Nourish Hanalei’s story began when three sisters decided to start a family-run farm, but the place has become much more than a farm. A place for wholesome foods that are ethically sourced, this is the perfect place to get snacks to go.
All of the foods at the Nourish Hanalei farmstand are wholesome, ethically sourced and to go. The acai, pineapple, and guava fruit strips are grown and processed on the farm, and the few items that aren’t directly from the farm have been locally sourced from known producers. With simple and easily pronounceable ingredients (you won’t find any preservatives here), this is food as it’s meant to be.
To make a purchase, look for the thatched-roof farmstand located on the edge of the farm and adjacent park. The stand is usually staffed, and whoever is working will be happy to answer any questions you have. They’ll share which items are from the farm, from Kuai, and from Hawaii at large, and feel free to ask about how the farm-produced items are made. Just be prepared for a somewhat long conversation about climate, growing, and dehydrating the fruit.
As for what fruits and other items from the farm are available, the answer is somewhat seasonally dependent. The farm has a range of crops, though, and specializes in bananas, guava, acai, and cacao.
You’ll also find a variety of more filling menu options, such as salads, acai bowls, and delicious drinks! The Hanalei Salad and Nourish Acai Bowl are particularly good.
Nourish Hanalei serves good food that you can feel good about eating. Stock up on healthy and tasty items, and you’ll have a good afternoon meal wherever you happen to be at the time.
A few of our favorite menu items at Nourish Hanalei include:
Hawaii is known for its purple sweet potatoes, which form the base of the Hanalei Salad. Add farm-grown kale, carrots, green onion, and pineapple, as well as island macadamia nuts and kaffir lime brown rice. The result is nutritious, filling, and especially scrumptious.
Nourish Acai Bowl
A housemade acai blend and granola are combined with local bananas, seasonal fruit, shredded coconut, goji berries, bee pollen, peanut butter, and local honey for a sweet treat. This is a sweet that’ll provide sustained energy, though.
Soursop Ginger Limeade
Tropical limeade combined with ginger and soursop. Soursop is a local Hawaiian fruit with floral flavor, and the ginger provides a little kick.
Pineapple Fruit Strips
Dried Pineapple Fruit Strips offer just a little sugar when you’re running out of energy. Kids like them and adults do too, and they, of course, come from the farm.
Pure Mana Chocolate Spread
Pure Mana is a Hawaiian version of Nutella that’s healthier and tastes better (according to the locals). It’s made with all Hawaiian-grown ingredients and combined with farm-grown cacao. The result is a heavenly spread or dip. We won’t tell if you eat it plain, too.
-Want to eat your lunch here? Get something to go, and take it to the adjacent park. The park is a pleasant setting, and the land it’s on was actually donated by the farm.