Charlie Thai is in the Queens Market place. My wife is also a vegetarian so we always enjoy Cafe Pesto. We also tried the new Just Tacos after it opened up and found it to be worth going back to. Vegetarians won't have any problems finding something to eat in the area.
Buzz's Sand Trap has a great salad bar. Located at the golf course just past the Waikoloa shops.
this may be of help: www.happycow.net/gmaps/searchmap.php…
And, I like the happy cow link, too!
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this is also a great site: http://www.vsh.org/
i didn't see much regarding the big island. just enter the zip code and it should be of help.
Visited the area late Sept/early Oct this year. Buzz Sand Trap no longer open. Just Tacos got a big thumbs down from us.
Here is a link to WBR restaurants . Just click on the tabs across the top to select between Fine dining and Casual, fast food etc....
Buzz's Sand trap is indeed no longer ...but is operating as " Waikoloa Grill n Bar. Same golf club house location.
Trip report update:
Dinner was at Rays on the Bay at the Sheraton and Mom enjoyed her Veggie Spring Rolls as well as our Veggies and Goat Cheese pizza. I had my Ahi and Avocado Poke, which was not quite up to snuff. (I've had it twice before.) Service was excellent as always and atmosphere divine. We even managed to see some Manta Rays in the water just from the view from our table!
Buffet breakfast was great with lots of fresh fruit, potatoes and mini-waffles. I also had the miso-soup with Nori (seaweed), green onions and tofu!
Lunch: we stumbled upon a great find! See my review of the Strawberry Patch Restaurant in the Kona area. I just wrote it and posted 2 pics so it may be a few days before it gets posted.
Dinner (back in Waimea): the Red Water Cafe (also see a different review from last month) customized a vegetarian fried rice that was divine! As was the vegetable tempura which we touched with a little Sriracha on the side upon our request.
Brunch today: Veggie frittata + fresh hashbrowns at the Waimea Parker's Ranch Farmers Market + the cheese enchilada platter from a different vendor at the same said market.
Dinner tonight: leftovers and salad of farmers' market produce!
YUMMY! Hope this post helps future diners in search of vegetarian fare!
Thanks for the trip report! Very helpful as I'm heading to the Big Island in February (and vegetarian)!
And, if you go to Monstera Noodles at the shops at Mauna Lani, the chef, James, KNOWS what it means to eat vegetarian and all the staff do too. Mom and I just ate there last night and had an awesome vegetarian noodle dish, edamame, kimchi, rice and a vegetable sushi roll. Dessert, which was a surprise treat on the house, was the Monstera Carmel, which was outstanding! I'll let you all go and check it out for yourself, it's so good!