Island Greens – Big Island

Island Greens – Healthy, Flavorful Foods for all Diets at the Queens Marketplace
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At Island Greens in the Queens Marketplace, choose from customizable salads, wraps, and more that prove eating healthfully does not have to be difficult. Enjoy tasty food without guilt when you eat here.

- The Local Expert Team

If you want a break from heavy resort foods, lighten up your meal routine with a visit to Island Greens in the Queens Marketplace. This salad, bowl, and wrap destination has all the healthy vegetables you need to feel great with flavorful combinations that taste even better.

You may not think about going to a mall food court while on vacation, but if you are in the Queens Marketplace for some shopping, you’ll be in a prime location to visit Island Greens.

Vegetables and fruits served in the salads are as fresh as possible, coming from local growers. This restaurant does not skimp when it comes to quality or portions. You get large servings of food whether you choose a salad, wrap, or bowl.

The menu offers prepared dishes for those who want to have tried-and-true recipes. However, you can also choose a base, five toppings, and dressing to create your own bowl, wrap, or salad. Get as creative as you like in concocting your perfect meal. Plus, you can order more than five toppings for a small fee.

Drinks as just as healthy as the food here at Island Greens. On tap, you have your choice of extra cold nitro matcha lattes, locally produced kombucha, and non-alcoholic lilikoi CBD seltzer. Where else can you find fresh kombucha to enjoy at a restaurant?

Vegan food on the Big Island can be difficult to source. At Island Greens, vegans can finally find delicious food in filling portions that include seared sesame or miso-roasted tofu as a protein option. While you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy dining here, the menu clearly indicates which dishes are vegan. It also notes which ingredients contain gluten to allow you to avoid those if you must.

Those who do eat meat will savor freshly seared ahi tuna, flavorful steak, blacked chicken breast, grilled chicken thighs, and pan-seared salmon. The meats surpass all expectations diners have about proteins from a salad-serving restaurant. They are flavorful, perfectly prepared, and abundantly seasoned.  

Craving something from Island Greens but can’t decide what you want? Try one of the following menu recommendations from other visitors:

Southwest Chicken Caesar Salad
The classic Caesar salad gets a spicy upgrade at Island Greens with the southwest chicken Caesar option. This dish comes with greens, romaine lettuce, blackened chicken breast, parmesan cheese, avocado, corn, tomato, lime, shredded onion, cilantro, garlic croutons, and classic Caesar dressing. If you want to have some extra spice in your salad, swap the Caesar dressing for smoky and citrusy chipotle lime dressing.

Diners note how fresh and flavorful the vegetables are and how tasty the meat is in this and other salads. If you like Caesar salad, try this version for something a little different while still enjoying the familiar flavors of the classic.

Harvest Bowl
If you crave something warm instead of a salad, try one of the warm bowls, such as the Harvest Bowl. The dish comes with chicken, but you can substitute tofu for the chicken for a meatless meal. The base includes warm wild rice, which has a nutty flavor. Grilled chicken, purple sweet potato, tomato, avocado, edamame, pineapple, shredded onions and carrots, and toasted sesame vinaigrette dressing complete this hearty bowl.

Steak and Potatoes Salad
Who says that you can’t enjoy a hearty meal of meat and potatoes in a salad bowl? The steak and potatoes salad at Island Greens uses highly flavorful Kona coffee-rubbed steak strips as its protein. Purple sweet potatoes add a hearty, unexpected twist to the steak and potato theme. Blue cheese, bacon, and fried onions on top of the salad bring the flavors of a steakhouse to your salad. Sweet honey balsamic vinaigrette tops off the dish. If you are on the go, order this salad as a wrap, as you can with any bowl or salad on the menu.

Huge portions of healthy salads, flavorful wraps, and much more await you when you dine at Island Greens in the Queens Marketplace.

Insider Tip:
Island Greens has plenty of parking around the Queens Marketplace