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Plant-Based Heaven

Updated: Jan 15

When I went vegan in August, I was living out of a van and surviving on Trader Joe's fruits and veggies dipped in hummus. I liked being vegan, but it wasn't anything to write home about.


and yeah... when I say van, I mean minivan. (Shoutout to Donna the whale)



In October, I flew out to Oahu, Hawaii to spend a few months on the North Shore. My travel companion, Michayla, and I lived in a small house in Waialua with four other girls. Our neighboring town, Haleiwa, would soon become my plant based heaven.





Haleiwa is a small surf town on the North Shore. The people are friendly, the turtles are adorable, the surf is big, and the vegan options are abundant. From quinoa bowls, to plant-based ice cream, the North Shore has it all.


If anyone ever tells you being vegan is boring, well, they're wrong.

Seriously, eating has never been more fun...


Here are my all-time favorites:



THE BEET BOX CAFE

https://www.thebeetboxcafe.com


My picks: The Rainbow Burrito, Love Cakes

Michayla's picks: Burrito Babe, Sourdough bread


Tip: Go in when they open and ask if they have any day old love cakes. They taste just as good but they are 1 dollar instead of 4 dollars.


Also: Request no tinfoil (we made that mistake).











RAISED BY THE WAVES

https://raisedbythewaves.com


My picks: HoloHolo Sundae, Chambers Sandwich



Compostable plastic bowls but bring your own silverware!










The. Love. Of. My. Life.














WICKED HI CAFE

https://wickedhislushie.com


My picks: Vegan pizza and a slush

This is such a cute cafe with great vibes to sit and get work done.

After you've finished go upstairs and check out the Green Gypsy thrift shop.




HALEIWA BOWLS

https://www.haleiwabowls.com


My picks: Blue Majik bowl

Michayla's pick: Chia pudding


This entire shop is plastic free!





ANU PLANT BASED DESSERTS

https://www.yelp.com/biz/anu-island-soft-serve-honolulu-2


My pick: ube/coconut twist

Michayla's pick: ube/coconut twist #twinzies




BANZAI BAGELS

https://banzaibagels.co


My pick: Churro bagel!!! It will change your life.

Michayla's pick: "Churro omg is that a question?"


Also: No vegan spreads, and the spreads they do have are in plastic.




KANAK ATTACK

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCCMYTujCDo/


Our pick: Vegan burrito with jackfruit

Note: This is THE BEST BURRITO we've ever had. We ate so many of these.

Kanak attack means "the feeling of intense laziness you get from eating too much."

This place is a VIBE.

Ask for the burrito without any tinfoil and no salsa on the side (it will be served in a plastic dish).






Other great options:


Pupukea Grill

http://www.pupukeagrill.com


My pick: Kalani bowl

Michayla's pick: Coconut Curry Quinoa


Nalu Health Bar

https://www.naluhealthbar.com


My pick: Monkey Kine Smoothie

Michayla's pick: Nalu Bowl


Sunrise Shack

https://www.sunriseshackhawaii.com


My pick: Avocado toast

Michayla's pick: Monkey bowl


Down to Earth Cafe

https://www.downtoearth.org


My pick: Beet shake and Down to Earth Burger

Michayla's pick: We always share here #twinziesagain :)


There are a few locations around the island.

It is a grocery store with tons of vegan options and a hot food station.

Sometimes the pastries are wrapped in plastic sadly.


Gordo's

gordosfood.com


My pick: Regular vegan burrito

Michayla's pick: Wet burrito





If everywhere was like the north shore, we would all be vegan.




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