Other Eats

⚠️ A CAUTIONARY NOTE FOR ALL THE REST ⚠️

The people preparing and serving your food may neither understand nor respect your food choices. Your dishes may be made with chicken stock, fish sauce, fish flakes, or shrimp paste. They may be prepared alongside meat, egg, or dairy dishes, and may contain remnants of the above. Ultimately it is the responsibility of each diner to discuss the contents of each dish with the waiter or manager and to make his/her requirements vividly clear. This Guide cannot guarantee that any dish that you order in these latter restaurants are vegetarian or vegan.

📍 Haleiwa/Waialua

Banzai Sushi Bar tel: 637-4404, 66-246 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa 96712 Sushi. Vegan brown rice sushi assortment $22. Various vegetarian menu items. Menu labels vegan and vegetarian items and gluten free items, gluten free soy sauce available. Uses filtered water and local produce, some organic. Noon - 9:30 p.m. daily. banzaisushibarhawaii.com

Paradise Fresh Food tel: 638-2502, 66-935 Kaukonahua Rd Suite 105 (inside Scoop of Paradise Factory), Waialua 96791 Cafe, Grab & Go and Delivery. Focus on organic and local. Vegan choices, jackfruit tacos, lentil stew, thai collard wrap, tempeh, mushroom bacon, etc. Smoothies, juices, nut milks. Many items gluten free. paradisefreshfood.com

Sprout Sandwich Shop 66-526 A Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa 96712 Sandwich shop. 9am-4:15pm daily. House made vegan burger patty - the Sproutwich”. Yogi” hummus sandwich. Locally sourced ingredients, many organic. Gluten free bread available, may not be vegan, ask. squareup.com/store/haleiwasprout/

The Beet Box Cafe tel: 637-3000, 66-443 Kamehameha Hwy. (a few doors down from Celestial Natural Foods), Haleiwa 96712 100% Vegetarian Vegetarian. Beautiful interior. Sandwiches, specials at lunch. Breakfast tofu scramble and acai bowls served through lunch. Turns into a sit down restaurant with table service for dinner menu served Wed - Sat 6 p.m - 9:30 p.m. Most of the menu can be made vegan and gluten free. Experienced vegan cook. thebeetboxcafe.com


📍 Waianae

Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe tel: 696-8844, 86-660 Lualualei Homestead Rd (part of the non-profit Kahumana Farm Community), Waianae 96792 Organic farm, non-profit cafe. Various items can be made vegan, stirfry with tofu, salads, etc. Organic vegetables picked fresh daily. Tues - Sat, lunch and dinner. Closed Sun & Mon. kahumana.org


📍 Mililani/Wahiawa

Rajanee Thai tel: 853-4724, 95-390 Kuahelani Ave #3C (Mililani Shopping Center), Mililani 96789 Thai. Some dishes can be made vegan style”. Ask for no fish sauce, no oyster sauce, no egg.


📍 Kapolei/Ewa Beach

Agu Ramen tel: 797-2933, 590 Farrington Hwy, Suite 510 (Kapolei Marketplace), Kapolei 96707 Ramen, 3 vegan options. Tan tan & Hakata designed by the Vegan Hills chef and are allium free. Tomato broth is also vegan. Gluten free vegan noodles available, most reliably at Waikiki location. aguramen.com

Da Cove Health Bar and Cafe tel: 670-2470, 915431 Kapolei Parkway Suite 424, Kapolei 96707 Smoothies, acai bowls, awa (kava), salads, roasted vegetable plate. Live music nights. Same owner as Diamond Head Cove Health Bar and Cafe dacove.com

Down to Earth Deli tel: 675-2300, 4460 Kapolei Prkwy (Kapolei Commons, across from Target), Kapolei 96707 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. Mostly vegan. Salad bar and hot foods buffet (thai curry, indian korma, roasted potato, steamed veggies, chili, brown rice, soup, etc), bakery, and dining area. Made to order burritos, sandwiches, juices, smoothies. Lots of gluten free options. Everything is non-GMO and most items are organic. Vegan items clearly indicated. (Also a large natural food market.) downtoearth.org


📍 Waipahu/Pearl City/Aiea

Thai Kitchen tel: 671-9488, 94-300 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu 96797 Thai. Several vegetarian dishes, substitutions accommodated. The red and green curries contain shrimp paste. thaikitchenhawaii.com

Agu Ramen tel: 797-2933, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd. (Pearlridge Center), Aiea 96701 Ramen, 3 vegan options. Tan tan & Hakata designed by the Vegan Hills chef and are allium free. Tomato broth is also vegan. Gluten free vegan noodles available, most reliably at Waikiki location. aguramen.com

California Pizza Kitchen tel: 487-7741, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd. (Pearlridge Center - Phase II), Aiea 96701 California style salads and oven fired pizzas. Popular, has cheeseless pizzas, hummus. Smashed pea soup is vegan. Moderately priced. CPK lists all ingredients for menu items on website. cpk.com

Down to Earth Deli tel: 488-1375, 98-131 Kaonohi St. (below Macys at Pearlridge), Aiea 96701 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. Mostly vegan. Salad bar and hot foods buffet (thai curry, chili, brown rice, soup, etc), bakery, and dining area. Made to order burritos, sandwiches, juices, smoothies. Lots of gluten free options. Everything is non-GMO and most items are organic. Vegan items clearly indicated. (Also a large natural food market.) downtoearth.org

Palazzo Ristorante tel: 485-8688, 99-080 Kauhale (Aiea Shopping Center, makai side), Aiea 96701 Italian. Vegetarian eggless linguini dishes prepared with red or white sauce without cheese.

Thai Issan Cuisine tel: 488-2881, 98-199 Kam Hwy. (Pearl Kai Center), Aiea 96701 Thai. A small vegetarian menu, must make sure there is no oyster sauce, fish sauce, or shrimp in curry paste. thaiissancuisine.com


📍 Airport/Mapunapuna

Diem 99 Cafe tel: 834-0438, 1151 Mapunapuna St. (Moanalua 99 food court (formerly Ranch 99)), Honolulu 96819 Vietnamese. Tasty and inexpensive vegan plate lunch with several options. $0.75 more for brown rice. Any dish can be made vegetarian. diem99cafe-hi.webs.com

India Cafe Curry Express tel: 262-1800, 4725 Bougainville Dr. (Naval Exchange (NEx) food court), Honolulu 96818 South Indian & Malaysian. Several vegan dishes, mild to full flavor. A kiosk with plenty seating. Accessible to the public. indiacafehawaii.com

Taco Del Mar tel: 422-9922, 930 Valkenburgh Street (Moanalua Shopping Center), Honolulu 96818 Mexican. Inexpensive. Fast food. Each item is composed to order. Most items have preservatives and additives, check their website. tacodelmar.com


📍 Kalihi/Liliha

Agu Ramen tel: 797-2933, 2300 N King St, Honolulu 96819 Ramen, 3 vegan options. Tan tan & Hakata designed by the Vegan Hills chef and are allium free. Tomato broth is also vegan. Gluten free vegan noodles available, most reliably at Waikiki location. aguramen.com

Bangkok Chef tel: 536-8570, 900 N. Nimitz Hwy. (Iwilei, Ewa of downtown, between Lowes and Best Buy), Honolulu 96817 Thai. Freshly prepared according to your specifications. Inexpensive. $0.50 more for brown rice. Red, green, and panang curries contain shrimp paste. bangkokchefexpress.com

Roots Cafe tel: 352-2746, 2229 N School St (inside Kokua Kalihi Valley center), Honolulu 96819 Open Tues and Thurs 11am-1pm, check around holidays for closures. One vegetarian/vegan entree daily, usually a vegan soup. Non-profit. rootskalihi.com


📍 Nu’uanu

Bangkok Chef tel: 536-8570, 900 N. Nimitz Hwy. (Iwilei, Ewa of downtown, between Lowes and Best Buy), Honolulu 96817 Thai. Freshly prepared according to your specifications. Inexpensive. $0.50 more for brown rice. Red, green, and panang curries contain shrimp paste. bangkokchefexpress.com

Govinda’s tel: 595-4913, 51 Coelho Way (Krishna Temple, Nu’uanu), Honolulu 96817 100% Vegetarian Indian. Buffet. All vegetarian with many vegan items. Allium (onion and garlic) free. Tasty, inexpensive, and serene. M-F 11-2 p.m. Kids 5 and under free.


📍 Downtown

Catania Ristorante Italiano tel: 528-4588, 1111 Bishop St. (mauka of Hotel St.), Honolulu 96817 Italian. Salads and pasta, freshly prepared, fast food, M-F 7:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sat. lunch.

Downbeat Diner & Lounge tel: 533-2328, 42 N. Hotel St. (near Smith St.), Honolulu 96817 American Diner Food. Nearly EVERY item on the menu has a vegan version, and most people choose it. Open until 3 or 4 a.m. A happening place. downbeatdiner.com

Duc’s Bistro tel: 531-6325, 1188 Maunakea St, Honolulu 96817 French Vietnamese. Mostly family style. Vegetarian spring rolls, vegetable section of menu, tofu, red rice. Ask what is vegan, menu is not well labeled. ducsbistro.com

Ethiopian Love tel: 725-7197, 1112 Smith St (Chinatown, across the street from Little Village), Honolulu 96817 Ethiopian foods served indoors, or outdoors in a beautiful courtyard with plants and fishpond. Several vegan dishes available.

Indianology Cafe tel: 545-4113, 1104 Bishop St, Honolulu 96813 Indian. Vegan roti. Vegan salads, channa masala, tadka dal, etc. Some gluten free items. Lunch only, Mon-Sat indianologycafe.com

Kan Zaman tel: 554-3847, 1028 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu 96813 Mediterranean. Vegan lentil soup, tabouleh, salad, couscous entree. kanzamanhawaii.com

Komala Curry House tel: 371-5548, 1111 (also 700) Bishop St. (near Nimitz Highway (also mauka of Hotel St.)), Honolulu 96817 South Indian, the veggie choices are mostly non-dairy, three rices. Large servings, not too spicy. M-F from 10:30 to 3 p.m. komalacurryhouse.com

Leo’s Taverna tel: 550-8443, 1116 Bishop St. (a half block mauka of Hotel St.), Honolulu 96817 Greek. A full menu of inexpensive lunch plates. Many vegan and vegetarian items. M-F 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. LeosTaverna.com

Little Village tel: 545-3008, 1113 Smith St. (Chinatown), Honolulu 96817 Chinese stir-fry. Hot, fresh, and oily. Attractive and popular. Many vegetarian dishes. Substitutions easily made. Ask for no oyster sauce. Brown rice. littlevillagehawaii.com

Loving Hut tel: 521-7979, 1118 Fort St. Mall (one-half block mauka of Hotel St.), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegan Asian Fusion. Sandwiches, salads, soups, tofu scramble, stir frys, pasta, etc. Extensive menu. M-Sat., 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (formerly called Eden on Earth) Different owner than the other Loving Hut location. lovinghut.us

OEC Cafe tel: 888-9328, 345 Queen St, Honolulu 96813 Japanese. Vegan lunch specials such as cold udon and soba listed daily. Also udon for breakfast. Menu varies, sometimes has other vegan dishes like hot miso udon, inari. Small menu. oeccafe.net

Proof Public House tel: 537-3080, 1154 Fort Street Mall #10, Honolulu 96813 Pizza. Vegan slice of the day, and made to order pizza with various vegan topping options, vegan feta, vegan chicken, avocado, basil, etc. proofpublichouse.com

Rosarina Pizza tel: 533-6634, 1111 Maunakea St. (Chinatown), Honolulu 96817 New York style vegan pizza. Old, historical, quaint, and small. Inexpensive.

San Francisco Salad Co. tel: 532-8898, 1001 Bishop St, Honolulu 96813 American. Prepackaged salads, one vegan option with tofu, one vegetarian. A vegetarian soup (not vegan). Lunch only. sfsaladco.com

The Pig & the Lady tel: 585-8255, 83 N King St, Honolulu 96817 Modern Vietnamese. A few vegan choices, currently a sprouted salad and a pho. Menu changes regularly. Also attends KCC farmers market with a few vegan dishes and has a catering menu with some vegetarian/vegan options, farmer’s curry, lemongrass tofu, etc. Unusual and popular. thepigandthelady.com

Umeke Market - Mama T’s Ital Kitchen tel: 522-7377, 1001 Bishop Square (near Alakea and Hotel), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegan Vegan takeout food by Mama T. Hot dishes, raw dishes, baked goods, etc. M-F 7am-3pm umekemarket.com

Water Drop Vegetarian Restaurant tel: 545-3455, 801 Alakea St (at the corner of the Hawaii Buddhist Cultural Center, aka Fo Guang Shan Hawaii), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegetarian Vegetarian Taiwanese, nearly all dishes are vegan. All dishes are allium (onion and garlic) free. Weekday lunch only 11am-2pm. $7 plate or $10 plate. No parking lot and daytime parking downtown can be a challenge, takeout available

Wing Shave Ice & Ice Cream tel: 536-4929, 1145 Maunakea St #4 (Entrance on Pauahi St.), Honolulu 96817 Vegan ice cream made of coconut milk available in various unusual flavors daily. No samples. Made in the shop. Sometimes closed unpredictably. facebook.com/WingIceCreamParlor


📍 Ward Ave. to Keeaumoku

Agu Ramen tel: 797-2933, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ward Village Shops), Honolulu 96814 Ramen, 3 vegan options. Tan tan & Hakata designed by the Vegan Hills chef and are allium free. Tomato broth is also vegan. Gluten free vegan noodles available, most reliably at Waikiki location. aguramen.com

Blue Tree Cafe 1009 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu 96814 Large variety of fresh juices, some vegan items often available such as musubi. bluetreejuice.com

Canton Seafood Restaurant tel: 955-3388, 923 Keeaumoku St (edge of Makiki), Honolulu 96814 Authentic Cantonese. Reasonably priced. Vegetarian menu. Parking in back. Must call one hour beforehand if you intend to order vegetarian meats. These may not be vegan; they may contain egg or whey.

Chef Chai 1009 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu 96814 Locally famous chef, has a few vegan dishes. Can accommodate vegan and gluten free requests. Sometimes has live music. Entrees $20+. Call for reservations.

Down to Earth Organic & Natural 502 Keawe St (Kakaako), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. Mostly vegan, everything is non-GMO, and focused on organic. Salad and hot foods buffet, bakery, made to order sandwiches, wraps, burritos, juice and smoothies. Fresh muffins, cookies, pizza, etc. Many glut]en free & vegan options. Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Vegan items clearly indicated. (Also a busy natural food market.) downtoearth.org

Ireh Restaurant tel: 943-6000, 911 Keeaumoku St (edge of Makiki), Honolulu 96814 Korean health food (not vegetarian). Ask for no kim chee (contains fish sauce), customarily brought before the meal. Vegetable bibimbap (ask for no fish eggs), various types of jook (Korean rice porridge). Many healthy ingredients, brown rice, quinoa, mung beans, chlorella, etc. Homemade noodles of various types. Ask for no egg. Shave ice can be made without milk topping.

Juicd Life 685 Auahi St (SALT shopping center, 2nd floor), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegetarian Cold pressed juice, almond milk, and design-your-own salad. All vegan except for bee pollen and honey. juicdlifehawaii.com

Leo’s Taverna Express tel: 949-2225, 801 Kaheka St. (at Don Quijote’s), Honolulu 96814 Greek. A full menu of inexpensive lunch plates. Many vegan and vegetarian items. Daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. LeosTaverna.com

Mocha Java Cafe tel: 591-9023, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ward Centre), Honolulu 96814 All vegetarian entrees at dinner; a few at lunch.

Morning Brew Coffee House and Bistro 685 Auahi St #113 (SALT shopping center, 1st floor), Honolulu 96813 Vegan pancakes, oatmeal, tofu scramble with brown rice, chia pudding with homemade almond milk, vegan burger, green salad with half avocado. morningbrewhawaii.com

Nobu Honolulu tel: 237-6999, 1118 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu 96814 Japanese-Peruvian, busy, reservations likely needed. Vegan sushi of various types, miso eggplant, hearts of palm salad, shave ice with sorbet/fresh fruit, etc. Gluten free soy sauce available, possible to have a gluten free vegan meal. High quality loose leaf hot teas. Valet parking included with validation. noburestaurants.com

Phuket Thai tel: 591-8421, 401 Kamakee St. #102 (at Queen St. in Kakaako), Honolulu 96814 Thai. Dishes easily tailored to vegetarian/vegan specifications. Moderate pricing. Brown rice. Avoid fish sauce and shrimp paste. Subdued lighting. Romantic late night. Sun-Thu 11 - 9:45 p.m. Fri,Sat 11 - 10:45 p.m. phuketthaihawaii.com

Piggy Smalls 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ward Village Shops), Honolulu 96814 Modern Vietnamese Fusion. Mini version of The Pig and the Lady. Vegan Pho, etc. Mostly not vegan or vegetarian. thepigandthelady.com

The Rice Place 725 Kapiolani Blvd Suite C119B, Honolulu 96813 Vietnamese. Build your own fried rice, build your own noodles. Rice based crepe, vegan and gluten free options available on request. Mango and sticky rice dessert, tofu dessert. thericeplace808.com

Up Roll Cafe 665 Halekauwila St (Kakaako), Honolulu 96813 Vegan nori roll, similar to a burrito but wrapped in nori and with rice (choose brown or white), tofu and vegetables, also available as a bowl. Toppings/fillings such as inari, tofu, natto, thai basil, cucumber, carrot, etc. $8.50-$13 uprollcafe.com

Wahoo’s Fish Taco tel: 591-1646, 940 Auahi St. (at Ward Ave.), Honolulu 96814 Mexican. Upbeat. Vegan friendly. Ask for no sour cream, no cheese. Brown rice is vegan. wahoos.com


📍 Ala Moana Center

Agu Ramen tel: 797-2933, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center), Honolulu 96814 Ramen, 3 vegan options. Tan tan & Hakata designed by the Vegan Hills chef and are allium free. Tomato broth is also vegan. Gluten free vegan noodles available, most reliably at Waikiki location. aguramen.com

California Pizza Kitchen tel: 941-7715, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center, 4th floor), Honolulu 96814 California style salads and oven fired pizzas. Popular, has cheeseless pizzas, hummus. Smashed pea soup is vegan. Moderately priced. Lists all ingredients for menu items on website. cpk.com

California Wok tel: 947-1332, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center, lowest level, near Macys), Honolulu 96814 California Chinese. Has few vegetarian/vegan items but will omit animal products and oil to specifications on any dish. Has brown rice. californiawokhonolulu.com

Foodland Farms 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center, lowest level, across from Shirokiya), Honolulu 96814 Large recently opened local grocery store with salad bar and hot food bar (roasted sweet potatoes etc). Not a lot of vegan specific items, but the salad bar and hot vegetable dishes, plus vegan grocery items like breads and fruit could be a meal. foodland.com

GRYLT tel: 951-7958, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center, Makai Food Court), Honolulu 96814 Fresh food prepared without frying. Vegan gluten free protein option of grilled tofu can be had with rice, vegan mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, on salad, etc. Not all sauces are vegan, ask. Avoid wraps, Sinaloa tortillas are not vegan, they contain whey, and artificial preservatives and additives. grylt.com

Honolulu Burger Company 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center, inside Shirokiya Japan Village Walk), Honolulu 96814 American. A portabello mushroom sandwich or a vegan gluten free and soy free Lifefoods superburger (for $1 extra on any burger) paired up with lettuce/tomato, or kim chee, etc. Choice of buns including Lifefoods gluten free vegan bun. Not greasy. Easy parking. honoluluburgerco.com

Pressed Juicery 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center, lowest level, near Shirokiya), Honolulu 96814 Bottled pressed juices (brought from the mainland & not organic), also has almond milk, coconut water, and vegan whole food based soft serve ice cream” in multiple flavors with toppings, small selection of packaged vegan snacks. Nearly everything is vegan. pressedjuicery.com

Shirokiya Japan Village Walk 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. (Ala Moana Center, lowest level, next to Vintage Cave), Honolulu 96814 Japanese Department Store, mainly food stalls. Rotating selection of specialty foods from Japan. Various vendors within the store. Roasted sweet potatoes, roasted chestnuts, musubi, fresh mochi, fresh juice, shave ice, etc. Vintage Cave bakery with a vegan white bread made with heritage yeast from Japan.

Vim N Vigor tel: 955-3600, 1450 Ala Moana (Ala Moana Center, lowest level), Honolulu 96814 Deli with wraps, burrito, chili, tofu musubi, sandwiches, and smoothies. Most items made to order. Many vegetarian, some vegan - ask for no cheese & no dairy milk. Gluten free bread available (might not be vegan) Also in Kailua and Pearl City. vimnvigor.com


📍 Makiki

Auntie Pasto’s tel: 523-8855, 1099 S. Beretania (at Pensacola in Makiki), Honolulu 96814 Italian. Popular and noisy. Noodles and marinara sauce are vegan. May request no cheese or gluten-free. auntiepastos.com

Honolulu Burger Company tel: 626-5202, 1295 S. Beretania (Ewa of Keeaumoku), Honolulu 96814 American. A portabello mushroom sandwich or a vegan gluten free and soy free Lifefoods superburger (for $1 extra on any burger) paired up with lettuce/tomato, or kim chee, etc. Choice of buns including Lifefoods gluten free vegan bun. Not greasy. Easy parking. honoluluburgerco.com

Juicy Brew tel: 469-1991, 1401 S Beretania Street (in Hale Pawa’a medical building), Honolulu 96814 Various vegan items daily such as tofu musubi, mochi, etc. (may not have many choices depending on the day) Soy and almond milk lattes. Fresh juices. juicybrewhawaii.com

Junpuu Ramen 1010 S King St. (in Honolulu Medical Arts building), Honolulu 96814 Ramen. Has vegetarian tan tan ramen with a vegan gluten free noodle option, add $3.50, ask for no egg to be vegan. Also other vegan sides like rainbow quinoa salad.

La Pizza Rina tel: 941-6634, 1425 S. King St. (Makiki), Honolulu 96814 Italian. Hearty tasty portions at fair prices. Their cheeseless pizzas are thick and vegan; be clear: no cheese. Their pasta marinara has plenty vegetables. lapizzarina.net

Pae Thai tel: 596-8106, 1246 S. King St., Honolulu 96814 Thai. Many vegan and vegetarian choices. Usually has brown rice. Moderate pricing. Like most Thai restaurants, the red and green curries contain shrimp paste. Avoid fish sauce. sites.google.com/site/paethairestaurant/

Sakura Terrace tel: 591-1181, 1240 S. King, Honolulu 96814 Japanese. A good number of vegan items. Their website has an illustrated menu. Talk to your waiter. sakuraterrace.com

Simple Joy tel: 591-9919, 1145 S. King St. (between Pensacola and Piikoi), Honolulu 96814 100% Vegan Italian, Vietnamese, and American (including burgers and fries). Extensive menu. Moderately priced. Limited parking behind. Open daily 10:30 - 2:30 & 5 - 9 p.m. simplejoyhawaii.com


📍 Mānoa

Andy’s Sandwiches & Smoothies tel: 988-6161, 2904 E. Manoa Rd. (across E. Manoa Rd. from Manoa Marketplace), Honolulu 96822 Soups, sandwiches, smoothies, and specials. Inexpensive and popular for many years. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. andyssandwiches.com

Banan tel: 392-8862, 1810 University Ave. (in the pink YMCA building), Honolulu 96822 100% Vegan soft serve ice cream made of locally grown frozen bananas with no added sweetener, all vegan except for local honey topping available. Various flavors. Smoothies. Gluten free. Nearly all local ingredients. Served in a half papaya or a cup. 8 parking spaces. M-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri & Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-6pm bananbowls.com

Bangkok Chef tel: 536-8570, 900 N. Nimitz Hwy. (Iwilei, Ewa of downtown, between Lowes and Best Buy), Honolulu 96817 Thai. Freshly prepared according to your specifications. Inexpensive. $0.50 more for brown rice. Red, green, and panang curries contain shrimp paste. bangkokchefexpress.com

Coffeeline tel: 778-7909, 1820 University Ave. (in the YMCA, across University from U.H. Manoa), Honolulu 96822 Inexpensive soups, salads, and specials. Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8 a.m. - noon.

Da Spot tel: 941-1313, Sustainability Courtyard (UH Manoa), Honolulu 96822 Vegetarian and vegan plate lunches from $4 to $7, desserts and drinks, M-F daytimes. daspot-hi.com

Peace Cafe Express Sustainability Courtyard (UH Manoa), Honolulu 96822 100% Vegan Vegan food truck. Vegan sandwiches, brown rice plates, soup, sides, made from scratch including freshly made whole wheat buns. Most items gluten free. Mon-Fri. plant-basedheaven.com

India Cafe tel: 262-1800, Paradise Palms (UH Manoa, next to Hamilton Library), Honolulu 96822 South Indian and Malaysian. Mild to full flavored. Their vegetarian dishes are vegan. M-F 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. indiacafehawaii.com

Paesano tel: 988-5923, 2752 Woodlawn Dr. (Manoa Marketplace), Honolulu 96822 Italian. Soups, salads and pasta. Will omit cheese upon request. Table cloths, subdued lighting, elegant.


📍 Punahou St. to University Ave.

Agu Ramen tel: 797-2933, 925 Isenberg St, Honolulu 96826 Ramen, 3 vegan options. Tan tan & Hakata designed by the Vegan Hills chef and are allium free. Tomato broth is also vegan. Gluten free vegan noodles available, most reliably at Waikiki location. aguramen.com

Alan Wong’s Honolulu tel: 949-2526, 1857 S. King St. #208 (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 Sometimes has vegetarian/vegan holiday menus. Can create vegan dishes. May not have any vegan dishes on regular menu. Best to call a day in advance. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. alanwongs.com

Chef Mavro tel: 944-4714, 1969 S. King St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 French with fresh island ingredients. Truly fine dining with attentive service. Their vegetarian menu (changes quarterly) is vegan. Wine pairings available. Expensive. Easy parking. chefmavro.com

Chiang Mai tel: 941-1151, 2239 S. King St. (Moiliili, next to Peace Cafe), Honolulu 96826 Thai. Good, popular, and reasonably priced. Beware fish sauce and shrimp paste in the red and green curries. 808chiangmai.com

Da Spot tel: 941-1313, 2469 S. King St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 Mid-Eastern/Egyptian/Indian. Many vegan items and smoothies. Cafeteria style. Inexpensive. daspot-hi.com

Down to Earth Deli tel: 947-7678, 2525 S. King St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. Mostly vegan, everything is non-GMO, and focused on organic. Salad and hot foods buffet, bakery, made to order sandwiches, wraps, burritos, juice and smoothies. Fresh muffins, cookies, pizza, etc. Many glut]en free & vegan options. Indoor and outdoor dining areas. Vegan items clearly indicated. (Also a busy natural food market.) downtoearth.org

Inaba Restaurant 1610 S King St, Honolulu 96826 Soba made fresh daily. Avoid bonito in broths. Cold soba without broth is vegan, many toppings are vegan. Warabi mochi dessert, agemochi zenzai. Not vegetarian focused, but notable for freshly made soba. inabahonolulu.com

India Bazaar Madras Curry tel: none, 2320 S. King St. (Moiliili, in the Old Stadium Mall), Honolulu 96826 Indian plate lunch. Mild to full flavored. Tasty and inexpensive. 90% of their dishes are vegan. M-Sat., 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Jimbo 1936 S. King St #103, Honolulu 96826 Japanese Noodles. Freshly made fat and skinny udon, also soba, many vegan side dishes. Natto, bean curd, fried mochi, etc. Zenzai dessert. No MSG. Uses filtered water. jimbohawaii.com

Jugo Life Juicery tel: 679-8010, 2463 South King St. (Moilili), Honolulu 96826 Raw cold pressed juices. Raw vegan desserts. Not 100% vegetarian, known to sell kim chee with seafood in it in the past. drinkjugolife.com

Loving Hut (King St.) tel: 373-6465, 1614 S. King St. (Punahou), Honolulu 96826 100% Vegan Modern Asian. Tasty, filling, and inexpensive. Vegan gluten free pho, heavenly salad, lemongrass tofu, etc. $8.95 lunch special - one entree, soup, and rice. Parking in front. Mon. - Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. lovinghut.us

Mana Bu’s 1618 S King St (Punahou), Honolulu 96826 Musubi (Japanese rice ball). Various flavors are vegan, main ingredients and their origin listed for each musubi type, but some may have hidden bonito content - ask before purchasing. White rice, brown rice, organic ten grain (/bean) mix. Some vegetarian/vegan okazu (ask about bonito). Also makes from scratch fresh strawberry mochi (a whole strawberry is inside the mochi), zenzai with mochi, etc. Various ingredients are organic - sugar, etc. Cash only, closes early in the day whenever they sell out. hawaiimusubi.com

Maple Garden tel: 941-6641, 909 Isenberg St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 Northern Chinese Szechuan. Many vegetarian items, popular. Ask for brown rice, no chicken stock. Lunch and dinner buffets are offered. maplegardenhawaii.com

Mini Garden tel: 946-3828, 2065 S. Beretania St. (McCully), Honolulu 96826 Chinese. Attractive dining hall. Request vegetarian menu. Many dishes with imitation meats and seafood; these may have egg or whey ingredients.

Peace Cafe tel: 951-7555, 2239 S. King St. (Moiliili, next to Chiang Mai), Honolulu 96826 100% Vegan Modern Japanese world cuisine. Tofu poke, kinpira gobo, BBQ tempeh, miso vegetable soup, brown rice, sandwiches, etc. Uses gluten free tamari, most items gluten free. Some items allium free. Relaxed atmosphere, filling. Parking in back. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. peacecafehawaii.com

Sweet Home Cafe tel: 947-3707, 2334 S King St (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 Taiwanese hot pot. Vegan broth options. 90 minute time limit, free shave ice with meal.

Wagaya 2080 S King St (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 Ramen. Noodles are vegan, small vegetarian menu including a vegan ramen option. wagayahawaii.com


📍 Waikiki & Lower Kapahulu

Agu Ramen tel: 797-2933, 2146 Kalakaua Ave #101, Honolulu 96815 Ramen, 3 vegan options. Tan tan & Hakata designed by the Vegan Hills chef and are allium free. Tomato broth is also vegan. Gluten free vegan noodles available, most reliably at Waikiki location. aguramen.com

Banan tel: 392-8862, 3212 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu 96815 100% Vegan Vegan soft serve ice cream made of locally grown frozen bananas with no added sweetener, all vegan except for local honey topping available. Gluten free. Nearly all local ingredients. Served in a half papaya or a cup. bananbowls.com

Bombay Palace tel: 941-5111, 1778 Ala Moana Blvd. (in Discovery Bay. Also on Maui (Monsoon India)), Honolulu 96815 Many vegetarian items. See menu with pictures at website. Elegant and somewhat expensive. Formerly known as Monsoon India. bombaypalacehawaii.com

California Pizza Kitchen tel: 924-2000, 2284 Kalakaua Ave. (Next to Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel), Honolulu 96815 California style salads and oven fired pizzas. Popular, has cheeseless pizzas, hummus. Smashed pea soup is vegan. Moderately priced. Lists all ingredients for menu items on website. cpk.com

Diamond Head Cove Health Bar tel: 732-8744, 3045 Monsarrat Ave #5, Honolulu 96815 Kava. Limited vegan food. Salads, smoothies, juice, fresh brewed awa (kava). Cash only. diamondheadcove.com

Doraku Sushi tel: 922-3323, 2233 Kalakaua Ave Suite 304 (Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center), Honolulu 96815 Sushi. Various vegan rolls. Sides of grilled mushrooms, edamame, etc. dorakusushi.com

Goofy Cafe & Dine 1831 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 201, Honolulu 96815 Farm to table cafe, vegan fried rice option, breakfast salad, acai bowls, juices. Similar to Heavenly goofy-honolulu.com

Heavenly 342 Seaside Ave (Shoreline Hotel Waikiki), Honolulu 96815 Farm to table restaurant with limited vegan options, fresh juice and smoothies. Similar to Goofy heavenly-waikiki.com

Henry’s Place 234 Beach Walk, Honolulu 96815 Fresh fruit salads. Fresh fruit sorbet made at the shop. Popular for many years and known for the much loved fruit salad. Tiny hole in the wall, cash only.

Island Vintage Shave Ice tel: 922-5662, 2201 Kalakaua Ave Level 1, B-1 Kiosk (Kiosk in Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center), Honolulu 96815 Shave Ice. Natural fruit syrups, adzuki and mochi.

Lemona tel: 922-9590, 421 Lewers St Unit I, Honolulu 96815 All natural fresh fruit shave ice, also azuki and matcha from Japan. Made with filtered water. lemona-hi.com

Mahina & Sun’s tel: 924-5810, 412 Lewers St (Surfjack Hotel), Honolulu 96815 Local style food. Roasted root vegetable poke” at lunch. Same owner as Town restaurant, call to find out vegan options, may accommodate with off-menu items as Town does. mahinaandsuns.com

Monsarrat Shave Ice 3046 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu 96815 All natural shave ice, uses fresh fruit and organic cane sugar.

Maui Tacos tel: 931-6111, 2233 Kalakaua Ave. Suite 8 Food Court (Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center), Honolulu 96815 Mexican. Burritos, tacos, guacamole, and more. Some vegan items, many vegetarian items that can be made vegan. Nice salsa bar. mauitacos.com

Noi Thai Cuisine 2301 Kalakaua Ave, Bldg C, 3rd Fl, Ste 308 (Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center), Honolulu 96815 Thai fine dining. Vegetarian menu, can make dishes vegan, some gluten free options. Gives a kama’aina discount. honolulu.noithaicuisine.com

Omusubi GABA tel: 946-2515, 438 Hobron Ln Suite 107, Honolulu 96815 Musubi. (Japanese rice balls). Many vegan options of musubi: kombu, ume, hijiki with tofu, etc. Brown and white GABA rice (sprouted rice). Also mills GABA rice freshly in the store, available for purchase. omusubigaba.com

Roy’s Waikiki tel: 923-7697, 226 Lewers Ave (Waikiki Beach Walk, makai of Kalakaua), Honolulu 96815 Hawaii regional fusion. A gourmet vegan prix fixe 4-course meal (not on the regular menu) changes monthly. 2015 price: $43.50; with wine pairing 2014 price: $61.50. Excellent and worth every penny. roysrestaurant.com

The Cheesecake Factory 2301 Kalakaua Ave Bldg C, Level 1, C-101 (Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center), Honolulu 96815 American. Vegan options available. Vegan dinner salad with avocado and quinoa, veggie burger, falafel salad, cooked vegetable sides (asparagus, etc), succotash. thecheesecakefactory.com

The Street A Michael Mina Social House 2330 Kalakaua Avenue (International Market Place), Honolulu 96815

Tucker and Bevvy Picnic Food 2586 Kalakaua Avenue (Park Shore Waikiki Hotel, across from the Honolulu Zoo), Honolulu 96815 Fresh Juice, Vegan Butternut Squash and Kale wrap, salads, veggie sticks, etc. tuckerandbevvy.com

Wailana Coffee House tel: 955-1764, 1860 Ala Moana Blvd (across Ala Moana Blvd. from the Hilton Hawaiian Village), Honolulu 96815 24 hrs. Very limited. Fresh papaya, pineapple, melon, and small salad bar. It is small but has light and heavy, vegetarian and vegan, items. Inexpensive. 10% discount to seniors on Tues. and Thurs. Validated parking underneath: $0.75 for 2 hours. Open 24 hours, except closes at midnight on Tuesdays for six hours.

What it Dough 3212 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu 96815 100% Vegan Vegan Wood Fired Pizza. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at Banan truck. Gluten free option coming soon. whatitdough.com

Yard House tel: 923-9273, 226 Lewers Ave (Waikiki Beach Walk, makai of Kalakaua), Honolulu 96815 American brewpub. Upscale, casual, classic rock, loud and fun. Many vegan items, serves gardein: talk to your server. A few gluten sensitive” items, tomato bisque, salad, edamame. Open late (until ~1am). Parking at the Embassy Suite Hotel: $6 for 4 h.


📍 Kahala Mall

Banan 4211 Waialae Ave. (Kahala Mall), Honolulu 96816 100% Vegan Vegan soft serve ice cream made of locally grown frozen bananas with no added sweetener, all vegan except for local honey topping available. Gluten free. Nearly all local ingredients. Served in a half papaya or a cup. bananbowls.com

California Pizza Kitchen tel: 737-9446, 4211 Waialae Ave. (inside Kahala Mall), Honolulu 96816 California style salads and oven fired pizzas. Popular, has cheeseless pizzas, hummus. Smashed pea soup is vegan. Moderately priced. Lists all ingredients for menu items on website. cpk.com

GRYLT tel: 734-7958, 4211 Waialae Ave. (Kahala Mall), Honolulu 96816 Fresh food prepared without frying. Vegan gluten free protein option of grilled tofu can be had with rice, vegan mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, on salad, etc. Not all sauces are vegan, ask. Avoid wraps, Sinaloa tortillas are not vegan, they contain whey, and artificial preservatives and additives. grylt.com

Whole Foods Market tel: 738-0820, 4211 Waialae Ave. (Kahala Mall), Honolulu 96816 Large salad bar. Sushi counter with extensive vegan sushi options made with white, brown, or black rice. Mexican, pizza, a deli counter and more. Many vegan items clearly labeled. Vegan cheese used in vegan dishes. The Mexican rice is brown. wholefoods.com

Puka’s at Whole Foods 4211 Waialae Ave. (Kahala Mall next to Whole Foods), Honolulu 96816 Vegan Maui Taro burger with hummus. Vegan brown rice sushi. Vegan cauliflower nachos, avocado toast, etc. Some items gluten free. Very casual. wholefoodsmarket.com

The Counter 4211 Waialae Ave. (Kahala Mall), Honolulu 96816 Impossible burger (vegan) served as a sandwich or in a salad. Also has a vegan veggie burger. order.thecounter.com


📍 Upper Kapahulu/Kaimuki/Waialae/Kahala

Coffee Talk tel: 737-7444, 3601 Waialae Ave. (Kaimuki), Honolulu 96816 Very limited menu - vegetarian sandwich, salad, bagel, acai bowls. May request no cheese or egg in some items.

Hale Vietnam tel: 735-7581, 1140 12th Ave. (Kaimuki), Honolulu 96816 Vietnamese. A neighborhood classic. Popular, colorful, often crowded. Vegan summer/spring rolls and vegan pho. Brown rice.

Himalayan Kitchen tel: 735-1122, 1137 11th Ave. (near Waialae), Honolulu 96816 Nepali & Indian. Tasty food made to order. Whole grain naan. Lunch Tues-Fri. 11-2. Dinner daily 5:30-10 p.m. himalayankitchen.net

Jawaiian Irie Jerk 1137 11th Ave. (same complex as Himalayan Kitchen), Honolulu 96816 Jamaican. Vegan Tofu delight”. Vegan pasta. Sides such as plantains may be vegan as well. jawaiianiriejerk.com

Juicy Brew tel: 797-9177., 3392 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816 100% Vegan Local ingredient influenced dishes, menu changes often, vegan options include baked goods, bento, burrito, etc depending on the menu of the day. Call ahead for menu. Tiny casual dining space, all food is premade grab & go aside from Saturday/Sunday vegan brunch. Follow on Instagram for menus. juicybrewhawaii.com

Kaimana Farm Cafe 845 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu 96816 Farm to table Japanese influenced deli/cafe with a very small number of vegan options. Call for daily availability/details, website menu does not label vegan dishes. kaimanafarmcafehawaii.com

Leahi Health 3441 Waialae Ave, Honolulu 96816 All smoothies and juices are by default vegetarian, can be made vegan by asking for no honey variety of tacos and bowls. Ask for corn tortillas instead of naan for tacos. leahihealth.com

Olive Tree Cafe tel: 737-0303, 4614 Kilauea Ave. (Kahala), Honolulu 96816 Greek. There may be dairy in the pita bread, and the lentil soup may not be vegetarian.

Pho Kapahulu 804 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu 96816 Pho. Vegetarian (vegan) broth available. Vegetarian spring rolls, etc. Various vegan menu items.

Sprout Sandwich Shop 1145 Koko Head Ave. (Kaimuki), Honolulu 96816 Sandwiches and burgers. House made vegan burger patty - the Sproutwich”. Yogi” hummus sandwich. Locally sourced ingredients, many organic. Gluten free bread (may not be vegan, ask). squareup.com/store/haleiwasprout/

To Thai For 3571 Waialae Ave, Honolulu 96816 Thai. Vegan options by request, also can do gluten free.

Town tel: 735-9500, 3435 Waialae Ave (Kaimuki), Honolulu 96816 Excellent vegan plate available on request, not listed on menu. Easily made gluten free on request. Very fresh vegetables, often includes a slice of pa’i’ai (pounded taro) townkaimuki.com

Vegan Hills tel: 735-3585, 3585 Waialae Ave, Honolulu 96816 100% Vegan All vegan, full service dining, open daily from 8am - 2:15pm. Saturday brunch menu. Breakfast menu Sun-Fri 8am-10:30am Fresh and mostly organic. Sandwiches, soup, salads, multicultural hot dishes, eclectic health oriented menu. Allium free. Many gluten free options. Filtered water. ~$13-20 Large pay parking lot behind restaurant veganhills-hi.com


📍 Aina Haina

Leahi Health 820 W. Hind Dr. Honolulu 96821 All smoothies and juices are by default vegetarian, can be made vegan by asking for no honey Variety of tacos and bowls. Ask for corn tortillas instead of naan for tacos. leahihealth.com

Pieology Pizzeria 820 W Hind Dr, Honolulu 96821 Pizza chain. Gluten free crust is vegan, regular crust has honey, but is otherwise vegan. Has vegan cheese option and various vegetable toppings. pieology.com

Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha 820 W Hind Dr, Honolulu 96821 Shave ice shop. All natural, syrup made with fresh fruit, guava, coconut, lilikoi, pineapple, etc. Adzuki and unsweetened mochi topping. Avoid li-hing powder made with carmine. Medium size ice crystals, not very fine houseofpurealoha.com


📍 Hawaii Kai & Waimanalo

Ai Love Nalo tel: none, 41-1025 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo 96795 100% Vegan Strictly vegan Hawaiian food, inlcuding lau lau and poi. Daily specials. Many items are gluten free. ailovenalo.com

Nina Cucina 41-1029 Kalanianaʻole Hwy (inside Waimanalo Market Co-op, next to Ai Love Nalo), Waimanalo 96795 100% Vegan Plant Based Deli. Salads, wraps, kalo hummus, ulu potato salad, salsas, etc. waimanalomarket.com

Taco Del Mar tel: 395-9880, 333 Keahole St. (Costco Shopping Center, Hawaii Kai), Honolulu 96825 Mexican. Inexpensive. Fast food. Items composed to order. Most items have preservatives and additives, check their website. tacodelmar.com

Thai Valley Cuisine tel: 395-9746, 501 Kealahou St. (Kalama Valley, Hawaii Kai), Honolulu 96825 Thai. Inexpensive. Unique among Thai restaurants, their curry sauces (all colors) are homemade. Request vegan. Request tofu substitutes. Three kinds of rice.


📍 Kailua/Kaneohe

Anuenue Tea House tel: 498-7888, 25 Maluniu Ave #102 (in a small shopping center), Kailua 96734 Herbal and regular iced teas & hot teas (nondairy milk options), gluten free vegan waffles, gluten free vegan waffle sandwich with chickpea spread and vegetables, vegan pudding, vegan mochi cakes. Casual cafe, order at counter. anuenuetea.com

The Beet Box Cafe tel: 637-3000, 66-443 Kamehameha Hwy. (a few doors down from Celestial Natural Foods), Haleiwa 96712 100% Vegetarian Vegetarian. Beautiful interior. Sandwiches, specials at lunch. Breakfast tofu scramble and acai bowls served through lunch. Turns into a sit down restaurant with table service for dinner menu served Wed - Sat 6 p.m - 9:30 p.m. Most of the menu can be made vegan and gluten free. Experienced vegan cook. thebeetboxcafe.com

Bistro tel: 263-5357, 640 Ulukahiki (in Castle Medical Center, at the end of Kalanianaole Hwy), Kailua 96734 100% Vegetarian All vegetarian. Vegan items well labeled. A creative and fairly priced cafeteria. 6:30-9 a.m. weekdays; 11-1:30 and 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily. castlemed.com

Buzz’s Original Steak House tel: 261-4661, 413 Kawailoa Rd. (across the road from Kailua Beach Park), Kailua 96734 Vegans can eat the salad bar. Opens at 4:30 p.m.: avocado, pickled onions, ocean salad, raspberry vinaigrette dressing, etc. Foolish not to make reservations. No salad bar at lunch. buzzssteakhouse.com

California Pizza Kitchen tel: 263-2480, 609 Kailua Road, Kailua 96734 California style salads and oven fired pizzas. Popular, has cheeseless pizzas, hummus. Smashed pea soup is vegan. Moderately priced.

Casablanca 19 Hoolai St, Kailua 96734 Moroccan. Can accommodate vegans. Vegetable couscous, lentil soup, etc. Fixed menu ~$45/person casablancakailua.com

Chao Phya Thai tel: 235-3555, 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Dr., Kaneohe 96744 Thai. Over 20 vegetarian items. Brown rice. Avoid fish stock and shrimp paste in the red and green curries.

Down to Earth Deli tel: 262-3838, 201 Hamakua St., Kailua 96734 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. Vegan items clearly labeled. Large and lovely. Salad and hot food buffet and bakery - fresh curries, pizza, muffins, cookies, etc. Made to order sandwiches, juices, smoothies, burritos. Dining area. (Also a natural food store) downtoearth.org

GRYLT 600 Kailua Rd (Kailua Shopping Center), Kailua 96734 Fresh food prepared without frying. Vegan gluten free protein option of grilled tofu can be had with rice, vegan mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, on salad, etc. Not all sauces are vegan, ask. Avoid wraps, Sinaloa tortillas are not vegan, they contain whey, and artificial preservatives and additives. grylt.com

India Bazaar Madras Curry 1090 Keolu Dr, Kailua 96734 Indian. Vegan and gluten free curry, etc. Plates are $7 to $11 Casual. Kailua location new in 2016, original Moilili location well known for many years. indiabazaarhawaii.com

India Cafe tel: 262-1800, 600 Kailua Road #129 (Kailua Shopping Center), Kailua 96734 South Indian and Malaysian. Mild to full flavored. Many vegan entrees. Inexpensive. Tables outside. indiacafehawaii.com

Jugo Life Juicery 315 Uluniu St, Kailua 96734 Juice, raw cold pressed. drinkjugolife.com

Leahi Health 481 Kuulei Rd, Kailua 96734 All smoothies and juices are by default vegetarian, can be made vegan by asking for no honey Variety of tacos and bowls. Ask for corn tortillas instead of naan for tacos. leahihealth.com

Morning Brew Coffee House and Bistro tel: 262-7770, 600 Kailua Rd (Kailua Shopping Center), Kailua 96734 Vegan waffles, vegan quesadilla, chia pudding, vegan burger. morningbrewhawaii.com

Maui Tacos tel: 261-4155, 539 Kailua Rd., Kailua 96734 Mexican. Burritos, tacos, guacamole. Some vegan items, many vegetarian items that can be made vegan. Salsa bar. Often crowded. mauitacos.com

Saeng’s tel: 263-9727, 315 Hahani St., Kailua 96734 Thai. Moderately priced. Beware fish sauces and shrimp paste in the red and green curries.

The Local Hawaii 131 Hekiki St, Kailua 96734 Shave Ice. Natural fruit syrups, locally sourced ingredients. Mountain Apple, Lychee, Vanilla, etc. thelocalhawaii.com

Uala Leaf Cafe tel: 235-7358, 45-720 Kea’ahala Rd (Winward Community College, inside Hale Akoakoa Cafeteria), Kaneohe 96744 Local style food, daily specials, most days have a vegan and gluten free entree special. Blue Zones approved. M-F 11am-1:30pm. Cash only. $6 entree. $9 mixed plate. windwardcce.org

Willow Tree tel: 254-1139, 25 Kaneohe Bay Dr. (Aikahi Shopping Center), Kailua 96734 Korean. Will make vegetarian dishes to order. Request no chicken broth nor fish sauce.


📍 Kahuku

Fiji Market and Curry Shop tel: 293-7120, 56-565 Kamehameha Hwy. (in the Sugar Mill Complex), Kahuku 96731 Fijian. Inexpensive and tasty. Large portions. Brown rice. Roti bread made on the spot. Their one daily vegetarian option is vegan.

Pa’akai tel: 293-6000, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy. (Turtle Bay Resort), Kahuku 96731 Vegan poke, Himalayan Salt grilled local vegetables turtlebayresort.com

North Shore Kula Grill tel: 475-2569, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy. (Turtle Bay Resort), Kahuku 96731 Vegan roasted and raw charcuterie” turtlebayresort.com


Natural Food Stores

Celestial Natural Foods tel: 637-6729, 66-443 Kam Hwy., Haleiwa 96712 100% Vegetarian North Shore. Bulk grains, legumes, herbs, some organic produce, gourmet foods, frozen foods, supplements, probiotics, natural personal care products and household products. The Beet Box restaurant is a few doors down (used to be in the store). hawaiianbathbody.com

Down To Earth tel: 488-1375, 98-129 Kaonohi St. (lower Pearlridge), Aiea 96701 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. See description below at 96826. downtoearth.org

Down To Earth tel: 262-3838, 201 Hamakua Dr., Kailua 96734 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. Large and modern. See description below at 96826. downtoearth.org

Down to Earth tel: 947-7678, 2525 S. King St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian (no meat nor egg). Large and well stocked. Vegan hot and cold deli items clearly identified. Bakery, including a few fresh baked vegan gluten free items: pizza, muffins, cookies, etc. Juice and smoothies made to order. Local produce. An emphasis on organic foods. Supplements, cosmetics, personal care, and household supplies. Vegan pet food. Filtered water by the gallon. Many classes on cooking and health. Also full-sized stores on Maui. See Outer-Islands restaurant guide for locations and phone numbers. downtoearth.org

Down To Earth 502 Keawe St (Kakaako), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian (no meat nor egg). Large and well stocked. Vegan hot and cold deli items clearly identified. Bakery, including a few fresh baked vegan gluten free items: pizza, muffins, cookies, etc. Juice and smoothies made to order. Local produce. An emphasis on organic foods. Supplements, cosmetics, personal care, and household supplies. Vegan pet food. Filtered water by the gallon. Many classes on cooking and health. Also full-sized stores on Maui. See Outer-Islands restaurant guide for locations and phone numbers. downtoearth.org

Down to Earth tel: 675-2300, 4460 Kapolei Pkwy. (Kapolei Commons, across from Target), Kapolei 96707 100% Vegetarian Lacto-vegetarian. Their newest & largest store. See description above at 96826. downtoearth.org

Hong’s Grocery Asian and Vege Foods tel: 536-8998, 170 N. King (Chinatown, one half block Diamond Head of River St.), Honolulu 96817 A wide selection of frozen mock meats and fish. Easy to read ingredient lists allow you to select vegetarian or vegan items.

Kokua Market tel: 941-1922, 2643 S. King St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 Non-profit co-op. Bulk and packaged foods. Organic produce and hot and cold deli items and baked goods. Well stocked. kokuamarket.ning.com

Lifestream Natural Foods Hawaii tel: 732-6253, 702 Kapahulu Ave. (Kapahulu), Honolulu 96816 Quiet place, mostly vitamins and supplements, few foods.

Vim N Vigor tel: 955-3600, 1450 Ala Moana (Ala Moana Center, lower level), Honolulu 96814 Wraps, sandwiches, and smoothies. Many vegetarian, some vegan. Also in Kailua and Pearl City. vimnvigor.com


Caterers

Down to Earth tel: 947-7678, 2525 S. King St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 100% Vegetarian Vegan cakes, pies, muffins, cookies for order, some gluten free. Birthday cakes, holiday pies, etc . Trays of hot and cold food available for order. downtoearth.org

Shortcakes Hawaii tel: 990-5737, Ewa Beach 96706 Vegan baked goods for every home. Baked from Ewa Beach and offer delivery. Open to requests. facebook.com/pg/shortcakeshawaii

Creative Cuisine by Madana tel: 295-0098, Honolulu 96817 100% Vegetarian Gourmet international vegan and vegetarian fare. Will accommodate food allergies.

Govinda’s tel: 595-3947, 51 Coelho Way (Krishna Temple, Nuuanu), Honolulu 96817 100% Vegetarian Exclusively lacto-vegetarian and vegan.

Juicy Brew tel: 469-1991, 1401 S. Beretania Street (in Hale Pawa’a medical building), Honolulu 96814 Vegan catering available. Will accommodate food allergies. Former cook for Kale’s Natural Foods.

Kathy Maddux tel: 988-7374, Manoa Valley, Honolulu 96822 100% Vegan Dishes prepared according to macrobiotic principles.

Kokua Market tel: 941-1922, 2643 S. King St. (Moiliili), Honolulu 96826 Vegan pies available for order at the holidays. Past years have included pumpkin, apple, pecan. Some gluten free. kokuamarket.ning.com

Leslie Ashburn tel: 398-2695, Personal Chef and Cooking Teacher, leslie@macrobiotichawaii.com, Honolulu 100% Vegan Macrobiotic, fun, colorful, healthy, and happy-to-be-alive” food & classes in addition to on-site catering. Over 20 years experience. macrobiotichawaii.com

Marian’s Catering tel: 621-6758, 79 Mango Pl (Wahiawa), Wahiawa 96786 Vegan friendly, delivers islandwide. Local style food, large catering operation. marianscatering.com

Water Drop Vegetarian Restaurant tel: 545-3455, 801 Alakea St (at the corner of the Hawaii Buddhist Cultural Center, aka Fo Guang Shan Hawaii), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegetarian Vegetarian Taiwanese, nearly all dishes are vegan. Allium free. Large takeout trays available for weekday lunch. Inquire for other events.


CSA

Just Add Water Organic CSA, pickup at various Honolulu and Kailua locations on Thursdays, home delivery available for $6-8 Addional bulk items available. just-add-water.biz

Mohala Farms Organic CSA, small or large basket, customizing available, some vegan prepared foods also. Pickup at the Church of the Crossroads on Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. mohalafarms.org

Ma’o Farms Organic CSA, pickup at farm or at various Honolulu locations, also Kapolei and Kailua. Mon, Wed, or Fri pickup depending on location. maoorganicfarms.org

Other: Mochi Shops

Nisshodo tel: 847-1244, 1095 Dillingham Blvd Ste 15 (Kalihi), Honolulu 96817 Plain komochi and kasane available at the New Year for preorder (vegan - 100% rice). Regular year mochi may be vegan depending on flavor, some may contain artificial color. Other wagashi may be vegan as well, including seasonal mochi for Girls’ Day and Boys’ Day, etc. Chi-chi-dango contains dairy. nisshodomochicandy.com

Fujiya tel: 845-2921, 454 Waiakamilo Rd (Kalihi), Honolulu 96817 Plain komochi and kasane available at the New Year for preorder (vegan - 100% rice). Regular year mochi may be vegan depending on flavor, some may contain artificial color. Mochi with fresh fruit inside and white bean or adzuki an, blueberry, lychee, strawberry, pineapple. Some vegan senbei. fujiyahawaii.com

Other: Tofu and Soy Milk Factory

Mrs. Cheng’s Soy Bean Products tel: 841-2571, 233 Kalihi St (Kalihi), Honolulu 96819 Organic tofu factory, also makes fresh soy milk. Tofu pudding, silken tofu with sweet ginger sauce, etc. Some products - firm tofu, soy milk - sold at Down to Earth, other natural food stores, and local supermarkets. 7am - 6pm, Sun - Fri (closed Sat) May close early some days

Water Drop Vegetarian Restaurant tel: 545-3455, 801 Alakea St (at the corner of the Hawaii Buddhist Cultural Center, aka Fo Guang Shan Hawaii), Honolulu 96813 100% Vegetarian Fresh soymilk and soft tofu (pudding consistency) available for pickup M-F lunchtime.

Other: Rice Factory

The Rice Factory tel: 800-1520, 995 Kawaiahao St (Kakaako), Honolulu 96814 Rice milling factory. Fresh imported rice from Japan, milled to order. Many levels of partial milling possible. Rice is kept cold in shipping and storge for freshness. Simple musubi, brown, partial, and white. Ohagi. Various condiments from Japan, all natural ume (no MSG) etc. trf-us.com

##Other: Tempeh Counter Culture tel: 381-2985, Waialua 96791 Farm and fermented food producer. Organic locally grown cornmeal, organic tempeh made from locally grown soybeans, kimchi. See website for purchase locations and availability. counterculturehawaii.com

##Other: Miso Factory Hawaiian Miso & Soy tel: 841-7354, 1714 Mary St (Kalihi), Honolulu 96819 Miso producer. Can be found in local supermarkets as well.

##Other: Taro, Poi, etc Waiahole Poi Factory tel: 239-2222, 48-140 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe 96744 Fresh poi, kulolo, pa’i’ai. Call ahead for availability waiaholepoifactory.com

Ai Manuahi (Kakaako Farmers Market) Fresh paiai, poi, kulolo, etc. Fresh on Saturdays at Kakaako Farmers Market. Also sold at Kokua Market & other stores.

Ho’okua’aina tel: 721-5948, 916C Auloa Rd, Kailua 96734 Pre-order fresh poi & taro chunks. Pickup on Thursdays. Also has a pickup in Makiki during the school year. 501c3 nonprofit. hookuaaina.org

Kako’o Oiwi 46-406 Kamehameha Hwy (He?eia Farm), Kaneohe 96744 Order ahead raw taro, poi, as available. 501c3 nonprofit. kakoooiwi.org

Pomai Kulolo Poi & Kulolo available in stores, delivery schedule on website. pomaikulolo.com

Manaai Mail order pa’I’ai, will ship to mainland, made fresh on Oahu. Unclear if pickup allowed. manaai.com

Other: Vegan Burger Producer

Lifefoods Oahu 100% Vegan Locally made vegan veggie burgers, also gluten free buns and a flavored tempeh. Found at various health food stores (Down to Earth, etc) and restaurants such as Honolulu Burger Company. lifefoodsinc.com

Other: Farm

Frankie’s Nursery tel: 259-8737, 41-999 Mahiku Pl, Waimanalo 96795 Exotic fruit plant nursery. Trees and plants for purchase, as well as a selection of picked fruit. Sometimes at KCC farmers market frankiesnursery.com

Other: Specialty Store

Nijiya Market tel: 979-8977, 1009 University Ave #101 (Pucks Alley), Honolulu 96826 Japanese health oriented grocery. Frozen mochi from Japan, soymilk from Japan, different varieties of Japanese rice, many organic ingredients and Japanese specific produce, fresh shiso, burdock, yamaimo, etc.

Nijiya Market tel: 589-1121, 451 Piikoi St (Ala Moana Center), Honolulu 96814 Japanese health oriented grocery. Frozen mochi from Japan, soymilk from Japan, different varieties of Japanese rice, many organic ingredients and Japanese specific produce, fresh shiso, burdock, yamaimo, etc.

Tamashiro Market tel: 841-8047, 802 N King St (Kalihi), Honolulu 96817 Taro leaves and ti leaves for making laulau. Otherwise a very non-vegan store.

Farmers Markets

See the data.hawaii.gov listing for times and places. This list is comprehensive and includes the HFBF and People’s Open Markets among others. The most popular market is the Kapiolani Community College (KCC) market Saturday mornings. There are lots of delicious vegan foods at the markets that can’t be found anywhere else. Not to mention lots of great locally grown fruits and vegetables. Most of the produce at the markets in general is not organic although some farmers do not use pesticides and herbicides.

Hawaii Farm Bureau Farmers’ Markets See the HFBF website for the weekly list of vendors attending the HFBF markets. HFBF markets have strict rules that all produce must be locally grown. hfbf.org

People’s Open Markets See the honolulu.gov listing for times and places. Program of the County of Honolulu, all produce must be sold for at least 35% off retail value, determined weekly by the county organizers. All vendors accept food stamps.