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:
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
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 🙂
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!
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.
Steve got a burger on a house-made bun. It was simple and tasty.
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!
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, 820 Olowalu Village Rd Honoapi’ilani Hwy Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
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?
We came here for breakfast and decided to split a loco moco and a fresh papaya with lime.
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
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 – 3350 LOWER HONOAPI‘ILANI ROAD, WEST MAUI
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?