On the recommendation that this place had amazing dessert pies, we decided to go see what the fuss was about. I personally love the idea of eating what is normally a savoury food item as dessert. There was a place in Newtown, Sydney called the Pie Tin where I used to get late night oreo pie when the craving struck, and this was the first time since then I’d heard of somewhere known for its pies.

The road to Monkeypod.
I have no idea why, but every time I see this view – I think African safari, not Hawaii.

It was at least a mile’s walk from the resort, but I like to walk, especially with this view and knowing that I was walking towards my dinner. This is the road that leads into the Wailea resort strip, and a lot of thought has obviously been put into the landscaping. The entire stretch of road is absolutely gorgeous and the weather was perfect.

The road to Monkeypod.
The road to Monkeypod.
The road to Monkeypod.
Maui florals.

The place was packed when we got there, as it is most nights, but we got a table inside after a short wait.  It had a great vibe – most people were visiting Maui so everybody was in high spirits. Note: They make a killer Maui Papaya Banana Greek Yoghurt Smoothie.

tacos and chips at the Monkeypod, Maui
Poke Tacos and Garlic Truffle Oil Fries

It is no mystery why every second Yelp review on this restaurant raves about the truffle fries. I would come here for the appetizers alone, if not for the pie. The poke tacos are also one of their signature menu items if you’re a fan of raw fish.

Pizza at the Monkeypod, Maui
Wood-fired Hamakua Wild Mushroom Pizza

Good crust and plenty of cheese, but pizza is pizza, and nothing has surpassed Roberta’s and its four hour wait-time in Brooklyn New York.I did really enjoy this one though.

Dessert at the Monkeypod, Maui
Caramel/Pecan and Coconut Cream Pie

The long-awaited pie. They have a daily special, and on that particular day it was caramel and pecan. Yes, they were amazing. And yes, the three separate groups of people who had recommended this place were right. We ended up coming back to this place another night – I don’t usually go back to places when I’m travelling so I can get in as many places as possible, but Monkeypod was something special.

The sun was setting as we walked back to the resort, casting a golden glow over the road. Maui, you’re a stunner.


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    • DianaHuntley Reply

      It’s amazing. Maybe a piece of pumpkin pie over thanksgiving!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      – Diana

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