Top Five Hawai‘i Finalists Announced for Nature’s Plate Award

Vote now for your favorite green restaurant

HONOLULU, HI | September 30, 2013

 The Nature Conservancy today announced the top five finalists for Hawai‘i for the second annual Nature’s Plate Contest. Over the past month, people across the country have been nominating their favorite green restaurants. The restaurants with the most nominations are now finalists and open for voting until October 15. The finalists for Hawai‘i are:

Greens and Vines (O‘ahu)
Hilo Bay Café (Hawai‘i Island)
Hukilau Lanai restaurant (Kauai)
Kohala Burger & Taco (Hawai‘i Island)
Town (O‘ahu)

Voting for the finalists begins October 1, and the winner(s) will be announced October 17. Visit to cast your vote!

Nature’s Plate is a people’s choice contest for each area’s top green restaurant. Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater, it's a good bet the healthiest and tastiest food on your table came from nature. From the oysters growing out in Cape Cod to the tomatoes soaking up the sun at the farm down the road, healthy food demands a healthy planet. And our planet is nurtured when food production is sustainable.

Bite-sized actions make a big difference for you and the planet. Share your passion to help raise awareness of delicious food that’s good for you and good for the planet. You can make a difference by voting for your favorite green restaurant for a Nature's Plate award. Wondering which restaurants to vote for? Consider eateries that are using sustainable seafood, free-range and grass-fed meat, organic produce, locally sourced food, and tap water (rather than bottled water).

While the contest is focused on restaurants, it’s only the start of a conversation about food, conservation and The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers, fishermen and ranchers. Learn more about what makes a restaurant green.

This state-by-state and city-by-city contest is taking place in: California (Los Angeles and San Francisco) Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (Miami), Georgia, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Illinois (Chicago), Massachusetts (Boston), Minnesota (Minneapolis & St. Paul), New Jersey, New Mexico (Albuquerque and Santa Fe), New York (NYC & Finger Lakes/Central Western), North Carolina (Durham), Ohio (Cleveland), Oregon, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Virginia (Charlottesville) and Washington DC.




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