When visiting Keanae, Maui, on the way to Hana, don’t forget to visit the famous Aunty Sandy’s. This ultra-popular must-stop destination for hot, fresh-baked banana bread, has been featured in several notable magazines and publications and even starred in a recent episode of The National Geographic Channel’s “Uncharted” television series, of course, featuring the world-renowned Gordon Ramsey.
The history of the modern-day Aunty Sandy’s goes back to 1983 when Aunty Sandy Hueu began to bake her famous banana bread in Keanae, Maui. Fast-forward to 2003 and her daughter Tammy joined the fun and helped to substantiate a truly authentic family-owned atmosphere that is now conveniently located on the Keanae peninsula.
Aunty Sandy’s famous Banana Bread is always served fresh and is the bread “you’ve been driving for.” Come for the delectable banana bread and stay for the other treats featured in Aunty Sandy’s kitchen as well as some friendly banter from a local who knows what it means to operate a family-owned business that caters to tourists and locals alike.
Walk up to the window and order your unique treat that you won’t find anywhere else in the Maui area. Then, situate yourself at one of the picnic tables under the nearby pavilion to enjoy your homemade treat. While this isn’t a restaurant that you go into and sit down and eat, but instead a somewhat roadside walk-up experience, it is a worthwhile stop if only for the treats and the unique experience. Many opt to stop in to see Aunty Sandy on their way to Hana, known as the Pride of Maui, as part of their day of fun in the area.
As a notable unexpected surprise, prompting many to write reviews for banana bread for the first time in their life, Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread is one stop that you should consider adding to your must-do list while visiting Maui. While the banana bread alone is worth a visit, there are also all sorts of other treats and offerings that can make a visit to Aunty’s more than worthwhile. Go by and experience what all the fuss is about and what merited a highlight on Gordon Ramsey’s show. After all, we all know how hard he is to impress, yet he was impressed with what was offered at Aunty Sandy’s! What could be a better endorsement than that?
When visiting Aunty Sandy’s, you can try the homemade banana bread, obviously, which is the featured selection. However, you can also try the following other items for sale in Aunty’s kitchen:
Here are some favorites you should try when you visit…
Banana Bread Mix
Take a little of the island paradise and unique experience back home with you to make your own version of Aunty Sandy’s banana bread. This mix makes four mini loaves, and you only have to add bananas and butter to complete the recipe.
Aunty Pearl’s Coconut Candy
Another featured favorite from Aunty Sandy’s kitchen is this scrumptious treat made with fresh Maui coconuts toasted with Maui raw sugar.
This is yet another treat you can choose from at Aunty Sandy’s. This is a chewy coconut baked on a shortbread cookie.
Lilikoi Butter by Lilikoi Bliss
This is passion fruit butter that contains passion fruit, eggs, butter, sugar, and citric acid. (Refrigerate after opening.)
All the above items are available for purchase in person or online. Shipping for all U.S. Destinations is a flat rate of $18.
–Guests recommend the delicious treats that were featured by none other than the famous Gorden Ramsey. In fact, its appearance on Ramsey’s TV series gained Aunty Sandy’s increased notoriety and put it on the map for many people as a must-see destination.