Under The Bodhi Tree

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 22 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches + 13 more
94% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly

68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive, The Shops at Mauna Lani, Waimea, HI 96743 Directions

(808) 895-2053
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    As a disclaimer they are very clear to say they do not guarantee to be gluten free. With that said, they are extremely conscience of what they are doing and I felt completely safe. I’m definitely a carnivore, but I was extremely pleased with my meal knowing all menu items are vegetarian. Everything I had was very tasty. Lots of options. Had the banana bread, stole some of my kids brownie and loved the house special bowl I chose. My wife got a mock Reuben on GF bread. Cause I’m celiac and I think bread was on same toaster as non-GF bread I did not try it, but she said it was amazing. Sampled my boys smoothie, it was unreal. Definitely recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    This place had many tasty dishes on the menu, most of them vegan as well as gluten-free: the chili, baked potato, smoothies and salads were fresh and delicious. The highlight was the gluten-free carrot cake! They could not guarantee no cross-contamination because they are not a gf kitchen, but for our purposes, it was a great choice and we’ll be back.

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Went for breakfast and all of their items are grilled on the same grill as regular French toast, etc. We asked if anything was safe and was told they couldn’t guarantee so being celiac, decided not to risk it on vacation.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    After 2 days of “making it work” at another breakfast spot I finally grabbed takeout from here then joined my family. SO glad I did. Had the GF banana bread French toast (delicious!) and the fresh local fruit (tasty). Restaurant is warm & inviting; offers excellent vegan, vegetarian, & gluten free choices. I’ll be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Delicious. Quick. Knowledgeable.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    I had the deluxe vegan burger, I typically would not go for a veggie burger but this was fantastic. The menu was labeled and had lots of different options for both vegan and gluten free. A little pricey but definitely exceeded my expectations!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Staff was friendly and understood celiac and worked hard to clean surfaces, though they were also honest that it might not be perfect (this is always the case so it just made me trust them more). Small kitchen that you can watch from the counter. Banana pancakes, French toast, and home fries are all out of this world. Felt great after.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very nice place for GF/veggie people. Everything is marked and staff was accommodating. My "bowling for veg bowl" was super yummy!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    UTBT is in the shopping center near the Mauna Lani, and I'd say it's the perfect stop for a vegetarian/vegan GF lunch. They truly get GF needs. The guy who helped us, whom I took to be the owner, was really solicitous (his wife has celiac, so we commiserated about the pervasiveness of soy sauce and what a bummer it is that so many restaurants have a single fryer). He offered several options as substitutes for granola (on K1's pittaya bowl), including almonds and mac nuts. Many choices are inherently GF (e.g., my lunch, the special kabocha squash curry with zucchini and quinoa - good, though a bit spicy), and others are easily GF'able. Everything is vegetarian, with some vegan entrees as well. The dessert case offered GF banana bread, GF black-bean brownies, and a third option that's slipping my mind right now. Great options for adult celiacs or sophisticated kids; not sure if my K2, a conservative diner, would've found anything he liked other than a smoothie, though. Sweet little spot with a lending library with materials for all ages, Nitro coffee (mmm!), and a selection of teas and other items for sale. To help you picture it, it's about the size of a Starbucks, with a handful of tables inside and two outside. Self-service water (in Mason jars - cute!) and silverware, self-bus tables. Staff were laid-back but moved fast - our meal was ready in no time at all!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Banana Pancakes, fruit plate and home fries were delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    A Celiac's dream! Since being diagnosed, I was finally able to have pancakes and bread for breakfast! They have GF brownies, too! It was moist and delicious. All GF options (plenty of them) are marked on the menu, so you don't need to ask. Great food! The service is a bit slow and the waitress who took our order wasn't the friendliest, but the food was worth it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    As everyone has noted, many gf options, entirely vegetarian restaurant. Great oat bars, banana bread. We had the chili and a quinoa and mushroom salad, both delicious and super-flavorful. For this area, relatively cheap.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Best food I had on the island. 💕

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Lots of delicious gluten free options, including some amazing banana bread. Menus are clearly labeled and you won't feel like you're picking from only a handful of items. Prices are a little high, but they use a lot of local produce/products so that's to be expected. Service can be a little slow, but the food is worth a small wait.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Wonderful. Variety of books available in main dining area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    AMAZING food the best i had all vacation. almost everything is gf n vegan! the gf vegan banana bread is out of this world!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    This vegetarian cafe has clearly labeled gluten free and vegan dishes. Everything we tried was very tasty, including a hearty bean burger (in gf bun), great salads and an amazing gf vegan brownie. Somewhat priced for vegetarian food, but it's an expensive area and everything is locally sourced.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Nearly everything is GF. It is a vegetarian restaurant, which you won't find out until you order. Food is good, very well-prepared, and extremely healthy!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Many gluten free options that are labeled. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Good a little too pricey for the amount given.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    everything is clearly labeled with gluten free, vegan, or with eggs. delicious options available for every meal, and food us presented nicely. great fresh juices and baked items too.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Raw Food
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
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