Providing the people of Hawaii with healthy alternatives in dining, catering, nutrition and wellness.

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Haupia Bars

haupia bars

Scenario 1: You woke up early to come to work and didn’t have time to make/grab/pack a breakfast.

Scenario 2: You woke up early to come to work and packed a sad-sack lunch that needs a little excitement.

Scenario 3: You woke up early to come to work, and because of that, you are fading at 2pm … even the office coffee isn’t helping.

SOLUTION: Satisfy your morning tummy grumble, lunch dessert need and/or mid-afternoon pick-me-up with our Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia or Pumpkin Haupia Bar!

Both are made with a lite Macadamia Nut Shortbread crust, a thick layer of creamy Okinawan Sweet Potato or Pumpkin filling and topped with a perfect layer of Coconut Haupia! This bar is roughly the size of a snickers, so a little goes a long way.

If you are apprehensive about adding this sweet treat to your healthy diet, don’t fret, we suggest getting the Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia Bar. Why? The Okinawan Sweet Potato has a low-glycemic index, so it won’t spike your blood sugar. It also improves your immune system, preserve eyesight and with as much as 150 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, this potato has been linked to reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer.

*Okinawan Sweet Potato information from http://www.livestrong.com/article/338669-okinawan-sweet-potato-nutrition/


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‘Umeke’s Famous Kale Salad

kale salad

Kale is the ULTIMATE SUPER FOOD. It’s a low-carb, high-protien, calcium-rich veggie with antioxidant qualities. At ‘Umeke, we only use local Palolo-grown organic kale in our famous KALE SALAD. It is important to us that we provide you with the best produce in our deli dishes to promote and enhance your health and well-being and strive to support our local farmers whenever possible.

You won’t believe how tender and sweet our organic kale is, you have to try it for yourself.

If you are looking for a quick salad for lunch, give our Kale Salad a try, you won’t be disappointed. Find it in our hot table section or in our ready-to-go cold case. The Kale Salad is also available by the pound if you need a potluck dish for your staff lunch or to take home for dinner for the family.

A little known fact, when you order a regular size plate lunch from us, you can substitute the greens or coleslaw salad for our amazing Kale Salad (*there’s a small extra charge for substitution).

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Ginger Quinoa Cake

Ginger Quinoa Cake

Yeah, you read right, QUINOA cake. Hmmmm … skeptical? Betting some people are.

Well it actually makes perfect sense. Quinoa is a grain-like seed that is considered to be a whole grain. Baked goods typically contain some type of flour, which is also a grain … therefore, why not use a better whole grain? Also, far as whole grains go, quinoa has the highest protein content.

But you’re probably thinking, “how does it taste and is the texture weird?”

Taste: The Ginger (which helps ease stomach ailments, strengthens immunity and helps fight common respiratory problems) and cranberries (amazing antioxidant fruit) in our Ginger Quinoa Cake makes for a perfectly balanced slightly-sweet-super-tasty-treat.

Texture: The texture is amazing! It’s like soft moist cornbread.

If you are looking for something a little bit on sweet and healthy (and bonus, it will give you a boost of protein?) You’ve found the right snack!

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Brown Rice with Barley

Many people are already aware of the health benefits brown rice provides, like being high in fiber, having a low glycemic rating, rich in salenium (which are said to reduce the risk of colds and cancers), etc. This is why we at ‘Umeke only offer brown rice … cause it’s good for you and we care deeply about what goes into your body.

But what about our friend barley and why do we mix them together?

Barley is an antioxidant-rich grain that’s loaded with vitamins, fiber and can lower the “bad” cholesterol. The beauty of barley is that it absorbs the flavors around it which is why it’s a popular ingredient in soups, pilaf, etc. Barley’s texture is very much like brown rice. We cook/steam the rice and barley to the point where it’s very soft, not hard or too chewy.

You will not be disappointed if you try our Brown Rice w/ Barley the next time you come in. Get it with your next plate lunch or with our Veggie Chili or Beef Stew. Your tummy will be so happy you did!

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After a little bit of a winter blog hibernation, spring has awakened us and we’re HUNGRY!!!


If you don’t have time to prepare yourself a breakfast, or one that will keep your energy up till lunch, we got you covered. We have breakfast burritos, sandwiches, smoothies, scones, musubi and more. You can get your breakfast to go or have your morning meeting in our dinning area.

We serve breakfast bright and early, from 7am till 10am. Just in case you didn’t know, you can add avocado and turkey bacon for a $1 (each).

Start your day off right at ‘Umeke!