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by Chia

Review: I had read about this place on happycow some years back and have eaten here twice. Was just here in December 2012. Here's my Joy's Place review. My first time eating here back in 2010 was better. There were more raw and vegan choices back then. This time around, it seemed that the menu has added more turkey, chicken, fish, though still offering some of the raw wraps and desserts. Vegans should be aware that the veggie burger patty contains egg white, according to the owner. She is Joy, the woman who works in the kitchen making the food. We told the young woman at the counter that we wanted a vegan item, so she suggested that we get an avocado sandwich. It's not written on the board, but Joy could easily make it up. Cost $9. Other items on the menu cost from $11-12/each. We also got a cup of the veggie chili with brown rice (vegan). It was rather peppered but tasty. For dessert, we got one each of raw chilled cream. One with mango, the other with passion fruit. Both were delicious. Small portions but yummy. Joy's space is very basic and small with a couple tables for seating. We got our food to-go and took it to the beach across the street. On our previous trip we got the Indo crunch wrap (grilled tempeh with peanut dressing, sliced raw veggies and sprouts in a rice wrap), a live nut burger (almond and sunflower pate, slice of tomato, tahini sauce, avocado, onion, and sprouts all folded inside a sheet of chard), and a sweetened organic iced coffee with soy milk option. From the dessert case, we choose a vegan brownie, and a rice pudding (with brown rice, syrup, raisins, and bits of fresh pineapple). The chili was very good. The Indo crunch wrap was delicious. The live nut burger was tasty, though the chard did not hold the burger in -- I suggest using 2 sheets of chard to hold it together. The iced coffee was perfect for that hot Hawiian day. The vegan brownie, though yummy, was more fluffy like cake than brownie. The rice pudding had a very nice flavor, but the rice was a bit hard. Overall, I enjoyed the first meal better than the second. The prices are not cheap, but I still recommend this as an option for vegetarians and vegans when in Kihei area.

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