Top 10 Cheap Eats in Maui

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1. Foodland

Welcome to Foodland, the best place on Maui for affordable and delicious local food. 

Here, they want to make sure you get what you expect–great taste at a great value. That’s why they let you try their different flavors of poke before deciding what to buy. And their prices start at just $10-12 per pound . 

Not to mention, they also have an outstanding selection of fresh poke , plus ready-to eat meals like bento boxes, musubis and more. So come by today and see how much satisfaction they can give you without breaking your budget!


2. Komoda Store & Bakery

If a business has been around for decades or centuries, you can be sure they’re doing something right. This bakery is no exception–they’ve been serving delicious local-style baked goods since 1916. If you’re on the Road to Hana, make sure to stop by and try their treats (even if you’re not, it’s worth a visit just for the food)!

Now, if you’re thinking of visiting Komoda, make sure to go early! They tend to sell out fast. And if you’re looking for something new to try from Komoda, the guava malasadas are a great choice – with their soft inside and buttery outside crust, they’re hard to resist. Although most people flock there for their cream puffs, donuts on a stick, and long Johns.


3. Coconut’s Fish Cafe

At Coconut’s Fish Cafe, you can get an exquisite seafood meal without breaking the bank. 

Their endlessly inventive menu will tantalize your taste buds, and make sure to try their fish tacos! Packed with a whopping 17 different ingredients, these tacos are not to be missed. The coconut shrimp is another delectable dish you won’t want to miss. For a meal for two people, it’ll only cost around $30 total- definitely worth it for the amazing food and experience.


4. Kalei’s Lunch Box

Kalei’s Lunch Box is the perfect place to go for an authentic taste of Hawaii. All of their dishes are made fresh with locally sourced ingredients. 

If you want to go all out, order their signature combo plate: Da Big Kahuna. It includes Mochiko chicken, hamburger steak & Asian-crusted Mahi. Trust us when we say it’ll be worth every penny of the $20 price tag! But if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable , don’t worry—there are plenty of other great options on the menu ranging from $10-$15 . 

So next time you find yourself in Maui , make sure to stop by Kalei’s Lunch Box and enjoy a little piece of paradise.


5. Geste Shrimp Truck

Geste Shrimp Truck on Oahu’s North Shore isn’t simply good– it’s the best shrimp truck in Hawaii, and possibly even better than any other seafood restaurant. 

The food is exquisite, and the atmosphere oozes with aloha vibes, making it impossible to have a bad time. As soon as you get in line, you’re greeted by service with smiles and positivity make the experience that much more amazing. 

Ordering is straightforward too: just pick your favorite flavor! You can’t go wrong whether you choose Hawaiian Scampi , Hot & Spicy , Pineapple , or Lemon Pepper –you’ll end up satisfied no matter what.


6. Cheeseburger in Paradise

At Cheeseburger in Paradise, you’ll get the best of both worlds: gourmet burgers with a casual Aloha atmosphere. 

With only the finest ingredients for their burgers (a mix of ground beef chuck, rib eye and premium ground beef), you’re guaranteed a delicious meal no matter what burger you order. Be sure to try their signature Five Napkin Cheeseburger with Colby Jack cheese and mayo or go for something new like their tangy BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger. You won’t regret it! 

And lastly, they also provide wonderful Hawaiian-style service that will make your experience even more enjoyable.


7. Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop

Maui boasts many heavenly cheap eats, but one that definitely takes the cake (quite literally), is Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop. Maybe you’re in the mood for a savory dish or some lip-smacking dessert; regardless, this eatery will leave your tummy content. 

They have an array of pies to sandwiches–all delicious–but if we could only suggest one, it would be their famous haupia pie. It’s so good, you’ll still be thinking about it hours after devouring every last bite!


8. Tasty Crust Restaurant

Visitors and locals alike have been raving about the food at Tasty Crust Restaurant for over 50 years.

The pancakes are definitely a must-try, but their lunch and dinner menu items are just as filling and delicious. They also have great prices that fit any budget!. 

And if you’re looking for a quick bite, they open early so you can get in and out before the line gets too long. Next time you’re on Maui, be sure to check this place out!


9. Paia Fish Market

You don’t have to go to an upscale restaurant for a fantastic meal. For example, Paia Fish Market is a great choice that will leave you feeling satisfied. With three locations on Maui, this eatery has some of the freshest fish around. Most menu items are very reasonably priced too (under $16), so you can feast like royalty without going broke in the process.

Some examples of what’s available include shrimp and chips, fish tacos, burgers made with ahi tuna, and much more. There’s bound to be something everyone in your group will enjoy!


10. Thai Mee Up

Thai Mee Up, located near local Costco, is the perfect spot for delicious Thai food. The long trailer stands out and for good reason – all of their dishes are made with fresh ingredients and granted, they’re mouth-watering. 

You can order anything from Pad Thai Noodles to Green Curry Shrimp off of their menu; swing by with friends or family and there will be something everyone enjoys. Aside from that,  the staff are super friendly and efficient, so you won’t have to wait too long for your meal. 

Just a heads up – during dinner hours lines can get pretty lengthy; if that’s the case, consider placing an order over the phone ahead of time!




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