Visiting vegetarians in Honolulu will have no problem finding healthy, tasty and gourmet meat-free meals



Us vegetarians know that it can be tough to seek out substantial veggie meals when you're in a new place, but 10 Best has you covered for the best places to grab a meat free meal in Honolulu. There actually isn't a large amount of strictly vegetarian eateries, but there's a huge selection of places to dine that offer a well rounded array of vegetarian dishes as well as meals with meat for that date or friend who isn't meat free.

As an ethnic melting pot, Honolulu has been the foundation for a seemingly endless spectrum of different types of foods. It's easy to find a great meat free meal at home style Japanese joint Irifune where they make what is hands down the best breaded tofu and curry. At the Thai Kitchen in Waipahu, you can continue the international culinary journey and enjoy vegetarian spring rolls, curries, noodles, and soups. 

For a more modern and coffee house style meal, spend time reading the paper or chatting with a friend at Mocha Java Cafe. It's a hip and quaint place centrally located in Honolulu with a very long and thorough menu, most being vegetarian options. At the other end of the spectrum, for a more dressed up and high end night, head out to Roy's where you'll find a selection of gourmet Pacific Rim inspired dishes. This is great for a date night.

Whatever you may be craving, whether it's an on the go meal or a sit down with the family or for a romantic dinner, you simply need to look to 10 Best for guidance to the tastiest vegetarian meals in Honolulu.




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Irifune
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So ono (delicious), as the locals would say! At Irifune you'll find perhaps the best Japanese food a person can find in Honolulu, and it's decently priced, low key, a home style. The hole in the wall restaurant hides it great food behind a very...  Read More




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Opal Thai
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Mocha Java Café


At this fantastic cafe, you can either step in for a smoothie or a full-bodied cup or coffee, or you can stay awhile and have a light meal as well. Crepes are a specialty, both savory and sweet, and you can also pick up an omelet, salad,...  Read More


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Bogart's is one of those hole-in-the-wall places that is a tried and true reliable joint for locals in search of that perfect breakfast. Whether taken to eat on the go or eaten at one of their small sidewalk or indoor tables, Bogart's is a not...  Read More


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