Good Eats: Minit Stop

More than just a gas station and better than your average convenience store… Minit Stop Maui (for close to four decades) has brought the community together with fresh food & drinks, convenient fueling at the pump and lots of accessibility. Known for their home cooked treats, crispy savory fried chicken and addicting potato wedges, the island favorite has earned a name in the history books.

After opening on Kahului’s Dairy Road back in 1982, the little convenience store paved the way for more than a dozen other stores on the valley isle and Hawaii Island. Known as the very first island pump-and-go eatery, for on-the-go workers and travelers to gas-up then grab hot food items and run, the locally owned and operated station also prides itself with being a friendly stop that always serves lots of aloha.

From the Wake & Take breakfast menu, to the world famous Minit Stop Fried Chicken, Wedges and Wedgies these local staples are made fresh, always seasoned perfectly and offer the perfect combination of texture, flavor and served with a smile. When I first heard about the addicting snacks and meals, I was in aw of the potato wedge fandom. People from all across the globe would travel thousands of miles to try something that was a simple potato cut and fried. But once it hits your lips and the additional possible flavor combinations will leave you wanting more.

Ask someone for the secret menu and they will tell you it is a local specialty. When you combine certain elements like the hurricane topping from the Wedgies with the fried chicken, a bento or even a musubi (with the fried goodness) the combination can be earth shattering. Keep in mind this isn’t heart healthy food, but it sure is delicious. 

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About Olena Heu

Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University. An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.

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