By Lauren LaDoux, Maui Sales Director
Calling all veggie lovers! Not too long ago, we covered vegetarian and vegan options on O‘ahu, but Maui has no shortage of choices for healthy eating. I’m here to give you the low down on all the hot spots for you veggie loving, non-meat eaters located here on the Valley Isle:
157 Kupuohi St., Lahaina
Not only do they have amazing vegetarian and vegan options but the kombucha is incredible. Valley Isle Kombucha is brewed right there on the property of Alchemy. From vegan bowls to veggie burgers to falafel – every item on this menu is delicious. Their sourdough is baked fresh daily and a must-have while on Maui! I highly recommend the kombucha tasting with your meal.
840 Wainee St., Unit G-3, Lahaina
This has to be the cutest little café I have ever been to! If you’re looking for a place to grab coffee and a bagel, you need to check this spot out. Not only will you enjoy an amazing conversation with the staff but the food is to die for. All of their bagels are vegan (except one) and made with local products and organic flour. They also offer vegan-friendly spreads. I recommend the AVO (avocado toast) or the VEG (veggie loaded bagel).
300 Ohukai Rd., Suite # 101, Kihei
You’ll find this adorable little cart outside of Makena Crossfit in Kihei. The owner is such a doll and puts so much love into the food she creates. Stop in for an acai bowl, smoothie or fresh kombucha. You will not be disappointed! Heck, you might even grab a morning workout before your acai bowl if you’re feeling ambitious!
Fork and Salad
1279 South Kihei Rd., Kihei (Azeka Mauka)
Four words: BUILD. YOUR. OWN. SALAD. Need I say more? Okay, I will. All of their produce is local and fresh, their service is incredible. They also offer assorted kombucha options and amazing sandwiches. They just opened a location in Kahului, too! Be sure to check out their sister restaurant, Three’s Bar and Grill.
Farmers Market Maui
3636 Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Lahaina
Spend your morning browsing this sweet little market with an ocean view. After you get done stocking up on local produce and eats, swing inside their store and hit the deli for a quick bite to eat. You can even take it to-go and walk over to the beach to have a picnic if your heart desires. My personal favorite is the Haleakala Sunrise smoothie and Mediterranean panini!
335 Keawe St., #211, Lahaina
Moku Roots has an incredible farm-to-table vegan and vegetarian menu. The food is amazing and you can even find their products, like the veggie burger, sold in other restaurants such as Captain Jack’s and Cool Cat. But what is even cooler is that they are the only restaurant on Maui that uses only bio-degradable containers that have zero impact on the environment. How do they manage that? They wrap their to-go orders in taro leaves and use papaya stemmed straws. Their sustainable practices mean that they produce less than 5 lbs of trash a day—less than a normal household. Pretty amazing, right?
We hope you enjoy our picks. What are some of yours?