Address: 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-9144 Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vietnamese Region: Upcountry Price: affordable Hours: Daily 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Amazingly fresh and flavorful, with a menu boasting over 30 options, Fresh Mint is a vegetarian lover's delight! Be sure to taste the bold flavors of spicy ginger soy beef, fried imperial rolls or soy fish entree with jasmine or brown rice, all beautifully prepared with hearty proportions.
Address: 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-9144 This is the poet laureate of vegetarian restaurants. The menu at this Vietnamese joint includes some of the tastiest and wildly imaginative vegan items I have seen on this island, or anywhere else, truthfully. I have even tried the fake fish here, and found it to be most tasty. My favorite dish is the golden soy chicken curry, which features seitan and tofu as well as a variety of veggies. The Vietnamese burrito is also must-try. But whatever you select, you can’t really go wrong at this little veggie eatery—and vegans need not fear anything on the menu. Also, despite the seemingly rare ingredients, prices are surprisingly low. Another tab-shrinking factor is the fact that this place is BYOB. 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-9144. KB
Address: 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-9144 Fresh Mint Restaurant in Paia makes kick-butt vegetarian food, including vegan offerings. But the dishes, like the golden soy chicken curry, are so artfully prepared that they not only appeal to vegetarians and vegans (their target audience, obviously) but to meat eaters as well. There’s not many places that tempt such diverse palates. Guess that’s why they’re Best of Maui material again this year.