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New Dining Options Open at Queens’ Marketplace Food Court

March 8, 2022, 10:53 AM HST
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New dining options have arrived at the Queens’ Marketplace food court: Waikoloa Shrimp Co., Island Greens, Waikoloa Pizza and Hawaii Kind.

Waikoloa Shrimp Co. has created its own signature spin on one of Hawai‘i’s most popular dishes, garlic shrimp, along with additional shrimp plates and island favorites, brought to you by Kailua-Kona’s Kalei Watai. The menu varies from various flavors of shrimp to Hawaiian honey teri chicken to slow-cooked kalua pig.

The Island Greens menu emphasizes locally grown and seasonal ingredients in its salads, wraps and warm bowls. Aileen Umayas, an entrepreneur born and raised on the Big Island, works with Hawai‘i farmers and distributors to select the freshest island produce for the outlet. The eatery uses ingredients such as ‘uala (Hawaiian sweet potato), ‘ulu (breadfruit), and kalo (taro), all sources of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and antioxidants. Look here as well for greens from nearby Kona, gardened hydroponically, and tomatoes grown in Kamuela, Hawai‘i. Seared salmon or seared, chilled ahi, coffee-rubbed steak and blackened chicken are among the options, as are sesame tofu and miso-roasted ‘ulu.

“The customizable nature of our menu makes it easy for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free or anyone with special dietary preferences to create their own dishes,” Umayas said.

Marketing Manager Hanna Bree praises Island Greens and Waikoloa Shrimp Co. as great new additions to the food court at Queens’ Marketplace, noting that they offer “quick, friendly service and truly delicious food.”

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Waikoloa Pizza pies are created in traditional Italian style. The pies come in one size, 10 inches and come in a variety of combos. Customers are encouraged to order ahead at waikoloapizza.com.

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Slated to open in late spring, Yoga Barre Hawaii owner Brittany Klarin is expanding her offerings and presence at Queens’ Marketplace with the dining option Hawaii Kind, adding healthy breakfast and lunch choices and grab-and-go options.

Choices will include avocado toast (gluten-free bread optional), breakfast tacos, and chopped kale salads. Patrons who have been drawn to the Yoga Barre location at Queens Marketplace for organic acai bowls, smoothies and fresh-pressed juices will be able to find those items in the food court soon.

Healthy, sustainable ingredients are the rule. Organic, keto, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian choices are offered.

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“We are excited about Brittany’s expansion into the food court with Hawaii Kind. The breakfast menu will offer fast and healthy breakfast options, great for Waikoloa Beach Resort visitors and kama‘aina alike,” Bree said. “Currently, Yoga Barre Hawaii makes the best acai bowls on the Kohala coast, loaded with fresh fruits, locally made granola and honey. With Brittany’s expansion, more people will be able to enjoy them.”

For more details and to stay up to date with new merchant openings, visit www.queensmarketplace.com or follow Queens’ Marketplace on Facebook or Instagram.

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