Where to Find the Best Lunch on Maui

Maui offers a diverse range of options for every meal, and lunch is no exception. Whether you are looking for a quick and healthy bite, a picnic to take to the beach or on the road, or you want a more luxurious, seated dining experience, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you go out to lunch on Maui.

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Choice Health Bar

It’s hard to imagine a place with more superfoods under one roof. Known for their delicious smoothies and vibrant acai bowls with all the toppings (we love the Green Buzz), Choice Health Bar makes it impossible to make the wrong choice. Grab a Thai Salad Shaker, or if you want something more substantial, dive into a flavor-packed burrito bowl. They have three locations on Maui so you can find one right where you are. choicehealthbar.com

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Fork and Salad

Try one of their chef inspired salads, sandwiches, or grain bowls, or build your own from a delicious variety of choices. The smoky papaya chicken sandwich is a favorite, and it can be made as a wrap if you’re looking for less dough. There are two locations on Maui, so if you’re ordering online, make sure you’ve got the right one. forkandsaladmaui.com

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Moku Roots

Whether you are vegan curious or a committed veg-head, you’ll be delighted and surprised by the innovative ways this maui hot-spot creates flavorful dishes that make you feel good. They are also leaders in the community for their zero waste initiatives (if you get your food to-go, it will be wrapped in a ti leaf tied with banana-fiber twine!) mokuroots.com

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Kuau Store

Hands down the best place to stop and fill up your cooler for the drive to Hana or a day at one of the spectacular north shore beaches. Their deli case is full of ready made sandwiches and salads, they mix up a mean smoothie, and they have a vast array of beverages to quench your thirst. Bonus photo op: grab a snap in front of the surfboard fence adjacent to the parking stalls. thekuaustore.com

Pita Paradise

Pita Paradise

This truly is a paradise for pita lovers. Salads arrive with fresh pita, or you can go for a pita sandwich stuffed with your choice of meats or falafel. The tzatziki is the perfect cooling topper for whatever you decide to have. Patio and air-conditioned options are available. pitaparadisehawaii.com

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Paia Fish Market

This is the original location of the popular fish eatery that now has three locations on Maui and two on Oahu. They serve healthy portions of your choice of fish. Try yours in a sandwich “cajun-style”, or opt for the fish taco. They make their flavorful slaw and magic sauce in house, so you can take a little taste of the Fish Market home with you. Indoor seating available in Paia. paiafishmarket.com

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Cafe O’Lei at the Mill House

Housed in a restored sugar mill on the grounds of the Maui Tropical Plantation, Cafe O’Lei is a gorgeous setting for a relaxed lunch. Try the pork belly bao or hamachi kama for a flavorful taste of local fare. You can wander around the grounds before or after you eat and get a sense of how plantations operated in their heyday. cafeoleirestaurants.com

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Tin Roof

Run by Hilo born turned top chef contestant Chef Sheldon Simeon and his wife Janice and built around the soothing, calm and comforting feelings evoked by rain falling on a tin roof. The mochiko chicken kau kau tin is a perennial favorite, and you can’t go wrong with the chef special. Order online and you can walk in and grab your paper bag off the counter. There is very limited in-house seating. tinroofmaui.square.site

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