Everything on Maui is more magical from the warmth in the air, to the vibrant life under the sea, and even the colors of the flowers around us. But, it doesn’t stop there. Maui’s food scene is just as magical as anything else. The flavors are like swimming along the coastline or experiencing the sunrise for the first time—full of feelings one’s never quite felt before coming to Maui.
Over 2,000 miles from the mainland, Maui farmers have learned to cultivate an immersive and ingenious community of organic and fresh farming right here on the island. With food so delicious and accessible it’s no wonder some of our favorite restaurants are using these locally resourced ingredients in their own craft cuisines.
Treating yourself to farm-fresh and organic dishes is like dining you have never done before. Food that is naturally curated and perfected to reflect the island around us is like something out of a magazine. Bursting with flavor, we’ve rounded up our favorite farm-to-table restaurants that are ready to bring the holiday flavors of Maui to you.
Along the treetop coastline of Kapalua, chef Peter Merriman of Merriman’s Maui uses over 90% of fresh and local ingredients sustainably sourced from around the island. Feel your taste buds dance as you taste his ahi-ginger poke with sea asparagus and Maui onions or Maui fennel and vine-ripened tomatoes. Lahaina’s Pacific’O restaurants brings you Maui grown beets with seaweed, puree, local Maui greens, banana-pineapple lumpia and banana ice-cream. Sip a delicious mixed cocktail made with Maui rums along their oceanside view and bask in the ambiance.
In the heart of Paia, you’ll find Mama’s Fish House who once listed the name of the fisherman and the location caught of every fish they had on their menu. Since they source only the freshest seafood, you’ll never catch the same things on their menu twice. Some days you’re treated to fresh onaga or reef-feeding opakapaka, another day’s catch may be ahi, or mahi mahi. For a more quick dining experience, the owners of Three's Bar and Grill bring Fork and Salad, a one stop shop for all your quickly accessible organic options like smoky papaya chicken sandwich, watermelon and feta salad, buddha bowl, or juices.
Experience the taste of local farmers who are rolling up their sleeves and delivering an authentic organic experience for the Maui community. Fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced straight from our own backyard gift yourself a night of one of the most immersive ways to experience the island and all of its abundance of local fruit and produce.
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