While in Waikoloa on the Kohala Coast, west side of Big Island, and staying at a hotel that offers almost no vegan options (Marriott fail), I was very happy to figure out Under the Bodhi Tree was an easy drive away. The restaurant was also recently shared in VegNews. Score!
Hubby and I enjoyed this place so much that we visited twice. It’s a cute space in a mall-like area intended to serve the nearby resorts, but anyone can access.
I decided to try the Paniolo Potato, a baked potato covered in chili. Hubby got the Ruben (not vegan). We also shared the Avo-Curry salad, a half an avocado, and a half a papaya. The salad was my favorite and hubby loved his Ruben. The chili was a bit bland, but I’m originally from Texas and usually think chili is bland. I, of course, also had to get some kombucha. They have at least two different options each day. Yummers! After this pig out, we decided we had to try dessert. I got the gluten-free black bean brownie and hubby the raw banana soft serve with macadamia nuts. When in Hawaii, you have to eats lots of yummy macadamia nuts. Both were wonderful and we were stuffed.