lahaina, maui (hawaii) : leilani's on the beach.

i really don't like not liking places.

and while leilani's on the beach had a few vegan options, it wasn't that good ...

but anyway, leilani's boasts "the perfect vantage point for viewing amazing sunsets framed by the islands of lanai & molokai." we went for lunch, so we didn't get to see that ... but i'd believe it! they also focus a lot of steaks & seafood ... which could be another reason for my lack of love.

here's what i had ...

hummus trio :
edamame, roasted red pepper & macadamia with herb flatbread.
i feel like i ate a lot of edamame spread in maui ... this version was okay ... the macadamia was good ... the red pepper was a little bland. sorry, i'm a downer.

kale salad :
pomegranite seeds, figs, pickled golden beets & sesame yuzu vinaigrette.
i generally eat kale 6x a week. (yup, i'm that person.) ... so on this trip, i was surriously missing it. even though i didn't really like this salad and thought the flavors were weird, the kale saved it. and i ate every last bite. 

oh, leilani's. i had high hopes. i was super excited for the hummus trio &, duh, the kale salad ... but we also had not so good service. so that could have contributed to me not liking it that much ... for an easy bite on the water & in a tourist-y area, i'm not going to say don't go ... there is vegan food, so you can count on that.

leilani's on the beach
2435 kaanapali parkway
lahaina, maui, hawaii 96761