There are plenty of grab ’n’ go lunch options in Wailea and Kihei, so we’ve narrowed down the list of our favorite lunches that won’t break the bank.
But wait, there’s more. We’re here to help demystify some of the unusual words you might see on menus like furikake, laulau and lilikoi — and explain which meat is being served and why. And possibly most importantly of all, provide the fun facts on the origins of local dishes.
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Wailea and Kihei Lunch Map
Aloha Thai Fusion
This Thai restaurant offers an assortment of dishes, from pork sliders to pad Thai. Many plates offer you the choice of spice level. The menu features gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Open daily 10am to 9pm. alohathaifusion.com
Many customers say Fabiani’s Pizza Pasta Bakery is the best restaurant in Wailea for authentic Italian food. Be sure to try the highly recommended lasagna, thin crust pizza and garlic bread. Open Sunday through Thursday 2pm to 8pm and Friday and Saturday 2pm to 9pm. fabianis.com
Island Gourmet Markets
This market is the perfect place to grab a quick bite for a low price. Island Gourmet Markets carries a variety of lunch options, so all lunch cravings can be satisfied here. Customers love the New York steak, prime rib, poke bowls and sandwiches. Open daily 6am to 10pm. islandgourmethawaii.com
Pint & Cork
If you’ve had a full day on the water and need a late lunch, this is the spot. All the gastro pub menu basics are covered and then some. The pork adobo moco, lobster mac and cheese and garlic parmesan fries are worth the food coma that will lead to your late afternoon nap. Open Wednesday through Monday 12pm to 12am with happy hour from 12pm to 5pm. thepintandcork.com
South Maui Fish Company
Interested in daily caught fresh fish for a lower price? Make a stop for this food truck! Their fish tacos and poke bowls are fan favorites. This little truck serves only fresh caught fish and they do sell out. Open Monday through Saturday 11:30am to 2:30pm and Friday and Saturday 5pm to 8pm, but they recommend calling to check there’s still fish in stock as they sell out each day! Closed Sunday. southmauifishco.com