Maui is the best island on earth. However, it is not so only because of its breath taking beauty. When you are in Maui, you’ll know that this paradise has a LOT more to offer than scenic marvels. In this case, it’s the unforgettable food and drink experiences.
Maui’s many organic, farm-to-table restaurants offer some of the best land and seafood you can have on the planet. Everything’s made with care and an undying “Aloha” spirit.
However if you are here for a short time, there are only so many places you can visit. In that case, the best option is to book yourself on an incredible food and drink tour.
In this article, we share some of the top-rated and most unique food and drink tours in Maui to ensure you have the best time. Check them out below and share away to make a plan today!
If you are looking to spend your day getting a taste of Hawaiian culture and history, you should head to the famous Ulupalakua Ranch.
Being Maui’s second largest cattle ranch, sprawling across 18,000 acres of land, Ulupalakua Ranch has a lot in store for the free spirited.
You can experience Maui’s only Winery, enjoy activities such as Horseback Riding and Sporting Clay Shooting.
Wish to experience true Hawaiian delicacies? You can shop around and visit the Ranch Store and Grill. Here’s some more handy information:
Store Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Daily
Grill Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Daily
Address: HI-37, Kula HI 96708
Phone: Ulupalakua Store: (808) 878-2561
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P.S. Did we mention that the route to Ulupalakua Ranch is absolutely heavenly!
“The Kula Marketplace is one of those sweet little Hawaii keepsake shops that are full of quality items, like island grown coffees and teas, honey, candies and island treats. The store is beautiful and everything inside looks carefully handpicked.” Yelp Review by Liza W.
Bringing you some of the most authentic experiences in town, Kula Market Place has a special place in the Mauian land. It stands out for two reasons:
- From homemade jellies to the finest chocolates, you’ll find everything here all ready for you.
- It’s located near one of the most scenic areas of Maui – the picturesque Mt. Haleakala.
Kula Marketplace features the culinary talents of some of the most celebrated artists in Maui and Hawaii. If those two aren’t good enough reasons for you to consider the Kula Market Place, consider this: when you are done with your food experience, you can shop for stunning home décor, nature inspired bath & body products, arts, and gifts.
Address: 15200 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, HI 96790
Phone: (808) 878-2135
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Whether you are a food connoisseur or not, Maui Chef’s Table is a highly-recommend spot where you can get a once-in-a-lifetime experience of some of the most incredible culinary experiences in the whole of Hawaii.
The best part? All culinary delights come with a backstory where chefs talk about what’s special about your course. Plus, they share some incredible tips and anecdotes that will make a perfect evening for you.
While the menus are not be published ahead of time, the Chefs use Maui’s finest ingredients and collaborate to craft a menu which is thoughtful and representative of the current goodness Maui has to offer.
Here’s some handy information: A prior reservation required with advance ticket purchase. The tickets cost $150/person and the event lasts for about 2.5 hours.
Phone: (808) 270-0333
Brewing is an art. And who’s better at it than Hawaii’s largest craft brewery? Enter The Maui Brewing Company!
Popular and being one of the best venues for Maui craft beer, The Maui Brewing company has a lot of surprises for you. Get on it with a great variety of beers and a guided, informative tour that is sure to impress! The Maui Brewing Company offers a 45-minute guided tour providing an up-close glimpse of the famous brewhouse, cellar and packaging line.
Address: Kihei Brewery Tasting Room 605 Lipoa Parkkway, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Hours: Daily tours are offered at 11:30 am and, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, and 3:15 pm
Cost: Public Tours are $15 per person and private tours for 1-16 people are $300.
These sweet golden fruits are a specialty on our little island – so sign up for this tour and see what a real pineapple field looks like!
The short and informative tour is about 1.5 hours and includes a walk-through of a working pineapple field as well as a packing and shipping facility. Plus, you’ll learn enough pineapple facts and history for all your future jeopardy needs.
Don’t worry, this isn’t a window shopping tour only. You’ll get to taste plenty of pineapple and even leave the tour with your very own! If your appetite isn’t quite quenched, you can sign up for the Pineapple Tour + Distillery Tour and add on a meal at the Haliimaile General Store Restaurant.
Current Pricing: $65 per adult / $55 per child *(does not include restaurant meal or distillery tour)
Here’s some more information:
Availability: Every day at 9:30 am and 11:45 am
For reservations: Call (808) 665-5491
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Address: Maui Pineapple Tours, LLC, 883 Haliimaile Rd, Makawao, HI 96768
P.S. Don’t forget to take your FREE pineapple that comes with every tour!
Get ready to lace up your walking shoes and loosen your belt. This guided tasting tour of Maui will include pit stops at three or four amazing restaurants. At each stop you’ll get to dig into a “signature tasting plate” featuring the restaurant’s best dishes.
Think of it as a multi-course meal with plenty of entertaining history and facts along the way, provided by your friendly “Gastro Guide.”
Lunch Tour: $129 per person (ages 12 years+) / $89 per child (3 – 11 years)
Dinner Tour: $179 per person (must be 21 or older)
Location: Lahaina Town
Call: (808) 359-8159
Your Maui wine tour itinerary is going to be pretty short. That’s because the island only has one winery, but don’t let that stop you!
MauiWine is a unique vineyard that offers signature fruit wines that you won’t taste anywhere else. It’s super authentic and offers the taste and smell you won’t see anywhere else.
Try its pineapple wines! If you want something a little more standard, the winery also offers plenty of familiar types, including Syrah, Malbec, and Rosé.
Nestled right into the slopes of Haleakala, MauiWine offers dramatic backdrops and serious history to your tasting experience. (Its facility was originally built to host the island’s King Kalakaua!)
Here are more details:
Hours: 9 am–5 pm Monday-Friday
Call: (808) 878-1266