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Maui, HI
Safeway
Cannery Mall
1221 Honapiilani Hwy
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 667-4392

1/25/10

This is a large grocery store and it is
open 24 hours at the time of this post.
It is just a few minutes drive from the
Sheraton Maui.

They carry Styrofoam coolers and
bags of ice.

Here are some of the items that
appeared to be free of milk, egg,
peanut and tree nuts:
Hormel Natural Choice Roast Beef,
Turkey and Ham.
Deli brand Hard Salami and Genoa
Salami.
Hillshire Farms Roast Beef.
Homel Beef Roast and Pot Roast.
Tyson Beef Pot Roast in Gravy.
Silk.
Healthy Choice Steamers including
Sesame Chicken and Turkey Breast.
White Castle frozen hamburgers.
Jones All Natural mild sausage.
New York Style Bagel Chips.
Sarah Lee Deluxe Plain Bagels.
Roman Meal Honey & Oat Bread.

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Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
2605 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, HI   96761
(866) 716-8109                                  

1/23/10

Our son with food allergies to milk,
egg, peanut and tree nuts was NOT
with us.

This “standard” room has a mini
refrigerator. Microwaves are available
to rent for $25 per day.  The “Deluxe”
rooms and the suites have a
microwave in the room.

We rented a car at the airport to get
around the island. There are multiple
convenience and grocery stores
along the 45 minute ride from the
airport in Kahului to the Sheraton. I
wish we had picked up bottle water
and groceries since the restaurants at
the hotel were closed when we
arrived at 10 pm. My hubby wished we
had picked up beer! We found a
convenience store in the hotel that
had expensive water and yogurt.  
There was bottled water in the room
for $5. (It was a big bottle)

We stayed in “standard” room, 3402.  
We were offered a free upgrade to
ocean view since it was late and there
were a couple of rooms available.  
Room 3210 seemed musty, I requested
to switch.  Shanna, at the front desk,
was very friendly and searched their
massive database to find us a room on
a higher floor.  In my experience,
higher floors seem less musty.  3402
seemed fine. Maybe it’s all the
vegetation and lawn sprinklers closer
to the lower floors.

The first morning, we realized the
hotel had provided us with 8
complimentary tickets (we were here 4
days) to breakfast at
Keka’a Terrace
Restaurant (see review on this page).
Not sure if that was part of the
upgrade, since I wasn’t expecting it.

The buffet breakfast at Keka'a Terrace
was wonderful.  I talked to Sara, the
manager, and learned that they are
experienced with food allergies and
cross-contamination.  They don't
expect people with food allergies to
eat directly from the buffet due to
possible cross-contamination.

I also learned that the Sheraton
security officers have Epi-pens
available and are trained how to use
them.  Two or three officers are
usually on the property and are
accessible via radio carried by the
many managers on the property.   Sara
is also trained on how to use an Epi-
pen. Managers are usually trained
within the first two months of their
employment.

Dialing “0” from any guest room sets
the emergency response in motion.  
Simply tell the operator your situation.
There is only one hospital on the
island, in Kahului (airport also located
there), so Sheraton has decided to be
prepared for emergencies such as
allergic reactions, bee stings, jelly fish
stings, etc.

When we originally booked the room,
the offer was pay for 3 nights and get
one free. We had enough Amex points
to cover the 3 nights.  So far, so good.
Duke’s Beach House
On the Beach at Honua Kai
130 Kai Malina Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 662-2900

1/24/10

Our son who is allergic to milk, egg,
peanut and tree nuts was NOT with us.

We ate outdoors in the casual dining
area while a couple of local musicians
provided entertainment. Duke’s also
has a more formal dining room
indoors. I spoke with Shaugn, the
manager, after a fun and tasty dinner.  
Sean explained that they understand
the importance of proper handling of
food for individuals with food
allergies. They have many food allergic
patrons dine there during the year.  
Each member of the staff is provided
food allergy training including cross-
contamination. Shaugn happens to
have similar personal experience with
a family member who has to avoid
shell fish.

The chef works from an allergy
notebook that contains the
ingredients and allergy information for
each recipe in the kitchen. The kitchen
staff is very strict about what food is
prepared where, to avoid cross-
contamination.  Each fryer is dedicated
to certain food(s) to avoid cross-
contamination from an allergy
perspective as well as a taste
perspective.

Sean would love to hear from you via
e-mail if you’re planning a trip to Maui.


Duke's is a member of
TS Restaurants.
ABC Store
Whaler’s Village
2435 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808)667-9700

1/24/10

ABC is a chain of convenience stores
located throughout the islands.  This
one is close to the Sheraton Maui.  We
picked up a small Styrofoam cooler,
ice, water and Ocean Potion suntan
lotion.

They stock vanilla Silk in the beverage
cooler.  They carry t-shirts, beach
chairs, beach towels and other
sundries.
Keka’a Terrace Restaurant
at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
2605 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, HI   96761
(808) 662-8053
or Ext. 38053 from within the resort.

1/24/10

Our son with food allergies to milk,
egg, peanut and tree nuts was NOT
with us.

I talked to Sara, the restaurant
manager after a wonderful buffet
breakfast.  The restaurant staff is
experienced in handling food
allergies, celiac requests and kosher
requests. And they understand cross-
contamination. The Sheraton security
officers have access to Epi-pens and
are trained how to use them. Two or
three officers are usually on the
premises and are available via radio
for such emergencies. Sara has been
trained to use an Epi-pen. Sheraton
Maui hotel managers are typically
trained in the use of Epi-pens within
the first two months of being a
manager.

The breakfast buffet was one of the
best I’ve seen.  The chefs are willing
to prepare something special for
guests with food allergies or other
special dietary needs. The buffet
included small boxes of Kellogg’s
Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, and Raisin
Bran. I saw whole oranges, apples, and
bananas.  Cut pineapple, honeydew
melon, cantaloupe, and watermelon
are available. Meats included bacon,
ham and sausage. The buffet included
scrambled eggs, potatoes, french
toast, raisins, and assorted pastries.
Hula Grill Kaanapali
On Kaanapali Beach at Whalers Village
2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Bldg. P
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 667-6636

1/24/10

Our son with food allergies to milk,
egg, peanut and tree nuts was NOT
with us.

We ate outdoors at Hula Grill’s
Barefoot Bar.  They also have a more
formal dining room indoors.  After a
yummy lunch looking at the ocean, I
talked to Will, the manager, about food
allergies.  He told me they have “really
tightened up the program” regarding
food allergies in the last couple of
years. Everyone on staff receives
training regarding food allergies and
cross-contamination.  They all know
that one of the menu items containing
macadamia nuts is used in a certain
fryer so it should be avoided for
patrons with tree nuts. They also will
not use a pan that was previously
used for a macadamia nut recipe to
prepare the meal of someone who has
tree nut allergy.

Will suggested that patrons should tell
their wait person about their food
allergies. Then he/she will tell the
manager who will talk to the chef and
make sure the meal is handled
properly.

The Hula Grill Kaanapali is a member of
TS Restaurants.
Kimo's
On Front Street in Old Lahainatown
845 Front Street, Suite A
Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 661-4811

1/25/10

Our son with food allergies to milk,
egg, peanut and tree nuts was NOT
with us.

After a relaxing dinner on the water’s
edge at their casual outdoor dining
room, we talked to Alex, the manager.
There is also an indoor more formal
dining area.

The restaurant staff is trained in food
allergies and cross-contamination.
When a guest mentions food allergies
to the wait person, the order is
immediately flagged and brought to
the attention of the manager.  The
manager brings the request to the
chef, who in turn consults Kimo’s food
allergy reference book to make sure
there is something appropriate for the
diner. In addition to food allergies,
they also serve numerous people with
celiac disease.

If you have any questions before your
visit, Alex would love to hear from you
at AlexKimos@aol.com.  He
appreciates any advanced notice you
can give him prior to your meal.

Kimo’s is a member of
TS Restaurants.
Kula Market Place
15200 Haleakala Highway
Kula, HI 96790-8007
(808) 878-2135


This convenience store is on the way
to the Haleakala Summit.

Here are a few things that appeared to
be milk, egg, peanut and tree nut free
at the time of this post:

Kashi (cereal) 7 Whole Grain Flakes
Silk Creamer French Vanilla
New York Flatbread
TLC Baked Apple Spice Bars
TLC Strawberry Bars
I.M. Healthy Soy Butter
ZenSoy Chocolate Pudding

The trip to Haleakala is a great time to
pack a picnic lunch to be eaten at the
summit.  Food is not available at the
summit even if you don’t have food
allergies.
Cheeseburger in Paradise
811 Front Street in Old Lahainatown
Lahaina, HI 96761-1607
(808) 661-4855

1/27/2010

Our son with food allergies to milk,
egg, peanut and tree nuts was NOT
with us.

I talked to the manager and he claimed
that this would NOT be a safe place for
someone with nut allergies.  He said
the bread and many of the items that
go into the fryer are manufactured in a
facility that processes tree nuts &
peanuts.
Cool Cat Cafe
658 Front Street
Lahaina, HI 96761-1265
(808) 667-0908

1/27/2010

I talked to the hostess before being
seated and she indicated that they
would not be able to handle the milk,
egg, peanut and tree nut allergies.  
So, we decided to move on.