There are many, many different types of dietary restrictions or preferences now a days ranging anywhere from gluten free to vegan. Customers search near and far to find a restaurant where they not only love the food but can also eat it! The way that the world is turning, seems as though there are more and more places starting to cater to all diets. Belle Surf Cafe has options for everyone, and you will also love how it tastes and makes you feel afterwards. Looking for a healthy diet friendly cafe in Lahaina Maui? You have found it!
What diet friendly milk alternatives do we carry?
We carry about four different types of non-dairy milk alternatives. These options may also vary depending on what’s in stock on island. We do our best to offer a wide range to make all of our dairy free coffee lovers happy!
Almonds are the base of this plant milk. With its slightly creamy texture and nutty flavor it has become increasingly popular! This milk tends to be low in calories and sugar and a great source of calcium. Almond milk is enriched with vitamins and obviously naturally lactose free. You can purchase it in the store, or make it from scratch by soaking almonds overnight in water, and then adding almonds and fresh water into the blender. After that, you must strain the almonds and voila! Fresh and tasty almond milk.
Macadamia Nut milk:
Another dairy free milk alternative made from macadamia nuts. Macadamia trees are native to Australia but most commercial production of these nuts come from Hawaii. This milk is low in calories and higher in fat content compared to most plant based milks. Mac nut milk has a rich and smooth texture making for a nice creamy substitute for cow’s milk.
Soy milk is made from soy beans and offers a rich and creamy texture. Not to mention the high nutritional value including omega-3 fatty acids and protein.
A very popular choice at the moment, this creamy milk takes coffee to a different level! The texture of this milk is surprising. It mixes really well with coffee drinks. It is a great substitute for cow’s milk. However, it definitely has an “oaty” taste that some people love and others do not prefer. If you are ordering a dairy free latte or cappuccino, this milk will create the most foam. Oat milk is made from oats and can be found gluten free depending on which brand. Make sure to check on the packaging first!
When choosing your plant based milk, it is important to factor in the nutritional values. The ingredients, where it comes from, and how it is made should also be considered. We aim to provide the best of the options, always putting health first.
House made healthy Granola
Our in house special granola made here in Belle Surf Cafe with local ingredients is vegan and gluten free. You can purchase it in our store in Lahaina, or in our online shop. On our menu, this mouthwatering granola is featured as a topping in smoothie bowls, and yogurt bowls. With only a few main ingredients, it is very healthy and made fresh every few days. Forget the processed granola at the grocery store with all of it’s plastic packaging! Our granola will make your body and the environment happier.
Chia Seed Cups
Our home made chia cups are delicious low calorie, low sugar, vegan, dairy free, and gluten free food items. Made fresh everyday! We offer three different selections for these. There is the Lilikoi, the Surf’s Up and Off The Wall. The Lilikoi chia cup is made with chia seeds and a soy milk base. The other ingredients are organic vanilla and lilikoi (also known as passionfruit). Then the Surf’s Up is also a soy milk base with organic vanilla, chia seeds and raspberries. This is seasonal as we do not always have raspberries available on Maui. Last is Off the Wall. If you are feeling more of a chocolatey flavor, you will love this! Made with an almond milk base, chia seeds, chocolate, cacao nibs, and almond butter.
The French bread for the Avo toast is dairy free. Although on the menu it lists with feta cheese on top, we can definitely make it special for you and not add the cheese! Just let us know, because we are happy to tweak anything on the menu so that you too can eat it!
Smoothies & Smoothie Bowls
Our smoothies and smoothie bowls are vegan, dairy free and gluten free as well. Not only that, but they are also so very fruity and delicious! I highly recommend in indulging in one of these on a hot Lahaina day. You can even spot special superfoods being used in our smoothie bowls!
Coffee’s and other drinks
With our diverse milk alternatives, we can make any of our coffee drinks to suit your diet or preferences. Just make sure to specify in your order! Check out an article I wrote on our specialty drinks to see more about what goes into each of them, and check out some of our other house made ingredients.
Now that you know there is a heathy diet friendly cafe in Lahaina Maui right down the street from your hotel, make sure to give it a try! The fresh taste of food made with many local ingredients will surprise you. Not only will you leave being super full, but it will be a healthy type of full feeling that you fed your body with what it needs. Don’t forget, we also offer online ordering and pick up so that you can take your food and drinks to go. Come by anytime and let us make your meal, your way!