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“Great for those with dairy allergies”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mana Foods

Mana Foods
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Arlington, VA
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great for those with dairy allergies”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stopped here on our way to stay at Hana for a few days to get a few groceries. Mana was recommended by posters on the Hawaii forums, which is why we stopped. Parking was a bit of a problem but we found some close to the store.
The store is very small and unique. Something like a funky, hippified Trader Joe's. My daughter is allergic to diary & she practically swooned over the non-dairy selections of cheese, yogurt, dressing, etc. Lots & lots of options that we have never seen in Northern Virginia. This is not to say that this is a totally vegan place - I was able to get regular yogurt & turkey lunch meat.
There is an emphasis on local produce. One real Hawaiian treat is apple bananas & Mana had plenty. They also have a small deli for food to go. Service was super friendly.
We had planned on visiting only once on our way to Hana, but there were so many daughter friendly options, we also visited on the way back.
Food is expensive but fair considering that Maui is in the middle of an ocean & it's a comparatively small store.

  • Visited May 2014
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This, not so impressive from the outside, grocery store and take away spot is an incredulous experince in food shopping. Every ethnic food is available for purchase. Fresh local produce, dry & canned goods, frozen foods, beverages, bakery items and confections are here.

Visited October 2013
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Escondido, CA
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90 reviews
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“Great deli, produce, glad we stopped...”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

After we flew into Maui, we stopped here first for a few groceries and to pick up a deli lunch, which we took over to a nearby beach to eat. Had one of the best sandwiches of my life from Mana Foods - it was a brown sugar turkey BLT with avacado - just delicious! If you want organic and/or gluten-free foods for your trip, this is the place to stop. Be aware there is no ice for your ice chest here though.

Visited May 2014
Thank Doris S
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Sydney, Australia
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204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“LOVED the actual store. Checkout girl was quite rude though...”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Our bed n breakfast recommended us to check this place out. It was perfect for us as we like to eat on the healthier side. Only downside was the ruuude cashier as we were leaving. I politely asked if her register was open and she snapped back with her response and clearly was having a bad day/hated her job...anyways. Her attitude really let the place down. Overweight/underpaid....bla bla....

Visited May 2014
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73 reviews
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“Best organic store west of California”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We discovered this Organic store during our 6 nights stay in Paia. We went there several times and the freshly made bread, the giant avocado, local pineapple, cheese, veggies etc were all of first class quality. People are very friendly and already early in the morning there are many people in the shop.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank JorgeVaud
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