Instead of a carbo-loaded plate lunch, try a vegan soup or entree at Choice Health Bar or naan from India Express.
It’s not always a roasting pig feast on Maui. Sure, there may be a fancy lū‘au here and there or a plate lunch stop everywhere, but local residents also like to keep their options open when it comes to the healthier side of dining. Why else would the United Health Foundation’s 2014 Health Rankings report conclude that Hawai‘i tops the list as one of the healthiest states in America? A loco moco meal every day may not have been the reason. Here are our top picks for best vegetarian and healthy eateries that the most beef-loving meat eaters would swoon over.
Choice Health Bar in Lahaina makes fresh daily salads that can be added along with a hearty vegan soup or entree such as a collard green roll-up, black rice sushi or wildflower tacos. 1087 Limahana Pl., 808.661.7711
ALL THINGS VEGGIE
Born and bred in Maui, Down to Earth grocery store has transformed into a mecca of healthy and organic vegetarian foods. 305 Dairy Rd., 808.877.2661
EAST MEETS WEST
Located in Lahaina is a gem they call India Express. They’re known for their wide selection of vegetarian curries, rice and homemade soups, which are topped off nicely with freshly baked naan bread. 658 Front St., 808.661.1207
JUMPING FOR JOY
Available at Whole Foods Market and Down to Earth, joy’s place LIVE! products feature organic soups, “live” foods, cleanses, and beverages. www.joysplacelive.com
LIVE! products include such cleanses as shakes, tonics, kale
chips and special desserts.
joy’s place LIVE! organic chicken