango pie.
I had the taco, my brother had the falafel, and his wife had the sprouted buckwheat pizza...all scrumptious.
Bear in mind, the milkshakes aren't frozen blended things. Ours was warm, but it still tasted divine and I will be recreating it when I get home. Also, if anyone manages to get the recipe for the pie, please share!

Pros: delicious, healthy, friendly

Cons: kinda hard to spot the place

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