Maui Vegan Life is the center for everything vegan in Maui – covering plant based news, free resources, local events, island recipes, volunteering opportunities, and a dining guide of vegan restaurants, food trucks and shops across Maui.
Congratulations to Maui vegan Brian Goldthwaite for placing 2nd in his age group in his first marathon, the 11th Maui Oceanfront Marathon on January 20th. Erin Pinto explains that “my superstar vegan husband just ran his first marathon and got 2nd for his age group!”
Kihei's only vegan food truck, Aloha Joy, has opened behind Azeka Mall in Central Kihei (1 Piikea Ave.). Aloha Joy features crepes with both a sweet and savory option, banana bread with chocolate chips, chocolate peanut butter cups, kombucha (original, ginger, and ginger + turmeric) and more. Dishes are 100% plant-based (no meat/animal products, no eggs, no dairy, no honey).
PROTECTION FOR MAUI FARMED ANIMALS SAVED: Sponsored by Maui Councilperson Yuki Lei Sugimura, HHT-43 would have removed shade law requirements for farmed animals. Fortunately, this cruel measure was killed in late November, and everyone who voiced their opposition no doubt helped secure a positive outcome.
Thursday, November 1 is the deadline to register for the Vegan Spirituality Retreat. When: Maui: Friday, November 30 (arrival) through Tuesday, December 4 (departure); Hawaii: Tuesday, December 4 (arrival) through Sunday, December 9 (Monday departure).
Monday, October 1, 9 am - 12 noon: "Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle with Kathy Ryan." Film, Q&A, vegan cuisine. $5 payable by September 17. Kaunoa Senior Services, 401 Alakapa Pl, Paia (Spreckelsville), 270-7308.
Veg-Out Kihei is a brand new full-service commercial kitchen on wheels. Veg-Out Kihei is parked on Pi’ikea Street in the lot behind Azeka Mauka. Veg-Out Kihei offers a slightly smaller version of our Haiku menu. Open every day 11 am -7:30 pm, rain or shine. Choice Health Bar has opened a branch in Paia.
Vegan Chef extraordinaire Ayako and Zen Island Kitchen will host a Japanese vegan dinner on August 4th at Consuelo’s in Paia. The four-course dinner is described as organic vegan, GMO-free and served with lots of love, food unavailable at any Maui restaurant. Live music will be provided by Monkeys with Drums. Zen Island Kitchen draws its inspiration from healthy, traditional Japanese cooking methods and strived to bring forth an innovative cuisine without boundaries. The result is a deliciously unique creation not limited within the label of conventional Japanese food.
Intrepid Travel has recently introduced an Italy tour that includes dinner in Venice’s first vegan restaurant and two nights in an all-vegan villa in Tuscany. Prices start at $2,610, pancetta not included. The adventure company also added vegan-focused tours to India and Thailand, where visitors can make a plant-based meal with a homestay host.