• Whole Foods Market - Wai'alae Ave

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Large and well-stocked natural foods supermarket chain, acquired by Amazon.com in 2018. Offers selections in natural groceries and specialty foods, nutritional supplements and vitamins, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well home cleaning and natural body care products. Find vegan foods like tofu and soy products, plant milks, vegan ice cream, vegan cheese, frozen meals, vegan burger patties, cereals, nuts, and much more. Has deli and prepared foods department. First location in Hawaii. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm. Open daily.

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7 Reviews

First Review by country_vegan


Points +15739

20 Jan 2020

Whole Foods

I’ve been to this WF several times in the last 5 years. It seems to have dwindled down its vegan options over the years (mostly the prepared foods) and parking is always a nightmare since it’s located in a mall. That said, I’d recommend Down to Earth over WF, as their deli and takeaway options are much more plentiful for vegans.



Points +4870

11 Dec 2019

An adequate implementation of the template.

The usual vegan options presented in a smaller and perhaps more chaotic manner.


Points +219

17 Jul 2016

be aware of crosscontamination!

cheese and shredded pig flesh in the cilantro at the burrito stand; a piece of chicken in the clearly labeled VEGAN chicken salad. Always crowded.


Points +1738

10 Sep 2015

Whole Foods Market - Kahala

Located in the Kahala Mall Shopping Center, this location is quite busy. There does not seem to be a time where it is not packed. Parking is available in the covered parking garage and has the option to park on the open upper level as well. The hot bar had a few vegan options, there is a cold bar and soups available as well. I was unable to find the fresh baked vegan chocolate chip cookies in the bakery so I'll try again one day. There is outdoor seating and limited indoor setting.

Pros: Vegan Options

Cons: Very Busy, Lower level parking is challenging , Limited vegan hot bar items


Points +432

10 Mar 2015

A mediocre WF

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


Points +2359

03 Feb 2012

packed and in a busy mini mall with tough parking

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


Points +51

09 May 2010

Whole Foods on Oahu?

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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