POSTED: 09:15 a.m. HST, Jun 17, 2014 LAST UPDATED: 12:01 p.m. HST, Jun 17, 2014
Vim N' Vigor started as a store offering vitamins and supplements, but has grown to be the epitome of a health and wellness establishment that has been named one of Hawaii's best.
In addition to its range of health products, the Ala Moana store continues to serve up fresh smoothies and mile-high sandwiches, but more options have been added to the deli menu.
“We tweaked the ingredients for people with food allergies,” explains manager Fudge Kozuki. “Even with the sandwiches, you can request gluten-free bread.”
Smoothies include fresh fruits, as well as chia seeds, coconut oil, raw cacao and maca powder, and patrons can opt to add in super food greens like chlorella or spirulina for that added health boost.
A big part of health is what you put into your body, but being a full-fledged health and wellness store, Vim N' Vigor also has products that cater to outer beauty and wholesome lifestyles.
The establishment has mineral make up, nail polish without harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, and various other skin care and anti-aging products.
To keep healthy beverages cold (up to 24 hours) or hot (up to 12 hours), customers can check out Vim N' Vigor's hydro flask bottles, which come in many sizes and colors.
“They're double-walled, insulated hot and cold bottles,” Kozuki says.
“It's just being a little more environmentally conscious,” she adds.
Keeping in line with taking care of our environment, Vim N' Vigor also has biodegradable rubber slippers, reusable bags and bamboo utensils for eating out.
Over the course of 40 years, much has changed at Vim N' Vigor, but Kozuki's main goal is to keep products on the shelves that cater to helping customers live their best life possible.
Vim N' Vigor is located in the Ala Moana Shopping Center, street level between Foodland and Post Office. You can reach us by phone, just call (808) 955-3600 or visit our website at www.vimnvigor.com. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sunday at 10am to 7pm.