Maui for one week-looking for the mom and pops, food trucks and stands
Just read through the past six months of Maui posts. I didn't see this on here so apologies if it was!
I am in Maui for a week and looking for the small places with great, fresh local food. Bruddah's on the road to Hana would be an example. Places for coffee, fish, fruit and veg. But places that likely don't take a credit card and may or may not be open because it is a great day to go fishing.
Many thanks in advance.
The road to Hana is a 8 hour brutal ride of nothing but a market and a fruit stand once you get to Hana and that is if your lucky on the stand being open..
The seven sacred pools was so filled with tourist that you can't wait to get out of there.
I've been going to Maui since the 70's and I can recommend the Jawz food truck at Makena for shrimp tacos and other goodies after body surfing all day but the sweet Mom and Pop stands are imho, a thing of the past.
On the back end of the island, I like to hit up Tedeschi winery.
Sorry for sounding so bitter, but I so miss the old Maui.. : (
re: Beach Chick
On a side note, when we did that drive last, the local newspaper had an article, deriding the tourists holding up traffic on "the road to Hana." There were many locals, who did letters to the editors, regarding how horrible the tourists were. There was also some construction (very common every year). I read the article, plus all of the letters. We set out early, and the gauntlet had been thrown down. I set the road afire, and passed all the locals, plus all of the tourists. It took only 2:15 from the time that we left the airport property, until we were in Hana. The auto was smoking, but no one had to wait on this "tourist." Guess that years of racing my XKE in SCCA and Road Atlanta showed. If I had transported the XKE, I know that I'd have made the trip in 1:30!
Now, we DID go a bit slower on the trip back, and saw some of the sights (wife's insistence) but not one person ever saw my rear end for more than seconds. No letters to the editor, unless they were, "those tourists drive too fast on the road to Hana... "
Done, as intended, it is a lovely, albeit a an all day drive. Lot of beaches to see, and streams to explore.
Not a lot of food on the route, but much beauty.
re: Bill Hunt
Your an XKE guy...gotta love it!
It's SO fitting for you Bill and I would of love to conquered the road to Hana in an XKE vs. the 4 door rental car!
My first car was a 72 XKE..a 12 cylinder thing of beauty..
I knew if I kept it for too long, I'd be taking a dirt nap...how I love to go fast!