Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times
Price: $8 to $27
Scoping it out: Get your cool on at Blossoming Lotus, a vegan fusion restaurant with a mystical vibe. The cafe, in Old Kapaa, has a nice ambience, unusual flavor combinations and entertainment (mainly jazz) several nights a week. No animal products are used in the dishes, the server said, as I ordered a Greek salad ($9 at lunch, $11 dinner). Portions tend to be small and pricey, but if youre a light eater, youll make it under the $20 cap.