Eat Smart on Oahu, Hawaii With These Plant-Based Foodie Picks
A Foodie's Guide to Plant-Powered Restaurants Eat Smart on Oahu, Hawaii With These Plant-Based Foodie Picks
If you’re looking for a great spot to get your plant-based foodie fix, then look no further than Oahu, Hawaii. With its warm climate and abundance of locally grown fruits and veggies, this beautiful island provides the perfect backdrop for discovering all kinds of delicious vegetarian, vegan, and raw offerings. But with so many culinary delights on offer, it can be hard to figure out where best to start. Never fear! We’ve rounded up our favorite places that serve up some of the tastiest (and healthiest!) dishes made from purely plant-based ingredients so you can enjoy an unforgettable foodie experience without any guilt or guilt-tripping!
Floralia Pizzeria is America's first wood-fired vegan pizza. Serving Neapolitan pizzas in Honolulu, Hawaii since 2015!
If there is just one vegan restaurant you visit while on the island, this is it. Floralia used to be called What it Dough and is hands-down the best vegan pizza on the island. Make sure to order the salad, breadsticks, and dessert to go with your vegan pizza fix. Drooling just writing this.
1124 Kona st, Honolulu HI 96814
Friday-Sunday 4-8 PM
2. Holey Grail Donuts
The original taro donut. Worth the trip to town (Honolulu) — grab a box at the Ala Moana location and head to the beach to enjoy.
1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
Everyday 7-7 PM
3. Cosmic Kitchen
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this amazing food. This is our go-to post-surf on the North Shore. Offering sandwiches, soups, and smoothies with great daily specials and fresh healthy ingredients. Don't forget to treat yourself to a vegan musubi with coconut bacon. YUM.
66-443 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712
10-4 PM - Closed Mondays
4. Ganesh Dosa
A savory Indian crepe made from fermented lentils and rice served with curried potatoes, coconut chutney, and a sambar soup. I consider myself a bit of a dosa expert, and if you are in NYC head over to Washington Square Park on a nice sunny day and visit my buddy at NY Dosa. However, if you are on Oahu, Ganesh Dosa hits the spot and is absolutely bomb. Ganesh dosa has some non-vegan toppings on the menu but the kitchen is open and clean and the menu is mostly plant-based.
315 Uluniu Street Kailua HI 96734
Mon - Sat 11 AM - 7 PM
Sun 10 AM - 3 PM
5. Tane Vegan Izakaya
The best vegan sushi I've ever had! This place is an incredible date night spot sure to impress even your meat-eating friends—as long as they love sushi. I do not know how they do it, but the food is out of this world. Just go and order as much as you can eat. Note you must get a reservation in advance or spend a few hours navigating takeout.
2065 South Beretania St. Honolulu HI 96826
Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-10 PM. Last seating at 9:30 PM.