Sweet Potato Kitchen and Take-out

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 10 reviews )

55-3406 Akoni Pule Hwy (at Hawi Rd, Big Island), Hawi, Hawaii, USA, 96719

A take-out kitchen that's gluten-free and non-gmo. Offers food with egg & cheese as optional add-on. Specialties are the beetsteak, a patty with a miatake-reishi mushroom gravy, coconut vegan ice cream. A picnic table is out front. Brunch on Saturday. Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-3:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Take-out, Hawaiian

Reviews (10)

First Review by ancientnow

Healthy options - Edit

We wanted to be as blown away as the other reviews, but many items were not available the day of our visit including the Beetsteak. We both had the Huevos Paniolos instead with the kale and carrot salad. Service was super friendly and the food was prepared with a lot of love- we were the only customers and out takeout order took almost 30 minutes.

Pros: Everything vegan unless with egg, Healthy and nourishing, Awesome friendly service

Cons: Many items unavailable the day we stopped in, A long wait for carry out food

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great food, good prices, friendly owner - Edit

It's a small, local, owner operated place with a great selection of vegan, gluten free dishes. We had the lava bowl and the beetsteak plate and both were wonderful. Finished it off with a peanut butter and jelly on banana bread for desert, so good!

Pros: good selection, friendly people, decent prices

Cons: small, all outdoor seating

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Stop The Car! - Edit

Excellent food, service and value! We stopped by when we saw the sign, the ladies that made the food were super nice and very helpful when looking at the menu. I would eat there all of the time if I lived near by!

Pros: great food , good value, helpful staff

Cons: don't blink when driving by you'll miss it

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Great food, great atmosphere! - Edit

Stumbled across this little gem after ziplining all morning. We were hungry and this little spot did not disappoint. My husband had the beetsteak burger and I tried the polenta! We loved the wilted greens so much and the vegan ice cream was amazing.

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Worth the Drive, closes at 3pm. Excellent find! - Edit

Sweet Potato in Hawi is MOSTLY vegan, but they do offer eggs (they know exactly where they come from), and there is some mention of honey (and they know exactly where that comes from too—all local). Chef Susie is superb!
I had fresh vegan banana bread with homemade peanut butter and homemade jelly with homemade vegan toasted coconut ice cream. Boom.
They have a BeetSteak, which is their homemade veggie burger, the plate came with gravy, sweet potato and salad.
They had a Curry Polenta special served with sweet potato and greens.
Their soup was hot or cold vegetable cream with dill and coconut cream.
I had an ice tea made from horsetail and oatstraw (good for the bones!).
All their ingredients clearly listed on their menu.
This is another really great place. They close though at 3pm.

Pros: excellent delicious food, healthful food, clear menu

Cons: Not in Kona

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Great little find! - Edit

Jan 2015 - Sweet Potato Kitchen is a friendly, welcoming, funky little spot with great food! We first found it shortly after it opened in early 2014 and returned in January 2015 when visiting Hawaii. The food is excellent and there’s a good variety of items – no matter what your diet may be. The entire menu is vegan with the exception of the addition of local eggs to some dishes (optional). Dishes are created primarily from local ingredients, all of which are also non GMO and gluten free. The owner, Susan, is engaging; she and her friendly staff will help you find a dish that’s right for you if you are having a hard time choosing. We look forward to our next visit!
Updated from previous review on Sunday February 08, 2015

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Food to die for! - Edit

We were so excited to find a vegan restaurant and we weren't disappointed! I had the salad sampler - delish - along with a freshly baked biscuit and my husband had the Beetsteak Plate which consisted of a delicious patty of beets,(and normally he doesn't like beets), rice, beans, veggies, spices, with Smashed Sweet Potato,wilted greens and mushroom gravy. For dessert we shared a slice of sweet potato pie topped with coconut cream - and then we waddled out of there! We'll be back on our next trip to Hawaii!

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excellent! - Edit

Fresh and yummy. Very friendly and speedy service. Outdoor seating only. Highly recommended.

Pros: gluten free, tasty, friendly

Cons: outdoor only

1 Response

SusieSweetPotato 27 Jan 2014 - Thank you so much for your Happy Cow Review!
I'm hoping to one day have indoor seating... :)
We'll keep you posted!

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Awesome! - Edit

Mostly vegan! We loved the lemon lime drink! We had the beet steak, taro root patty and greens, biscuit and mushroom gravy, a piece of pie and a piece of ice cream cake. All were great! They sell a vegan ice cream here too!

Pros: Vegan ice cream, Great food, Vegan desserts

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excellent local fare! - Edit

The food at Sweet Potato Kitchen is delicious! This alone would keep me coming back again and again. Everything is local, organic, gluten free and made with so much love. Almost entirely vegan and non vegan food is prepared separately! Highly recommended. Don't miss the Taro Roots Patty.

Pros: local, organic, delicious

Cons: no dinner!

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SusieSweetPotato 27 Jan 2014 - Mahalo for enjoying & reviewing Sweet Potato Kitchen!
We are open now for dinners, Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings from 6-9pm with a completely different menu than we serve for Breakfast & Lunch!
Everything is still Vegan & Gluten-Free of course!
Morgan creates a new a la carte menu each evening (usually offering a soup, salad, a few entrees and a knock-out dessert!)
Hope to see you soon!

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