Ever wondered what the eff you can eat on The Islands of Tahiti? Wonder no more! From fancy French fare to street food and something to suit all budgets, Tahiti has proven that it's not just a feast for the eyes.
Check out our top vegan eats during my travels to Tahiti + Moorea with the Townske + Tahiti Tourisme team flying with Air Tahiti Nui!
Restaurant Le Coco's
Le Coco's is known by tourists and locals alike as one of the ultimate food experiences on the Islands of Tahiti, not only due to the unbelievable beach view and impeccable service but for the dynamic duo of Head Chef and Tahitian local Heiarri and Patisserie Chef Bénédicte.
Enjoy an a la carte lunch or gastronomic dinner menu served with incredible freshly baked breads and rare wines from around the globe selected by owner Thierry. The cuisine at Le Coco's looks like edible art, clearly made by people who don't just know food but live and breathe it.
As always, giving a heads up is recommended to get the best vegan dining experience.
Moorea Beach Lodge
Just when you thought the pristine bungalows and beach front location of this locally-owned guest house couldn't get any better, they go and put on a dope vegan breakfast spread on the spot. Take a seat just steps away from the sand and feast your eyes on the view while you wait for your meal.
With notice the Chef can prepare their special vegan breakfast however during my stay I got fresh fruit, juices and breads before being served up a dope dish of stir-fried beans and tofu. If this is what they can prepare with no notice, imagine what that specialty vegan breakfast looks like!
Set above the Pape'ete Market on Tahiti, Cafe Maeva is your go-to for fresh smoothies, juices, salads and breakfast bowls. For a premo breakfast option get stuck in to the coco oats served with a variety of different toppings while you take a break from the hustle and bustle of the thriving market below.
Manager Cedric Wane is a vegetarian Tahitian triathlete and an ambassador for Tahiti's national airline - Air Tahiti Nui. In a country that has been infiltrated by Western fast food influences, Cedric takes great pride in providing healthy options at the café and using his success to promote better lifestyle choices to the people of Tahiti.
If you're a food lover, take your dining experience to 100 with a trip to Le Mayflower on the island of Moorea. While vegan options aren't listed on the French inspired menu, the chefs are more than happy to prepare a vegan entree, main and dessert; such as a quinoa salad unexpectedly served with a lime sorbet or the vegetable selection served with a fried, crumbed tomato and fries.
Get the most out of your meal by booking in advance - the more notice you give, the better your meal will be. Plus they'll even come and pick you up from your nearby accomodation so you can enjoy a few sneaky cocktails (try the Violette Gin & Tonic - OMG).