As you travel the Road to Hana, plan to stop by the Hana Harvest to get your fill of the tastiest food around. Not only will you walk away with a full belly but you can also feel good about supporting their mission. They are dedicated to promoting regenerative farming practices, after all, helping preserve the natural beauty of the island for generations to come. Through that mission, they support local farmers focused on sustainability while ensuring all their menu items come out tasting fresh and delicious every time.
Although they have bright yellow signs all around their roadside café, it’s still easy to miss as you’re focused on all the wonderful views in your midst. So, start paying close attention between mile markers 26 and 27 to avoid having to turn around. As you pull into their driveway, you’ll instantly notice their exquisite landscape, complete with tropical flowers growing in every corner. Gorgeous palm trees beautifully frame the scene, too, setting the stage for a memorable meal.
Once you can break your gaze away from the landscape’s natural beauty, start your visit with a trip over to the coffee truck. From the comfort of their awning-adored truck, they proudly serve up freshly brewed coffee made using beans from Maui Coffee Roasters. You’re welcome to look at all the flowers growing nearby while you enjoy your coffee – or grab a seat under the umbrellas on the lanai.
After finishing up your coffee, head inside the store to explore all the items for sale from small-scale farmers, home harvesters, and other local artisans. As you look around, you’re bound to find fresh produce, handcrafted gourmet foods, and snacks galore that you absolutely must buy.
After shopping your heart out, turn your attention to their baked goods, ice cream, and fresh-made foods. Then, put in your order, so you can fuel up for even more adventures along the Road to Hana. You’re welcome to take your items to go if you wish, although it’s nice to relax for a bit before hitting the road again. Just remember to use their restrooms before you leave because you might not get another chance for a while.
Definitely sample their:
Tropical Smoothie of the Day
For a truly refreshing beverage to remember, treat yourself to the Tropical Smoothie of the Day, for sure. You never know which flavor is going to appear on the menu each day, but you can count on it being oh-so-delicious. Depending on what’s in season, you might get to enjoy starfruit, pineapple, bananas, lilikoi, or even cherimoya smoothie goodness.
Pasta Salad with Farm-Grown Veggies
If you want a hearty meal that won’t leave you dragging, get the Pasta Salad with Farm-Grown Veggies. Their talented chefs start this dish by preparing the pasta until perfectly al dente. Then, they toss it with all the freshest produce around, including ultra-flavorful herbs. The veggies change often, but they’re expertly paired together to create a wonderful flavor profile.
Fresh-Baked Banana Bread
When you need a sweet kick, you cannot go wrong with the Fresh-Baked Banana Bread. Their recipe remains a tightly-kept secret, of course. But it always comes out moist, tender, and full of local banana flavor. You can get just one slice, although it’s often best to take a whole loaf for the road.
The Road to Hana is quite long and the stops are few and far between. So, do yourself a favor and grab a few extra drinks and snacks before heading out. They’re happy to pack up your items for the road upon request. Then, you can dig in at your leisure to stay well-nourished as you explore the island to the fullest.
-Don’t want to pull yourself away from the pure magic at this roadside café? Ask about their cottage rental, so you can kick back and stay awhile.
-They often start closing up shop a bit earlier than their listed hours.