15 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
75-5813 Ali'i Dr (at Coconut Grove Shopping Ctr), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Vegan, Lacto, Ovo, American, Take-out, Bakery
Fully vegan since Jan 2017. Shares same space with Get Sum Pizza. The owners of Up Country Bakery and Cafe in Captain Cook moved to this location in Dec 2013. Offers breakfast menu until 11:30am which includes vegan pancakes and breakfast sandwiches. After that, juices, coffee, smoothies and pastry items available. Has vegan cheese.
74-5588 Palani Rd (at Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Take-out, French, Fusion, Vietnamese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Accommodating to vegans. Soups can be made with vegan mushroom broth. In-house-made vegan salad dressing as substitute. Pearl drinks could be ordered without whipped cream on the top. Lots of tofu. Staff may not understand what vegan means.
78-6831 Alii Dr Ste B-106 (at Keauhou Shopping Ctr, Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Italian, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. All pizza crusts are dairy free - ask to be sure. Has gluten-free pizza crust and vegan cheese. New York or Chicago deep dish style pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, and salads. Previously located on Henry Street.
75-5770 Alii Dr Ste 2-3 (at Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian restaurant on waterfront row on Ali'i Drive. Menu lists some vegetarian entrees - vegans should specify.
74-5612 Pawai Pl, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Pizza, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Brewery produces vegan beers. Has vegan appetizers such as guacamole and hummus, in addition to offering a vegan macadamia nut pesto with some of the menu items. Vegan items are not clearly marked on menu. Vegetarian items can easily be made vegan. Staff is knowledgeable and accommodating when asking for vegan dishes.
75-5744 Alii Dr Ste 208 (at Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Thai, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. An upstairs restaurant with view over the street. Kitchen has vegan stock and can omit fish sauce in a dish - be sure to let your server know if vegan/vegetarian. Thai cuisine.
75-1027 Henry St, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Raw, Take-out, Asian, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Serves customizable bowls with mostly local and organic ingredients. Serves various sources of vegan protein such as black beans, brown rice and tofu. There is minimal indoor seating, but tables are available outside. Has an open kitchen so you are able to see everything prepared. Also serves local kombucha on tap.
75-5595 Palani Rd, Lanihau (at Henry St), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Western, Juice bar, Take-out, Mexican, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Opened June 2017. Serves island style Mexican food, real fruit smoothies, fresh juices and kombucha on tap. This is the second location (the other is in Captain Cook). Offers burritos, sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, assorted plates, and all are available as vegan dishes. The rice milk is made-in-house and is the base of the vegan real fruit smoothies and acai bowls.
75-5776 Alii Dr FL 2, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Lacto, Italian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Italian food bistro. The owner's wife is vegetarian, and most soup and sauce bases are made without meat or fish thus allowing for easy substitutions. Owner will offers suggestions and make something for you when you let him know that you are vegetarian. Very few choices otherwise for vegetarian food in the area. Previously at Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua; new address reported April 2017.
77-5563 Kaiwi St (at /on Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Thai, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Local family operated Thai food restaurant with a separate cooking area for veg food. Tofu and veggies can be substituted or added to any dish by request. Peaceful ambiance with water features.
75-5799 Alii Dr Ste C1 (at Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Thai, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Informal, oceanfront restaurant and bar in Alii Sunset Plaza. Offers Thai food & drinks. Tofu and veggies can be substituted or added to any dish by request.
75 Hanama Pl (at Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Cuisine: Asian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Noodle bistro and small Asian food store, just off the main drag from the beach. Menu offers a large selection noodles plus other Asian dishes. Very casual.
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75-5831 Kahakai St (at Huggo's parking lot, Big Island), Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Offers acai bowls, smoothies, juices, ionized water, kombucha, yerba mate, coconut water. Bee products in a few items may be left out. Has wireless internet and ocean view. Previously named Acai Akamai.
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