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“Bonnie is delightful”
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Tour Da Food
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Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
“Bonnie is delightful”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

We enjoyed meeting Bonnie and seeing how the locals eat. You do not need breakfast or in fact dinner afterwards. We had reservations but canceled them after the tour. It is not fancy but lots of fun and good value. Only thought is it might be a little overpriced but we truly enjoyed it.

Visited February 2013
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Nanaimo
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Tour, But Overpriced”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Everyone in our party agreed with the other reviewers except for one thing - it was really overpriced! Enjoyable, information and fun, but would not recommend it based on the price.

Visited February 2013
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Hamburg, New Jersey
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3 reviews
“Food adventure”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

If you are looking for something new and different to do in Maui -- this is it! If you like to eat well and go where the locals go to eat, this is the way to do it!

Bonnie Friedman is a wealth of knowledge about the cultures and countries that have contributed to Hawaii's cuisines. For three wonderful hours, we sampled (and perhaps over-ate!) Japanese-Portuguese-Chinese-Filipino-Hawaiian influenced food -- it was heaven! Bonnie has clearly forged good relationships with local food purveyors, from funky gas-station kitchens to upscale restaurants; she knows Maui's food scene and is happy to share it.

This is a fun way to got to know the islands better. You will walk away VERY full -- of good food and fun information!

Visited January 2013
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Campbell, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great tour of the local best eats”
Reviewed 15 November 2012

All the great reviews for Tour Da Food set the bar pretty high, so I was prepared to be disappointed. I was not disappointed, Bonnie gives a fantastic tour. She knows all the best places to eat on the island and is quite knowledgeable about the history of the island, from the early Polynesian migrations to the latest wave of transplants. It's all much more interesting than I'm making it sound, I promise you. My girlfriend and I did the "central Maui" food tour, and will go back to see Bonnie the next time we're on the island for one of her other tours. When you book your tour, Bonnie will e-mail you a list of "off the radar" restaurants. We used this list extensively, it's worth the price of the tour all by itself.

Visited November 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“If you are in Maui, DO THIS.”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

If you are into experiencing the real culture and food of Maui---not a resort version---please go on this tour. Bonnie was thoughtful and charming in sharing her expertise of Hawaii's food with us one on one, and also giving us cultural background on the peoples and their influence on Hawaiian cuisine.

Don't eat breakfast. Seriously. It was a mistake. You will eat for 3 hours, so come hungry. We ate like a local, got some great advice for where to eat on our stay, and learned all about the things that we could only get in Maui. Whether it was a gas station or Maui Chemical and Paper to have some snacks---it was so good. Archie's was amazing, and the sushi place that was recommended to us was the best sushi i have ever eaten.

This was a total must do--and an immersion in the culture. That's the best way (in my opinion) to travel...and an experience that you can't get any other way. You don't need to spend $150 per meal in Hawaii to eat well.

I would recommend it in the first 2 days of your trip so you can scope where to eat. Definitely write down the suggestions, and if you are planning or making reservations somewhere BEFORE you come to Maui---ask Bonnie first to make sure it's worth your time and chewing.

Expect to eat spam, sushi, baked goods, shaved ice---and expect some great conversation and good laughs. Expect to see a beauitful island and some gorgeous ocean. Anyone can show you the "food" in Maui, but no one can do it with such flair and genuine appreciation for the Hawaiian culture as Bonnie does. Thanks to her for a life time memory that we will never forget.

Visited September 2012
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