Vegan guide -Hawaii

hawaii

Make this Vegan guide for all vegan people who want to travel to Hawaii .I am a vegetarian and I don`t eat meat for a while maybe more than 3 years. I get to some point when I realize that is more tricky to travel as a vegetarian or vegan to certain places.Maybe  easier to find meat based food than to find vegan based food places. Hawaii as one of my favorite places was no different in this terms than other places where I have been. In this article I will write about vegan places in Hawaii so for those who  want to travel to Hawaii to know where can go for decent meal.

HONOLULU

Capital city of Hawaii and one of the most visited places on the islands, Honolulu has few very good restaurants.

Greens and vines

Even before Greens & Vines opened its doors in 2012. It was known as Licious Dishes, a Raw Vegan Kitchen making 4 rotating Meal Plans for its customers to take home and assemble before eating. Sylvia Thompson started Licious Dishes on May 1, 2007, as a way of proving to herself and her husband, Pete.That she could produce Raw Vegan Gourmet food. When Star-Advertiser Food Critic Nadine Kam had selected Licious Dishes as an Ilima Award winner in 2011.Her husband finally agreed that her food was good enough to start a restaurant. The next day she was peering through the windows of the future Greens & Vines.

In 2013, the restaurant was awarded the Hale Aina’s Bronze Medal for Best Vegetarian Restaurant. In 2014, the restaurant was honored with the Hale Aina’s Silver Medal.

Located on Kapiolani blvd.Working hour of this place are 11am to 2 pm for lunch and from 5pm to 9pm for dinner , sunday is not working at all.

Loving Hut

Loving Hut is created with a vision that all beings can live in peace, love and harmony with each other and the planet. Loving Hut chain restaurants are newly opening around the world. It is an invitation to gourmet cuisine made with wholesome, vegan ingredients, and it offers an accessible starting point for those making . Based on  King street this place is working from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and from 5:00 – 9:00 pm also not working in Sunday.

Simplyjoy

 South King street this vegan restaurants has nice menu and very good service . Its not far from Honolulu Museum of art. Working hour is also like the others from 10:30-2:00 and from 5:00-9:00 not working Sunday. They have a lovely menu , from appetizers to proper lunch and desert at the end.

Eden on Earth vegan cousin

On 1118 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, this restaurants offer standard vegan food prepare with lot of love by the staff and serve with lot of love by the people who work there.

Down to Earth deli coffee

Vegetarian deli cafe inside the Down to Earth health food store. You can choose from the hot foods and salad bar, priced by weight, order at the deli counter for sandwiches, veggie burgers, wraps, burritos, and cold deli salads. A large majority of the food items are labeled “dairy” and some are labeled as “vegan.” Has many raw food options.

Some more vegan food places you can found in a other parts of the islands.

Hawaiian Superfoods

Hidden in the back of a non-descript building in a town where few tourists visit, Hawaiian Superfoods might take the cake for Maui’s best vegan restaurant. Fill up on a hummus collard green wrap or an organic Maui kale salad, or wash down a Portobello or quinoa burger with a refreshing coconut kefir (a drink that’s laden with probiotics and made from organic coconuts.)

Maui Kombucha

How fresh is the food at this kombucha brewery? Every day has a new food menu and the kombucha can change by the hour. This raw café can feature vegan favorites from samosas to saffron quinoa, as well as a menu of vegan pies or raw bagel sandwiches for breakfast.

Veg Out

Just a few doors down from Maui Kombucha, Veg Out is a vegetarian restaurant with a number of vegan options. Falafel and avocado wraps accompany Hawaiian taro burgers, and Indian naan and yellow curry accompany classic Pad Thai. The breaded tofu chunks are a light meal favorite, or up the ante with a Muffuletta sandwich with olive spread and focaccia.

 

 

Blossoming Lotos

This is located at 4504 Kukui Street in Kapa’a, a city on the east coast of Kauai in the region known as the Coconut Coast. It’s tucked away inside a little shopping area called The Dragon Building. There are a lot of raw options here, all of which are filling and satisfying. You can see their dinner menu here. My favorites included the Rockin’ Moroccan Seared Tofu, the Thai Bowl, and the Monk Bowl. The summer rolls were an excellent appetizer and the desserts…oh the desserts! I still dream about them! My favorite was the raw coconut mango pie with macadamia nut crust and the raw fudge. Yum!!! Great place, highly recommended.

 

 

Lotus root

From the same people that brought you The Blossoming Lotus. Located across the street, actually. This is a little bakery/cafe that offers many raw and vegan breakfast and lunch options. My favorites were the live pizza (so filling!), the scones, cookies, and chai tea (spicy!). They also had toasted bagels made with sprouted wheat and vegan cream cheese. This is a great place to stop before heading out to the day’s adventure, get your breakfast and some lunch to go, and you’re all set!

 

Papaya Natural Foods

Two locations: 4-831 Kuhio Highway, Kapa‘a in the Coconut Coast and 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei (the beautiful, idyllic northern part of the island). This is a health food store with many organic and vegan options. We shopped here to stock our fridge (Vegan Travel Tip: try to stay in a room with a fridge and at least a microwave or toaster oven. That way you can buy food and prepare it at home. It’s less expensive and gives you more options!). They had delicious homemade bread with sprouted grains. There is also an extensive natural “beauty aid” section with lots of shampoos and soaps and stuff like that in the Kapa’a store, in case you need some vegan soap-y products. The Kapa’a location is bigger, but they are both good resources for the traveling vegan with lots of mock meats and ready made options. There’s also a cafe, though we didn’t eat anything there. Both locations are clustered in a sort of nice mini mall.

There are many other vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes and hole-in-the-walls to check out on the island, so make sure you stop by Happy Cow for the latest details.