Maui Food

Hey Loves! F & J here!

One of our most viewed and liked post was our Kaui Food post, which you can check out here, so we knew we had to put together a Maui Food post this trip, more specifically the Kaanapali area! We aren’t the most adventurous eaters, but we made a promise to ourselves that we will branch out and try new foods while on vacation. This trip in particular we found ourselves trying, and loving, a bunch of new things!

This post contains things we loved, and few things we would pass on, but we wanted to provide an honest review of the places we ate.

LahainaLunaLahaina Luna Cafe- Taste ☆☆☆- Cost $$ –This place is cute, has a good location, and has good food. We wouldn’t go as far to say it’s crazy amazing and a can’t miss, but the food is tasty. We tried the Korean Beef Tacos and shared a platter of Garlic Fries. The fries were topped with furikake, a Japanese spice blend containing seaweed, and a delicious garlic sauce. The cost was on the lower end compared to other restaurants in the area. We would definitely go back.Hula GrillHula Grill Barefoot Bar- Taste ☆☆☆- Cost $$$- The Hula Grill is located in Whalers Village, so a perfect place to stop by for a quick bite while shopping. The food was very average, not the biggest selection, and very expensive. BUT the view of the ocean is absolutely gorgeous, and makes the mediocre food worth the cost! We were seated outside under umbrellas, with our toes in the sand facing the sparkling water. Truly tropical. We would go back for the view alone. Maui BrewingMaui Brewing Co- Taste ☆☆ – Cost $$$-  The Maui Brewing Co has an amazing atmosphere, and an unbelievable amount of brews made in the restaurant, on tap. We both regret not trying something different, because we really did not enjoy the burger. But we can say they have hands down the best french fries that we tried in all of Maui! If you are big beer or IPA fan, then definitely add this place to your itinerary.Ululani Shave IceUlulani’s Gourmet Hawaiian Shave Ice- Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ – Cost $ – Oh my goodness! This place was one of our favorite finds on the island. What is better than shave ice on a hot day in Hawaii, we are pretty sure nothing. There is a great array of flavors to choose from, ranging from just about any fruit to coffee and green tea. The ice is smooth, similar to eating snow, and you can even add ice cream to the bottom for an extra treat. This place is a must go for everyone!MonkeyPodMonkeyPod- Taste ☆☆☆☆☆– Cost $$$- This place is a MUST. Located in Whalers village, this restaurant was hands down our favorite place to eat the whole trip! The view of the ocean was a nice addition, but the mushroom and truffle oil pizza alone would have brought us back. Their fries paired nicely with Garlic Aioli and had us drooling for more. Even though it was a tad on the expensive side, we found ourselves going back for lunch a second time before leaving Maui! MonkeyPod is absolutely delicious, our mouths are watering just thinking about.Fruit TruckFruit Truck (on the side of road)- Taste ☆☆☆ Cost $$- We don’t know the name of this adorable fruit truck attached to a fruit stand on the side of the road, but we had to stop. Its located on the drive from the Kahului to Kaanapali. We got ourselves a sweet pineapple, and a smoothie which consisted of coconut water, coconut meat, and cane sugar. Super refreshing.Ono GelatoOno Gelato-Taste ☆☆☆☆☆ Cost $- Our favorite gelato place on the island, with adorable decor. Our favorite flavor was Sandy Beach, which is peanut butter, coconut, and graham crackers. They also have the most amazing coconut peanut butter which you can pick up as a gift, or for yourself! Gelato seemed like a staple in Maui so we highly suggest this place!

We also sadly don’t have pictures, but we highly suggest eating at Dukes Beach House for lunch! They are definitely pricier but they have the most delicious Korean Beef Tacos in all of Maui, and if you have a sweet tooth we highly suggest a slice of Hula Pie!

We hope that you eat your way through Maui, and find as many delicious places as we did! Comment below if you have a must go place that you know about in Maui!

Happy Eating!

Love,

F & J

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What to do in Kaanapali, Maui

Hey Loves! F & J here!

One of our favorite things to do before we go on vacation is to scour the web and find anything to do with where we are going to help us get excited and plan out what we want to do. We particularly like reading blog posts by other bloggers so we’ve decided to put out a list of our favorite things we did (our Kaanapali Food post is here).

Whale WatchingPeak whale watching season in Maui is January-March and is a definite must! We went with Pacific Whale Watching Foundation (website here). They were a good price, we had an amazing time on board and ” all profits support Pacific Whale Foundation’s research, education and conservation programs to save whales, dolphins and our oceans”. Which we feel is one of the most important things we can do. It’s very important to us that we were supporting a group that is all about protecting such amazing creatures and their habitats.

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Snorkeling is definitely something to put on your to-do list. Getting your own gear is financially more reasonable than booking a snorkel tour, and there are plenty of snorkel opportunities right in Kaanapali. We rented snorkels and masks from Snorkel Bob’s but there are many options to choose from. First we went to Black Rock. We went late morning, the beach was full, and though we did get to see fish and a couple of turtles it wasn’t the best time to go. We also went to Kapalua which was a short drive north. We woke up early, as that is the best time to see the turtles, and were in the water by 7. It was AMAZING! We had the whole beach to ourselves and were snorkeling with a turtle within minutes of getting in the water.

Old Front StreetWe spent a lot of time in Lahina on Old Front Street. This was one of our favorite things to do. The street is lined with shop after shop full of both unique finds to Maui and also plenty of your favorite brands. You can spend the whole day shopping, taking lunch and dinner breaks at all the different restaurants you can find intertwined with shops.

At the end of Old Front Street there is an outlet shopping center with all the big names and the best deals!

Whalers Village was just a short walk from where we were staying and it was another fun place to shop. It was filled with many different surf shops, which we loved. It was right on the beach and had a splash pad play area for kids. It has lots of places to rest and take everything all in. There is also a cafe section with different food options and coffee, that don’t break the bank! They are also home to the Honolulu Cookie Company which has THE WORLDS BEST PINEAPPLE SHORTBREAD COOKIES! We definitely mean the best and though it gets pricey when things start adding up they are worth it. We brought them home as gifts and everybody loved them.

BeachwalkWe also did a lot of walking on the path by the beach. You can walk on a clean and easy path right on the beach and it goes by all the major resorts in Kaanapali. Some days there were vendors selling on the side and we enjoyed walking around the other resorts. The beach is gorgeous the whole way down and we could see the whales breaching. It is worth the walk.

 

Kaanapali Beach and Kapalua were by far the best beaches we went to. They had much more sand, since the tide was so far in some beaches hardly had any. They were both kept clean and were a great place to just chill on the beach from sunrise to sunset.

We managed to do a lot of things while we were in Kaanapali and yet there is still so much more that we didn’t get a chance to do, we had to save that for next time!

Have you been before? What is your favorite thing to do? If you haven’t been what sounds best on our list?

Love,

F & J