Gopal's is wonderful! I'm pretty much addicted to their sun-dried tomato, basil, and goat cheese crepe. Staff is wonderful and friendly. I always stop here on my way up the North Shore. Be sure to check their Facebook page (yes Facebook and not a website) for their hours. They sometimes close early or don't open at all on somedays.
Phenomenal and flavorful GF BBQ! The staff is very accommodating and careful when you mention your celiac or gluten allergy. I believe all of their flavors of BBQ are GF- so you get to try them all! You get a lot for the price here, so come hungry and in the mood for meat. Also, it is in a nice location in Kapaa, right on the board walk--so you can walk off your meat sweats after.
Nicely labeled GF menu. I went for brunch and had eggs, Brie, GF toast, and ham. The toast was on some of the best GF bread I've ever had- I had to question whether it was even GF or not! I also had the strawberry lemonade- very good and flavorful. I had to dock a star for the amount you pay for, it was pretty expensive for the amount of food you get and also pretty basic. It would be fun if they played with flavor a bit more using natural spices.
I love Verde! I always get the open faced chicken burrito with corn tortillas underneath. The flavor is on point and the service is wonderful. Very caring and accommodating staff. Their margaritas are delicious too, I always opt for the one with Li Hing plum powder on the rim- so good!
Kauai Coast Resort At The Beachboy, 520 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
This place is my choice for all holiday meals! I went here for Thanksgiving and Christmas this past year. I actually haven't eaten here on a non-holiday but based on the selection of GF food and caring/knowledgable staff, this is one of the best GF options on the island!
Had the BBQ chicken pizza. Sauce was a little sparse, but overall a good taste. I didn't get sick, so I will be ordering again and trying other toppings. As is with all GF pizza here on Kauai, it's over priced for the amount you get.
I love this place! Excellent selection on the dinner menu, food is marked GF, is tasty and not too expensive. They also have GF baked goods. The GF carrot cake tastes delicious and not GF at all! The GF chocolate chip cake with fresh strawberry (slices of raw strawberries) frosting is sublime, I dream about it- it's that good. I would recommend they label their breakfast/brunch menu GF. They are very busy in the morning, so be sure to mention SEVERAL TIMES if you are celiac or have a gluten allergy. One time at brunch they brought out my plate with gluten toast on it, touching the other food and were slow to bring out a new meal. However, great service over all and a caring staff.
I'm torn with Keoki's, yes it's an extremely safe bet if you're a celiac. I have eaten here plenty of times and never gotten sick. Staff is very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to make sure you won't get sick. I have to get it 3 stars because the selection of GF foods and the price just aren't on point. There isn't much to choose from on the lunch or dinner menus and the portions are TINY. Compared to the person next to you with a gluten meal, you are literally getting ripped off, going hungry and paying double (sometime triple) the price. I go here when invited to a get together or organized dinner. Otherwise, your money is better spent elsewhere.
Excellent GF deli items. My faves are the Curry Chicken Salad, Quinoa Salad, Lentil Salad, Broccoli and Grape Salad, and potato salad. They also carry lots of dry GF items, including GF Asian stir fry sauces which are hard to come by on Kauai. Their crepes are also very good and prepared in front of you. Fresh smoothies are also available and are delicious.
Best GF selection on the south side! Tons of frozen GF items and practically a whole row of GF food as well. They carry frozen GF bread, buns, bagels, English muffins and tortillas, too! It's nice to have this option near Poipu, since you'd have to drive all the way to Kapaa's Safeway for anything else.