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Austin Restaurants Are Raising Funds to Help Hawaiʻi Residents Impacted by Maui Wildfire

A round-up of fundraisers to support nonprofits aiding people affected by the Lāhainā wildfire on the Hawaiian island

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A barbecue plate from Shoyu Sugar.
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

The Maui wildfire is now the deadliest natural disaster to ever happen in Hawai‘i. As part of the efforts to support the residents impacted by the destructive fire in August, Austin restaurants are rallying to raise funds for on-the-ground nonprofits working to help people.

Wednesday, August 16 to Thursday, August 17

The Thompson Hotel restaurant Diner Bar will be donating all of its oyster sale profits to the Maui Food Bank. The restaurant also encourages people to donate directly. (501 Brazos Street, Downtown)

Thursday, August 17

A bunch of East Austin bars (Shangri-La, the Treasury, Liberty, and Low Down Lounge) will be donating 20 percent of its total bar sales as well as all of its mai tai sales to the Maui Food Bank. (multiple locations along East Sixth Street)

Friday, August 18 to Saturday, August 19

As part of the Dine With Maui (see below), mochi doughnut pop-up Bom Bakeshop is coming back after its summer break to participate in the citywide fundraiser. It’ll offer a special box of doughnuts, with flavors like watermelon-mint, mangonada, ube rainbow, and key lime. Orders for pickups can be placed online, and it’ll donate five percent of its total proceeds to the Maui Food Bank. (Dia’s Market, 812 Justin Lane, Crestview)

Saturday, August 19

Instagram food influencer Austin Food Adventures is organizing another huge fundraiser (see: Ukraine) for the Maui Food Bank, where restaurants will donate a percentage percent of the day’s sales. As part of Dine With Maui, the following businesses will be donating 10 percent of the day’s sales:

  • Ice cream truck Merry Monarch Creamery
  • Tex-Mex restaurant Eldorado Cafe
  • Hawaiian barbecue truck Shoyu Sugar
  • El Pasoan-Jewish restaurant JewBoy Burgers
  • Korean restaurant Seoulju
  • Japanese restaurant Ramen 512
  • Food truck That Burger
  • Food truck Cuantos Tacos
  • Food truck Tacos La Catrina
  • Taco truck Paprika
  • Thai truck Kiin Di
  • Deli and restaurant Mum Foods
  • Indonesian truck Yeni’s Fusion
  • Taiwanese truck Song La
  • Restaurant Thai Kun
  • Bubble tea shop Teaspoon
  • Asian restaurant 1618
  • Bagel shop David Doughie’s (its farmers market stand location at Lakeline)
  • Filipino and Vietnamese food truck Fil n’ Viet
  • Vietnamese restaurant Sip Pho
  • Food truck Pedroso’s Pizza
  • Lao truck Sekse Fud Ko
  • Vietnamese restaurant Tan My
  • Japanese/Mexican restaurant Ramen del Barrio
  • Japanese restaurant Choo Sando
  • Hot dog truck T-Loc’s
  • Cafe Proud Mary
  • Chinese barbecue restaurant Din Ho
  • Bakery Whipped
  • Japanese restaurant Fukumoto
  • Taco truck Un Mundo de Sabor
  • Indian food truck Konfusedesi
  • Cuban restaurant Habana
  • Vietnamese food truck Kuway’s
  • Japanese restaurant Sazan Ramen
  • Bakery Cookie Wookie Kitchen
  • Barbecue restaurant Interstellar BBQ
  • Cocktail bar and restaurant Tiki Tatsu-ya
  • All locations of casual poke cafe Poke Poke
  • Food truck Calaveras Tacos y Mas
  • Korean restaurant Korea House
  • All locations of Veracruz All Natural
  • Doughnut shop Mochinut ATX (which will have a special flavor that day)
  • Poke restaurant Poke House
  • Morris Williams Golf Course restaurant and bar Fairways Cantina
  • Food truck Lil Nicky Wings & Things
  • All locations of casual restaurant Wholly Cow (which is also donating all profits from its white chocolate macadamia nut cookie sales that day).

And then the following businesses will be donating five percent of the day’s sales:

  • Barbecue truck KG BBQ
  • Japanese cafe Sa-Ten Coffee
  • Japanese restaurant Uroko
  • Filipino and Korean restaurant Weh Asian Fusion

And finally, the following businesses are donating an unspecified amount of the day’s sales:

  • Food truck El Paso Flauta
  • Both locations of taco restaurant Vaquero Taquero

Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 20

Thompson Hotel’s poolside bar and restaurant Wax Myrtle’s will be donating three dollars from every sale of its Maui Mai Tai cocktail this weekend to the Maui Food Bank. (501 Brazos Street, Downtown)

Through Thursday, August 31

Brewery and restaurant Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (aka the ABGB) is donating 100 percent of the sales of its Aloha Pie for Maui to the Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. The pizza is topped with roast pork, pineapple, and teriyaki sauce with a pie crust made with togarashi. (1305 West Oltorf Street, Galindo)

Update, August 17, 10:42 a.m.: This guide, originally published on August 15, has been updated to include additional restaurants raising funds.


1305 West Oltorf Street, , TX 78704 (512) 298-2242 Visit Website

Low Down Lounge

1412 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website

Diner Bar

500 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 (737) 257-3047 Visit Website

Wax Myrtle's

506 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 (737) 257-3026 Visit Website


1016 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-4291 Visit Website

Dia's Market

812 Justin Lane, , TX 78757 (512) 520-5115 Visit Website