Down to Earth is Hawaii's Leading Retailer of Organic & Natural Foods.
For healthy choices, visit Down to Earth, Hawaii’s leading organic & natural vegetarian food store chain. For over 35 years we’ve been helping people improve their health without sacrificing convenience or great taste.
Our Kailua store serves customers mainly on the Windward side of Oahu. Located in the heart of Kailua, across the street from Safeway, this store opened in 2000 and has 6,000 square feet.
At Down to Earth, we believe in providing food that is good for you and good for the environment. We‘re committed to providing you with the highest quality foods - foods that are local, fresh, organic & natural.
With five stores, (four on Oahu and one on Maui: Honolulu, Kailua, Pearlridge, Kapolei, and Kahului), we carry a wide selection of items for your health, dietary, and natural living needs – including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw food items. We invite you to visit our website where you’ll find information from monthly sale items, to online recipes, free cooking classes, and more.
You can trust that when you come into a Down to Earth store you’ll find the freshest products possible from our locally grown, farm-fresh produce to our award-winning, made-to-order deli foods. Check out our deli menu where you’ll find a variety of fresh juices and smoothies, and a great sandwich menu. We also offer delicious, entrees from our acclaimed hot bar and salad bar and a wide variety of mouth-watering desserts made daily. Be sure to check out our fresh grab-and-go options!
Since 1977, we’ve supported local farmers and businesses throughout Hawai\\\'i. Down to Earth typically purchases over $3 million in products from 400 local vendors including some 300 farmers and growers each year.
The trust and loyalty we have developed with our local farmers means we always have produce to meet your demand for fresh local fruits vegetables. What’s more, local produce typically costs less than imported conventional produce because there are little or no shipping costs! So …why not buy “local.” It helps our local communities succeed.
Organic & Natural
We carry a wide variety of organic foods and groceries, including dairy products, organic produce, and bulk foods. Our bulk food items allow customers to purchase the amount they want and save unnecessary packaging and marketing costs. Our organic dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.
Our Wellness department offers a complete range of all-vegetarian and natural vitamins, supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies. Our supplements and body care products are minimally processed and free from artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and other added chemicals. In addition, we provide a large supply of truly green household items.
Join the millions of people across the country who are discovering that moving towards a plant-based diet is one of the best things you can do for your health and the environment. Shopping at Down to Earth is truly cruelty-free because our products contain no ingredients from slaughtered animals and none of our products are tested on animals.
“What about protein?” A well balanced plant-based diet provides more than enough protein because all plant foods have protein. Rich sources of protein include legumes, whole grains, leafy greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, and dairy products—all of which Down to Earth carries in abundant supply.
You may be surprised to know that there are a wide variety of tasty vegetarian meat substitutes, and Down to Earth has lots to choose from. You’ll find mock fish, chicken, ground beef, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, lunchmeats, and more.
Groceries for All Your Needs
Whether it’s for lunch, breakfast or dinner, Down to Earth has all the ingredients you need to make great tasting meals. Chilled and frozen goods provide extra options for days when you want to treat yourself or your family to something special, or just need a break from the kitchen.
Delicious Entrees & Fresh Salad Bar
Get healthy food, fast. Indulge in our tasty and nutritious vegetarian hot entrees, customize your own fresh salad with all your favorite fixings, or choose from a variety of tasty grab-and-go options.
Deli Sandwiches, Bakery & Smoothies
Visit our award winning, one-of-a-kind deli and enjoy delicious sandwiches and wraps, fresh juices and smoothies. You’ll also find fantastic eggless muffins, cookies, cakes and pies that you never thought were even possible.
More than Just a Grocery Store
At Down to Earth, we’re here to help you. Be sure to check out our:
Complete Wellness Center
Attain improved health and well-being. We offer Hawaii’s most complete range of vitamins, herbs, and dietary supplements to help you attain better health and well-being. We specialize in supplements that have no artificial binders or fillers and are made from natural ingredients, and contain no synthetic chemicals. Don’t be shy. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you with your concerns.
Body Care & Health and Beauty Goods
Pamper yourself without feeling guilty. All our body care, health and beauty supplies are truly cruelty free. They are 100 percent vegetarian, all natural products, completely free of animal-based ingredients.
Free yourself from absorbing toxic chemicals found in typical household products. At Down to Earth you’ll find a wide assortment of household products including all-purpose cleaners, laundry detergent and dishwashing soap, stain and odor eliminators, paper goods, plant sprays and more. All of our household products are non-toxic and biodegradable.
We Give Back to the Community
At Down to Earth, we strive to create an environment that’s personable, warm, and welcoming. Rather than simply a store in a community, we are part of the community.
We offer free vegetarian cooking classes and nutritional seminars in our stores and in the community at local hospitals and schools. We also participate in health fairs and other events to help educate island communities about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
FREE Cooking Classes
FREE cooking classes are offered regularly at each of our five stores: Honolulu, Kailua, Pearlridge, Kapolei, and Kahului. Each class offers tips on how to prepare delicious vegetarian foods, including hand-outs and free samples!
Following each class, be sure to visit our Recipe page. Each of the recipes presented are added to our robust online database where you can search hundreds of recipes. Check-out Down to Earth’s YouTube video channel as well, where you’ll see our awesome chef’s in action as they share their favorite recipes and cooking tips.
Down to Earth also hosts a variety of educational events. Bookmark our events page, “Like us” on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop! Attend free talks on a wide-range of topics, including the importance of GMO Labeling, the benefits of eating organic, and how to improve one’s health with a vegetarian diet.
We hope you’ll try us out.