A Meander through Mouth-watering Maui

Posted by - July 12, 2013 | Category: Canteen

Food in Maui

For the lucky, the taste of Maui begins before they even set foot onto America’s 50th state. To get vacationers into an Aloha state of mind, Alaska Airlines serves a Hawaiian skillet with scrambled eggs and Portuguese sausage served over pineapple fried rice for breakfast on all its Maui-bound flights. It’s a traditional Hawaiian breakfast, and it’s as yummy as it sounds, especially for airline food.Portuguese sausage skillet on Alaska Airlines flight to Maui

The free mai-tais Alaska Airlines serve afterwards are pretty swell too.Mai Tais on Alaska Airlines flight to Maui

Further proof that everything just tastes better on a stick. the Caesar Salad on a Stick from the Wailea Beach Marriott acts as a quirky welcome once on the ground.

Caesar salad on a stick, Wailea Marriott, MauiAfter you’ve worked up an appetite picking veggies during O’o Farms “Forage & Feast” tour (you and your guide select the vegetables from their organic gardens, then their chef prepares them), some hand-rolled chocolate truffles prepared right in front of you make for a very sweet ending to your lunch.Chocolate Truffles -- O'o Farms MauiEvery day since 1983, Nita Chong and Auntie Marilyn have been serving up the Pacific’s moistest Banana Bread (capitalized out of respect of course.) Their snack stand at the halfway point on the zig-zaggy road to Hana — aptly named Halfway to Hana — makes a great pit stop to collect yourself and up your blood sugar after conquering half of one of the most beautiful drives in the world.Halfway to Hana banana bread, food in Maui

Maui means business when it comes to seafood, so a wander over to Nick’s Fishmarket is must. Their Ahi Tiger Eye Sushi is served tempura-style with a baby tomato salad and sake-mustard sauce and it counts itself as some of the best food in Maui.Ahi Tiger Eye Sushi, Nick's Fishmarket, Fairmont Kealani Maui, Wailea, Hawaii

While you’re there, treat yourself to the Ulupalakua Ranch Strawberries with Grand Marnier served with Hawaiian brown sugar, Devonshire cream & chocolate sauce. It’s flambéed tableside by your waiter, and the preparation alone is worth the visit.

Strawberries Panzini, Nick's Fishmarket, Maui

End your day with Shave Ice. That’s what it’s called on Maui – shave, not shaved, and it’s found on just about every corner. Ask for ice cream at the bottom and condensed milk on the top for the true local experience. Some of the best shave ice on the island can be had at Local Boys Shave Ice.

Shave Ice, Maui

Note: I was a guest of the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau but they did not ask that I write a favourable review or stuff my face at every turn.

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38 comments - add one
  1. YUM! I really need to return Hawaii. My best friend just moved there, so I have an excuse! For some reason, I’m not sure I can picture you in Maui. You’re going to post some pics of you in a Hawaiian shirt, right?

  2. My mouth waters when I think of the pulled pork I had all over the Hawaiian Islands! Wow… I’ve come pretty close to booking a ticket back just for that.

  3. You might find this hard to believe, but I’ve never had shave ice! Now that I know you can get it with condensed milk on top and ice cream at the bottom, I’m ready to give it a try. Mai tais? Let’s just say I’ve had my share.

  4. What?? I never got a delicious breakfast like that on either of our flights to Maui. 🙂 That caesar salad on a stick looks delicious. My kind of meal.


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