|A night shot at Leoda's.|
The full name is Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop, but that's a long name. It used to be Chez Paul, but the building was taken over by the same folks who run Old Lahaina Lu'au and a couple of other restaurants on Maui. The restaurant is named after one of the owners' moms, a real person named Leoda.
|Hand pies and hand held pies in the bakery case.|
Leoda's has been getting rave reviews among foodies on Maui. Hours are daily 10 am to 8 pm. It's a farm fresh, down home kind of place with meat pies, sweet pies, and several varieties of bread. : )
|Fresh baked bread at Leoda's.|
Not just a pie shop, Leoda's offers salads and sandwiches too and comfort foods like mac 'n cheese.
I did try an ahi sandwich, which was ono (delish) and the fried Brussels sprouts salad which was highly recommended in a review by Maui Time...
|Ahi sandwich on bread baked at Leoda's.|
The salad was amazingly good for the first few bites, but I found it too greasy after that... So, yes, loved it, but I would need 4x as many salad greens and 1/10th the amount of fried Brussels sprouts if I did it again. Later on, I found out that a fried salad is based on a classic French dish, called frisée aux lardons.
|Yummy Brussels sprouts salad at Leoda's, |
but my tummy was too delicate that night.
Decor is quaint and homey. I loved the painted boards on the side walls.
|Farmstead chic with weathered boards.|
Leoda's supports local farms which supply produce for their pies, salads, and sandwiches.
|List of local farms near the coffee.|
I'd love to stop by again, this time during the day, when there are more pies available!
(Finally updated 10/12/12.)