Last month, Hubs and I babymoon’d in Maui and ate delicious food! For those of you keeping track, that was around Week 24. We met up with our best buds, the Sugars. We stayed in a timeshare in Kihei, just a 5-minute walkÂ from the beach. It.was.awesome.
Let’s talk about the gastronomical standouts on our trip! As soon as we landed, we drove out to Coconuts Fish Tacos for a late lunch. Yum! Mango-topped, fresh grilled fish? Yes please! You get two giant tacos the size of your face in each order. (For the record, we came here twice.) We also added shave ice, fresh pineapple, and local granola to our itinerary nearly every day. We headed to Foodland and the ABC Store for other essentials – yep… $10.59 for a gallon of water. (We bought litre bottles instead for cheap!)
We also had breakfast at the well-crowded Kihei Cafe. My coconut french toast was amazing. The portions are gigantic so it may be best to split dishes. Down the street from our timeshare was Cinnamon Roll Fair, selling the hot fresh cinnamon rolls the size of my head! This little business is run by a wife and husband team, and they’re pretty cute. I love love loved that our timeshare was so close to the beach and to these local eateries.
Now you know I am not a big fan of fried food, BUT… this lunch truck, the Kinaole Truck, served the best coconutÂ shrimpÂ I’ve ever had. EVAAAR. I kid you not. Fresh, big, FRESH. I wish I took a picture but we gobbled up our lunch plate before I remembered. Hubs and I shared a plate. Fun note – Hubs and Sugar2 started a conversation with the woman running the truck. She’s from Camarillo, CA! Yeah!
I also want to throw a shout out to Da Kitchen in Kihei where Hubs and I ate TWICE because the food was so good. Usually I’m not a Hawaiian plate lunch person – back in LA, Hawaiian cafes serveÂ meat that’sÂ too fatty, the chicken is dark meat, the mac salad sucks, and on. HERE, at Da Kitchen, it was perfect. Again, Hubs and I shared a plate – teriyaki beef and chicken katsu with rice and macaroni potato salad! YUM! (No pic because we scarfed it down.)
As you know, Hubs is all about pies. So we went on a hunt for pie and found Leoda’s down the highway. It’s literally off the highway, so keep your eyes peeled! We ordered their peanut butter pie (of course), coconut cream, two corn hand pies, and an apple crumb pie for the four of us. They were rich, sweet, and would probably give you diabetes – my kind of pie. Next to Leoda’s is a fruit stand where you can buy more fresh pineapples, papayas, or order smoothies.
After visiting Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island, we’d never been to a luau. So we joined the fun at the Old Lahaina Luau, ratedÂ as the best one on the island. It was pretty fantastic! I’d be surprised if anyone could beat their food, service, or show. I was really impressed with the entire package.
On our last day, we celebrated Sugar1’s birthday with a fancy dinner at Mama’s Fish House. Amazing. The restaurant is literally right off the beach, the decor and vibe is so chill. The food was wonderful, but the setting wins first place – being so close to the beach and having this as our last meal completed our trip. (Sorry for the dim iPhone pics.)
But wait, there’s more.Â
We didn’t just eat in Maui. We did some exercising… and… lounging…
More on that in the next post on Maui!