Moku Roots, Maui

Owners Alexa Caskey and Erica Gale had struggled to find interesting vegetarian options on Maui—so they opened their own restaurant, serving creative plant-based dishes that are constantly changing. Think roasted mushroom sammies on fresh country bread or a vegan burrito stuffed with local veggies and housemade macadamia nut-based cheese wrapped in a freshly made tortilla. And it’s a zero-waste restaurant. The straws are actually papaya stems from Caskey’s farm and all to-go food is wrapped in taro leaves. 335 Keawe St., Lahaina, Maui, (808) 214-5106, mokuroots.com.

MARCH 6 2019 | HAWAII MAGAZINE 2019 READERS CHOICE AWARDS. VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE