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Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

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Mississauga, Canada
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Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Visiting Maui in May 2013 and looking to stay in Lahaina and do some day trips.

1. Could anyone recommend a good company for a hiking day trip to Halekala crater - Lahaina pickup/drop-off included?

2. Almost vegan, any good vegan/vegetarian restaurants?

Thanks in advance.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

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Choice Health Bar gets great reviews. Chef Sheldon Simeon of Star Noodle and Top Chef TV show recommends it on Twitter!

Sorry, can't help you with Haleakala tours. I go to Maui to be warm!

Have a great trip.

Aloha

Teri

Edited: 9:30 pm, February 18, 2013
Scottsdale, Arizona
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2. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

f1...

here's a good site for veggie places: http://www.vsh.org/Veg-Friendly-Maui.htm

i highly recommend veg out in haiku. it's strictly vegetarian and has great food. nothing fancy...little place: http://www.veg-out.com/

also check out: www.happycow.net just enter maui in the search bar.

have a great trip!

Edited: 12:27 am, February 19, 2013
Mississauga, Canada
posts: 3
reviews: 5
3. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Thanks for these restaurant suggestions, I've noted them down :-)

Maui
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for Ka'anapali, Haleakala National Park, Maui
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4. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Aloha,

Are you not renting a car? If that's the case, you will pay dearly for hiking tour pickup/dropoff.

Hike Maui is a great, longtime company. Normally they have you meet them near the Kahului airport and they drive you to the different hikes from there. I think pickup and dropoff is still available at an extra charge.

Remember that Haleakala is a National Park, and the Park's website has some good info about the different trails in the park (which is 10.00 admission).

Nanaimo, Canada
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5. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

F1, I would really encourage you to consider getting a car, if you have not done so already. You can save a lot of money by not having to pay for tours, and you can see a lot more of Maui.

The 10.00 that sw is referring to is per car, not per person, so a savings in itself. You can also use the same receipt within 3 days to enter Oheo Gulch, the other side of Haleakala, just a half hour after Hana.

Mississauga, Canada
posts: 3
reviews: 5
6. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Thanks for the comments and info.

Due to the challenges we had in planning this (mainly how to get around and see everything), we've decided to go to a nearer carribean island instead. Will still consider Hawaii, perhaps a longer trip later.

Nashville, Tennessee
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7. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Mana foods, Cafe Mambo, Maui Tacos (has many veg options) and Veg-Out.

Edited: 12:40 pm, March 25, 2013
Nashville, Tennessee
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8. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Ooops! I just read your message. Well, you can consider these next time.

Maui, Hawaii
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9. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Thai Chef has a bunch of vegetarian dishes.

Minneapolis
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10. Re: Day trip to Haleakala crater, vegetarian restaurants

Here is a great article on what it feels like at the top of the volcano.

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