Lip Service

A digest of island fare we think you'll relish.


Compiled by Conn Brattain

Jeff Johnson porcelain trays

Tray Chic

Maui artist Jeff Johnson’s high-fired porcelain trays are food safe, but so pretty you may prefer to display them as art. Honu(turtle) tray is 11.5” square, $100; fishbone platter is 21”x7”, $115. At Maui Crafts Guild, 69 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 808-579-9697,

Maui chef Bev Gannon book

Paging Chef Gannon!

Celebrity Chef Bev Gannon dishes up a second helping of family-style recipes from her iconic Upcountry restaurant. Get ‘em to go! Available at Hali‘imaile General Store, 900 Hali‘imaile Rd., Hali‘imaile, 808-572-2666; or online at
Ocean vodka

Distilled Waters Run Deep

Made on Maui, Ocean Vodka is the only spirit derived from organic sugarcane and deep-ocean mineral water. $42 (750ml) and $24 (375ml) at Whalers General Store in Pioneer Inn, 685 Wharf St., Lahaina, 808-661-8871,; and other locations where spirits are sold. Visit for details.

Pineapple Jam Scone Mix

Jammin’ on Scones

Maui Culinary Academy’s Mochaccino Scone Mix is made with Maui-grown coffee and chocolate. How could you possibly top that? With the school’s Roasted Pineapple Jam. $8 each at Maui Culinary Academy, Pa‘ina Building, UH Maui College, 310 Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului, 808-984-3690, and at other island locations.

Tiffany's salsa

Sassy, Slammin’, Suave or Smokin’

Tiffany’s Maui Salsa is made on Maui with fresh local ingredients, and comes in the four basic salsa groups, mild to smokin’ hot. Twelve-ounce tubs are $4 at Rodeo General Store, 3661 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, 808-572-1868, and other Maui locations.

maui dog treats

Doggone Yummy

Maui Dog Treats are fit for human consumption — but good luck getting Fido to share. Made on Maui by baker Heidi Cramer of Maui Sweet Cakes fame, they come in pumpkin peanut butter and wheat-free pumpkin. $7 at Biasa Rose, 104 Hana Hwy., Pa‘ia, 808-579-8602; Whole Foods, Maui Mall, 70 Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului, 808-872-3310; and

maui mai tai mixMai Tai Suggest?

Maui Preserved makes it easy to create the perfect mai tai. Kit includes sweet & spicy pineapple, pineapple cane syrup, and vanilla powder. (Great for making any cocktail pop!) Kit is $30, available online at Individual products sold at retail locations throughout the Islands.


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