Thanksgiving is just around the corner and what better way to spend the holiday than to go to Maui?! A good thing about Maui is that there are so many amazing foods to choose from for that Thanksgiving feast! Here are 5 meals you won’t want to miss in Maui and that are sure to make you feel extra thankful!
Dry Mein - Sam Sato’s Noodles and Plate Lunches
If you are a fan of chow mein, get ready to try some dry mein! The two noodle dishes are very similar -- dry noodles, pork, bean sprouts, green onions, etc. But the best dry mein is actually at Sam Sato’s. This dish won’t taste the same anywhere else because Sam Sato’s uses their famous seasoning that makes dry mein their most popular item on the menu!
Donuts - T. Komoda Store & Bakery Inc
This might sound pretty ordinary to get when you’re in Maui, but trust us when we say Hawaiian donuts are completely different. These perfect confectionary delights are deep-fried and coated with granulated sugar. It’s something so simple, and yet so delicious! And if you want the best of the best, go to the Komoda Store & Bakery. They have the best donuts and other Hawaiian baked goods you are going to want to try. Make sure to get there early because they sell out fast!
Shrimp - Geste Shrimp Truck
When you’re on an island you gotta expect to eat some seafood. And of course, you are going to get nothing less than the best. In Hawaii, shrimp is kind of like the wings of the island -- there are so many flavors, it can get a bit messy and you’re gonna want to eat a lot! Geste Shrimp Truck will provide you with the most succulent shrimp is a variety of flavors. Their shrimp plates include Hawaiian Scampi, Hot & Spicy, Spicy Pineapple or Lemon pepper all served over cabbage! You also get a good helping of rice on the side for the ultimate Maui meal.
Poi - Poi By The Pound
You can’t go to Maui and not try poi. Poi is a staple in Hawaii, made from a Taro plant that gives it its purple hue. The gooey texture is something to get used to, but it is a traditional dish that you can’t pass up. To get an authentic poi experience, visit Poi By The Pound, where they serve a medley of Hawaiian-style food for you to eat with your poi!
Shave Ice - Tobi’s Shave Ice
Did you even go to Maui if you didn’t have shave ice?! Whether you are 5 or 50, shave ice will never disappoint. Who knew that a ball of ice could taste so delicious?! We’ll tell you -- Tobi’s Shave Ice. Be able to choose from an array of flavors, and if you are feeling crazy, ask for them to add condensed milk. This is definitely the cherry on top of a Maui Thanksgiving feast.