Down to Earth Organic & Natural
Welcome to Down to Earth All Vegetarian Organic & Natural Food Store!
For healthy choices, visit Down to Earth, Maui's only all-vegetarian, organic and natural foods store on Dairy Road across from Maui Market Place in Kahului. For over 30 years we've been helping people improve their health without sacrificing convenience or great taste. You'll find groceries, local organic produce, bulk foods, vitamins/supplements, household items, and a deli with hot food, salad bar, juices/smoothies, sandwiches, and desserts.
We have just added weekly Vegan & vegetarian cooking classes at our store. Be sure to stop by and learn how to create scrumptious, healthy foods in your own kitchen. Classes are led by Andrea Bertoli every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm, upstairs in the seating area. Here are some sample recipes. Please join us!
Down to Earth: Guiltless Shopping
Join the tens of thousands 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, the environment, and for the sake of the innocent animals.
Down to Earth is Hawaii's only all-vegetarian food store and one of only a few in the nation. 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.
We care about your health and make a great effort to ensure that you'll find everything you need to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
All of our products are completely free of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and their by-products such as animal rennet contained in cheese or the gelatin capsules of dietary supplements. You will find certain animal products such as milk and honey, which are obtained without slaughtering animals.
Many of Down to Earth's customers are vegetarians who will not be comfortable shopping in a store that promotes eating meat, even when the animals are treated humanely. They believe that slaughtering animals to eat them is not humane.
At Down to Earth we believe a vegetarian lifestyle awakens our spirit of compassion and guides us towards a kinder, gentler society in which we exercise a moral choice to protect animals — not exploit them. Down to Earth's slogan is "Love Life!" It's based on the idea of "Loving animals, not eating them."
If these reasons aren't enough motivation, consider this... you can improve your health and get all the nutrition you need on a vegetarian diet, without sacrificing taste or your favorite recipes.
"But," you might ask, "What about protein?" That's the good news. 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.
We offer a wide selection of organic produce that is grown without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. By choosing organic, you also support farmers who work to sustain the natural environment for future generations by using methods that create ecological harmony.
Down to Earth's natural foods, supplements, and body-care products are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives, and are minimally processed. So not only are they healthier than their conventional counterparts, but it sure makes the ingredients labels a lot shorter and easier to read.
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, vegetarian 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.
Quality Bulk Items Save You Money!
A wide range of foods in bulk supply allows you to buy the amount you want without having to pay for expensive advertising and packaging that drives up the cost. You'll find grains, beans, nuts and seeds, dried fruit, cereals, snacks, spices, and more!
Baked Goods: Great Taste, Good for You
Anyone who says healthy food doesn't taste good never shopped at Down to Earth, and boy did they miss out. Come try for yourself. Tasting is believing:
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
No need to feel guilty. 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.
Way More than Just a Grocery Store
We're here to help! When you come in, 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 support Local Vendors, Especially Farmers
Each year we spend an average of $2.5 million on purchases with some 400 local vendors, including over 150 farmers and growers. 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.
We hope to see you soon! Aloha