At the Flatbread Company, they go all out in transforming fresh, local ingredients into amazingly delicious flatbread pizzas. They bake all their pies front and center in their huge wood-fired oven, so you can watch the action in real-time. Since everything is made to order, you’ll have a bit of a wait before you can dig in, but the excellent vibes and friendly service help the time pass quickly.
Upon arriving at this popular Paia eatery, you’ll likely have to wait for a table to open up because it’s just that popular. A 10- to 25-minute wait is the norm, although you might end up having to kick around for up to an hour during the lunch and dinner rush. To pass the time faster, chill on the benches out front and observe all the action happening along the Hana Highway.
After getting a table, you can start your meal with a refreshing beverage of your choice. They have many specialty cocktails on the menu, including mojitos and mai tais, plus beer by the bottle. If you prefer to keep it alcohol free, don’t hesitate to go with their incredibly tasty Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. They make every batch by squeezing the fresh lemons by hand, and then mixing their juice with purified water and maple syrup.
As you sip on your selections, you’re welcome to take your time browsing the menu. If you’re ravenous, start with a salad, which are all made with local greens and a whole lot of love. Then, put in your flatbread pizza order and get ready for the magic to happen. The team makes every pizza at the front counter, and then puts them in the wood-fired oven while you watch. Once they’re piping hot and golden brown around the edges, the pizzas land on your table for your pure enjoyment.
Come by for a taste of the:
Pai’ia No Boundaries Salad
Chockfull of veggie goodness from several local farms, the Pa’ia No Boundaries Salad promises to whet your appetite and prepare you for the main course. They create this salad by combining organic sweet leaf lettuce, mesclun, and kale. Then, they add organic green papaya, carrots, and cucumbers before drizzling on their homemade Maui pineapple vinaigrette and toasted sesame seeds. Want even more deliciousness? Add whatever veggies, cheese, or meat you want.
The Paia Vegan is a true meatless marvel, bringing on bold, rich flavors using veggies alone. This flatbread pie starts with a layer of organic tomato sauce. To that, they pile on the caramelized onions, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes. Homemade garlic oil and organic herbs go on next before the whole lot slides into the wood-fired oven until perfectly done.
Mopsy’s Kalua Pork Pie
A fan favorite, for sure, Mopsy’s Kalua Pork Pie features all the best island flavors. To create this flatbread pizza, they prepare free-range pork shoulder in a slow cooker. Then, they put it on top of the flatbread dough along with organic red onions, pineapple, goat cheese, whole milk mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and garlic oil. Their organic herb mix and homemade mango BBQ sauce go on top last to bring it all together.
Although you might want to fill up on all the wood-fired flatbread pizza you can get, definitely save room for dessert. They have many incredible options available at all times, such as their locally sourced Lilikoi Cheesecake, Vegan Chocolate Torte, and Little Beach Bakery Brownie Sundae. When serving up the torte and brownie, they first warm it in their wood-fired oven. Then, they roll it out with a scoop of Roselani Ice Cream and homemade whipped cream infused with maple syrup.
-Want to skip straight to grubbing on tasty pizza and more? Submit your order online through their website before leaving your hotel. By the time you arrive, they’ll have it ready to go.
-Need gluten-free fare? Just ask them to upgrade your crust to gluten-free when you order. For dessert, go with the Lilikoi Cheesecake.
-If you want to skip the meat, select the Paia Vegan flatbread pizza plus their plain chocolate torte.