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Cheap Eats Maui – Part 3

This is Part 3 of my Cheap Eats Maui series.  Check out my other Cheap Eats Maui posts: Part 1, Part 2

Honokowai Okazuya & Deli

One of our favorite take-out places on Maui, Honokowai Okazuya serves ups delicious restaurant-quality plate lunches that can be easily eaten on the beach or on your lanai. I think it is slightly pricier than your regular plate lunch, but I think the quality of ingredients justifies the cost. Everything is prepared to order so it’s not sitting around on a steam table for long. Here are some of the delicious eats we’ve gotten there:

Teriyaki Steak plate

Mahi mahi with an outstanding lemon caper butter sauce. It is just out of this world.

Hamburger steak plate with a delicious rich brown gravy

Since the meals are prepared to order, it can take a while especially during prime lunch hours, so I’d call ahead for pick up. There is minimal seating on a small counter inside the restaurant and maybe 2 small tables outside.

Honokowai Okazuya and Deli, 3600D Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761


Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

Even in Maui, you cannot keep me away from pie. My favorite is the classic apple pie with a flaky crust but I do have a soft spot for anything labelled “coconut cream pie.” Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie shop has been on my list since it opened a few years ago, so I was really happy to try some of their offerings on our last trip. We went here one night right before they closed so we were happy to discover all their pies were 50% off! There was only a few mini-pies left, and the last coconut cream pie was there with my name on it. Perfect! We also tried some of their sandwiches which were made using their freshly made bread and locally-sourced ingredients. Even though a sandwich can be over 10 bucks,  I thought to include it in Cheap Eats because compared to a lot of other places on Maui, this can be a lovely meal with fresh ingredients that won’t break the bank, especially with 50% off pie 🙂

The outside of Leoda’s

The interior has bright modern plantation-style decor

Usually long lines during peak dining hours but was empty close to closing

The slim pickings because they were close to closing…they were 50% off though!

We ordered at the counter and then got a number for our order and sat down. We got to take our pies with us though!

My coconut cream pie (mini) and Steve’s key lime pie (regular size)

For our meals, I got the BLT, with thick-cut bacon, lovely tomatoes, and lettuce grown locally. I forgot to order avocado so went buy propecia online to australia back up to get some on the side and they basically gave it to me for free! GREAT service! The bread I chose was “hapa” which is a half whole wheat and half white blend. It was soft and delicous.

BLT on house-made “hapa” bread

Steve got a burger on a house-made bun. It was simple and tasty.

Good burger

The food was great and everyone was friendly. The pies were good! Very rich and buttery so the mini size was good for me. When we were leaving Lahaina we also stopped here before heading to the airport.  I got a sandwich and a scone to go. It was a yummy meal before our flight home!

Cheddar and chive scone

A yummy meal before the plane

A turkey avocado sandwich on hapa bread.

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, 820 Olowalu Village Rd Honoapi’ilani Hwy Lahaina, Hawaii 96761


Aloha Mixed Plate

Tucked away on one end of Lahaina Front Street, Aloha Mixed Plate is a Maui staple. Prices are cheap and the food comes with a view. What’s not to love?

Signage at Aloha Mixed Plate


We came here for breakfast and decided to split a loco moco and a fresh papaya with lime.

Papaya with Lime, and a tradional loco moco

I was surprised that the papaya was one of those red ones. I actually like the golden-flesh papayas that are grown locally. Not that I think this one wasn’t…it’s just that I’ve seen more of the golden ones than these strawberry ones in Hawaii! The food was tasty and cheap. It can get warm though sitting outside in the sun!

Aloha Mixed Plate – 1285 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761  (808)661-3322


Pizza Paradiso

Located in a strip mall in Honokowai, next to the Times Supermarket, Pizza Paradiso serves a tasty Margherita pie! I am skeptical of pizzas in general…outside of New York, that is. I am a true New York style pizza lover. So I was surprised that I really loved this pie. We’ve only had the Margherita here but we’ll try another flavor next time. I liked the crisp crust, fresh ingredients like tomatoes and basil, and I especially enjoyed the drizzle of balsamic reduction. It added a unique flavor!

Pizza Paradiso

Margherita pie with yummy toppings



This is Part 3 of my Cheap Eats Maui series.  Check out my other Cheap Eats Maui posts: Part 1, Part 2

I’m looking forward to trying even more on our next trip to the Valley Isle. Are there any other cheap eats  that I should try?

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