Along Maui’s north shore, not far from world-famous Ho’okipa beach, tiny Haiku town is nestled in the jungle. With a growing roster of local restaurants, all of which serve plenty of fare for meat-lovers, the Temple of Peace (located at 575 Haiku Road) has started offering vegan cuisine at their dining club, Higher Taste.
The Indian-influenced Higher Taste convenes nightly Wednesday through Saturday from 6 to 8:30 PM with a $12 donation suggested for good karma. Desert is available for an extra $4-$5 donation. Higher Taste also convenes for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2 PM (also $12 donation). On the occasional Sunday, they serve a vegan brunch, which is always coupled with a talk or service (for brunch, the donation goes up to $17). Their website offers additional talk details.
I have yet to dine at Higher Taste, but I frequently drive past, creeping along the street packed with cars and happy-looking diners flowing in and out like the evening tide down the road at Ho’okipa beach.
Indian-influenced vegan dining
575 Haiku Road
Haiku, HI 96708