I really like the Carmel market, but it can be crowded sometimes. Crowded in a way that even people without misanthropy (I can only assume) will feel the need for a quieter place after they finish their business. Ho’opono-pono has the perfect location for that. It’s located on a relatively quiet part of the Nachlat Binyamin pedestrian mall, not far from the market.
The concept is based on the dishes fishermen used to eat in Hawaii, pretty much like the story behind the ceviche, which basically means it’s an opportunity to have an interesting dish made with fresh ingredients. After choosing a base (quinoa in my case) and a fish (optional), you need to fill your bowl with other products and sauces. I like to order it really spicy (because I’m a man and this is my only chance to cry) with a combination of fruits and vegetables -cherry tomatoes, avocado, mango and so on, depending on the mood.
So, if you are exhausted after a few hours in the market, this can be a nice place for a quick refreshment.