Leilani’s on the Beach – West Maui

Our second night on West Maui we dined at Leilani’s on the Beach. IMG_0032This was just a short walk down the Kaanapali Beach Path from the Hyatt and boasted decent reviews on Find Me Gluten Free (take these reviews cautiously – some people are dining gluten-free as a lifestyle choice, not for medical reasons) and an extensive gluten-free menu.  The upstairs dining room boasts better views but a pricier menu.  If you are looking for a more casual dining spot, try their lower level.  Nicer restaurants/menus are usually more accommodating to a gluten-free diet so this is where we landed.

IMG_0312My husband and I both ordered the special and it was Opakapaka with an ahi tuna poke on top, the chef modified the sauce to make it gluten-free and it was #SOGOOD! The manager came to check on my gluten-free order and I felt very good about the steps they took to keep my dish safe.

IMG_0355Dessert was out of this world. They offer the LILIKOI PONO PIE. This dessert is made with Hana breadfruit inspired Maui honey, Kula strawberries, with a nut crust. It’s gluten free, no refined sugar or dairy. Right up my alley. Here’s the aftermath – I was too eager to dig in apparently and forgot to take the picture! It was like a fresh Hawaiian version of a Hail Merry Tart. #SOGOOD!!

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