Locals Know Where to Eat on Maui!

Maui offers so many culinary adventures that the choices are almost too much to digest. Never fear — you’ve got a local guide in your corner, with answers to the question, “Where should I eat today?” (Our advice: Try them all!)

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market Fresh bistro
Market Fresh Bistro’s tomato salad has Kula herb goat cheese fritters, kalamata olives and Evonuk Farms parsley vinaigrette.

Market Fresh Bistro

Eight years ago, brother and sister Justin Pardo and Olivia Coletti happened upon a location in Makawao and decided to open a bistro. Local patrons have made it a regular destination ever since. Justin, a former Grand Wailea chef, has a credo for food sustainability, setting an example for others in the industry. The bistro’s menu is founded on fresh, organically raised produce from local farms — including Pardo and Coletti’s own land.

One of my favorite dishes is Justin’s crispy, golden goat cheese croquettes on a bed of Kealoha Farms tomatoes, drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction. Rave reviews also for kabocha ginger soup — and their most popular dish, an Upcountry greens salad with fresh fish du jour, will more than satisfy pescetarians. Justin offer a prix fixe farm-to-table dinner on Thursdays, and this is one you won’t want to miss. You’ll need a reservation, as seating is limited. A nice selection of beer and wine complements lunches; the weekly seven-course dinner has a separate paired wine menu, if you choose.

3620 Baldwin Ave., Makawao | 808-572-4877 | MarketFreshBistro.com

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