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The Best Authentic Taste of Maui: Food Tour with Pickup

Kahului, United States
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of Hawaii on this food-focused tour of Maui. With a guide in the lead, you'll skip the tourist spots and get to taste authentic Hawaiian food, stopping at seven locations to taste 17 dishes. You'll also sample some locally brewed beers and have plenty of time to ask questions about Hawaiian food, drink, and culture.
  • All food tastings included
  • Round-trip transportation means no need to rent a car
  • Headsets provided to hear the guide clearly
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary on Hawaii's culinary history
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Bottled water
Taste locally brewed beers
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by luxury air-conditioned Mercedes van
Napili, Honokowai and Kapalua pick-ups additional charge

Departure Point

1: Kahului, HI, USA
2: Lahaina, HI, USA
3: Kaanapali, HI 96761, USA
4: Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
5: Kihei, HI 96753, USA
6: Wailea, Wailea-Makena, HI 96753, USA
7: Kapalua, HI 96761, USA
8: Kaanapali, HI 96761, USA
9: Maalaea, HI, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
West side Maui major hotel pick-up & drop-off or Maalaea/Kahului Park and ride

For pick-ups in Napili and Kapalua additional charge of $20pp


  • Kahului
  • Lahaina

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Not recommended for child aged 11 and under
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Stardust Hawaii, LLC

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during The Best Authentic Taste of Maui: Food Tour with Pickup?
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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27 Reviews
2 stars
Reviews by Viator travelers
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A lot of food!!!
, Mar 2020
This tour takes you off the beaten path. It truly is what locals eat. If your weirded out by different types of food this may not be the tour for you. But if your open to different tastes and textures this is a good tour. And your will definitely not be hungry when it’s done. The tour guide has a lot of good info about Hawai’i. It was a good option for our first day after a long trip to get here.
A fun way to see and taste Maui
, Jan 2020
Great half day experience run by a guide who is not only a jack of all trades but an executive chef. He originated the tour based on business relationships with local merchants and they seem to treat him affectionately. Tasted everything from shaved ice and craft beer to sashimi and fish tacos (the fish was opakapaka, a local pink snapper). The guide is very talented and enterprising; this is the only food tour you’ll find on Maui and it only is available on Wednesday mornings because that’s the only free time the guide has during a seven day week. Caveats: not a lot of restroom stops, so if you have a bladder issue make sure you are good for at least an hour before you step into a van! Great activity!
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Dan L
, Jul 2019
This is a fairly recent tour for the island. Our driver Darrin picked us up at our hotel and we were off! We went to local cafes, markets, and out of the way spots to try food that you will not find on your own or as part of another tour. Be aware, these are not fancy places. Instead, these are places that locals like to go. At one stop, we ate fantastic and fresh fish that we got from an unassuming liquor store, and we ate it in the van! It was great! The food is served family style in all of the places, and we were stuffed by the time it was over. Darrin the guide was a great host, and he made sure our needs were all taken care of. This was a completely different tour than anything else we had done. Time well spent!
The best authentic Taste of Maui food tour
Yumiko N
, Jul 2019
I thought Maui foods, like Taro potato or food cook with leaves in the ground or more traditional foods but,ramen,supamusubi,shave ice??
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
We're sorry to hear you had different ideas about this tour. We believe we described this tour very thorough. Obviously, you're not aware that Hawaii is heavily influenced by Asian culture since Asians arrived in the mid-to-late 19th century and they're a huge part of Hawaii community until today. Of course, Hawaiian food and culture have been influenced by Asian immigrants as well. This tour is about "what and where locals eat" so we shared with you the local experience as is described.
Fun and Filling!
, Jan 2019
Our guide/driver for the tour, Darrin, was a local, born and raised on the island, who knew where the best non-tourist trap places are to get samples of the local food. He was punctual, high energy, friendly, told interesting stories. A couple of the stops were not even restaurants, but markets off the beaten path. We were served full meals to share for breakfast and lunch, and the subsequent stops we received tasting samples of lots of different foods. We have been to Maui three times now, and some of these foods we'd never encountered before. It is a great way to learn about island culture. And yes, bring an appetite - don't eat breakfast before you go. The only thing that I didn't appreciate was being told by the person who called to confirm us said if we weren't at our pick-up location by the designated time we would be left behind. This made me very anxious, as it's a lot of money and sometimes things happen that can't be helped. And it turned out, causing us to worry about being a few minutes late was not necessary. Our guide was certainly accommodating and flexible; called us that morning to see how we were doing on arriving at the pick up location, and scheduled his pick-up of the other guests accordingly.

Product code: 103992P2

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