Two restaurants not to miss while in Kihei are the Kihei Cafe and Da Kitchen. Look for the colorful Kihei Cafe on South Kihei Road. Wherever you are staying in Kihei- someone can direct you to the Kihei Cafe. Sitting is outside but also limited so get there early! Kihei Cafe mainly serves breakfast and lunches- but it is the breakfasts that are super! Two dishes that should not be overlooked are the Kihei Cafe Fried Rice and the Loco Moco. Both are addicting! There are markets located next to Kihei cafe and are a must to explore later in the day. Try the Local Boy snack shop for the best shave ice on Maui. Skip the ordinary flavors and try the pineapple, mango, papaya and kiwi flavors! If you want to try someting sweet and sour order the Li Hing Mui and vanilla.

Da Kitchen serves up local food and lots of it for the price. It is somewhat hidden in a strip mall at 2439 South Kihei Road. Look for the coffee/Shave Ice shack in the parking lot near the drive way where Da Kitchen is located. If you are looking for fast, affordable local food then Da Kitchen is a must for you.

If you've had your fill of plate lunch and shave ice, Peggy Sue's at 1279 S. Kihei Road (in Azeka Place) is a great place to get a burger and fries.  Decorated with 1950s rock and roll memorabilia, eating at Peggy Sue's is NOT a typical tropical experience.  However, their burgers are excellent. One favorite is the Blue Moon Burger, which features bacon and a mountain of crumbly blue cheese on a wheat roll. Peggy Sue's also uses local Rosilani ice cream for its shakes and bakes their french fries. A working coin operated Juke Box on every table is a nice touch from the past. tourists and locals like coming to Peggy Sue's after spending 14 hours on Hana Highway - the staff doesn't sniff at muddy hiking boots, and the food is the perfect way to recharge exhausted bodies.

After you have rested up, just cross the street to the Longs shopping center and visit an amazing and tranquil shop called appropriately enough, AWAKENING IN PARADISE.  There you will find a peaceful and calm gem of a shop featuring books, crystals, music, sacred treasures and intuitve readings.