Hawaii has some tasty treats that your kids will surely love. Start with Hawaiian-style hot dogs and finish with shave ice. Make sure everyone gets their own because they won’t want to share. Bring your kids to Rainbow Drive-In (Oahu), Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice (Maui), Porky’s Kauai (Kauai), and Holy Donuts (Hawaii Island).
Culinary: Hawaii Has Great Taste
Hawaii is a melting pot full of heavenly foods. From poi (pounded taro) and haupia (Hawaiian coconut pudding), to malasadas (Portuguese donut), garlic shrimp, and the infamous Spam Musubi, Hawaii’s diversity is represented in its unique dishes and flavors.
You might enjoy Puerto Rican pasteles for lunch, then Japanese-style pork for dinner. Hawaii’s edible history is as rich as Hawaiian chocolate. Take a bite!
Have a quick bite of deliciousness on your way to your next adventure. Hawaii’s food trucks are so good that the meal will feel like a destination. Truck on over to Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck (Oahu), Honoapiilani Food Truck Park (Maui), Shaka Tacoz (Hawaii Island), and Trucking Delicious (Kauai).
Hawaii has an abundance of top-rated restaurants run by world-renown chefs. Indulge in exotic menus and exciting cuisine infused with local flavor. Head to Mugen (Oahu), Mama’s Fish House (Maui), Kauai Ono (Kauai), and Merriman's (Hawaii Island) to taste for yourself.
Attend a luau. It’s a wonderful way to sample a spread of classic Hawaiian dishes like chicken long rice, squid luau, and Hawaiian sweet potato salad.
Hawaiian food isn’t limited to meat and seafood. There are some amazing vegetarian and vegan restaurants on all islands.
Respect the Spam. It is a beloved food in Hawaii that is taken very seriously. Grill it with Teriyaki sauce, serve it with scrambled eggs and nori, or saute it with rice and vegetables.
On Oahu, you’ll dine on the cutting edge of the culinary world. Enjoy experimental bites at hip spots in Honolulu’s Chinatown. Or try expertly crafted six-course meals at a fancy restaurant on the South Shore.
On Maui, you’ll find superb cheaper eats that are popular with tourists and locals alike. You can also eat at one of the best seafood restaurants in the United States.
On Hawaii Island, you can taste the flavors of the land in a big way. It’s the island to go to for the best poke and farm-to-table fare.
On Kauai, you can go on a food tour through paradise. Learn the ins and outs of local cuisine from farms to food trucks.
“Try a loco moco. It’ll blow the taste buds out of your mouth and your life will never be the same.”