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In a nutshell: Decadent, delicious and worth the calories
Minuses: If you`re part of the after-dinner crowd you may have to wait a bit
Sound-bite: "Dessert is anytime of day when you`re on vacation."
Save room for dessert! After dining on in Paia or just passing through, Ono Gelato is a popular stop on Hana Highway for a cold, sweet treat. You`ll find a bit of the unexpected alongside traditional and tropical flavors, as well vegan and dairy-free flavors. Stracciatella, Big Island Macadamia Nut Coffee Crunch, Sandy Beach (peanut butter, coconut candy and sea salt) and Lilikoi Quark (sourced from the local Surfing Goat Dairy) are must-tries. Those seeking the sweetness of the tropics will be pleased with options like coconut, pineapple, mango, raspberry and lemon. And yes, you can sample first.
Ono Gelato supports local businesses by sourcing many of its ingredients from Maui farms from Kula to Hana.
There are choices besides (or In addition to!) gelato. Locally made jams, jellies and other take-home or gift items are available for sale or perusing while you savor your choice. A small selection of artwork and crafts can be found lining the walls as well. Coffee, the perfect compliment to dessert, is also available.
If you are celebrating a special occasion, or maybe just need to take a sweet treat home to a group, quarts are available as well as ice cream cakes. Otherwise, sample a few flavors, order up your favorite then find some coveted real estate on a bench by the window- cold treats don`t last long in the Maui sun!
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