Founded in 2010 by Kristal Munich, Kauai Juice Poipu was created to provide medicinal herbs and tropical produce along with other healing products to the community and island guests. It initially began as a Kickstarter campaign to launch the initial brewing, bottling, and distribution of the brand’s exclusive juice. By 2014, Kauai Juice Poipu had broadened its menu, featured regular business hours, and established its first retail outlet.
While on this exciting journey, Kristal was blessed to meet her life partner, Dylan who happens to be a talented chef. Is there a more perfect match? Dylan became her business partner and the couple eventually married in 2013. Kristal recently gave birth to a daughter in 2020. Over the past decade, Kristial’s initial venture has evolved and blossomed into something beyond her wildest imagination. Today, Kauai Juice Poipu works in conjunction with dozens of farmers and has crafted hundreds of recipes customers love. The company currently boasts over 40 employees.
The mission behind Kauai Juice Poipu is the belief that healthy options should taste great, and they should be easily accessible. The brand goes to great lengths to operate in an environmentally responsible way as well. They support a strong agriculture sector, local economy, and local farmers. The brand also uses glass containers, which they then buy back from their customers, reusing them. As of 2019, Kauai Juice Poipu had reused more than 300,000 bottles. That is a huge impact on such a little island! The Kauai Juice Popu retail store offers more than just a location to buy delicious juice. It also serves as an educational hub, sharing information about nutrition, health, and sustainable practices with all interested guests. The brand specializes in offering cold-pressed juice. Not elixirs or milk in their stores daily.
With three primary locations, you can find Kauai Juice Poipu in Kilauea, Kapaa, or Poipu. The company aims at providing healing foods, not preaching perfection. They want to make knowledge on how to live better easily accessible for all those who enter. They also aim to support their community and local agriculture. Consequently, many ingredients that are part of various products featured at Kauai Juice Poipu are sourced locally. Ingredients like honey, lemon, kale, microgreens, pineapple, moringa, and many more are all purchased from local farmers.
The daily menu for Kauai Juice Poipu varies, with different specialties featured each Monday through Saturday with seasonal specials. However, there are a few grab-&-go favorites that are always on hand that are some of the most popular offerings.
Daily grab-and-go specials, don’t miss out on these when visiting…
Marinated Kelp Noodle Salad
This menu item features kelp noodles tossed in peanut coconut satay sauce. It also includes tamari roasted zucchini, sprouts, sesame seeds, cucumber, and bell peppers.
I Am a Rainbow Goddess
This dish of mixed greens features garbanzo beans, cucumber, carrot, tomatoes, bell peppers, sprouts, hard-boiled egg, and mac nuts. It is served in a 28oz glass jar, and you can select from the Goddess dressing, which includes lemon & spices, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, parsley, scallions, or basil options.
This delectable dish is made with coconut chia pudding and topped with a variety of fresh local fruits along with local nut butters.
This menu item is an Asian-style kelp noodle dish tossed in herb citrus sauce with carrots, red cabbage, and kale.
Massaged Kale and Beet Salad
This offering is fresh kale and beets messaged with tangy citrus dressing. It is then tossed with goat cheese and topped with hemp seed and orange.
Mac Nut Pesto Quinoa Salad
This menu item is quinoa mixed with superfood basil pesto and moringa. The dish is topped with toasted mac nuts, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and organic mixed greens.
-The cold-press process is a vital part about what makes Kauai Juice Poipu different from others. The integrity of the produce remains completely intact with this method, allowing the body to absorb nutrients in their purest form.
-All products are 100% gluten-free. There is also no dairy, meat, or fish in any product.
-Juices will maintain 100% nutritional value for three days after purchase if stored in the fridge. After that, it can still be consumed, between three and seven days, but the flavor and enzymes will not be as ideal.