• Lā‘Ulu - vegan ulu and yucca crust pizza

Lā ‘Ulu – ‘Ono Food

Lā 'Ulu Breadfruit Day has been postponed till 2023.

Please check back here for the new date - this is a FUN event!!!

Whether you grew up loving ‘ulu or have never tasted it, the food at Lā ‘Ulu showcases its versatility.

Hawaiian type breadfruit trees, called ‘ulu, produce fruit from mid-summer to late fall. One oral tradition relates that the god Kū saved his family from a famine by disappearing into the ground, reappearing as the first ‘ulu tree.

Breadfruit is high in carbohydrates, a fair to good source of dietary fiber and many nutrients, and low in fat and protein.

Although secondary to kalo (taro) and ‘uala (sweet potato) in traditional Hawaiian diets, large ‘ulu groves were once cultivated on Maui. Hawaiians baked ‘ulu in imu (underground ovens) and broiled the whole fruits over coals for a starchy staple. Fully ripe, soft breadfruit is sweet and edible raw, but most Pacific recipes use the firm, cooked fruit as a savory starch.

Foods that will be for sale on September 4 will appear here; please check back for updates.

Food vendors and menu items for Lā ‘Ulu 2021 will include:

  • Hōkūao Pelligrino, Nohoanu Farm -
    Insalata Italiana di ‘Ulu (Italian ‘ulu salad), ‘ulu flour
  • Gary Johnson, Hana Ranch
    ‘ulu fries
  • John Cadman, Maui Breadfruit Company
    – vegetarian ‘ulu curry, ‘ulu tamales, Pono Pies, ‘ulu hummus
  • Kevin Bell, Farm to Fridge
    ‘ulu ice cream
  • Dana Shapiro, Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative -
    ‘ulu flour
Lā ‘Ulu - Ripe 'ulu for sale
Lā ‘Ulu - Ripe 'ulu for sale

This project is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians.

Location
The Garden is located at 150 Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului, Maui, right across from the War Memorial Stadium.
(808) 249-2798

Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed occasionally for inclement weather and Hawaii State Holidays.

Admission
Members: Free
General: $10
Kama'āina (with Hawai'i ID) & Keiki Under 12: Free

Ways to Support MNBG
Make a Donation Every dollar contributed to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens goes directly towards the preservation of Native Hawaiian Plants and the upkeep of our collection that includes some of the rarest specimens in whole world!

Upcoming Events

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2022
9:00 am Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series wi...
Lā‘au Lapa‘au Workshop Series wi...
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8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
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Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...
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9:17 pm Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weavin...
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weavin...
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Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano @ Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Moena Ulana (Lau Hala Mat Weaving) Workshop Series with Pohaku Kaho‘ohanohano No COVID-19 Restrictions. Masks optional. Tuesday, June 7th–Tues., Sept. 20th | Eight Classes | 9am–1pmThis workshop series is now...
Aug
17
Wed
2022
8:30 am Weed and Pot Club
Weed and Pot Club
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Weed and Pot Club
If you love working with native plants, you will love the Weed & Pot Club! This volunteer gardening group meets every Wednesday morning, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Spend...

Gallery

Huli-and-Kalo Kalo-Overhead-scaled Huli-Detail Lā ‘Ulu - Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project booth Lā ‘Ulu - Chef Robert Andrade Lā ‘Ulu - Chef LaFaro's ‘Ulu Risotto  with Lemon and Parmesan