Monday, May 3, 2010

Give Peace A Chance

Lei Chic Lately it seems like your lunchtime battle of the bulge has turned into all-out dietary warfare.

On one side, the health food brigade—a lean mean feeding machine, armed to the teeth with broccoli spears and wheat grass shots. On the other, the fast food militia—a massive, expertly-trained army adept at deep frying, melty cheese maneuvers and swift nuclear (microwave) tactics.

Sure, grease bombs taste great around noon, but come three o'clock those WMDs (Weapons of Mass Digestion) will have you looking for ways to go AWOL without your boss noticing.

For a satisfying lunch that doesn’t require its own exit strategy, check out Peace Café, Honolulu's first totally vegan lunch spot which quietly opened its doors in Mo'ili'ili Saturday and celebrates its grand opening this Wednesday.

With an emphasis on pure and whole foods, the café's menu is loaded with an arsenal of nutritious and delicious plant-based options like sandwiches, salads and even sweets made with organic and local ingredients. Think cilantro hummus on fresh baked bread, crisp Caesar salad and scrumptious berry muffins, but without all the eggs, dairy, white sugar, and guilt.

You can eat your lunch in the 15-seat space or take it to go. The café even offers coffee and tea drinks, such as espressos and soy green tea lattes, to get you through the rest of the day with both eyes open.

So you can easily fend off kanak attacks.
And give your waistline a fighting chance.

Peace Café, 2239 S. King St., Honolulu, 808.951.7555. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more info, visit



Posted on Monday, May 3, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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