BEST VEGAN FOOD
At Fresh Mint, in Paia and Kahului, people who love animal byproducts and those who don’t can sit at the same table and enjoy delicious vegan food. They have all kinds of meat substitutes like soy chicken, beef, fish, and ham prepared Vietnamese style. You will find a lot of curries, vegetable entrees and soy-based meats with sweet, salty and tangy sauces. They even serve Thai iced tea! Diehard meat-eaters are often shocked at how much they enjoy Fresh Mint’s meatless food. We would all like to change the world and vegans, Jah love ‘em, are giving it a great effort, one gourmet restaurant at a time. 115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9144; 199 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 873-6468.
runner-up: down to earth. 305 dairy rd., kahului, 877-2661; 1169 makawao ave., 572-1488. (gp)