BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE
When it comes to selection, value and the ratio of attractive vegans to oblivious tourists wanting to stock up the condo, Mana wins hands down. Food shoppers appreciate Mana as a consistent source for everything healthy, organic and cost-effective, from their mostly local produce, assortment of gourmet chocolates and cheeses, immense variety of bulk, canned and exotic goods, to their deli offering raw food delicacies, hot and salad bar filled with fresh goodies, as well as the vitamin, herb and beauty care room. But Mana doesn’t discriminate against the carnivorously inclined; they also carry more PC meat products, free-range chicken and local beef than any other market on island. The only downside? Accidentally knocking your cart into a really hot windsurfer guy/gal in the sometimes-packed aisles. What? I said oops. 49 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 579-8078.
runner-up: down to earth. 305 dairy rd., kahului, 877-2661; 1169 makawao ave., 572-1488. (sc)