There are many different types of malls and big named brands to shop here on Maui. But what if you are looking for something different? Hiding behind the big brands, are some beautifully curated boutiques, coffee shops, and artists just waiting to be discovered! Each part of the island has adorable towns, all different in their own unique way. I am going to list my favorite 3 authentic streets to visit in Maui.
Front Street, Lahaina
Front Street, Lahaina is a very popular location for shopping, dining, and other activities. However, if you look beneath the most commonly sought out spots, you will find some hidden gems. Here are a few :
Farmer’s Market Lahaina at Jodo Mission
This adorable farmer’s market takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month between 4-7 PM. Located at Lahaina Jodo Mission (near Baby Beach). Here you will find delicious food, locally grown fruits and veggies, as well as local artists.
You can check their Facebook page for updates or changes on the schedule.
Goin Left Surf Shop
Looking for popular swimwear brands from Hawaii or around the globe? What about a surfboard shaped by a local shaper? Well this surf shop is as cute as a surf shop can get! There are many different local artists featured in here. You can find gifts to bring home to family and friends! Goin Left also has a wide variety of household items such as ceramics, planters, beauty products, incense, hand carved wood, and more! You may also find something for your adventures such as reef safe sunscreen!
Belle Surf Cafe
We should definitely be at the top of your to do list! With our delicious organic espresso, and healthy diet friendly menu, you will happy you found this spot. Belle Surf is a great cafe to grab a coffee, and enjoy the atmosphere. With many comfy chairs to sit on, this cozy, modern boho vibe will suck you in, and make you want to stay. Looking for gifts?! Our little shop has all sorts of things from bags of our custom coffee and Belle Surf retail, to local artists crafts!
Main Street, Wailuku
Wailuku is a small city located just West of Kahului, near Iao Valley. Main Street, Wailuku is the new happening zone. With cafes, bars and clothing stores, you will easily be able to spend a morning or afternoon in the area.
This preloved clothing boutique located in the heart of Wailuku is a must! Being on a small island, sometimes everyone will shop at the same places. That’s why thrift stores are so fun. Then you can score something that no one else has. Every time I visit here, I leave with way too many items! They will accept your clothes for consignment depending on the season and quality. The prices are fair, and you can find pretty much anything you need here!
SixtyTwo MarcKet features innovative, farm-fresh cuisine in a crisp, tasteful, farmhouse atmosphere. The cuisine is not limited to any type of cuisine. Chefs use a combination of cooking techniques and flavor profiles to bring the best of the season. The menu, which rotates seasonally (every 62 days), is frequently complemented by specials drawing inspiration from what’s in harvest at that moment the very same day.
SixtyTwo MarcKet goes beyond a kitchen; it is a market, featuring housemade items and local farmer products too. Chefs crafted a selection of spices, rubs, and sauces using locally-grown vegetables and herbs. The goal is to make the most of the local products, so everyone can enjoy the best of every preparation of the herbs and spices, whether they experience them in a dish, get them as gifts, or take them to savor at home.
Looking for a local spot to have a drink? We recommend Wai Bar in Wailuku! Open Monday-Saturday 4-11pm. Local artists and DJ’s come to perform here which brings a fun atmosphere! Check out their schedule on instagram to see more details.
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
Makawao is a historic town located in Upcountry, Maui. It is known for its plantation roots and thriving arts community. Almost all of the shops in Makawao are located on one street: Baldwin Avenue. A few shops are located on Makawao Avenue, which intersects with Baldwin Avenue. There are restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and more! All of the stores here have outstanding ratings. This is why Makawao had to be on the list of 3 authentic streets to visit in Maui
Driftwood is a lifestyle boutique in Makawao. They feature carefully curated merchandise for the distinguished buyer, encompassing all that a Maui lifestyle has to offer from the mountains, to the sea. They feature women’s clothing and accessories, all-natural beauty products, and home goods. This boutique is committed to sourcing original, high quality goods. Their goal is to create a unique style and offer a refreshing take on design and fashion. Not only do they have locally-designed and produced brands of Hawai’i, but also other finds from around the globe.
Komoda Store and Bakery
This bakery is known for its special bakery items : cream puffs, stick donuts, long Johns, and guava malasadas. Each one of these is amazing and delicious! Komoda also has amazing pies, cakes, cocoa puffs, butter rolls, breads, cookies, and more! This place is so popular, however, that they sell out of many items early in the day.
Open at 7 AM (it’s best to get there by 10 AM or earlier to have the best selection)
Closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
This is a Hawaiian style surf shop located in the heart of Makawao town. They specialize in modern muumuu and aloha wear designed in house along side locally made accessories and surf craft. Their goal is to greet customers with aloha and offer products that embody the spirit of our island surf culture.
Open Monday-Saturday 10-4
We hope you love these 3 authentic streets to visit in Maui as much as we do! There is so much that this beautiful little island has to offer, and sometimes you have to look deeper than what is on the typical agenda. These spots will be very fun to visit, especially if you are wanting to have a more unique experience.