In the third post on our 2013 honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii, we’ll be talking about one of our favorite things…food! We ate a LOT on this trip. Here are some of the places we tried out!
Local beer: When we go on vacation, we usually stop at a grocery store to pick up some water, local snacks, etc. On this trip we picked up a variety pack of local beer. I’m not a big fan of beer but Mr. L said it was great!
Spam: One item we noticed on a lot of menus was spam! It was even on display at the Kauai Museum. I don’t like spam but Mr. L ordered a spam omelette for breakfast one morning and really enjoyed it. Kimchi is also found quite a lot on the local menus and I found it really tasty.
Tidepools: This was one of the fancy “special occasion” places we tried during the trip. If you are looking for a place to enjoy a romantic dinner this is it! It is located at the Grand Hyatt and is a beautiful open air restaurant. We sat right by the water and watched koi fish swimming around while we ate. Everything from start to finish was perfection. If they still offer the Lava Flow drink, get it!
Puka Dog: Everything I read about Kauai said that Puka Dog was a must so of course we had to try it. It’s basically a hot dot with special toppings. Mr. L wasn’t crazy about it but I thought it was really tasty and a good affordable option (on an island of not-so-affordable options!)
Hukilau Lanai: Another very nice “special occasion” place to eat, this open air restaurant with beautiful views is a must-do! Be sure to make reservations, this place is hopping!
Be sure to get shave ice and a loco moco at least once when visiting as well!
Have you been to Kauai? What was your favorite place to eat?
Take Away: Food on this island is super expensive. Budget accordingly! We underestimated the cost of food a bit but that didn’t stop us from eating it! This list is really just scratching the surface as far as food; there are a ton of great places to eat and all the food we had was wonderful!
Up Next: Sightseeing!