Monday, September 6, 2010

Great Chicago-style vegan pizza at Lahaina Pizza Co.

Lahaina Pizza Co. (fka known as BJ's Pizzeria) is located on Front Street in the heart of Lahaina Town, Maui, Hawai`i. Last night I ordered the vegetarian pizza without cheese - which the waitress quickly and accurately dubbed the vegan pizza - and was rewarded with the tastiest deep-dish pizza I've had in a long time (maybe ever). The abundant toppings were black olives, tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. It's always a great sign when a restaurant employee uses the word "vegan" without prompting. And sure enough, the pizza was great. I recommend Lahaina Pizza Co.'s vegan pizza, especially for people who like Chicago-style pizza.

Maui Culinary Academy offers specialty sugars at Ono Gelato Company

The Maui Culinary Academy is offering locally produced Vanilla Mac Nut Sugar, Cane Sugar, and Mango Sugar at Ono Gelato Company in Lahaina, Hawai`i.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

O`ahu optimism

For such a large, multicultural city, Honolulu has been shockingly lacking in vegetarian and vegan dining options.

There is now some reason for optimism, as reported by Nadine Kam today:

New restaurants offer promising vegetarian options

I've long bemoaned the dearth of vegetarian restaurants in Honolulu. All of a sudden we have two new options, both opened over summer.

Impressively, the two restaurants - Peace Cafe and Loving Hut - are both entirely vegan.

Hurray for Honolulu!