5 dishes found on Maui to honor the vegetarian in you

For all you vegetarians out there — it’s natural to worry about finding some actually yummy veggie dishes on Maui. But don’t worry, Maui is no kai oi and has plenty of veg-forward options for you. Let’s explore the top 5:

“Vegetarian Mediterranean platter” from Cafe des Amis in Paia

If a day at Paia Bay and Ho’okipa Beach has got you hungry, head over to Cafe des Amis  for a plate loaded with hummus, olives, cucumber raita, feta, roasted vegetables, Indian slaw, pesto, and pita bread. It’s delicious and filling for lunch or dinner.

“Grilled portobello burger” from Down to Earth Organic & Natural

Save a cow and eat a mushroom instead! This burger is made with a juicy grilled portobello mushroom, lettuce, tomato, onion, and sprouts on a whole wheat bun.

It’s a hearty and healthy meal that’s perfect for those who want to indulge without feeling guilty. Plus, Down to Earth is a great spot for vegetarians to do their grocery shopping or pick up healthy snacks for a day out on Maui.

“Tofu eggplant” at Thai Chef Restaurant

The nice thing about most Asian vegetarian food is that it’s usually vegan. The delicious and hearty tofu eggplant from Thai Chef Restaurant in Lahaina is created from Thai herbs and spices, fried tofu, Thai eggplant, onions, and carrots swimming in a rich and hearty sauce. Vegetarian comfort food at its finest.

“Spicy falafel” at Pita Paradise

For your Mediterranean fix, try the “Spicy falafel” at Pita Paradise in Wailea. Pan-sauteed falafel balls are nestled in a warm pita and topped with lettuce, feta, tomato, tzatziki sauce, plus a side of rice pilaf. An incredible balance of textures and flavors and vegetarian-friendly goddess.

“Dessert Sunrise Acai Bowl” from Choice Health Bar in Lahaina

Last but not least, we have everyone’s favorite ultra-healthy frozen treat from Brazil, with a Hawaiian twist: the “Dessert Sunrise Acai Bowl.” It’s made with cacao, maca, bananas, strawberries, homemade maui macadamia nut milk, and acai berries of course.

These are just a few of the best vegetarian meals you can find on Maui (and yes, acai does count as a full meal). Even if you’re not at any of these restaurants, don’t be afraid to ask for vegetarian options wherever you are — you’ll almost always find something delicious.

If you’re staying in a Sunny Maui Condo, don’t forget that you can always choose to cook your own vegetarian meals using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a fully-equipped kitchen. Maui has plenty of farmers markets and grocery stores that ultra-fresh fruits and veggies in season, as well as plant-based products. Cooking your own meals also saves you money and gives you more control over what you eat.

Need a hand with your next Maui vacation? Please contact the Sunny Maui Vacations team at info@sunnymauivacations.com or call 808-240-1311, ext. 21. We’ll find you the best vacation rental condo or rental home in South Maui and help you with any and all recommendations and activities across Maui.

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