Yes, it is pricy. Yes, Mana on Maui is better. But... Their quality is great, and there are plenty of Gluten-free and vegan items. They sometimes have homemade GF lavender almond scones- yum!! The hot bar is good for a quick lunch. The butternut soup was disappointing, but the corn bread is delicious. The GF banana bread is from a local bakery, Buddha Belly. Try the pumpkin bread, too!
We visited all 3 of their stores while on the island, but the one in Kona is the best. And as an added bonus, the used book store behind the Kona location is fantastic! So well organized, helpful staff and it doesn't have that musty old book smell.