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.
115 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-9144 @nancykanyuk
Runner-Up: Veg Out, Haiku