Say ‘Uncle.’ Lots of folks are lovin’ on Uncles Hawaiian Organics breads available at local farmers markets and open markets. Classic “auntie-style” banana or mango quick breads are made gluten-free from coconut flour; cold pressed raw coconut oil instead of lard, shortening, butter or other oils; free-range organic eggs (or, for the vegan version, egg replacer); brown sugar or agave syrup and organic macadamia nuts.
Door-to-door salads. A new company, Salad Envy, is offering fresh-made salad lunches ($7-$13) delivered in downtown Honolulu on a subscription basis up to three times a week, with plans to move outward as interest grows. Sign up, see and read about the intriguingly named salads (Jade Mountain, Tiger Princess, Tantra Mantra …) online.
Hearing rumblings? They’re coming from Lucky Belly, 50 N. Hotel St. next to Downeat Cafe, where a menu dominated by meaty decadence (pork-rich ramen, karaage chicken, bacon sandwiches, pork belly bao, brisket sandwiches, duck lumpia) is the talk of Chinatown. They opened in June with little more than a takeout window; now there’s sit-down service; a liquor license and dinner are in the offing.
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