Are you longing for a vacation where you can walk on the beach and embrace the soft sand and warm sun? Perhaps you are planning a trip to Honolulu. Check out these 10 vegan-friendly eateries to try during your visit!
1. Peace Cafe
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Peace Cafe is a 100 percent plant-based eatery, with a variety of options including the Humpty Dumpty, a curry egg-less salad sandwich, and the Tempting Tempeh, a teriyaki tempeh sandwich. If you’d rather try an entree, go for the Soy Soba Salad or the Moroccan Stew. For dessert, try one of their cakes, in flavors like Matcha Berry, Brownie, Chocolate Berry, and more! But even if you’re not in Honolulu, try making this Eggless Egg Sandwich!
Peace Cafe is located at 2239 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826.
2. Vegan Hills
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Vegan Hills is a restaurant that specializes in plant-based, all-natural ingredients without GMOs. For breakfast, they offer the popular Good Morning Plate, which is your choice of bread with vegan butter, olive oil, vegan honey, maple syrup, cinnamon powder, tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, mixed greens, roasted potatoes, with homemade ketchup. They also have plenty of items for lunch, like salads, wraps, soups, and bowls. If you’d like to try making a plant-based breakfast at home, you could always try making these ‘Bacon’ and Maple Syrup Pancakes.
Vegan Hills is located at 3585 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu Hawaii.
3. Mama T’s Ital Kitchen
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Mam T’s Ital Kitchen is a vegetarian restaurant that is serving plenty of plant-based options. Customers rave about the Cinnamon Buns, Ital Stew, and Crispy Burrito. You could also try the nachos, a raw wrap, or the Raw Vegan Taco Salad! You could also order a fresh juice or a delicious veggie burger. If you can’t make it to Mama T’s, try making these Green Tacos and Green Taco Salad.
Mama T’s Ital Kitchen is located at 1001 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
4. Loving Hut
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Honolulu is lucky enough to have a Loving Hut, which is a small all-vegan chain. The menu is mostly Asian cuisine, with options like Summer Rolls, Crispy Rolls, Lemongrass Tofu, Eggplant Tofu, Guru Curry, and more. There is also the Sweet and Sour Hapa, which is tofu, vegan ham, onions, peppers, pineapple, carrots, and sweet and sour sauce. Even if you don’t have a Loving Hut in your city, try making this Sweet and Sour Sesame Tofu Bowl!
Loving Hut is located at 1614 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826.
5. Green Garden
Green Garden is a vegan restaurant located at the University of Hawaii’s Sustainability Courtyard. The menu has burgers, plates, and an abundance of different sides. Try the Classic Burger, a tasty garden patty with pickles, ketchup, mustard, and coconut mayonnaise. There’s also the Spicy Chili Plate, which is brown rice, chili beans, marinated beet and carrot, romaine, kale, coconut chips, and dressing. You can also try making this High Protein Sweet Potato Chili at home!
Green and Garden is located at the University of Hawaii, Sustainability Courtyard, 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hawaii.
6. Simple Joy
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Another veg-friendly destination in Honolulu is Simple Joy, a vegetarian restaurant with plenty of vegan options to choose from. The menu has items like a Vegan Seafood Pasta, a Curry Noodle Bowl, Vegan Scallops, Noodles with Vegan Chicken, and more. Even if you can’t go to Simple Joy, try making these White Bean Baked Burritos!
Simple Joy is located at 1145 South King Street Suite B, Honolulu, Hawaii.
7. The Lovin Oven
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If you love Italian food, head over to The Lovin Oven, which is a plant-based eatery, serving up delicious Italian cuisine! Their menu has plenty of salads and pizza options to choose from. Start with the Spinach Salad, and then order the True Hawaiian Pizza, with jalapeno barbecue marinara sauce, vegan pork, vegan Portuguese sausage, grilled pineapple, caramelized maui onions, and green onions. If you want to try making a plant-based pizza for yourself, take a look at this Chickpea Sunshine Pizza.
The Lovin Oven is located in the Bamboo Hotel, at 2425 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii.
8. Blue Tree Cafe and Juice
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Craving a refreshing, cold-pressed juice? Head over to Blue Tree Cafe and Juice for just that! They have a ton of great juice options like Simply Watermelon, The Root, Beta Boost, Perfect Start, Green Glow, Honey Badger, and more. They also offer delicious acai bowls and oatmeal bowls. Even if you’re not in Honolulu, you can still make your own juice, like this Green Juice Detox!
Blue Tree Cafe and Juice is located at 1009 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814.
9. What It Dough
What It Dough, is Honolulu’s first artisan vegan pizza kitchen, serving plenty of plant-based options. Try the Pineapple Express Pizza, with tomato sauce, cheese, sausage, peppers and pineapple — all vegan, of course! There is also the Pesto Royale, The Deluxe, and two specialty pies daily. If you’re craving vegan pizza at home, why not try making this Mexican Refried Bean Pizza?
What It Dough is located at 3212 Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.
10. Govinda’s Vegetarian Buffet
If you are looking for a veg-friendly lunch and dinner buffet in Honolulu, look no further than Govinda’s Vegetarian Buffet. This all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet serves a variety of options including salad, rice, curry, lentils, and more. Govinda’s also has daily specials featuring spaghetti, nutloaf and gravy lasagna, quiche, and enchiladas. Be sure to ask whether the special is vegan when you order. If you can’t make it to Govinda’s, try making this Enchilada Lasagna.
Govinda’s Vegetarian Buffet is located at 51 Coelho Way, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
Not planning a trip to Honolulu anytime soon? You can still get a ton of great vegan recipes like Spicy Dark Chocolate Brownies, White Bean Baked Burritos, Spicy Acorn Squash and Bean Soup by downloading our Food Monster App! The app is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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