If you’re traveling to Oahu, Hawaii and looking for some vegan restaurants, you do have a few options available. While some spots mentioned below are not exclusively vegan, there are some establishments that give great vegan substitutes.
Full disclosure, Jarden and I are not vegan lol! We do try some vegan dishes from time to time though, and although full vegan meals are a bit limited on the island (Hawaii is a tad behind on the trends), the suggestions below all have rave reviews!
The Best Vegan Restaurants on Oahu, Hawaii
Exclusively vegan, this small cafe downtown has a lot to offer! Peace Cafe has a wide range of sandwiches and entrees, as well as smoothies, coffee, tea, vegan ice cream, and other delicious pastries!
Ethiopian Love Restaurant
Voted best Ethopian restaurant in Honolulu, this place serves up authentic vegetarian and vegan dishes. The food sounds so flavorful and looks amazing!
Ai Love Nalo
Exclusively plant based, this east-side shop in Waimanalo serves Hawaiian-inspired dishes in the most creative way. Order yourself some tofu poke, veggie laulau, and poi parfaits!
A relatively new spot on Waialae Avenue, this restaurant is also exclusively vegan, and offers a lot of dishes with organic and local ingredients. They are only open until 3pm, so it’s a great place to try some pancakes for breakfast, or one of their Asian-inspired bowls for lunch.
Simple Joy Vegetarian Cuisine
Although this place has ‘vegetarian’ in their name, from what I’ve heard they serve majority vegan food. The Asian cuisine is simple yet filling – with lots of options such as pho, udon, spring rolls, tofu stir fry, and more!
Located in Chinatown, this diner offers great vegan substitutes for a large portion of their non-vegan menu. With typical diner food like burgers, wings, and chili fries, this is the perfect spot for dinner with friends! Their milkshakes are also amazing – with alternative milk options of course!
–Banan for some dairy-free desserts
– Indianology Cafe for some vegetarian/vegan Indian food
–Ruffage Natural Foods for vegetarian/vegan sandwiches
Any amazing vegan restaurants we missed? Let us know in the comments below!