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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 12, 2020

Even though Kauai has been lucky to have only 20 people get sick with the latest (over publicized) virus and NO one has died of it on Kauai - most of us residents feel blessed. We used to love to buy healthy fruits and veggies...at this newly renovated store plus other healthy personal care products. Lately some of their cashiers closest to the entry door have become very paranoid of germs, enough to harass customers causing yelling and people leaving without getting to buy the needed food items to keep them well & healthy. Most people on this lovely island know how to stay well, so why is this store letting their employees drive customers away?More

Date of visit: June 2020
Papayas_evenbetter, Public Relations Manager at Papaya's Natural Foods & The Kitchen at Papaya's, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2020

Aloha, thank you for reviewing us on trip advisor! We are requiring masks right now in accordance with the County of Kaua'i's Emergency Rule #7, which carries the weight of a law. We do follow this rule, just like we follow all the laws in...More

Reviewed March 28, 2020

Awesome! This little market packs a punch with its generous variety of absolutely everything on my gluten-free, vegan grocery list! Back home, in Poway, CA (Northeast San Diego County) I have to shop at FOUR different stores to get everything available at Papaya. Their deli...is also a godsend. There is always something fresh and tasty to grab on the go. To top it off, everyone I've encountered at Papaya have been warm and friendly. A GREAT place that I am most grateful for when I travel to Kauai.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed February 22, 2020

Stayed in condo just across the street, and discovered the Wickedly Good salad bar in this health food store was top notch, with many prepared salad sides to go as well. We would get a large salad (compostable take out containers!) to augment a take...out plate from another place. sometimes we just added a delicious cheese and fruit and Presto! Great meal in a bowl. The store stocks large variety of health foods, smaller assortment of fresh items. Staff friendly and accommodating.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 24, 2019

Had 2 great meals here: 1 at the salad bar where I first had the homemade hummus and the next was a hummus wrap. I was very disappointed when I went back the next day and they were all out! They had a great selection...of natural, organic foods and the prices were very good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 21, 2019

We stopped here on our way to the airport for our last lunch and wish we would've found it sooner. Beside a full all natural grocery store, they have a food counter where you can order fresh food or choose from pre-made (that day) sandwiches...and wraps. I had the fresh ahi wrap and have been thinking about it ever since. We'll definitely be going here again next time we're on the island.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

Great place if you need some odds and ends you can’t get at the Safeway. I would also recommend the smoothie counter in the back.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019

Now in their new location, not far from their old digs. Lots of interesting specialty items for those on a restricted diet. Found some delicious desserts/snacks that are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free. Yeah, they are pricey, but I'm glad that they are even available. Warm...food section looked really good, but I didn't try anything this time. Glad that they are still around.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

What a great shop & cafe, a great range & the healthiest light meals you can get on the east coast. If you’re staying nearby or travelling through, stock up.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 22, 2019

We were looking for a specialty market in the area, this was a great find. The quantity is not excessive but the quality of the products they carry is outstanding. I bought a cocoa butter that was excellent, unfortunately i can't find any here in...the mainland US. The produce selection was awesome, yet a little on the pricey side. They have amazing soup available around lunch time, and i believe the one we had was completely vegan and delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019

This health food store is chock-a-block full of beautiful local organic produce, sustainable and earth-friendly products and yummy specialties at their deli. The friendly "blonde" helped to make our selections stress-free and fun. We ordered a large salad (priced by the weight), side of fresh...blackened fish, soup and fresh ahi fish tacos. That was plenty for the three of us and there were seats right outside the store. The salad selections were plentiful, excellent and unusual. Very colorful, healthy and tasty! We could've spent hours checking out their fun products. Great place to buy your Kauai mementos and gifts as many items are locally sourced and produced. We highly recommend stopping by for healthy meals and fun shopping experience while supporting local businesses!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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