Located in a small strip mall in Lahaina, Choice Health Bar is a Maui staple for simple, healthy food. The café is a cheerful, relaxed hangout serving up a 100% plant-based menu built around fresh, local, and organic foods. For vegans and vegetarians, Choice Health Bar is a welcome option with a full menu of tasty, meat-free eats. However, carnivores shouldn’t despair. There is plenty on the menu sure to impress even the skeptics in your party.
The outside of the restaurant is simple but inviting, with a few tables and umbrellas, and some friendly wild chickens that stop by and say hello from time to time. Once inside, a bright green accent wall greets you from behind the busy counter. Browse the menus and place your order with a friendly server. Not sure what to get? No worries. The staff is friendly, informative, and ready to assist. They’re happy to share recommendations and help you find something you’ll enjoy. Once you’ve ordered, grab a seat at one of the small tables, and your food will be delivered to you when it’s ready.
The menu focuses on healthy, fruity items that work best for breakfast, or as an afternoon pick-me-up. The wide variety of acai bowls is especially popular. There are also a selection of smoothies, cold-pressed juice, elixirs, and healthy shots, salads, wraps, avocado toast, and sweet treats.
We loved the fresh flavors of everything we tried, but here are a few of our favorites:
This popular bowl starts with a blended base of frozen unsweetened acai, strawberries, banana, blueberries, almonds, warrior plant protein, and macadamia nut milk. The blend is then topped with granola, freshly sliced bananas, strawberries, a dollop of almond butter, and a drizzle of local raw honey. The flavors combine to make something equal parts sweet, refreshing, satisfying, and unquestionably delicious. We felt energized and ready to take on the world after eating this.
Yes, we know it sounds like some kind of intergalactic spa treatment, but we promise it’s just a really tasty drink. This smoothie combines hand-cracked coconut water, kale, fresh papaya, pineapple, lime, ginger, and bee pollen. We found this to be a great introduction to green drinks for the uninitiated. The kale gives the drink its bright green color and provides lots of plant-based energy. The papaya, pineapple, and lime sweeten it up and give the drink a bright flavor. We never knew something this healthy could taste this good!
We love a good avocado toast, for sure, but this one takes the flavor profile to the next level. Organic avocado and rosemary cashew chevre sit atop locally made toasted honey-wheat bread. A sprinkling of red pepper and salt finish off the dish. We couldn’t get over the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and savory packed into every bite. Beautifully and colorfully plated, it was a feast for the taste buds and the eyes.
There are tons of other fresh food options on the menu, from a refreshing Caesar kale salad to a savory soba noodle shaker, to the energizing game-changer coffee. Let us know what you enjoyed most!
-The acai bowls are more filling than they appear. If you aren’t super hungry, you can order a smaller size of any bowl on the menu.
-The café sometimes has a rotating discount menu. When you visit, ask if they are running any specials at the time.
-Loved Choice Health Bar, but won’t be coming back to Lahaina again during your trip? The restaurant has two more locations on Maui, in Kaanapali and Paia. Stop by if you’re in those areas!