Nice little place to find gluten free things. They have a few choices of frozen bread, tortillas, a ton of baking mixes and other goodies. Can be a bit expensive and sometimes the gluten free items are in a different spot than the regular stuff (like the Mac and cheese).
Stay with what you know. There are many safe packaged foods on the shelves of this vegetarian grocery. Prepared foods from the deli are not celiac safe. Read the cards, they say wheat free and they do not cook/bake using celiac safe guidelines.
We stayed at Aulani resort and needed an escape from resort food. We were so happy to find Down to Earth. We ate off the deli buffet and we were a bit nervous because of cross contamination and scoops getting mixed, but no reaction the 3 times we ate there. All of the ingredients was listed for each item. We had the Kale sesame salad, purple potato salad, greek salad, Asian rice wrap with noodles and bean sprouts. The fresh fruit smoothies were safe too. We bought other snacks and goodies that were brands we trusted and new to be GF. It was a very good experience! Thank you Down to Earth!
They have a large selection of gluten free foods in their store. In the deli section, “wheat free” options are clearly labeled. However there are no separate preparation areas, which makes it not the most celiac friendly of places, although we have never gotten sick. The foods in the deli are all health foods—mostly vegetarian/vegan, and it is mostly good.
Not safe for celiacs! I ordered a gluten free wrap & told staff I had celiac. I should have checked all the ingredients myself to make double sure but the meat substitute was made with full on wheat protein. This wasn’t just a cross-contamination issue & I’m still sick 12 days after being glutened. The manager was very nice and did admit that his staff requires education. I note that there were reviews about the gluten free tapioca pudding however I confirmed that this is not gluten free & there is a risk of cross-contamination.
Staff knew what was gluten free. They have gluten free bread and wraps! I ordered a Mediterranean panini which was amazing. They also have dairy free tapioca pudding and many other gluten free goodies in the refrigerator case at the deli inside the store. Highly recommend going here to eat at least once on your stay in Maui!
GF chocolate doughnuts. Enough said. I cried when I first came to this store. There are so many GF options where being GF is the norm and not the exception. It's an important feeling for someone with Celiac. Being from the South, I've missed potato and chicken salad, but their mock chicken salad is on point! Found my new favorite place!
Salad/food bar with ingredients clearly listed, GF pizzas etc. Take out or eat at a few tables on the sidewalk in front of the store (it's a grocery store). The store has a good range of GF products too. Great for lunch while shopping in Kapolei.
They don't have the biggest gluten-free selection compared to other places but it is a health store and do offer a fair amount of gluten-free products. This is the first store I've found gluten-free soy sauce, Tamari is what I think it's called and its delicious!