Maui Time Weekly 2010

Best Health Food Store: Mana FoodsEvery time I go into Mana Foods—celebrating 25 years serving Maui's health food community—it's a hub of activity. From their quaint light-green storefront, you enter into an emporium of organic, natural, gourmet and prepared foods. They also have vitamins, home and garden goods, books, body care and organic clothes. There's a bakery and a hot food section that features vegan, vegetarian and lots of gluten free options. Their customer service is great, and they put a lot of thought into the providing the best products at the best prices. I love the produce section, where they feature a bounty of Maui grown veggies. Whether you're shopping for groceries or just looking for a good-for-your-body snack, Mana Foods is the spot. 49 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, 579-8078, @jenrusso In the July 22, 2010 Best of Maui edition of Maui Time Weekly

The Maui News 2010 Best Health Food "Beating big competition from the new kid on the block. Mana Foods proves to be the front runner with loyal Maui customers who voted it "Best Health Food." "They still find us the best and that's very gratifying," says Mana Foods co-owner Theresa Thielk. Now in its 27th year, Mana Foods is popular with Maui shoppers for its selection, prices, and service. In addition to vegetarian items, the store has a wide range of natural poultry, fish and beef, whole grains and even natural cleaning products. Mana Foods also has a vitamin room, deli with prepared hot food and a bakery. "We apprecieate the support," says Theresa. "We try very hard to be the best in every aspect of our business." - By Carla Tracy