COMING SOON….

…….the mauiwindcam guide to Maui activities and attractions.
Some of our personal favorites. Some new. Some old. All fun!
Meanwhile check out our North Shore shopping and dining guide.

PRODUCE MARKETS:

Swap Meet @ Maui Community College. Vegetables & flowers, Gifts & Crafts. Sat.7-12. map

Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center. Tues., Wed. and Fri. from 7 am to 4 pm map

Wailuku Farmers Market. Monday, Tues., Thurs. and Fri. from 6 am to 6 pm map

Kula Market. Sat. from 6 am to 11am. If you’re an early bird, or if you’ve gone to Haleakala for sunrise on a Saturday, be sure to go to the Kula Market located behind Longs Supermarket in Kula. It’s hands down our favorite Saturday morning haunt. Not only do you get wonderful local fruit and vegetables (plus a limited selection of eggs, fish & local wild caught venison if you’re lucky and early). There is a great breakfast to be had right next to the coffee stand, yummy baked goods and many other tasty food vendors. You can also find wonderful local honey and some fine and fun artisan crafts. This is not the normal ’tourist market’ – it’s small and great fun – go check it out! The published times are 7am to 11am but we’ve been there at 6:30am and it’s been busy! map

GROCERIES ETC:

Mana Foods Paia. Excellent small, organic & whole-foods & produce market. Everything you need apart from alcohol. Our favorite grocery store. map

Safeway Kahului. Grocery chain. Bit pricey. map

Whole Foods Kahului. High end (and price) grocery chain. Large food court and outside dining area. Local produce and huge selection. map

Costco Kahului. Grocery, bulk. Beach and vacation items. Clothing and books. map

VIP / Cash ‘N Carry Kahului. Grocery, good for local vegetables, not a huge selection but good prices. map

Tamura’s Fine Wine and Liquor. Hawaii is known for Poke (marinated ‘mostly’ raw fish) – if you like sushi – you should like this and one of the best places to try it is Tamura’s in Kahului. Another good reason to go there is their huge wine, beer and everything else alcoholic (!) selection, the best on the island. At the Poke bar, they will let you taste to see which you like, as will most Poke bars – be adventurous! We like the Ika (marinated squid) and the Spicy King Crab! map

CLOTHING:

Ross Dress For Less (next to Safeway in Kahului) for some amazing deals…If you want an Aloha Shirt or dress, check out ! map

Savers a thrift store – but can get vintage Aloha shirts & dresses map

Enchantress Boutique Romantic boutique located in The Shops of Wailea. Carrying Victorian clothing, gifts, and other fine women’s apparel….anything from a Bridal Gown to a jeweled thong! map

DINING:

There are a wealth of restaurants on Maui’s North Shore. Here are some of our favorites……

PAIA:

Paia Fish Market One of the best values on Maui. Super fresh fish burgers and crispy fish and chips, chowders, salads and plate specials. Gets very crowded. map

Milagros Great Margaritas! Mainly Mexican style fish dishes. We like to sample their starters… Outside dining. map

Café des Amis Great breakfast and savory crepes, limited but good salads. Outside dining. map

Mama’s Fish House Kuau. Probably Maui’s most famous restaurant. Gorgeous setting, expensive. The perfect place for that very special occasion. We like to just sample their starters at sunset while sitting at their bar. map

Paia Bay Coffee One of our favorite ways to start the day in Paia! Cute outside seating, hidden behind the bikini store! Coffee, breakfast and lunch – plus a very cool vibe map

Charley’s Famous as Willy Nelson’s hang out. Popular breakfast spot. Recently changed hands. map

WAILUKU:

Tasty Crust Definitely LOCAL dining, THE place for a hearty breakfast and the best pancakes on the island. Huge local and oriental menu. Cheap! map

Saigon Café One of our favorite restaurants on the island. Wonderful Vietnamese food & fun waiters! There’s a menu in the desk drawer for this place!, so you can check out the dishes, the prices will be out of date! map

KAHULUI:

Casanova Bistro Open for Lunch & Dinner. We like their ’tapas’ style menu which varies daily – if it’s available, try their gnocchi with a Roquefort sauce (naughty!). Their Belgian chef also makes killer desserts (try them all!). They have a small but nice bar and have an inventive cocktail menu – for a little spice try the Hoʻokipa fire cocktail with basil & Hawaiian chili pepper! map

Da Kitchen True LOCAL dining, lunch & dinner only, HUGE portions. Try the Loco Moco or the Teriyaki dishes. Good burgers and specials every day. Ono grinds! map

Maui Coffee Roasters Serves the best coffee on the North Shore. Fresh baked goods. OK sandwiches. Avoid the egg breakfasts as they are microwaved! map

Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Café A surprise Bavarian treat, simple excellent foods & sandwiches. Cute garden to dine in. map

Marco’s Grill & Deli Italian diner style, breakfast, lunch & dinner. We like their breakfast omelets, eggs benedict and New York steak & eggs. Great sandwiches and of course, lots of pasta! map

Ruby’s Diner (Queen Kahumanu Center) Chain family restaurant, but huge portions and good quality. Burgers are really good especially with one of their naughty shakes! Cool aviation decor. map

Ramen Ya (Queen Kahumanu Center) Authentic Japanese noodle house. Good value. Great Gyoza! map

Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar Casual place offering a variety of Korean, Chinese and Japanese food as well as a sushi bar. They have a 50% off sushi deal every night after 9.00pm. OPEN LATE! map

Maui Market Place: Kau Kau Food Court – next to Sports Authority & Lowes map

Ba-Le Vietnamese, cheap excellent hot dishes & sandwiches and some amazing soups.

L&L Drive In Chinese, cheap food court style Chinese, but fast & convenient. Love the spare ribs!

Fernando’s Mexican, cheap food court style Mexican, quite good.

UP COUNTRY:

Nuka Japanese Our favorite sushi bar on the island – sit at the bar. We love the ’Nuka’ roll and we always order their fried crispy yamagobo. Tell Hiro that Ray sent you! map

Baked on Maui Pauwela Cannery. Our favorite breakfast place. Fresh baked goods, pastries, breakfast & lunch. We like their egg breakfasts and Eggs Benedict on a Sunday. Really nice place to sit outside and hang with the locals. Some interesting stores in the Cannery too. map

Makawao Steak house Old style (in a good way) all around, including decor and service. Really good local beef and try their French Onion Soup! Their Lilikoi (passion fruit) cheesecake it quite decadent!!!! map

Colleen’s Haiku Cannery is great for breakfast, lunch and diner. Super burgers, salads and steaks. We love the french fries and beet salad. Also fresh fish and other tasty dishes. Really nice atmosphere. map

Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli Makawao Town.Very good Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Comprehensive menu with fresh fish, steaks and pasta dishes. Sinful desserts too! One of the best fine restaurants on the North Shore. map

Kula Bistro A misleading name for a big diner up in Kula. Huge plates of simple local food of really good quality. Family style! Leave room for dessert! They do a Keiki (children’s) menu for 12 and under. map

OTHER SHORES:

Matteo’s Osteria Hidden! So use the map link to find this place on the Kihei/Wailea border. Worth checking out. Wonderful freshly made pasta, some of the best pizza (we drooled over the Bianca pizza, with white sauce, brie cheese, ham, garlic and artichoke hearts). They have a wine bar and an extensive wine selection (largest per glass selection on Maui) and their servers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic with their advice. Inside and outside dining, great deal on their 2 course special lunch menu for about $21 for salad or soup, pasta or pizza and a glass of wine. map

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Kihei and Lahaina) is a really good Sushi restaurant. Huge menu with lots of unusual rolls and fish dishes with an island touch. Very big and can get noisy especially on Karaoke nights (after 9.00pm). But a must visit for any sushi fan. map

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