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Best Lunch Places on Kauai

Many individuals consider the Hawaiian Islands to be paradise on earth. The beautiful sunsets, fantastic weather, and the aloha spirit within the local community are initially what attract travelers year-round, but the local cuisine and artistry of food is the hidden gem that makes them want to stay. Next time you are on the island…

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June 12, 2022

5 Best Dinner Restaurants on Kauai

5 Best Dinner Restaurants on Kauai   Although it is one of the smaller Hawaiian islands, Kauai, also known as the garden island, contains some of the best dining experiences anywhere in the Hawaiian archipelago. Kauai food is renowned for its fresh heirloom produce and local seafood. From Poipu to Hanalei, here are five of…

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May 23, 2022

Battle of The Food Trucks

Welcome to the Battle of The Food Trucks, presented by Hawaii Tourism Authority. Food Trucks from around the island will converge in Downtown Lihue to battle for the title, Best Kauai Food Truck. Kauai Made/Grown ingredients to showcase their culinary talent. The Battle of The Food Trucks celebrates cultural traditions around food and builds our…

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May 20, 2022

We’re back and better than ever

Aloha foodie friends and family – Wow. What a rollercoaster these last 2 years has been. Tasting Kaua’i had no tours available for 18 months. Out of the 6 Food Tour companies in the State of Hawaii, we’re the only one left. But fear not my foodie friends, we are back and better than ever….

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May 12, 2022

Kauai Farmacy – Keeping Kaua’i self-care herbal + fun

Kaua’i Farmacy is one of our North Shore Tour stops where you get to learn all about growing and utilizing medicinal plants here on our beautiful island. We love to share new projects and fun facts about our vendors – here is what Kauai Farmacy has going on this season: Kauai Farmacy’s signature Kauai herbal tea…

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November 5, 2019

North Shore: Teaching Food as Medicine

North Shore Kauai: Food As Medicine Tour   Traditional Diet Traditional Hawaiian diets are considered to be some of the healthiest in the world. Living on a protein, vitamin and mineral rich diet that consisted mainly of poi (pounded taro root), fresh fish along with fruits and vegetables such as banana, coconut, breadfruit and sweet potato made for a clean and nourishing foundation. Even Hawaiian sea salt that was harvested in large amounts held minerals and rich health benefits. We aim to teach you about a variety of the beautiful canoe crops that the Polynesians brought to the Hawaiian islands over 1,000 years ago and how they are still being used today.  Modern Food Practices Fast forward to modern day Hawaii – you do not see this traditional health based diet by any means. Yes, you can still find fresh…

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February 18, 2019

Tropical Dreaming on Kauai

Author: Tour Guide Sabrina Petrov Tropical Dreams on Kauai Welcome to Tropical Dreams, an establishment with a name that lives up to the experience! As soon as you enter you’re greeted by friendly faces and an expansive, colorful array of ice cream flavors. Good vibes only in here, and of course everyone gets extra feels when ice cream is involved. Located in the heart of Kapaa, next to Safeway, Tropical Dreams is known for its high quality and expansive array of unique ice cream flavors. This hidden gem of a shop has been in operation close to 8 years. Currently run by Erik, it is a family owned and operated local style spot with its own flavor and style. Locally Sourced Every week Erik picks up the freshly made to order ice cream from The Big Island for Tropical Dreams….

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February 7, 2019

Bone To Be Wild – Kauai's new Bone Broth Company

  Last month I was able to visit Bone To Be Wild’s new location in Kapa’a right on the main road. When you are in traffic it’s the yellow building with this awesome sign. Kristal (the owner) took me on a quick tour and we talked about her new endeavor into the Bone broth world. Have you heard of the benefits of bone broth? You can read all of this on their website www.bonetobewildkauai.com but let me quote it for you here: “Bone broth is an ancient, healing tradition that has been used across nearly all cultures for thousands of years. Animal or fish bones are simmered slowly with vegetables, herbs, and spices for several days, until the bones become soft. As these bones break-down,important nutrients and minerals are released. Bones are rich in calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also contain…

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January 2, 2019

Hale Puna Farm fresh Market

The Market Our foodie staff at Tasting Kauai loves to check out new restaurants and stay up to date on new chef innovations & creations  here on island, and while there are few things that excite us more than the search for a heavenly meal, they do exist! I recently had the pleasure of visiting Hale Puna in the town of Waimea. Hale Puna, or the historic Gulick Rowell Mission House, is a burgeoning small scale food forest. This community focused farm is a project we can really get behind. Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Hale Puna, 9567 Huakai Road you can stop by and visit their farm market and purchase your produce for a good cause. (If this time doesn’t work for you, you can also reach out to set up pickup time for a CSA basket)…

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November 28, 2018

Eat Healthy – Made Easy!

Author/Foodie Explorer: Sabrina Petrov Welcome to Eat Healthy Cafe! Nestled  in Wailua, at the southern end of Kapaa, you can find many delectable places to eat, including the aptly named Eat Healthy Cafe. Owner PJ, who moved here from New York, took over ownership of Eat Healthy in December 2017. Running strong for almost a year now, this wonderful restaurant offers vegan comfort food! With a goal to be as welcoming and inviting as possible, the menu offers foods similar to the ones we all grew up with- but instead of scrambled eggs with bacon, you have tofu scramble with tempeh. Less the animals, but no less the flavor! Eat Healthy Cafe is living proof(no pun intended) that vegan food is not scary, but rather  quite delicious and beneficial for both you and the planet. Outdoor Dining Delights As you…

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November 20, 2018

Hualani’s at Timbers Kauai – A Multi Sensory Experience

The Spot We here at Tasting Kauai are always delighted when a new spot opens up for us to explore and taste test. This is especially true when it is a breathtaking oceanfront dining location with fabulous food. I have been hearing from friends all over the island for weeks, that we must go and…

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November 4, 2018

Will Drive for Pastry – Midnight Bear Breads Perfects Artisan Baking

Hanapepe Town Walking down the quiet, dusty main street of Hanapepe town can take you back in time. You could just as easily be sauntering through 1926 as 2018, simply ignore the few modern cars that dot the lane. Visitors and island locals alike often fall in love with the town for the feelings of…

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October 26, 2018