- 1 / 6The Local HawaiiShave ice is Hawaii’s go-to refreshing treat, and The Local Hawaii in Kailua does it right—using all-natural island ingredients for its homemade syrups. Start your taste testing with the Kula Strawberry then hit the nearby beach and come back for seconds. http://www.thelocalhawaii.com/Photo Credit: Rick Poon
- 2 / 6The Royal HawaiianCocktails at the Royal Hawaiian, an iconic Waikiki hotel, are ono (delicious). Chef Jon Matsubara’s creations include the Passion Chili Shooter: lilikoi (passion fruit) and Hawaii chili pepper tequila shots with a li hing mui-powdered rim. Sweet, acidic, and lava hot—this drink rocks. https://www.royal-hawaiian.com/Photo Credit: Ali Martin
- 3 / 6Leonard’s BakeryWarm malasadas—Portuguese-style fried doughnuts—filled with lilikoi (passion fruit) and haupia (coconut) custard are the specialty at this Honolulu institution. Don’t leave without ordering at least two; you’ll thank us later.
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- 4 / 6Haleiwa BowlsAcai bowls made with fresh ingredients, no added sugars, and no dairy are seriously habit forming. When on Oahu’s North Shore, do as the locals do and start your day by fueling up here with a large bowl of goodness. http://www.haleiwabowls.com/Photo Credit: @brooklynhawaii
- 5 / 6Ono SeafoodNo matter how you dice it, nothing compares to sampling poke in the Hawaiian Islands. It is after all, where this raw fish dish originated. Try a few iterations—spicy, octopus, and shoyu (soy sauce)—at no-frills Ono Seafood, a Honolulu favorite. https://www.facebook.com/Ono-SeafoodPhoto Credit: Rick Poon
- 6 / 6Hawaii Food & Wine FestivalMore than 100 master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers gather on Hawaii for this annual festival spread across multiple islands over three weekends. Sample your way through the morning’s freshest catch, coffee-infused savory selections, and treats such as mango crème fraiche and coconut-lime caramels. And don’t forget about the drinks—as colorful as the sunsets and as refreshing as the trade winds. http://www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com/Photo Credit: @j_45