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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.

Order online ([]) or 861-7115; Sat-Sun-Wed, Aloha Stadium Marketplace; Thu, Makeke Kapolei Farmers Market.

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.

[] or call 84-SALAD

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.

Lunch, 11am-2pm Mon-Sat, 50 N. Hotel (formerly Mini Garden); 531-1888

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