We love the food in Hawaii. Everything tastes so fresh that even when you’re eating something unhealthy, you still don’t feel quite as bad about it. When you add in the state’s proclivity towards making fabulous Mai Tais, and I’m sold. While there’s a lot of great restaurants in Maui, there’s also a lot of tourist traps that aren’t worth your time. We ate our way around the island so you won’t have to, and today we’re sharing the places you can’t miss.

-Monkeypod

I’m a sucker for a good deal, and Monkeypod has happy hour twice a day where you can get $10 pizzas, half price appetizers, and majorly discounted cocktails. The food is delicious and the ocean views are beautiful.

-Coconuts Fish Cafe

I was a little apprehensive about Coconuts because I’m not a huge fan of chain restaurants, but the fish tacos here were out of this world and affordable.

-The Mill House

This is another place to come for happy hour if you’re looking for a great deal, and an unmatched view.

-Mamas Fish House

There’s a reason that this is the restaurant everyone tells you to go to when you go to Maui. It’s incredibly pricey, but a great experience and a must-do for a special occasion or anniversary.

-808 Grindz

This is the best breakfast food I’ve ever had in my life. Try getting there when they open, because the line gets long, fast.

-Ulanis Shaved Ice

If you’re looking for good shaved ice in Maui, this should be your go-to spot.

-The Tin Roof

Most flights to the island arrive around lunch time, so this quick food stop by the airport should be your go-to.

-South Maui Fish Company

This food truck didn’t just have the best poke we had on Maui, but the best poke we’ve had in our lives.