Eating on Budget in Hawaii
Traveling to Hawaii can be expensive. The Hawaiian Islands’ are a bucket list destination for many. For those travelers that plan to make their way to paradise, there are ways of stretching your hard earned dollars. Every seasoned traveler knows that in order to maximize your vacation you must have a plan. Below are a few things to keep in mind as you develop your vacation plan.
The accommodations conversation should include what is within your budget, location and food. For food the most efficient way to travel to paradise and safe money is renting a vacation home or condo. This allows you the option to prepare most of your meals. The best meals to prepare at a vacation home or condo are breakfast and most dinners. Eating out for lunch allows you the option to explore both inexpensive and pricey local eateries. Do not forget to treat yourself, so plan that fancy dinner as well, just not every night.
* Hotel/resort life:
The restaurants located in the hotel and resorts provide much needed convenience for guests. As a traveler there are many times, that you need a quick option that is within steps or even a phone call away from your room. However, convenience often comes at a cost.
- Eating local:
If you are taking a shuttle taxi, Uber or Lyft to your vacation spot, ask your driver for the best local spots. Local restaurants cater to residents and usually offer modestly priced food. Many travelers’ are also looking for an authentic experience and eating local accomplishes that objective. Do not forget about food trucks. There are many food truck parks and or areas that offer a variety of food options perfect for any foodie.
- Buy local:
There are amazing farmers’ markets in Oahu and throughout the Hawaiian islands. Farmer’s markets do not have just fresh fruits and vegetables, but feature local artist, freshly prepared food and other made in Hawaii products perfect for souvenirs. Farmer’s markets create an opportunity to not only support the local community, but to eat farm to plate. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture maintains many resources within their directories.
Below are a few places you may want to explore:
* Foodland address: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
* Safeway address: 888 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
* Whole Foods Market address: 388 Kamakee St, Honolulu, HI 96814
* FOOD PANTRY Waikiki Kuhio2370 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
* Sign up for the loyalty cards when you’re at the cash register to save money throughout your vacation.
* Farmers Market – Waikiki Farmers Market 2424 Kalakaua Ave Hyatt Honolulu, HI 96815
Time: Tue & Thurs 4:00 pm -8:00 pm