“What should we eat for lunch?” is a statement we often ask each other. We’ve been wanting to try new vegan places since there are many places that have opened up, within the last year alone, catering specifically to vegetarian or vegan diets We recently wrote about the Top 10 Best Vegan Places in Hawaii and one of them we visited!
Our very first vegan place in Hawaii that we tried was Downbeat Diner & Lounge, which was vegan “junk food”. Realizing that we could eat more vegan food and not despise it, we decided to go to Peace Café which serves fresh and healthy vegan food. They serve sandwiches, entrees, salads, desserts, and smoothies. It’s a pretty simple menu on the board as soon as you walk in.
As for the ambiance of the restaurant, it’s minimal inside – a few tables that have two seats, a huge wooden table in the middle, and a bar seating next to the window. It’s great for those on the go, having a quick bite or small group (would not recommend bringing a family to dine here all at once).
Being that the restaurant is in Honolulu, parking is quite hard to find. There’s street parking, but most of the stalls are typically pre-occupied. We parked at the library next to the restaurant, ate our lunch quick, and headed back to the car. Warning, don’t suggest doing the same since you might get towed!! We were in and out within 20 minutes.
Now for the food, I ordered the Tex Mex, served with a wrap, quinoa, tomatoes, avocado, mixed greens, and their house dressing. Personally, the quinoa killed it for me, but with a substitution for beans, would automatically give this a 7/10 dish for me.
Mary went with the Katsu Plate which was tofu katsu, mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, cabbage, house dressing, with brown and black rice. It was her first time tasting the black rice and she loved the taste and texture. This is a definite 10/10 for her!
Overall, our lunch at Peace Café was great. Besides the fact that we had to rush to eat because of parking. If you get a good street parking, enjoy your meal and don’t forget to order some dessert or smoothie!
For more vegan places in Hawaii, check out the link below:
Honolulu, HI 96826