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Hawaii’s Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants

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Hawaii has a lot of Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants. Hawaiian seafood is certainly famous. However, vegetarians and vegans will find plenty of culinary delights to their liking. Hawaii restaurant owners have gone out of their way to provide tasty fare for those who prefer meatless and dairy-free dishes. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Hawaii.  

Simple Joy

This meat-and-dairy-free restaurant will certainly provide plenty of joy for vegans (pun intended). Do not be deceived by Simple Joy’s basic aesthetic. The restaurant has simple furniture and straightforward dishes without the refinement of a Michelin star restaurant. However it excels where it matters most: taste. Menu highlights include Pumpkin Coconut Soup, Garlic Mushroom Pasta and also the Eggplant Linguine.

Under the Bodhi Tree

Just a glance at the menu and you’ll understand why this is certainly one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Hawaii. The menu features delicious tofu salads, noodle bowls, homemade kimchi, tasty smoothies and also wellness shots. This is certainly a diverse menu!

Vegan Hills

Vegan Hills has quite the pleasant dining atmosphere. Everything about this place is positive.  The menu is particularly uplifting, featuring 100% vegan meals without a single GMO. Vegan Hills provides a combination of Western and Asian gourmet vegan fare, inspired by culinary traditions of Zen Shojin Ryori, Taoist medicine, Buddhism and also Ayurveda. If you drop in for brunch, give the sweet corn pancakes a try and you will certainly agree this is one of the best vegan restaurants in Hawaii. Additionally, popular menu selections include the vegan chili bowl and the Zen breakfast featuring tofu scramble, seaweed soup, bok choy, hijiki sea veggies and brown rice. This restaurant definitely deserves a feature on our list!

Water Drop Vegetarian House

Water Drop is owned by real Buddhists who are proud to provide Hawaii visitors and locals alike with Chinese-inspired culinary fare. Whether you are looking for veggie dim sum, fried bean curd with sweet-and-sour sauce, braised tofu or another healthy option, you will be in a state of nirvana at Water Drop. The plain aesthetic hides something amazing: incredibly flavorful food. The unparalleled flavor more than makes up for the boring dining atmosphere, making it one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Hawaii. 

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OMG is short for Oahu Mexican Grill. This restaurant has Chipotle style service, offering hungry vacationers an array of vegan selections. Create your own burrito, taco or enchilada with your selected vegan fare and you will agree OMG hits the spot. From vegan spanish rice to pinto beans, traditional black beans, cilantro lime rice and beyond, there are all different types of vegan selections available for a Mexican dish custom tailored to your unique tastes.

Schedule a Hawaii Tour With Daniels Hawaii and find even more local places to eat. On our private tour we are happy to find the right vegetarian spot for you to eat. Just let our driver know upon pickup that you like to eat at a vegan or vegetarian restaurant.

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