BEST CHEAP FOOD
Food is expensive these days, so when a place like Ba-Le comes along, broke people like myself rejoice! Ba-Le offers a unique menu, with everything from sandwiches like their Croissant Vegetable Sandwich (a very pleasing $3.75) to Vietnamese rice entrees that are hearty and go for around $7, to their display case filled with a variety of Tapioca puddings. Tapioca pudding? Yup, flavors like banana, papaya, taro and chocolate are just some samples of what awaits your taste buds. Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall, 661-5566; Maui Marketplace, 270 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 877-2400.
runner-up (tie): jack-in-the-box. located island-wide/mana foods. 49 baldwin ave., paia, 579-8078. (lg)