Food in Hawaii is an experience which is reason enough to come over here. Few places, if any, can offer the wide variety of Pacific foods available here. Maui has attracted cooks from all over the "Rim of Fire" (that is a lot of countries!) and provides a huge choice of foods, which you may never have tried before, and prepared by chefs cooking their national dishes. Discover what it really tastes like, where they make it traditionally, when you enjoy food on Maui.
Honestly, there are so many places to introduce you to that my head swims trying to figure out where to start. You know I am going to break tradition and start with a food truck in Wailuku. If you are visiting Iao or the Wailuku area or even if you just got off the plane, it is well worth the trip up here to old Wailuku. Just come straight up here after getting off the plane, pickup some food (we call it "grinds" here for some reason), before the short drive up into Iao.
Before you even get to Hana Hwy you can cut off to the right avoiding sooo much traffic trying to navigate town heading south or east. It goes fairly quickly through beachside Kahului on up to Wailuku town. Keep heading straight on up on Main st. (Ka'ahumanu Ave mysteriously turns into Main St. after you leave Kahului and you may not notice that "Main" is the street you are on...) and turn north onto N. Market. Just a block down the road is the Iao theater on the right, across the street is a big old Banyan Tree, you'll see the truck under there.
This guide is directed at a specific group of tourist which is open to alternative experiences. Most will appreciate the unusual, and even out of the way, foods and menus which are only found on Maui. They want to discover your eatery, and sample the not-so-common, so list your restaurant here.
This guide is intended to provide a single source for Registered Alternative Lodgings on the island. You should list your business here if these are the customers you believe will want your service. This website's service to these same travelers, is to provide listings of activities which I believe they will enjoy and want to make time for. If you offer unusual activities that are properly insured and registered, then you probably offer a service which really should be listed here. Maui abounds with the big fishing, whale watches, submarines and endless BIG business group activities. The island also offers a near endless amount of other adventures which are, or at least should be, NOT included in tourist guides. So many island adventures really require an extra bit of island akamai to be done safely. That leaves another group of businesses doing their business legally in a county recognized manner. They have their adventure well scouted and worked out the kinks. Remember, when a family finally gets the phenomenal task together of getting the whole group in one place for a precious week or two, they really do not want waste their time doing the kind of exploratory "half-baked" adventure ideas that I usually get myself into, and hopefully they also don't want to waste the day getting sunburned in a swamp of tourists. Now's your chance, you can list your business here free, as we attract an unusual group who will probably just love your business.
The Free Listing:
First, it helps us, tourists and artists if you list yourselves here. It costs you nothing more than a minute to send me an email with some details. Simple details like artist or shop name, location and phone number if that is appropriate. Takes two minutes maximum really. So help us all... contact me here.
For Promotional Listings: I also need this website to make its builder something to offset costs. So I encourage you to take advantage of the free (and I don't have a service to write annoying newsletters and other advertisements) opportunity to get your business here. While I offer to list your business name, the address and the phone number or email address. I need to be paid to list both phone and email address, link to your website or include photos. I go into the details on the "get listed page" here. Please don't be shy, send us an idea for promoting your business. The site is designed to promote small island businesses which cater to travelers. We are also open to hearing your offer.