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“More like Buddha's Heaven...”
Review of Buddha Garden

Buddha Garden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$8
Description: Serving Raw and Vegan food options including entrees, cold-pressed veggie and fruit juices, blended smoothies, deserts, cleanses, and other healthy food products. We are located next to Zen Yoga and our soon to be opened garden setting can be accessed through the bamboo gates across from Pizzeria San Juan or through the entrance South of the Central Park.
Restaurant details
Description: Serving Raw and Vegan food options including entrees, cold-pressed veggie and fruit juices, blended smoothies, deserts, cleanses, and other healthy food products. We are located next to Zen Yoga and our soon to be opened garden setting can be accessed through the bamboo gates across from Pizzeria San Juan or through the entrance South of the Central Park.
Honokaa, Hawaii
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“More like Buddha's Heaven...”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This place is heavenly. Period. What a godsend. Seriously. As a foreigner who has been living in Nicaragua for over two years I had pretty much given up on the idea of a fresh garden salad and green smoothie. That's the kind of meal I daydreamed about for months and then simply forgot existed once i'd lived here awhile. Then came Buddha's garden...It is a magical place with wonderful food that makes your entire body, mind and spirit feel awesome. The open air, breeze, fresh flowers and community vibe make it the kind of place you simply don't want to leave. The owners, Bridget and Matt, have cultivated a community vibe with the help of Vanessa who owns the adjoining Zen Yoga studio space. The staff is also great, and have quickly become masters of raw food creations. Buddha's Garden is the perfect morning, midday or evening hang out. Order your meal before hand, do a yoga class, then walk out of the studio all blissed out and be nourished by love and local, raw, beautiful food. My favorite smoothie is the Exotic Endurance or Strawberry Ginger Kefir Colada (although the smoothie bowls are amazing too...but maybe that's it's own food category?). As far as a meal...Pineapple Pizza, all the way. I'm from Hawaii, so perhaps I'm partial to the pina, but honestly it is all equally fantastic. The mexican salad and Garden salad are my go to's when my veins are needing some greens, but the thai summer rolls with peanut sauce are pretty out of this world too. I could write an entire, separate trip advisor just for the desserts, but just trust me when I say they will satisfy your sweet tooth tenfold...and guilt free! So if you'd like to guarantee yourself a wonderful day, go check out Buddha's Garden, you'll be in heaven.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Noelani A
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome and healthy food”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

As a complete carnivore I wasn't too sold on the idea of raw vegan food. I am converted - try the raw lasagna or pasta and you will be too! The owner, Bridget, is also a great source of info and insight in to raw food too.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank ChanceKat
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious food and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I recently did their 3 day all juice cleanse and I have also eaten there a few times before that. The juices were delicious and freshly prepared for me each morning. The staff was super helpful and offered their support to me if I needed it, cleanses can be rough! Zen yoga is right next door and it creates a really nice vibe for the place. It makes you want to do yoga and treat your body better.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Mommabroad
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Incredible Smoothies and Great Vegan Eats”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This Vegan/Raw restaurant is a god send in a town that is lacking in vegetarian/vegan options. In fact it's probably the best vegan food we have had in Nicaragua and possibly Central American in general. The smoothies are to die for and the vegan pizza is simply amazing. Come here for lunch and dinner, or to do some yoga. You will NOT be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank JustaPack2
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Many types of food available.”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

A simple must if you prefer vegetarian food too.

Cheap but superb tasting. Many friends were chatting about this place so we went to sample it for ourselves and were not disappointed. Close to the beach and a great place to hang out as well.

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank lazyblueskies
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