The best of Ma’uke’s grocery stores is Virginia’s near the Divided Church, and a less-well-stocked back-up option is the Ariki Store. Kato’s Store is well stocked and is also the island’s only bakery. Kato’s also hosts a takeaway bar, turning out good burgers, fish and chips and milkshakes. Pull up a chair in the adjacent gazebo and get chatting to the locals.
From 8.30am on Friday morning you can buy fresh produce at Ma’uke market, near the wharf.