Articles from July 2016

Where to Get Pasture-Raised Beef on Hawai‘i Island: Retailers, Restaurants and Resorts

By Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range

Retailers are listed in bold.

Info is subject to change. This list is alphabetized and divided into geographic areas for convenience. Check with resorts for specific restaurants serving pasture-raised beef. This list was compiled by contacting those listed—however, some locations may have been inadvertently missed. To have your biz put on this list, kindly email Updated 7.2016. Mahalo!



taste-of-the-hawaiian-range-ken-and-jacie-66Grandma’s Kitchen, Honoka’a-775-9943
JJ’s Country Market, Honoka‘a-775-7744
Tex Drive In, Honoka‘a-775-0598
The Landing, Honoka’a-775-0888


Blane’s Drive Inn-Downtown-969-9494
Blane’s Drive Inn-Industrial-935-2259
Café Pesto-969-6640
Don’s Grill-935-9099
Hilo Bay Café-935-4939
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel-935-9361
Island Naturals Market & Deli-935-5533
KTA Super Stores: Puainako St.- 959-9111, Keawe St.-935-3751
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen-934-7540
New Saigon Restaurant-935-4564

East Hawai‘i-South

Blane’s Drive Inn, Kea‘au-982-9800
Eagles Lighthouse Café, Volcano Village-985-8587
Foodland, Kea‘au-966-9316
Island Naturals Market & Deli, Pahoa-965-8322
J Hara Store, Kuristown-966-5462
Kaimu Korner Store, Pahoa-965-6259
Kaleo’s Restaurant, Pahoa-965-5600
Kandi’s Drive Inn-959-8461
Kilauea General Store, Volcano-967-7555
Kilauea Lodge, Volcano Village-967-7366
Kum Yo’s Okazuya-933-1335
Malama Market, Pahoa-965-2105
Orchidland General Store, Kea‘au-966-6711
Restaurant Osaka-961-6699
Sombat’s Fresh Thai Cuisine, Waikea Kai Shopping Plaza-969-9336
Volcano House Rim Restaurant, HVN Park-441-7750
Volcano Store, Volcano Village-967-7210



taste-of-the-hawaiian-range-2015-420Meheʻs Ka‘u Bar & Grill, Ocean View-929-7200
Ocean View Market, Ocean View-929-8800
Shaka Restaurant & Bar, Naʻalehu-929-7404
WikiWiki Mart, Na‘alehu-929-7135


North Kohala/Kawaihae

Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi-889-5555
Big Island Brewhaus, Waimea-887-1717
Blue Dragoon, Kawaihae-882-7771
Café Pesto, Kawaihae-882-1071
Figs Mix Plate, Kapa‘au-889-1989
Hawai‘i Island Retreat, Kapa‘au-889-6336
Kahua Ranch, North Kohala-882-4646
Kohala Burger & Taco, Kawaihae Shopping Center-880-1923
Nakahara Store, Hawi-889-6359
Minnie’s ‘Ohana Lim Style, Kapa‘au-889-5288
Sushi Rock, Hawi-889-5900
Takata Store, Hawi-889-5261


Dano-o’s Dönor-938-9978
Healthways II, Parker Ranch Center-885-6775
KTA Super Store-885-8866
Paniolo Country Inn-885-4377
The Fish & The Hog Market Cafe-885-6268
Village Burger, Parker Ranch Center-885-7319

Kohala Coast/Waikoloa Village

Daylight Mind Coffee Company Waikoloa, Queens’ MarketPlace-339-7824
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai’i, Kohala Coast-885-2000
Foodland Farms, Shops at Mauna Lani-887-6101
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Kohala Coast-880-1111
Island Lava Java, Waikoloa Highlands Center, Waikoloa Village-769-5202
Lava Lava Beach Club, ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay, 769-5282
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast, 882-7222
Pueo’s Osteria, Waikoloa Village-339-7566
Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill, Waikoloa Kings’ Shops-886-4321
Tommy’s Bahama Restaurant & Bar, Shops at Mauna Lani-881-8686
Waikoloa Village Market, Waikoloa Highlands Center-883-1088


taste-of-the-hawaiian-range-ken-and-jacie-99Annie’s Island Fresh Burgers, Kainaliu-324-6000
Aukule Supply Company, Keauhou Bay-498-4987
Choice Mart Super Market, Captain Cook-323-3994
Daylight Mind Coffee Co., Waterfront Row, Kailua-Kona-329-7824
Harbor House, Honokohau Marina-326-4166
Holuakoa Café, Holualoa-322-2233
Island Lava Java, Kailua-Kona-327-2161
Keoki’s Roadside Café, Captain Cook-328-2259
Kona Brew Pub, Kailua-Kona-334-2739
Korner Pocket Bar & Grill, Kealakekua-322-2994
Island Naturals Market & Deli: Kailua-Kona-326-1122, Kainaliu-930-7550
KTA Super Stores: Kailua-Kona-329-1677, Keauhou-322-2311
Mi’s Waterfront Bistro, Waterfront Row, Kailua-Kona-329-3880
Ocean Sports Bar & Grill, Coconut Grove Mktp., Kailua-Kona-327-9494
Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai, Keauhou Shopping Center-333-3434
Sandy’s Drive In, Kainaliu-322-2161
Ultimate Burger, Kailua-Kona-329-2326
Umeke’s Fishmarket Bar & Grill, Kailua-Kona-238-0571

To Purchase Beef in Bulk:

Hawaii Beef Producers, Pa‘auilo-776-1109 or JJ’s Country Market, Honoka‘a-775-7744
Kahua Ranch, North Kohala-882-4646
Kulana Foods, Hilo-959-9144

Taste of the Hawaiian Range Tips for Purchasing Big Isle Pasture-Raised Beef:

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One Island Aims to Localize Our Food System, Strengthen Local Self-Reliance

Canoe Farmers Market shoppers

Same Canoe Farmers Market shoppers

One Island Sustainable Living helps spread the word about locally produced products by facilitating ways to connect local food producers with those who market, prepare and consume that food.

“One part of our non-profit mission is to foster food systems transformation,” says Marcy Montgomery, founder and director. “Our goal is to assist local communities in reclaiming their local food systems. We work with partners from agriculture, health and wellness, local schools and the food service industry.”

Those partners include farmers markets, grocers and restaurants, chefs and consumers.

Low Income Families and Seniors Double It!

Same Canoe Coupon Book Winner for dinner at Redwater Cafe

Same Canoe Coupon Book Winner for dinner at Redwater Cafe

For example, a recent Same Canoe Local Food Challenge hooked up 552 SNAP/EBT (Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program) households with farmers and fresh produce through a Double It! Campaign. Funded by the USDA during April 2015-March 2016, the pilot project’s goal was to double fresh and local food purchases by low-income families and seniors.

Double It! participants turned in SNAP produce receipts to receive a one-to-one match ($30-$120) for local food coupons redeemable at 45 different farmers markets, grocery store events, CSA food box programs, farm tours, films and classes.

Promoting Use of Canoe Crops

Popular food offered by local farmers

Popular food offered by local farmers.
Credit: Nayara Toscano

In the works is a new Same Canoe Local Food Challenge initiative to introduce ways to grow, prepare and preserve five key canoe crops: breadfruit, taro, sweet potato, coconut and banana. With plans to start in January 2017, the Challenge will take place in five Big Isle districts in conjunction with local farms, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants and cafés. Consumers can attend demonstrations on growing and preparing the crop, tastings, farm tours and hands-on workshops.

Connecting Food with Health

Also on the horizon is a Food and Health Intersection Project that will foster a collaboration among local health clinics and practioners, the Hawai‘i Island Food Basket, grocers, restaurants, farmers and farmers markets.

“We are responding to the need for connecting food to health in this project,” details Montgomery. “It’s an outcome of the interests of local food consumers and partnering organizations, such as health clinics, the local food bank and agricultural organizations.”

Food Usage Survey

Donna Malta at Soil to Soul Solutions fermenting presentation.

Donna Malta at Soil to Soul Solutions fermenting presentation.
Credit: Karin Cooke

Montgomery says One Island is re-launching a chef survey to collect data about potential local demand for locally produced food.

“To date, the only data available about our island food usage is the amount and types of food imported,” notes Montgomery. “That’s only part of the picture. We want to know what specific products local chefs and food buyers want to source from local growers.”

She adds the project’s goal is to share the survey data with farmers to spur an increase in production where needed.

Members of the food service and food retail industries can access the survey at

Coupon Book

Also in the works is a new, 2016 edition of One Island’s local food coupon book with discounts from local restaurants and grocers. Book buyers pay a small fee to purchase the book and then redeem the discounts. Books will be sold by local non-profits and select retailers.

“ I think what One Island specializes in is building food system partners and consumer awareness of the multiple benefits of supporting the local food economy,” shares Montgomery. “There are direct health, economic and environmental benefits we all can enjoy from strengthening the local food system and decreasing reliance on imported food. “

Keep abreast on all One Island’s food initiatives at There’s also a link on the home page to subscribe to the lively “Same Canoe” monthly newsletter.