By: Kristina Plummer
Maui is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it also offers some exquisite cuisine. When you’re not on an amazing adventure with Kokua Journeys on Maui, you can check out any of these spots for some sure-to-please plant-based deliciousness. For a full list of spots with vegan options, check out this Google Maps guide Maui Vegan Eats.
Zero-waste, farm-to-table, plant-based. Moku Roots is an eco-lover’s dream. Their menu includes sandwiches, wraps, bowels, salads, desserts and drinks, all made with a passion for personal and ecological health.
A`A Roots revolves around being health-conscious and eco-friendly. This cute little spot prepares fresh, locally sourced, vegan dishes, along with freshly pressed juices and smoothies that are infused with superfoods.
Lahaina, Pāʻia & Kaʻanapali
Choice Health Bar offers an entire menu of fresh, local and organic plant-based dishes for breakfast and lunch at all locations, and grab & go dinner at their Whaler’s Village Kaʻanapali location. Whether you’re looking for something light or more hearty, you can choose from smoothies, juices, acai bowls, salads, as well as phenomenal bowls and plates. Don’t skip the Benny-Mac Loco Moco, a toasted Choice black bean + walnut super-burger served on a bed of turmeric basmati golden rice, smothered with cashew cheeze and topped with tomato, avocado, red onion, local “bacon” tempeh (non-soy, GF) + pickled jalapeños.
To grab & go to the beach…
Vegan comfort food at it’s finest! Earth Aloha Eats dishes up phenomenal vegan bowls, wraps, tacos, loaded fries, and delicious desserts from their two food trailers in Lahaina and Kahului – perfect for picking up and enjoying on the beach!
My Thai Maui features fantastic, authentic modern Thai cuisine with tons of vegan options. If you’re a fan of flavor, don’t miss their Tom Kha, Papaya Salad, and Garlic Noodles!
Stock up on plant-based groceries and check out Down To Earth’s amazing deli and hot bar full of vegan goodness! Enjoy their many sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, and sides.
For a nice dinner…
Nestled in the beautiful town of Haiku, this intimate 50-seat Izakaya restaurant and sushi bar offers a range of contemporary Japanese fare, handrolled sushi, and a full service bar and cocktail menu. They have quite a few vegan options, making it the perfect spot for any diet!
Hopefully you’re reading this 3-6 months in advance, because that’s about how long it takes to get a reservation at Mama’s Fish House. This quintessential Hawaiian restaurant sits on a gorgeous spot with a view of the ocean right next to one of the best surf spots on Maui. They offer a divine Coconut Curry with macadamia nut crusted tofu and fresh vegetables!
Take a gorgeous drive through Paia to the lush and lovely retreat property of Lumeria. The Wooden Crate dinners at Lumeria Maui offer guests and community members an opportunity to experience a clean, nutritious and exquisitely prepared garden-to-table Maui dining experience in an intimate and beautiful tropical retreat setting.
To satiate your sweet tooth…
The freshest, made to order donuts that just happen to be vegan. Choose from several different flavors and toppings to make your ideal donut.
Smack dab in the middle of Maui’s quintessential surf town, Paia Gelato has an entire case of dairy-free Italian ice cream that’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Choose from their many tropical flavors like lilikoi, mango, and coconut, or go with the rich and creamy dark chocolate. YUM!