Freshies Maui

Freshies Maui – Serving Up Nourishing Cuisine with a Smile in Makawao
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want healthy yet delicious fare on the double, Freshies Maui is the place to go in Makawao. Fresh, local ingredients guide all they do, ensuring you get vegan, gluten-free, and traditional fare to order. Their aloha spirit shines brightly, too, so you’ll definitely feel right at home in an instant.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Whenever hunger strikes on your Upcountry Maui adventures, you can count on Freshies Maui to serve up what you’re craving. A true Makawao favorite, this eatery proudly serves as an omnivore’s paradise, offering everything from vegan fare to meaty goodness. Need to keep things gluten-free? They’re happy to do that, too. In fact, they’re always willing to go all out to ensure you have the absolute best dining experience.

The Freshies team kicks open the doors bright and early each day to nourish the community with hearty breakfast fare. On weekdays, the breakfast favorites keep coming out of the kitchen until 11:15am on the dot. Sundays keep the deliciousness coming until noon. During that time, you can get all the top brekkie dishes, including Fried Egg Sandos, Omelets, and Housemade Biscuits & Gravy.

When you need to fuel up for hiking and other outdoor adventures, keep breakfast light with their ‘Easy on the Trail’ selections. In that section, you’ll find French Toast and Tofu Scrambles designed to fill you up without weighing you down. Then, you can ask for their Granola and Fresh Fruit Parfaits for the road, so you have a little bit extra to enjoy on your travels.  

If you come by after 11:30 am, lunch is on. Burgers, sandwiches, and their world-famous tacos all await the chance to delight your tastebuds from the first bite through to the very last. As if it wasn’t hard enough to choose between all their options, they also have plate lunches, housemade soups, salads, and local faves, like Freshies Coconut Red Curry Bowl.

When you simply cannot decide between all their fan favorites, just split the difference and order for the table. Their team happily lets you split up meals, so you can all get a bite of their top menu items. They’ll bring out all the items you order simultaneously and then provide plates for divvying it up. If you’d like to try something else during your visit, just let your server know, and they’ll bring that out, too.

Must try items on their menu:

Huevos Rancheros

With its perfect balance of spicy and savory flavors, the Huevos Rancheros is a beloved house specialty. The chef prepares this meal by cooking organic eggs just how you like them before placing them over brown rice and pinto beans. Cheddar, sour cream, and salsa go over the top while a corn tortilla quesadilla lands on the side. A generous drizzle of housemade ranchero sauce completes the meal right before serving. 

BBQ Pork Hoagies

The BBQ Pork Hoagies feature a tropical spin designed to tantalize your tastebuds. To create this meal, they prepare either shredded pork or locally made tofu. Then, they cover it in their tropical BBQ sauce and scoop it all into a hoagie roll. You get your choice of sides as well, like pinto beans, vegan sesame slaw, or homemade potato salad.

Coconut Red Curry Bowl

Whenever you’re craving bold flavors in every bite, get the Coconut Red Curry Bowl for lunch. This dish starts with your selection of chicken, pork, tofu, shrimp, or fish. Then, they cook your protein selection to perfection before serving it with stir-fried veggies and brown rice. Pineapple, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds go over it all to bring all the flavors together beautifully.

At Freshies, they put just as much care into creating a well-curated drink menu. For a morning kick, get their coffee drinks, always made with Maui Coffee Roasters beans. Or go with a Mighty Leaf Hot Tea, Fresh Squeezed OJ, or other fantastic beverages. When it comes time to mellow things out, you can look to them for the draft and bottled brews of all kinds, including Maui Brewing Co. creations. Want wine instead? They can do that, too.

Insider Tips:
– Want something a little different? Check their Facebook page for their daily specials – or just ask your server what’s new.

– If you have any special dietary requests, let the team know and they’ll adjust the ingredients accordingly.