Gelato has less fat and a creamier texture than ice cream, which apparently makes a big difference to our readers. Ono Gelato has taken the island by storm after their Paia store went in and we became enamored by their handmade, organic and gourmet flavors. My daughter knows their flavors by heart, and will tell you in great seriousness that Sandy Beach is the best. But that shouldn’t stop you from sampling the rest. 115 Hana Hwy., Paia; 808-579-9201 / 1280 S. Kihei Rd.; 808-495-0287 / 815 Front St., Lahaina; 808-495-0203; onogelatocompany.com
Photo by Sean M. Hower
Runner-up: Roselani (JR) 88 South Papa Ave, Kahului; 808-871-7720.