SHOP AROUND THE CORNER: SPORTING CLUB OF THE PACIFIC

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Question: Who’s got one of the prettiest (not to mention delicious) Acai Bowls on the North Shore of Maui?

Answer: Sporting Club of the Pacific

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Located on the Mauka side of Hana Highway at the entrance to Pa’ia, Sporting Club of the Pacific is tucked away right behind the charming Puka Puka, next to Aloha Bead Company. It’s an eclectic mix of healthy snacks, cold pressed juices, coffees as all as surfboards and more.

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The planter / garden wall had us smitten and wanting one of our very own. Such a creative and classy way to grow your very own greens in an area with limited space.

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The outdoor seating area is sunshiny, beachy and comfy and everything you think a juice bar in Pa’ia should be (and more).

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Their food and drinks are pretty, delicious, healthy, provide for an unlimited amount of colorful and swoon worthy IG opportunities and perfect after an epic surf sesh.

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SPORTING CLUB OF THE PACIFIC

43 Hana Highway

Open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday Closed

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SHOP AROUND THE CORNER: MA’ALAEA GENERAL STORE

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Looking for a hip new spot to stop for breakfast, lunch, shave ice, doughnuts, coffee, groceries, trucker hats, plate lunches or all of the above on your way to or from Lahaina?  Look no further!  Meet – Ma’alaea General Store.  Or should I say re-meet Ma’alaea General Store since they were established back in 1910?  Ma’alaea Harbor is home to whale watching tours, the old Buzz’s Wharf, some shops, a great beach some occasional surf and the Maui Ocean Center.

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The menu includes a whole host of offerings from breakfast burritos to fresh salads to plate lunches to specialty baked treats (and doughnuts!). There are tables and chairs on the lanai out front, there are swings and umbrellas and benches of reclaimed wood.  The coolest he’e (octopus) themed dining area features a black and white wall mural, colorful custom pillows and an open bar looking out to the harbor.

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MA’ALAEA GENERAL STORE

132 Ma’alaea Road

Open Monday – Saturday 6:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 6:00am – 5:00pm

Shop Around the Corner: Ku’au Store

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If you’ve ever driven through Pa’ia and continued down Hana Highway, there’s no way you could have missed this iconic row of surfboards long the makai (oceanside) of the road.  You are moments away from the legendary, the iconic, Ku’au Store.  Formally known and beloved as Ku’au Mart, this eatery was established in 1942.  It sat idle for a few years but was recently re-enegerized with new life, new paint, and new food!

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Ku'auMart5Their offerings include paninis, plate lunches, wraps, poke, smoothies, fresh pressed juices, an array of coffee beverages, local fruits, veggies and snacks as well as the local ‘mart’ fare that you would expect.

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It’s the perfect spot to stop and have lunch or to grab and go.  There are minimal table and chairs outside as well as the coveted wooden hightop right near the door which we envy every time we visit and which is why we think this shop is worthy of a post here (along with the rest of the charming details i.e. handwritten colorful chalkboards, light details, surfboard wall and more).

Next time you’re in Pa’ia and looking for a charming, quick, easy lunch spot- this is the place!

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And P.S. Did I mention the food is ‘ono!?!

KU’AU STORE

701 Hana Highway

Open Daily, 6:30am – 7:00pm