12 Vegan Restaurants in Honolulu to Try (+Vegan Food Options)

Whether or not you’re traveling to Hawaii with other vegans or non-vegans, there are vegan restaurants in Honolulu that you have to check out while there.

Even if you have to go by yourself, some of these vegan food in Honolulu you just can’t find elsewhere! (Like I did during my trip to Hawaii!)

Keep reading for 12 vegan options and vegan restaurants in Honolulu.

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Is Honolulu, Hawaii vegan-friendly?

While there’s plenty of vegan food you can eat in Honolulu, especially in Waikiki as it’s a tourist area, traditional Hawaiian food itself isn’t super vegan-friendly.

You’ll find most veganized Hawaiian food at vegan restaurants in Honolulu.

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12 vegan restaurants in Honolulu plus vegan options to try:

1. Peace Cafe

Page: www.peacecafehawaii.com

Address: 2239 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826

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If you’re looking for whole foods and vegan comfort food, Peace Cafe is the perfect vegan restaurant in Honolulu to check out.

Peace Cafe serves dishes like tofu katsu plates, BBQ tempeh sandwiches, and poke bowls. The average cost of a dish is $13. They also serve fresh fruit smoothies and desserts like ice cream sundaes and cheesecake.

2. Olena Cafe

Page: www.olenacafe.com

Address: 1631 Kapiolani Blvd Suite #2, Honolulu, HI 96814

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Vegan chickpea egg and bacon sandwich from Olena Cafe Honolulu

Olena Cafe is a juice bar and cafe. They have a wide selection of drinks: vegan Hawaii-grown teas, lattes, espresso drinks, cold-pressed juices, and smoothies.

I went twice and got the vegan breakfast wrap ($11.95) and breakfast sandwich ($11.95) with a chickpea frittata patty, house-made vegan bacon, sauteed kale, and Chao vegan cheese.

This is a perfect vegan breakfast in Honolulu!

Breakfast burrito with kale beans and vegan egg from Olena Cafe Honolulu

3. Tane Vegan Izakaya

Page: www.tanevegan.com

Address: 2065 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96826

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If you want to have a fancier dinner, make a reservation at Tane Vegan Izakaya, a plant-based Japanese and vegan sushi restaurant in Honolulu.

Their specialty sushi rolls are $16-17 and they have shared plates like katsu, tempura, and grilled vegetable plates, as well as ramen.

Their rolls use high-end flavors and quality vegetables. Craving for vegan sushi in Honolulu ✅.

4. Floralia Pizza

Page: floraliapizza.com

Address: 1124 Kona St, Honolulu, HI 96814

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One box of vegan pepperoni pizza from Floralia Pizza vegan restaurants in Honolulu

Floralia is Hawaii’s first plant-based, vegan wood-fired pizzeria. Their previous name was What It Dough when I went.

You can dine in at their outdoor seating, or do takeout. The people working there are also really friendly!

I got the classic pepperoni pizza to-go ($19) and it was really good and filling.

They also serve two vegan starters, Caesar Salad and Focaccia Breadsticks, and two dessert options, cannoli and cheesecake. A must-visit vegan restaurant in Honolulu!

5. Earth Aloha Eats

Page: www.instagram.com/earthalohaeats

Address: 1958 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

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Earth Aloha is a food truck with three locations in Hawaii.

The location in Waikiki is in a Safeway parking lot and is open six days a week, from 11am-8pm.

They serve veganized dishes like buddha bowls, chick’n wraps, “fish” tacos, and pulled pork sanwiches.

The price range is around $13-17 for main dishes. They also have some desserts like crème brûlée as well as drinks.

6. Blondie’s Vegan Kitchen

Page: blondiesvegankitchen.com

Address: 918 Smith St unit a, Honolulu, HI 96817

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Blondie’s Vegan Kitchen is an all-vegan restaurant in Honolulu.

Their dishes include vegan BBQ chick’n plate, cheeseburgers, breakfast plate, smoothies and desserts like donuts, cookies, and samoa bars.

Order takeout or dine in though there may be limited seating.

7. Simply Joy Vegetarian Cuisine

Page: simplejoycuisine.com

Address: 1145 S King St #B Honolulu, HI 96814

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Simple Joy serves vegan Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Chinese, and Italian dishes. They even have a vegan version of loco moco, garlic “shrimp,” and pork chops.

They have good ratings on Google Reviews and on Yelp. I wish I had eaten here!

Prices range around $12-$16 per dish. This seems like a really good vegan restaurant in Honolulu.

8. Juicy Brew

Page: www.juicybrew.menu

Address: 3392 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

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Juicy Brew is an all-vegan cafe in Honolulu that serves rice dishes, sandwiches, and sweet treats like haupia pie and cookies.

They have a vegan “Hawaiian Plate” with “Luau stew, organic sweet brown rice, steamed okinawan sweet potato, braised lotus root, Aloha Tofu poke with sea asparagus, lomi tomato.”

Their drinks include specialty lattes and espressos. This sounds like the perfect vegan breakfast in Honolulu.

9. Umeke Market

Page: www.umekemarkethawaii.com

Address: 1001 Bishop St #110, Honolulu, HI 96813

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Umeke Market is an all-vegan deli. They’re only open on the weekdays from 8am-2pm with breakfast and lunch options available at different times.

Another good choice for a vegan breakfast in Honolulu. They serve sandwiches, tacos, salads, smoothies, and a Build Your Own Plate Lunch with options like lentils, chili, vegan Korean chick’n, and curry.

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Vegan Desserts in Honolulu, Hawaii

There are a lot of vegan-friendly dessert options in Honolulu, especially near the beach. They’re the ideal spot to try if you’re going with non-vegans.

10. Banan Waikiki Beach Shack

Page: banan.co/pages/locations-2


  • 2301 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
  • 2161 Kalia Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815

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Vegan Papaya Boat with Acai and bananas on a halved papaya from Banan Waikiki Beach Shack

Banan has two locations right next to the beach. They serve dairy-free soft-serve made with Hawaii-grown bananas.

I got the acai papaya bowl. It was so refreshing and filling. A few menu items contain honey or honey nut butter, but you can ask to not include them.

Try the soft-serve in a cup, pineapple, or papaya boat. They also serve smoothies.

11. The Sunrise Shack

Page: www.sunriseshackhawaii.com

Address:  2335 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

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The Sunrise Shack is located inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and right next to the beach. They serve smoothie bowls, bullet coffee, and small eats.

Their vegan dishes are avocado toast, a “Vegan Vibes” sandwich, and a loaded brown rice cake (opt out of honey). These would be a good vegan breakfast in Honolulu too.

Some of the smoothie bowls list honey drizzle, but you can easily request not to add that. Note they do serve meat here.

Markets in Honolulu With Vegan Options

Another great option to visit for vegan food is farmers markets in Honolulu. Here’s one that I went to:

12. Kaka’ako Farmer’s Market

Address: 919 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

Times: Every Saturday morning from 8am to 12pm

Look for:

Surfer’s Wife Fawaffle – waffles made from falafel.

Izu’s Mochi – they had the longest line and their vegan mochis are indicated on the menu. Best mochi I’ve had!

Pack of six mochi in front of waterfront - from Izus Mochi in Kakaako Farmers Marker in Honolulu

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Tips for eating vegan in Honolulu

In case you are traveling with non-vegans, here’s my advice:

  • Look up the menus of the restaurants your group is suggesting and see which places offer the best vegan food options, then suggest the final choice.
  • Look for a vegan restaurant in Honolulu near where you’re all headed and suggest everyone pick up food and eat at a nearby beach or park, or eat it back at the hotel and hang out there.
  • A lot of restaurants in tourist areas are more westernized and there’s usually vegan or veganizable vegetarian food options on the menu. At different non-vegan restaurants we went to, I had an Impossible burger and a tofu-vegetable poke bowl.

At some point, I did temporarily part ways to try a vegan restaurant in Honolulu that I really wanted to try while they went to one of their bucket list restaurants where the vegan options were just fries.

I LOVE fries, but I don’t go to Hawaii often nor get to eat vegan loco moco?!

Treat Yourself but Don’t Stress!

While there’s plenty of vegan food and vegan restaurants in Honolulu, you may be traveling with non-vegans. Sometimes this means parting ways for a little so you’re able to try the vegan restaurants. Sometimes it’ll be them joining you, or finding a middle-ground restaurant.

Eating delicious vegan food while traveling is such a nice thing, but make sure not to stress over it! Enjoy your time spent with others, BUT that also doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself or settle for a side of fries every single time!

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