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Local Tastes of Maui

1079 Maohu St, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9462
+1 808-446-1190
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Great food and cultural lessons

Took the taste of Lahaina tour guided by Kent. It was so much more than food tasting. Learned about... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
via mobile
Pai'a Food Tour - Fantastic

This Pai'a walking food tour is a complete gem - one of the highlights of our week on Maui. We'll... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Lafayette, California
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Come see the other side of Maui! Discover the treasures of the historic plantation towns! The walking tour visits either Paia on the North Shore or Makawao in Upcountry. Food samples and viewing work of local artists are included in the tour. You will hear the rich history of Makawao or Paia town while tasting the culinary treasures and experiencing the towns from a local perspective. Tour includes easy-listening audio device and discount card.
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“food tour” (21 reviews)
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1079 Maohu St, Makawao, Maui, HI 96768-9462
+1 808-446-1190
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Took the taste of Lahaina tour guided by Kent. It was so much more than food tasting. Learned about Lahaina history from first settlers to present day. Kept all 7 of us teen to grandparents captivated. Sampled pancakes , shaved ice, gelato, fudge,toffees, coffee ,...More

Thank overheadangel
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This Pai'a walking food tour is a complete gem - one of the highlights of our week on Maui. We'll be back for one of their other tours (Lahaina, Kihei and Makawao) in March. We learned some of the history of and the great food...More

Thank George_AKA_PJ
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This Lahaina tasting tour was amazing. We learned about the history and culture while sampling the local foods. The amount of food on the tour was just the right amount and very tasty. We were stuffed by the end. Would totally recommend.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Kent did a great job teaching us the history and culture of Maui and Hawaii. The highlight was meeting Wainani and discussing music and hula.

Thank miturny
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Cindi was a wonderful host for our tour of Pa'ia. She shared interesting historical facts about the town and then took us along the streets of the town, sharing her knowledge and love of good food! We visited several restaurants and savoured the flavours of...More

Thank Irene W
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Cindy is excellent. Wonderful knowledge of local culture and it's relationship with food. She provides a relaxed, informative tour of the island of Maui. Great people skills. Ideal for a group of foodies. Local merchants and resturants r lucky to have this to promote their...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was our first time doing a food tour. It was a great way to learn about the history of the town and explore the stores and cafes as we walked through the town. We had been in Paia a couple of times but never...More

Thank Christa M
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have taken food tours in several cities across the U.S. and enjoyed them all. Local Tastes of Maui did not disappoint. It was a combination of walking tour, history and a variety of delicious food. Highly recommended.

Thank hutchvj
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of food on this tour. We could not eat all the offerings and ended up taking home an entree, delicious cinnamon buns and apple bananas for a snack later in the day. The desserts and newly created smoothie...More

Thank pmurphydietconsult
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I think the historical portion of the tour is very interesting and educational. Some of the food sampling is very good such as Gelato and Coffee place. However, the rest of the food establishments are not really worth visiting in my opinion and do not...More

Thank Vladimir F
molokaifriend, Owner at Local Tastes of Maui, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

Thank you for reviewing our tour and we appreciate that you liked our historical portion. Our mission is to showcase our local merchants serving local products and we have received many positive responses to the selections they provide. The problem we often have is being...More

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