Tips for Finding the Best Food on Maui

Published on:
June 10, 2022

From fine dining to take-out and everything in between, there’s something for everyone in paradise. And while there are some COVID-19 restrictions in place to keep everyone safe and healthy, restaurants are open for outdoor dining as well as limited capacity indoor seating. Maui might be for lovers, but it’s definitely for foodies too! Read on for markets, food trucks, and iconic restaurants that will fuel your island adventures!

Get It To Go

Some of our guests’ favorite cafes are right across the street! Once the birds start chirping it’s time to follow your nose to the Cinnamon Roll Place for the perfect pairing with your coffee. After a morning snorkel you’ll be ready for lunch, so hit up Coconut’s Fish Cafe and find a shady spot under the palms with a couple cold ones. And once you’ve worked up your appetite lounging around the pool, order up a hearty meal with easy curbside pickup at Cafe O’Lei. You’ll be back in time to watch the sun go down!

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Visit the Food Trucks

From Acai to Ahi, you’ll find it on a food truck! If you haven’t experienced the food truck culture, Maui is a great place to start. You’ll soon see why some visitors to the island head to their favorite trucks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Known for sourcing fresh, local ingredients and running family style eateries, these open-air spots are a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Read up on 11 of the most popular food trucks, and if you really get hooked, check out the Ultimate Maui Food Truck Guide.

Photo courtesy @vidadsmaui
Photo courtesy @vidadsmaui

Reserve Your Table

With indoor seating available, you won’t miss out on experiencing classic island dining at one of Maui’s famous restaurants. Mama Fish House is a must if you’ve never been, but that’s just the start of a long list of excellent dining choices. Check out the 33 top restaurants and start making those reservations!

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Dine In at Hale Pau Hana

When people see pictures of our guests' delicious meals we often get the question, “Do you have room service?” Our HPH ‘ohana sure know how to cook, and with oceanside grills, fully equipped kitchens, and private dining on the lanai we know that many of them prefer to dine in during their stay. We can’t say we blame them — it’s hard to beat breakfast on the beach or dinner at sunset! Need supplies? Hawaiian Moons Natural Foods is right across the street, and you’ll find more fresh produce at these local food markets.

Whether you’re ready for a cozy night in or sharing a table with friends, you’ll find it all at Hale Pau Hana. Get the latest on our COVID-19 protocols here and we’ll see you at the grill — Aloha!

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