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Hawaiian Shave Ice and Places to Enjoy It on Oahu

Hawaiian Shave Ice and Places to Enjoy It on Oahu

Hawaiian shave ice (note: ‘shave’, not ‘shaved’) is a delicacy that is nostalgic to locals for its duo of artificial flavored syrups and brightly colored plastic flower cups.  It was brought to the islands by Japanese immigration workers in the 1900s. And was it the perfect match to Hawaiian warm weather! Today you can find anyone from old-timers to children crowding eagerly around store fronts to enjoy this delicacy. Soft and powdery hand shaped domes infused with colorful sections of flavor are…

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An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

An Ultimate Guide to Maui Luaus

Maui has two shorelines, where most tourists stay: West Shore and South Shore. All major Maui luaus are located along those shores.  There are 6 West Maui Luaus, and 3 South Maui Luaus. After reviewing the brief history of Hawaiian luau and its typical program, we provide the readers with all information they need to choose their first or next Maui luau. You can scroll down to the Master List of Maui Luaus. Contents Brief History of Hawaiian Luau Typical…

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Vegan Oahu: A Guide to Vegan Food Options in Honolulu and Beyond

Vegan Oahu: A Guide to Vegan Food Options in Honolulu and Beyond

One of the biggest reasons I ventured out to Oahu was for the exposure of vegan eats outside of where I’m from (I am a Vegas local). Why not venture out to the healthiest state in America? Here are the top vegan spots on Oahu to check out when you’ve got a hankering for a delicious and nutritious meal. Listed below are the restaurants that serve a full-vegan menu. At the bottom of this article you will find the Vegan Oahu…

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Buying Local Maui Produce for All Tastes and Needs

Buying Local Maui Produce for All Tastes and Needs

Maui is home to some of the most beautiful and flavorful produce in the world. With warm temperatures all year around and produce seasons that change very rapidly, one can always find something new and interesting to try. Many families vacation on Maui for extended periods of time or at least long enough to do a little grocery shopping. Here are some tips on where to buy some amazing Maui produce and products when visiting. First and foremost, Costco is definitely…

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Best Coffee in Maui – the Ultimate Guide for Coffee Lovers

Best Coffee in Maui – the Ultimate Guide for Coffee Lovers

For the coffee lovers out there Maui is a great place to find unique cafes that offer Hawaii grown coffee, health conscious food and beautiful island atmosphere. Whether you are seeking out the best coffee in Maui, in need of a relaxing space to work, looking for a quick “pick me up” or a community space to catch up with friends/family, there is a wide range of cafes to visit on all parts of the island. Although every place has…

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Maui Dining, Eat Like a Local

Maui Dining, Eat Like a Local

Dining in Maui can be an adventure as there is definitely a little bit of everything for everyone who is visiting. There are always great restaurants located near the hotels and resorts, but when venturing a little further away from those areas there are some pretty awesome more casual places with food that is familiar but remixed with ingredients, dishes and cooking styles inspired by locals and the cultures of their families.  In this article we explore some favorite “local…

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Wayne’s Sushi in Maui: Fresh Off the Boat

Wayne’s Sushi in Maui: Fresh Off the Boat

Update June 2018: We have heard that Wayne moved to Las Vegas. While we deeply regret that Wayne’s Sushi creations are not available on Maui for the time being, we hope that this article may inspire some entrepreneur to learn from Wayne’s success and to open a similar place. End of update. On a small island like Maui, it can be hard to find the lesser-known culinary treasures hidden within. After all, a lot of restaurants and local businesses outside of…

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