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Friday, August 29, 2014

A Quick Guide to Maui Food

One of my favorite things about Hawaii is the amazing food: plate lunches, shave ice, ahi poke...! I definitely had a lot of food coma naps on the beach during this trip. Below are some of my favorites sorted by area.

Left: Star Noodle - pork buns (not pictured), garlic noodles (not pictured), local saimin, fried soup, and local green salad (shiso ranch - so amazing!)
Right: Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice  - mango, pineapple, and li hui hing powder, and Haleakala (coconut and leche - not pictured, but my favorite!)

Left: Choice Health Bar - super delicious mango a├žai bowl, and green juice for a healthy morning
Right: Maui Swap Meet (Saturday in Kahului) - fresh coconut juice (tip: stroll around the market, buy local fruits and vegetables, and then return to the coconut stand when you're done with your juice so they can slice it open for you to eat the coconut meat)

Road to Hana
Left: Kihei Caffe - banana macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup and kalua pork loco moco
Right: Bruddah Hutts - bomb ribs! Smokey, tender, meat falling off the bones

Left: Stop along the Road to Hana for stands with addictive coconut candy
Right: Shaka Pops - handmade fruit popsicles; we got pineapple ginger and passionfruit, orange, guava

Left: Grandma's Maui Coffee - after watching the sunrise on Haleakala, grab breakfast and coffee here, specifically the Bullseye: fried corn beef hash over rice with egg and spam
Right: Ali'i Kula Lavender - lavender scones and lavender tea peacefully overlooking the lavender farm

Left: T Komoda Store & Bakery - guava-filled malasadas and stick donuts
Right: Eskimo Candy (in Kihei) - best ahi poke with four different types of ahi

Left: Da Kitchen - deep fried spam musubi, chicken katsu (not pictured), and kalua pork (not pictured)
Right: Mama's Fish House - our favorite meal! Lobster guacamole (not pictured), mahi mahi stuffed with crab and lobster, ahi steak with coconut rice (not pictured)


  1. All of your pictures are making me want to go back! Great post and happy weekend :)

    XO Kelly

  2. Everything looks so good! I've never been to Hawaii, but it is definitely on my to-go list.

  3. sadly, i only get to maui for work....i fly in in the morning and fly back home at night. i really need to make it a point to stay over one of these days. that poke bowl looks yum, and i love fresh coconut.


  4. YUM! That spam musubi looks bomb dot com. And those pancakes?? Bookmarking this for the future!


  5. I love love love poke! I remember last time I was in Hawaii I ate it non-stop!

    -- Michelle | MXP STYLE

  6. This post really really makes me want to go to Hawaii. Well I have wanted to go for years but looking at this makes me want to save up and book flights ASAP! Your photographs are so beautiful. Lovely blog.


  7. Omg these all look so amazing. I'll keep these in mind when I go back to Hawaii! xx

  8. Hi Carolyn. Very nice post. So much yummy food. I hope to visit Hawaii next year.

  9. I adore Hawaii and the food is AMAZING. It is all so different. I hope you are having a great time, know that I am immensely jealous!

    Emma x

  10. your pictures make me super hungry! XD
    xx nic

  11. Forget the physical beauty of the islands, I think I would go JUST for the food! Yum! :) Xo, Alison

  12. yummmm. all these tempting pictures are making me sooo hungry!
    You have a really lovely blog and I'm so glad I stumbled across it.
    Keep up the good work and I'll definitely come here more often now!

    ♥ Heart Bows & Makeup ♥

  13. I've never been to Hawaii but now I think I have motivation to go! Haha, your food photos are amazing and this was such a useful post. Bookmarking it for future reference :)

  14. My husband has never been to Hawaii and we are DYING to go! Definitely pinning this for when we finally make the trip.

  15. Wow all the food look yummy! I wish I can go Hawaii one day. Anyway, I'm glad that found your blog. Really like it!

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

  16. Ahhhh! I love Maui! I live on O'ahu but lately, I've been wanting to go back to that island especially for Ululani's!! Ululani's is my favorite shave ice ever in the entire state of Hawai'i!

    1. Wow that means a lot coming from someone who lives in Hawaii! I loved Ululani's too. And Waiola on O'ahu!

  17. Great collection of picture!! Thanks for checking out my blog.

    <3 Mash


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Love, Carolyn