Top 10 Local Snacks To Take To The Beach

Posted by Island Sotheby's International Realty on Friday, June 12th, 2020 at 3:31pm

The weather is warming up, the air is a little crisper, you're itching to be outside more than usual, and summer is beginning to get in full swing. One of the most important steps to taking on any summer day is making sure you brought delicious food to share with family and friends. Whether you’re packing up for a beach day, a beautiful hike, a day at the park, or going over to aunty’s house, we want to make sure you have everything you need to keep your tummies full. 


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  1. Li Hing Mui ANYTHING...and we mean anything. Our mouth is watering just thinking about the delicious plum powder we grew up with. Try it with pineapple, mango, sour belts, gummy bears, watermelon, mochi crunch, li hing seeds, etc. 


  1. Spam Musubi. It’s not a beach day unless you are stopping at Minit Stop or 7-Eleven for a delicious shoyu flavored spam musubi. I mean only in Hawai’i can you get quality food at a gas station for everyone. 


  1. Poke Bowls. For a hearty start to your day stop by Safeway, Tamuras, Takamiyas, or Foodland and get your hands on this delicious local delicacy of raw seafood, rice, furikake, and toppings. Try local favorites like spicy, ahi, tuna, or shoyu. 


  1. Cone Sushi. For those who don’t like seafood but still enjoy some delicious sushi rice inside a sleeve of tofu, cone sushi is the best quick pick up for a day around the island. You can find this at Miyako or any Mini Stop. 


  1. Hurricane Popcorn. Not just for Saturday movie trips, this local favorite of popcorn, mochi crunch, and furikake is a great local snack to share with the whole family. You can pick it up at any local grocery store or even make it at home with the 3 simple ingredients! 


  1. Banana Bread. We can’t go wrong with a cold iced coffee and Four Sister’s Bakery Banana Bread. You’ve never had banana bread so moist, rich in flavor, and fresh from the oven. 


  1. Manapua. Welcome to Hawai’i, where we have the “Hawaiian Burger” aka Manapua. Mouthwatering gigantic barbecue pork buns made fresh daily from local bakeries like Home Maid Bakery, Four Sisters, or Manapua Creations. 


  1. Acai Bowl. Nothing says island snack like a bowl of delicious fresh fruit mixed with local honey, granola, and some coconut. Maui is far from running low on outstanding acai bowl stops. Depending on where you are headed on the island some of our favorites are Paia Bowls, Choice Health Bar, Mo Ono, or Farmacy Health Bar. 


  1. POG. You know it, you love it. No day (or meal) is complete without washing it down with a cold glass of POG (Passion, Orange, Guava). Take a sip and you can basically feel the fresh island wind brushing across your face from a beautiful day. 


  1. Komoda doughnuts. For the sweet treat of the day, treat yourselves to Maui’s own Komoda Donuts in Makawao. The sweet reputation of their infamous stick donuts is known far and wide throughout the Hawaiian Islands. You can also try their delicious guava malasadas, cream puffs, and butter rolls. 


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