Monday, December 30, 2013

Hawaii: Sandwiches at 808 Deli

No matter where we travel, I'm always on the hunt for the perfect sandwich. I'm known to route flights through Las Vegas just for a stop at the Port of Subs in the terminal. So, yesterday we set out to taste the top-rated sandwiches on Maui at 808 Deli.
The menu features classic combinations, along with local favorite ingredients like kalua pork and kimchee. Trent got a version of a BBQ pulled pork sandwich made with kalua pork and sweet teriyaki sauce. Rob got a version with pineapple and a sweet chili sauce.
I ordered a hoagie with turkey, pepperoni, cheese, avocado, bacon crumbles and a spicy sauce made with what tasted like dill and sriracha. Yum!
Jean had a version of mine with chicken on sourdough.
To finish it off, we ordered a dish of homemade butterscotch pudding over toffee macadamia nut cookies. Not only delicious, the deli donates 100% of pudding sales to a different local charity each month.
Overall: great sandwiches, fast service and affordable prices. I'll definitely be coming back to 808 Deli!

Do you have a favorite place to eat in Maui that we should try? Leave your recommendations in the comments.

3 comments:

KPinDC said...

808 is a favorite of ours, we also like Leoda's between Kihei and Lahaina for sandwiches and pie. Flatbread Co. in Paia for great pizza/beer for lunch or dinner. Best restaurant on Maui (IMHO) is Mama's Fish House in Paia. Gorgeous scenery and amazing food. Worth the splurge. We also love Haliimaile General Store. My five year old's favorite shave ice is Ululani's in Lahaina. Enjoy! (Longtime reader, infrequent commenter, frequent Hawaii visitor!)

MrsEm said...

Thanks KP! We'll definitely check out your suggestions - we're only halfway through this trip. I'd love to hear more recommendations for things to see and do on Maui if you have more tips.

jackiewd said...

We loved Da Kitchen - the only place in Maui where we ate twice! http://www.da-kitchen.com/
Best breakfast was The Gazebo Restaurant at the Napili Shores Resort in Lahaina - huge Macadamia Nut pancakes with pineapple and banana.
The snorkeling is great in front of the Days Inn in Kihei. After a storm sometimes there are pulverized jelly fish bits though, so check the weather first.