In the land of papayas, apple bananas and pineapples, it’s a fruit lover’s paradise. There are so many options when eating vegan in Hawaii and I was lucky enough to eat my way around the Big Island for the past two weeks.
Even beyond fruit, you’re sure to find some of your favorite dishes and discover new ones. I snapped some shots of a few tasty meals to hopefully inspire you to whip up something new in the kitchen.
I know I’m fired up to try making some of these. That chia pudding is the first on my list! I had always been a little wary of it because of the texture but oh-my-gosh that stuff is amazing.
Exploring new recipes will help you discover delicious ingredients you may have been intimidated by in the past.
To help me and other readers find tasty new dishes, share your favorite recipe (or a link to it) in the comments below and let us know what makes it special to you.
If you’re curious about anything you see below, put your question in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer!
Mango smoothie with spirulina
Salad with Kale and other mixed greens, purple sweet potato, azuki sprouts, black beans, tomato and miso dressing
Grilled cheese with homemade cashew cheese, locally grown avocado, spinach and tomato
Puna papaya and locally grown pineapple. Each morning I ate about 3 platefuls of fresh fruit.
Mango pineapple smoothie with plant based protein
Smoothie with spinach, blueberries, bananas, coconut milk and macadamia nuts
Fresh green salad
A foot long burrito with rice, beans, lettuce and guacamole
Fettuccine pasta with mushrooms and spinach in pomodoro sauce
More fresh papaya
Brown rice bowl with purple sweet potato, roasted pumpkin and seriously the most amazing avocado I have ever tasted
Smoothie with locally grown papaya, bananas, blueberries and coconut milk
Veggie burger with homemade patty and cashew cheese, and locally grown avocado
And more fresh papaya and pineapple
Coconut green curry, brown rice pasta, mushrooms, veggies, sprouts and macadamia nuts
(top) chocolate banana oat bar, (bottom) black bean brownie
Chia seed pudding with papaya, pineapple and strawberry
Store bought vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookies
Veggie burger with sweet potato fries
Mango strawberry smoothie with spirulina
Ramen with tofu, broccoli, carrots and sprouts
Mango vanilla smoothie with spirulina
Pizza with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and artichoke (no cheese)
Veggie burger with homemade patty, locally grown avocado, and lettuce and tomato
Special mention for some of our favorite food joints around the Big Island: