Their small dining room has limited seating but most of their clientele work in Wailuku and take their lunch to go. Bottled drinks from the fridge case feature Honest Teas, Dasani water and a few sodas. Their specials vary week to week, and you can sign up to be on their email list to get the specials update. Lately the new popular items on the menu have been the Vineyard Cheeseburger and the Italiano and Reuben sandwich.
Their deli menu was well crafted and focuses on the fresh. Chef Giles says, “My favorite food is Deli food. It is good food fast, but not fast food.” All the sandwiches range from $6.75 to $7.25, and can all be ordered as wraps, and they have plenty of choices of bread from baguette, ciabattta, onion to wheat. I have to admit I am stuck on wraps right now, i love their simple texture, and how they easily give way to the proteins and vegetables without filling you up. Their mahi mahi sandwich is tempura fried with a lemon caper aioli, I had mine rolled in a herbed wrap that was phenomenal. The crisp exterior of the fish held up inside of the wrap, lettuce and tomato lightening the load, then the lemony aioli juicing up the flavor throughout. ($7.25)
My go to lunch is their chicken salad, a very special concoction of roasted chicken, almonds, raisins, and curry, served with tomato and cucumber. I don’t really like raisins in my food but here they work in this classic curry flavor combination ($6.75) that has sweet, savory, crunch and tender bites all in one. If you are hankering for a more substantial lunch then their stick-to-your-ribs Vineyard Street ($7.25) may interest you, where their tangy homemade mango barbecue sauce drips off of thinly sliced warm roast beef on an onion bun, like a gourmet sloppy joe.
The deli also offers a full line of classic salads, ceasar, tuna, garden, chef, and greek. The seared ahi salad is gorgeous, with a generous portion of spicy crust seared tuna, sliced and layered over kula greens topped with kula onion slices. Its a steal at $7. Their list of specials keeps growing so much so that I have noticed a new larger chalkboard. There is always a pasta or two to try out as well as some soups. Their sweet baked good are also fantastic and baked in house, without breaking the bank. The aztec brownies have cinnamon and orange, and their regular brownie is dark and delicious. The Mac Nut Shortbread is really exceptional, a crisp coating of toasted coconut graces the top of their fine textured shortbread, and it is glazed lightly to stick it all together. All these desserts are just a $1.50.
About Jen Russo
I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.