Vegetarian + Vegan Guide To Oahu | This post has been such a long time coming, but I wanted to make sure that I had actually been to the places I was talking about before I shared all the goodness with you! Vegetarian restaurants on Oahu and plant-based food in Hawaii are plentiful and I chalk that up to the health-forward mentality of many who call the Islands home. Whether you are planning a trip here or live here and are seeking out some new restaurant options, I’m coming at you today with the Vegetarian + Vegan Guide to Oahu! The best vegetarian and vegan meals on Oahu can be found here…
Vegetarian + Vegan Guide To Oahu
Ai Love Nalo – One of my very favorite stops on Oahu for vegan and vegetarian fare is in Waimanalo on the east side of the island. The menu isn’t huge, but everything I’ve tried from the bowls to the salads is delicious. Make sure you get the salad with coconut bacon while you’re there! Warning: Sometimes parking can be a pain in the ass, so try to get there right when they open.
Best Vegetarian Restaurants Oahu
Beet Box Cafe – If you go anywhere on this list, make it the Beet Box Cafe. I discovered this vegetarian restaurant through a friend and I’ve loved it ever since. Nestled in the historic surf town of Haleiwa (right by the post office), there is always ample parking and the staff is super friendly. The bonus is that the menu is HUGE and there is something for everyone. Even Dane loves this spot and he is 100% a meat eater. My favorite is the Mexicali Blues with tortilla chips 🙂
The Elephant Shack – This Thai spot has moved around quite a bit. First it was a food truck, then it took up shop in Haleiwa and now I’m pretty sure it’s up in La’ie for good. Just make sure you call ahead before you drive and make sure they’re open. Some of the most flavorful Thai and can always be customized to make vegetarian!
Banan – If you’ve got a hankering for a sweet treat, Banan is for YOU! There multiple locations, which means getting delicious frozen banana-based ice cream is easier than ever. I don’t even like bananas (#truestory) and still find this stuff absolutely to die for. Definitely worth the drive to find it and enjoy!
Loving Hut – “Loving Hut is a beacon of light for an alternative way of living to achieve World Vegan, World Peace. While striving to make Our Vision a reality, we continually focus on improving our Core Values.”
Nalu Health Bar + Cafe – Their motto is “Eat Good, Feel Good”. Pretty straightforward right? That’s what you’ll get at Nalu. No fuss food made from whole ingredients that tastes EXCELLENT! What more could you want?
Peace Cafe – “Started from a simple concept of our wish for peace on earth. We desire for a peaceful harmony amongst man, animals, and nature. We believe that peaceful mind is created through pure and whole foods that Mother Nature provides – and peaceful mind creates peace on earth. We provide full flavor by using whole and organic foods – lunchboxes with brown rice, muffins using spelt flour, organic vegetables with roots and skin. We also strive to use local ingredients for its freshness and for support of local farmers.”
Down To Earth – Think of Down To Earth as Whole Foods’ little sister. It’s a great (smaller) grocery store, but the real treat is the hot, made-fresh food that is served grab-and-go style. If you don’t have time to sit for a meal and need something quick, Down to Earth has multiple locations!
Vegan Hills – “At Vegan Hills, we firmly believe that food is the most crucial building block to the human body. You are what you eat. Fuel your body with the finest ingredients available, because YOU deserve the best. We have the only all vegan, all organic and sustainably sourced bar in the Pacific ocean. We provide 100% plant-based, vegan food and cocktails designed to fuel you from the inside out. Eat pure, feel pure, feel beauty.”
Banzai Bowls + Haleiwa Bowls – Two delicious acai bowl stopovers located in Haleiwa. Both are equally delicious and have parking. In my opinion the bowls at Banzai are bigger than Haleiwa Bowls, but I really love them both.