vegetarian restaurant kona
Who knew what kind of lunch we could get at Laulima Food Patch in Kona? I’ve walked past this restaurant a dozen times, always choosing Sakura for sushi, always wondering what it was. It’s at a right-angle to Safeway, nestled between Subway and Domino’s Pizza. But wow, what a discovery for all of our favorite foods. It’s like you think of the ingredients you would like to consume, and you can savor it all in a bowl.
There are vegetarian options, vegan options, organic vegetables, homemade dressings, gluten-free foods and many ways to serve it. First, you start with a base. It could be rice noodles, lettuce or brown rice. To that, you add vegetables like edamame, bean sprouts, pickled cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, cilantro, sweet potatoes, quinoa, avocado — you name it, they make it. On top you choose a protein, like peanuts, hardboiled eggs, chicken, tofu, pork. The dressings are homemade, naturally.