Hawaii food and drink
Hawaii Food Markets
Hawaii food markets are your chance to embrace the authentic flavours and fresh produce of a region that remains true to its farming roots. Across the islands, food markets are common and boast a bounty of delights for the senses to enjoy. Big names include Honolulu's KCC Farmers Market, Hilo Farmers Market on the Big Island, Kauai Culinary Market on Kauai, and Maui's Upcountry Farmers Market.
Tropical fruit at roadside stand, Oahu, Hawaii.
Hawaii Restaurant Precincts
Whether you're looking to eat like a local or enjoy some holiday luxury, Hawaii restaurant precincts serve up a smorgasbord of tasty delights. On Oahu, Waikiki services the top end, with a host of eateries and five-star options, while nearby Kapahulu is the popular option for locals. Lahaina on Maui features farm-to-table cuisine, while Kona on the Big Island also has a wide variety of choices.
Dining at the Waikiki Resort Hotel is all about relaxed elegance.
Hawaii Bars and Nightlife
Waikiki springs to mind when you mention Hawaii bars and nightlife, but the after-dark entertainment and enjoyment extends far beyond this single precinct. Chinatown has an array of funky wine and jazz bars to choose from. Meanwhile, farther afield, Maui features everything from upscale lounges to tiki bars. Head to the Big Island for a wider selection of restaurants and plenty of live music.
Ready for adventure? Try something local and sip on a Tiki cocktail.
Coffee in Hawaii
As the only American state to grow this crop, coffee in Hawaii is definitely a must-do. While you can find coffee hotspots and hubs on Oahu, the place to try authentic Hawaiian coffee is the Big Island. Here, world-renowned Kona Coffee is grown and you can sample it direct from the farmer at a number of coffee plantations, including award-winning Kona Coffee Living History Farm.
Coffee right off the tree in Kona, Hawaii.