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Hawaii is a godsend for the health conscious individual. More and more local companies are sprouting up all across our island, Oahu, and big-name businesses, such as Trump hotel, for example, are supporting local farmers by incorporating organically grown fruits and vegetables. During our travels, we constantly ask google where the next healthiest destination to either shop for groceries or eat a romantic dinner can be found. Since Oahu is our stomping grounds and many of our readers our passing through, we collaborated a list of vegan, or close to it, eateries to visit!
1. Down To Earth
Down to Earth is our go-to for regular groceries or quick on the go meals from their food bar. On top of groceries, merchandise and standard things you’d find at Wal-mart can more than likely be found here. It’s dedicated more to organic/vegetarian food in general, and also caters to all types of houseware goods which are eco-friendly. It’s ridiculous we haven’t shared about our absolute favorite place in its own dedicated post! Down to Earth has improved our livelihoods greatly and even feel better.
Check out Down To Earth on Yelp.
Address: 98-129 Kaonohi St Aiea, HI 96701
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30am-10pm
2. Downbeat Diner & Lounge
Downbeat was our first full-vegan dining out experience, including dessert! This opened our eyes to where we could eat, what we could eat, and healthier alternatives to normal burgers. For example, I had no idea you could mix peanut paste, chia seeds, and a few other plant-based ingredients to make a very delicious full vegan-burger!
Check out Downbeat Diner & Lounge on Yelp.
Address: 42 N Hotel St Honolulu, HI 96817
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-12am, Friday and Saturday 10am-2:30am, Sunday 10am-11pm
3. Leahi Health
Our friend took us here for some smoothies – it was so fresh and delicious! While we haven’t tasted anything else on the menu, our friend loves their salads and acai bowl!
Check out Leahi Healthy on Yelp.
Address: 418 Kuulei Rd Kailua, HI 96734
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
4. Kahuku Farms
Instead of taking the typical trip to the shrimp truck, and although I highly recommend visiting one, maybe save it for later. Kahuku farms is a more spacious and peaceful vibe compared to what shrimp trucks provide. Also, Kahuku Farms offers organic and vegetarian/vegan dishes!
Check out Kahuku Farms on Yelp.
Address: 56-800 Kamehameha Hwy Kahuku, HI 96731
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-4pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
5. Arvo Café
Our favorite spot en route for meetings in downtown. Just across Kaka’ako Park and in the newly developed plaza, makes for a great location and pitstop for all millennials. Please do try their pudding! Healthy. Tasty. Refreshing. This place is responsible for making us enjoy avocados more!
Check out Arvo Café on Yelp.
Address: 675 Auahi St Honolulu, HI 96813
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm, Saturday 8:30am-5pm, Sunday 8:30am-4pm
6. Vegan Hills
This is getting high reviews on Yelp! Definitely, recommend this place for brunch! They have tempeh bacon, pancakes, and lox bagels! They even have some amazing desserts. Yes, all vegan!
Check out Vegan Hills on Yelp.
Address: 3585 Waialae Ave Honolulu, HI 96816
Hours: Sunday-Friday 8am-3pm, Saturday 9am-3pm
7. Peace Café
As I ignorantly asked multiple times because I couldn’t believe my ears, “everything on the menu is plant-based, vegan.” Chicken Katsu?! Vegan?! It’s as delicious as it sounds! Although a bit small and close together, the food more than makes up for it.
Check out Peace Café on Yelp.
Address: 2239 S King St Honolulu, HI 96826
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
8. The Beat Box Cafe
We’ve heard great things about this place. Not sure why we haven’t tried it yet! If you want your Mexican fix, head over to North Shore for some vegan burritos and tacos!
Check out The Beat Box Cafe on Yelp.
Address: 66-437 Kamehameha Hwy Haleiwa, HI 96712
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7am-4pm
9. Simple Joy Vegetarian Cuisine
While not everything on the menu is vegan, they have a lot of alternatives! You’re able to substitute most of the dishes! All of their soup base and broth are made with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Check out Simple Joy Vegetarian Cuisine on Yelp.
Address: 1145 S King St Honolulu, HI 96814
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm
10. What It Dough
Making homemade vegan pizza is so much fun! If you don’t have time at home, check out this place! Eat as much pizza slices as you want with no regrets. Pesto or White pizza is our favorite!
Check out What It Dough on Yelp.
Address: 3212 Monsarrat Ave Honolulu, HI 96815 Kaimuki
Hours: Thursday-Saturday 5pm-8:30pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
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