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Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Maui

03 May 2019

The Island of Maui is full of amazing restaurants. From fine dining to food trucks, there are many flavors to explore and enjoy. One of the best things about dining in Maui is that restauranteurs fill their menus with locally grown and organic ingredients.

If you’re visiting Hawaii and looking for a plant-based menu in Maui, you’ll soon find that the island is abundant with incredible choices. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or following personal or cultural dietary regulations, exploring restaurants in Maui is a top activity. Learn more below about the top vegetarian, vegan, raw, Mediterranean, Thai, and Indian restaurants in Maui.


Vegetarian Restaurants in Maui

 

Alchemy Maui- Lahaina

Alchemy Maui is a kombucha bar and cafe located in West Maui. In fact, their cafe is a restaurant, kombucha bar and bakery. It was created by two twin brothers: a sourdough bread baker, and the founder of Valley Isle Kombucha.

The theme of the menu is farm-to-table, and full of awesome and healthy options for lunch, take-out, and dinner. Although their menu is not strictly vegetarian, they have a lot of plant-based menu items, plus choices that can be ordered without meat and dairy items (with substitutions).

Alchemy Maui menu items that we love: Avocado Toast, Vegan Power Bowl, Veggie Burger, Falafel Wrap, and handcrafted kombucha on tap.

 

Alchemy Maui

 

Alchemy Maui 2

 

Alchemy Maui 3

 

Fork & Salad- Kihei & Kahului

Fork & Salad is a locally owned farm-to-table restaurant chain located in Kahului and in Kihei. This Maui eatery was founded in 2016 by three chef friends: Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher, and Travis Morrin. Together, they also own Three’s Bar & Grill in Kihei.

With Fork & Salad, their goal was to create a local and sustainable restaurant that serves a variety of tasty meals utilizing Maui’s beautiful and organically grown foods. The price point is accessible to all customers, and by supporting local Maui farmers, they are indeed helping to boost the local economy. When at either Fork & Salad restaurant, guests can eat local with a build-your-own salad bar, signature salads, grains, bowls, and sandwiches.

Fork & Salad menu items that we love: Beet & Goat Cheese Salad, Thai Salad, Kumu Farms Papaya Salad, the Endless Grain Summer Bowl, the Falafel & Quinoa Sandwich, and the comforting Tomato Bisque. They also have Big Wave Kombucha and Kefir on tap, and we love their Mango Sweet Tea.

 

Fork and Salad

 

Fork and Salad Maui

 

Cafe Des Amis- Paia, North Shore

Cafe Des Amis is nestled on Baldwin Avenue in Historic Paia Town. Located on Maui’s North Shore, this French, Mediterranean and Indian inspired cafe is a perfect fit for this bohemian-inspired surf town. Offering a full menu for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner, here’s a great place to check out when you’re headed to or back from a sightseeing day on the Road to Hana.

The menu is full of tempting and unique items; salads, French crepes (savory & sweet), mixed platters, Indian curries, and curry wraps. They have the best sangria on Maui, and their Lilikoi (passion fruit) margarita is not just amazing, but super refreshing.

Cafe Des Amis menu items that we love: Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Wrap, Vegetable Curry Wrap, Greek Salad, Vegetarian Mediterranean Platter, Italian Lentil & Tomato Stew Savory Crepe, Breakfast Burrito with Bombay Potatoes, and the Local Banana & Chocolate Sweet Crepe.

 

Cafe Des Amis Paia


Vegan & Raw Restaurants in Maui

 

Choice Health Bar- Paia, Lahaina & Kaanapali

Choice Health Bar has three locations on Maui: Paia, Lahaina, and Kaanapali. All locations offer the same menu creating sublime consistency with their beautiful vegan and raw menu. Their locations in Lahaina and Paia offer indoor and outdoor seating, and their Kaanapali location is more like a to-go counter tucked in Whalers Village.

Besides dining in, Choice is a perfect place to find healthy grab-and-go items for a Maui beach day. Their menu is full of locally grown superfoods; juices, smoothies, salads, soups, acai bowls, wellness shots, snacks, desserts, and more.

Choice Health Bar menu items that we love: Buddha Bowl, Raw Pizza, Coconut Garlic Quinoa, Om Mango Acai Bowl, and the Game Changer iced coffee. They also carry Leaf + Limb Kombucha, one of Maui’s best local boochery businesses.

 

Choice Health Bar Maui

 

Choice Health Maui 2

 

Choice Health Bar Maui 3

 

Moku Roots- Lahaina

Moku Roots is a vegan haven located in the Lahaina Gateway Center. This West Maui eatery was created by two friends that saw a need for more creative and sustainable veggie options in Maui. Their core values hold true to their menu with integrity, transparency, fun, creativity, and passion at the top of their list.

One of the coolest things about Moku Roots in Lahaina (besides the food) is that their restaurant aims to be zero waste in all practices. They source all menu ingredients locally, utilize bio-degradable cups and utensils, and even package to-go items in a Ti leaf wrap. Due to the fact that ingredients are locally sourced, menu items vary by seasonal availability.

Moku Roots menu items that we love: Mushroom Risotto, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Taro Burger, Eggplant Reuben Sandwich, Vegan Burrito, Roasted Beet & Kale Salad, Thai Iced Tea, Lavender Lemonade, and the Golden Milk.

 

Moku Roots Lahaina

 

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Maui Kombucha- Haiku, North Shore

Maui Kombucha is a raw vegan cafe and boochery located on Maui’s North Shore. It’s tucked into the Haiku Center, a revitalized pineapple cannery in Central Haiku.

Their kombucha is not only Maui famous, but also world famous and award-winning with a huge variety of rotating and made-in-house flavors like Ginger Turmeric, Watermelon Lime, Raspberry Fusion, Jazz, White Tea, and more. At Maui Kombucha, guests find community and conversation decorated by fresh and organic non-GMO vegan and raw foods: salads, soups, wraps, smoothies, juices, coffee drinks, raw chocolates and desserts, wellness shots, and elixirs.

Maui Kombucha menu items that we love: Beautiful Salad, Avocado Toast, Tempeh Tacos, Macro Bowl, Raw Pizza, Raw Bagel, Daily Soups, Acai Bowl, and the Sparkling Coconut Water. The Vegan Nachos are to die for, and all of the Kombucha is amazing!

 

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Maui Kombucha Cooler

 


Indian Restaurants in Maui

 

Kamana Kitchen - Kihei

Kamana Kitchen is one of the newest editions to Maui’s Indian restaurants with additional restaurant locations on Oahu (Honolulu), and the Big Island (Kona & Hilo).

They serve an authentic Indian menu full of traditional family recipes, and fresh ingredients. Their Maui restaurant is located in Kihei, and provides spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas. Their menu is broken down by appetizers, vegetarian dishes, vegan dishes, various seafood and meat dishes, tandoori, platters, daal, rice plates, salads, breads, and desserts.

Kamana Kitchen menu items that we love: Peshweri Naan, Roti, Vegetable Biryani, Daal Mahkni, Chana Masala, Paneer Tikka Masala, Navaratna Korma, and the Aloo Gobi.

 

Kamana Kitchen Kihei

 

Monsoon India - Kihei

Monsoon India is located on the ground floor of the Menehune Shore’s condominium complex in Kihei. Besides offering an authentic Indian fine dining experience, the ocean views from Monsoon India are one of the best in all of South Maui. When making dinner reservations for this Maui Indian restaurant, make sure to keep the sunset hour in mind.

Recently renovated, Monsoon India is a perfect place to go for a romantic dinner, family dinner, or large party celebration dinner with ocean views in Maui. During the winter months, it’s even possible to see Humpback Whales breaching with the West Maui coastline in the background. Monsoon’s menu is full of locally sourced ingredients; they offers appetizers, soups, tandoori breads, biriyanis, tandoori kababs, salads, side dishes, and desserts.

Monsoon India menu items that we love: Onion Kulcha, Baingan Bartha, Daal Curry, Mutter Paneer, Aloo Paratha, Bhindi Masala, and their delicious Mango Chutney.

Monsoon India Kihei

 

Monsoon India Kihei

 

Satrang Food Truck- Haiku, North Shore

Satrang is an Indian Food Truck located on Maui’s North Shore. Their menu provides both North and South Indian Food options in a shaded food truck courtyard. Owned by a husband and wife team, here’s a great place to check out for authentic Indian food in Maui. Guests can also order ahead of time for take-out, or catered meals.

The menu at Satrang is small, but full of flavorful starters, curry plates, combo plates, sides, and chutney options: mint, tamarind, coconut, and mango. They also have a delicious Masala Chai and Mango Lassi on their drink menu.

Satrang menu items that we love: Coconut Chutney, Sambhar, Masala Dosa, Classic South Indian Plate, Vegetable Koorma Curry, and all of the Samosas.

 

Satrang Food Truck Haiku
Image courtesy of Satrang

 


 

Thai Restaurants in Maui

 

Thai Food by Pranee- Hana

Thai Food by Pranee is located in Hana, East Maui. If you’re headed on the Road to Hana for sightseeing, make sure to put this restaurant on your list! Besides being one of the best Thai restaurants in Maui, it should most certainly should be on a list for the top restaurants in Maui County, in large.

Founded by Pranee and her family, this Maui restaurant offers a 100% authentic Thai menu. Recently renovated, this legit Maui eatery offers many covered dining areas, and an incredible menu of flavors. Their menu is broken down into starters, soups, noodles, rice plates, and signature dishes.

Thai Food by Pranee menu items that we love: Hand Rolled Spring Rolls, Tom Kha, Pad Tai, Drunken Noodles, Green Curry, Vegetable Stir Fry, and Pineapple Fried Rice. Do not forget to look at their daily specials and drinks menu. Their Thai Iced Tea is definitely perfection; strong, refreshing, and not too sweet.

 

Thai Food By Pranee Hana Maui

 

Thai Food By Pranee Hana Maui

 

Thai Food By Pranee Hana Maui

 

Thai Chef Restaurant- Lahaina

Thai Chef Restaurant is located near Front Street in Lahaina. Tucked into the Old Lahaina Center strip mall, here’s were you’ll find a sweet and authentic mom-and-pop style Thai restaurant in West Maui. Since 1985, Thai Chef has been pleasing the palettes of all customers; visitors and residents.

The dining area is small, so if you’re coming with a group larger than four, make sure to make reservations ahead of time. At Thai Chef, you’ll find an especially large menu of appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, vegetarian dishes, curries, rice plates, and noodle dishes. They also have a ‘Chef’s Suggestions’ menu, so make sure to check that out if you’d like full course type of dining service.

Thai Chef Restaurant menu items that we love: Vegetable Spring Rolls, Yum Yai Salad, Green Papaya Salad, Ginger Coconut Soup, Thai Curries (red, green, yellow and Matsaman options), Pad Thai, Evil Prince, and the Basil Tofu.

 

Thai Chef Lahaina

 

Thai Chef Lahaina

 

Thai Mee Up- Kahului 

Thai Mee Up is an amazing Thai food truck business in Maui. They’re located in a Maui food truck courtyard in Kahului (across the street from the Costco gas station). It’s literally a 2-minute drive to OGG Airport, so if you’re looking for a flavorful meal upon arrival or before your departure, here’s a perfect Maui eatery.

Thai Mee Up has a small menu, but still full of awesome menu items. The service is quick, and the menu is fairly priced. Although the menu is not vegetarian, there are many options for a plant-based meal, and it’s super easy to order any dish without meat, fish, or dairy products.

Thai Mee Up menu items that we love: Vegetable Pad Thai, Thai Iced Tea, Curries, Fried Rice Plates, and Daily Specials. They also have signature sauces- make sure to check those out when you pick up your order!

 

Thai Me Up Kahului Maui

 

Thai Me Up Kahului Maui

 


Mediterranean Restaurants in Maui

 

Mediterranean Grill- Haiku, North Shore

The Mediterranean Grill in Haiku is hands down the best place for Mediterranean food in Maui. Located in Haiku Marketplace, this Maui food truck is where you’ll find an authentic Mediterranean menu, and a true sense of the aloha spirit. This top Maui food truck is owned by two Lebanese cousins. They’re the happiest and most friendly Maui restauranteurs that you’ll ever meet, and their food is seriously amazing.

The menu at the Mediterranean Grill includes sandwiches, salads, Mediterranean plates, and side dishes. They source their menu ingredients from local and mainland farms, and their flavors and spice concoctions come straight from family recipes and spices from Lebanon. There’s nothing like it on Maui, and visiting them is a definite to-do when exploring Maui’s North Shore.

Mediterranean Grill menu items that we love: Greek Salad Platter, Falafel (Vegan) Platter, Gyros, Dolmas, Hummus & Baba Ganoush. Add-on sauces are a great idea here! They make homemade garlic, tahini, and Tzatziki sauces that will burst your palette.

 

Mediterranean Grill Haiku Maui

 

Mediterranean Grill Haiku Maui

 

Habibi on Maui- Makawao

In the Arabic language, ‘Habibi’ translates to ‘darling’ or ‘my love.’ With all intensive and cute purposes, this alone makes a visit to Habibi on Maui worth your time! Located on Baldwin Avenue in Makawao, Habibi is part food truck, part outdoor cafe. It’s a great Maui eatery when venturing to and from Upcountry areas. Whether you’re looking for a meal, snack, or caffeinated bevvie, they’ll have you sorted in no time.

It’s a super casual spot, and their menu consists of appetizers, share plates, shawarma, salads, sides, beverages, and a keiki (kids) menu. Unlike other Mediterranean menus on Maui, Habibi has a special way of infusing their unique flavors in a Mediterranean fusion kind of way. The prices are reasonable, and the environment is inviting and relaxed.

Habibi menu items that we love: Hummus, Falafel Plate, Vegetarian Mezza, Vegan Mezza, Saudi Salad, Zaatar Bread, Fried Cauliflower, and the Spicy Imshi Fries.

 

Habibi on Maui Makawao

Pita Paradise- Wailea

Pita Paradise is a Mediterranean Bistro located in South Maui. Positioned in the Wailea Gateway Center, here’s a Maui dining establishment to explore after a day at South Maui beaches.

Pita Paradise is a locally owned Maui bistro with a somewhat casual demeanor; yet, there’s a touch of refinement. The restaurant has a full menu for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. They also provide live dinner music with a variety of talented Maui musicians. At Pita Paradise, expect a flavorful menu with appetizers, salads, pita sandwiches, pasta, platters, entrees, wine, and cocktails.

Pita Paradise menu items that we love: Spinach Tiropitas, Bruschetta, Appetizer Platter, Sautéed Veggie Pita, Greek God’s Platter, and the Greek Burger.

 

 

 

 


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