From humble, family-run noodle shops to world-class fine dining establishments, foodies can happily eat their way through.
A good place to start is a local farmers’ market; to find one near where you’ll be visiting, use the listing from the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau. In addition to the bounty of agricultural products like papaya and coffee, you’ll find locally caught seafood, baked goods, organic honey, even entire meals ready to enjoy on the spot.
Food festivals are another great way to sample Hawai‘i’s flavors. Just a few include the Waikīkī Spam Jam on April 30th, the Big Island Chocolate Festival, held May 13-14, and the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival on Maui, from June 9th to 12th.
While in the Islands, be sure to try some of the local favorites, which include malassadas(Portuguese-style donuts), shave ice, haupia (a coconut pudding), saimin (noodle soup) andkālua pig (juicy, roasted pork).